Theater Career Meetup 10/12

Friday, October 12,  11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Theater Studio

Interested in a career in theater? Join us for a career meet-up with advisors from the Gordon Career Center. They will lead a discussion about building a career in theater, exploring different opportunities, internship and job search strategies, leveraging the Wesleyan network, how to apply for a Wesleyan summer grant, and more. Connect and meet others who have experience working in theater. Don’t miss this special opportunity!

All students welcome!

Co-sponsored by the Wesleyan Theater Department and the Gordon Career Center

Lunch provided (vegan option)

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Alternative Career Paths for STEM Majors 10/12

Alumni Panelist Bios

Robin LeWinter ’94, Senior Director, Medical Affairs at Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Wesleyan Major: Physics and Astronomy

Robin has 15+ years of experience in medical affairs and communications. Most recently, she worked in the nephrology space, and prior to that she focused on rare disease at Keryx Biopharmaceuticals. She obtained her PhD in Neuroscience from the University of California, San Francisco and conducted post-doctoral work at SRI International before moving to industry. When not in the office, Robin spends way too much time watching her daughter Meredith play soccer and her son Liam act in plays. She also enjoys hiking and doing crosswords.

Ernest Roos IV ’99, Associate Director, Global Clinical Development at Otsuka Pharmaceutical Wesleyan Major: Neuroscience and Behavior

Dr. Roos received his MD from the UAG School of Medicine and is actively completing his thesis for a
Master of Public Health from Mt. Sinai Icahn School of Medicine. At Otsuka, he is currently the project lead for both early phase R&D in Digital Medicine and the Pediatric Tourette’s Team. Dr. Roos initially explored opportunities in the healthcare technology sector at two Wall Street startups to refine his perspective and execution of health industry transformative strategies. He implements these broad interpersonal, academic and professional tools in his current activities in clinical development to create groundbreaking therapy and technological innovations that transcend the limits of medical treatment.

Rebecca Schofield ’11, Project Manager at Homeowner’s Rehab, Inc. Wesleyan Major: E&ES and Environmental Studies

Rebecca earned her MA in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning and a certificate in Community
and Environmental Studies from Tufts University. At Homeowner’s Rehab, Inc. (HRI), she works to preserve
and create new affordable housing in the City of Boston through coordinating financing applications and project construction, as well as advocating for key policies and innovative technologies that better support sustainable development. To date, she has supported the refinancing and redevelopment of Auburn Court, the acquisition and financing of the 98-unit new construction Concord Highlands project (expected completion 2020), and the acquisition of Matheson Apartments (an existing 70-unit development in Worcester, rehab planned for 2019), as well as shorter-term refinancing and rehab projects within HRI’s portfolio.

Abigail Wheeler ’17, Consultant at IBM BlockChain.  Wesleyan Major: Psychology and Hispanic Literature and Culture

At IBM Blockchain, Abigail consults clients across industries in blockchain strategy and to deliver end-to- end blockchain implementations. Her team engages new clients in discovery workshops to explain both
the technology and IBM’s proven consortium-led methodology for building networks, while helping clients refine and select best-fit business problems for a blockchain solution. She is also an active blockchain writer and editor for the IBM Institute for Business Value. In her free time, Abigail enjoys soaking up the vibrant restaurant scene in NYC, and is currently training for the 2018 NYC Marathon.

Careers for the Common Good: A Panel Discussion about Meaningful Work after Wesleyan

Careers for the Common Good: a panel discussion about meaningful work after Wesleyan
Monday, October 1
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
Gordon Career Center


Ila Shah ’00, Managing Director at College of Social Innovation. She has worked in talent acquisition for non-profit organizations across the U.S. in areas such as education, healthcare, and philanthropy.

Wesleyan Major: Government

Kalia Lydgate ’07, National Coordinator at Dream Corps, a non-profit founded by Van Jones that is committed to social justice causes.
Wesleyan Major: University Major/Social Ecology

Leslie Gabel-Brett ’76, Consultant at Gabel-Brett Consulting, which offers strategy, planning and communications for the public and nonprofit sectors. She is also a Visiting Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life at Wesleyan.
Wesleyan Major: Psychology

Ron Brone, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist and Director of Residential Care at the Albert J. Solnit Center, Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility for adolescent girls. He also serves as adjunct faculty at Fairfield University and Middlesex Community College.


Anthony Price ’20, Founder, Be The Change Venture

Sponsored by the Gordon Career Center and the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship

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Accelerate: Prepare for Fall Recruiting

Accelerate: Prepare for Fall Recruiting
Friday, September 14th • 10am – 1pm
Lunch Provided

Accelerate is a job search boot camp for seniors and juniors planning on applying for positions via the Gordon Career Center’s Fall On-Campus Recruiting program. It is intended to provide you will real time guidance in order to prepare for interviews and evaluate offers of employment. Lunch will be served and will include Q&A with GCC staff. The workshop will be led by the Director of the Gordon Career Center, Sharon Belden Castonguay.

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For more information, please contact

Rachel M. Munafo
Associate Director of PR & Communications
Gordon Career Center • Wesleyan University
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“Career Decisions” Online Course Free to Wesleyan Students on Coursera

Career Decisions, a new online course on Coursera, aims to help learners understand their motivations, strengths, and goals, and appreciate how personal identity affects career decision making. The course is taught by adult developmental psychologist and career counselor, Sharon Belden Castonguay, Director of the Gordon Career Center at Wesleyan University and is offered free of charge to Wesleyan students and alumni. Those who have completed the course speak very highly of the experience and feel that it has been excellent preparation for getting started with the career decision making process.

Craft Your Personal Elevator Pitch

Learn how to craft your personal elevator pitch and answer the dreaded ” tell me about yourself” question. Gordon Career Center staff will teach you strategies to introduce yourself confidentially in interviews or networking situations. Participate in a simple, low-pressure speed networking activity that will give you a chance to practice and get feedback. Also, bring your resume or laptop for resume review questions.

Presented in partnership with the Caribbean Student Association and Carib Week celebration.

Light refreshments served.

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Interview Anxiety Story Circle

Through the use of storytelling, this interactive workshop will help students develop interview skills and greater self-awareness. Guest storytellers will answer typical behavioral questions (“tell me about a time you…..”, “describe a situation where you”….) and demonstrate the importance of knowing your own story. Reflection, small group discussion and practice in dyads will offer a low-stress opportunity to gain personal presentation skills while reducing interview stress.

Dinner will be provided.

Presented in partnership with the Resource Center, CAPS, Accessibility Services and Gordon Career Center.

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Talk from Capitol Hill: Career Conversation with Anthony Price ‘20

Join us for a virtual career conversation with Anthony Price ’20 who is participating in a five-month internship program with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation in Washington, DC.. Anthony will talk about his experience working on Capitol Hill and what he has learned about our American legislative process and the work that’s being done day-to-day within the branches of Congress. Anthony is an Allbritton Fellow, a Patricelli Center Fellow and founder of a social enterprise, “Be The Change”, designed to encourage and empower young people to be leaders.

Wednesday, April 11 at 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
Gordon Career Center

Lunch provided.

Presented in partnership by Allbritton Center, Jewett Center, Patricelli Center, Resource Center, Ujamaa and the Gordon Career Center.

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Power Body Language for Career Success – 4/2, 8 – 9:30 pm

Are you preparing for a job interview, internship, or seeking to expand your networking capabilities? Strong communication skills are one of the highest predictors of career success, however, we more often think about what to say instead of how we say it.

Nonverbal communication accounts for up to 93% of communication between people, leaving 7% to the words we actually speak. In this workshop, we will explore how harnessing our nonverbal communication will give us a competitive edge in today’s competitive job market. Participants will learn how to leverage their body language to increase their influence, personal power, and ability to connect with people on a subconscious level.

Harnessing our own nonverbal communication is essential in conveying our personal brand, making a remarkable first impression, building relationships, and influencing others.

Nate Taylor ’18 is leading a workshop on body language for career success. Nate grew up in Brooklyn, NY and is a senior psychology major at Wesleyan University. He has been studying nonverbal communication for seven years and coaches business professionals, entrepreneurs, and college students on achieving their goals. Nate is currently becoming a certified body language trainer and is launching a coaching business to help students and professionals to harness the power of nonverbal communication to increase their capacity for success as leaders and change makers. 


  • Inspire attendees to leverage the power of body language.
  • Use the science of nonverbal communication to give actionable and effective communication strategies.
  • Show how nonverbal communication can increase personal and career success.

Skills Learned

  • How to use nonverbal communication to improve presence.
  • How to nonverbally build relationships.
  • The nonverbal science of connection and engagement.
  • How to connect with professors, students, colleagues, coworkers, and bosses in a new way.

Pre-registration required! Limit to 20 students.