Winter Session 2020 Important Information

Wesleyan Winter Session will run January 7-22, 2020. Students have the opportunity to return to campus early over winter break and complete a full-credit course in a two-week intensive format. Financial aid applications are open in portal and close October 25 at 2pm.  Registration will be open November 1- December 13 at Noon.  Visit Wesleyan.edu/wintersession, call 860-685-2005, or email winter@wesleyan.edu for more information.

“Understanding Credit” Workshop 10/15

On Tuesday, October 15th, at 12pm, in Usdan 108 the Financial Aid Office is hosting a workshop on  “Understanding Credit.” Guest speaker Christopher Earnshaw from Sallie Mae will explore how credit ratings are assessed, what information goes into your credit report, how to effectively build and manage your credit, and how to protect yourself from fraud and identity theft.   Bring your lunch and discover the tools and knowledge that will help you build a stable financial future.

Panel on Careers in Sustainability 10/4

The Career Center and Sustainability Office are hosting a Sustainability career panel on Friday, October 4th, 2-4:30pm.

Join us to hear how Wesleyan alumni have used their liberal education to pursue various careers in the sustainability sector. Panelists will describe their unique career trajectories in environmental planning, public policy, program management and communications. A networking mixer with our Wes alumni panelist will follow after the Q&A discussion. Co-organized by Sustainability Office and Gordon Career Center. Food will be provided.

If you plan on attending, please RSVP through Handshake.

Apply to Work for Homecoming Family Weekend 2019

Homecoming Family Weekend 2019 is fast approaching (November 1st – November 3rd), and we need student employees! Aside from getting paid, you’ll also have the unique opportunity to help out with one of Wesleyan’s biggest events, network and make lasting connections with parents, alumni, and represent the student body to hundreds of visitors and guests. Potential jobs include greeting guests at the registration site, assisting with activity and event preparation, escorting guests around campus in shuttle vans, and much more!

To apply for a position, please fill out and submit the student employee application, available here.

Applications will be accepted until Friday, October 4th at 5:00 PM, and we will notify you of your employment status by Monday, October 7th.

There will be a mandatory student employee meeting on Wednesday, October 30th at 5:00 PM in the Woodhead Lounge in Exley Science Center. If you are hired, you must attend this meeting to receive your work schedules, event staff T-shirt, and other important event information.

If you have any questions, please contact us at aprinterns@wesleyan.edu

Thanks for your interest!

Sophia Law ’20, Daniela Estrada ’20, and Irmina Benson ’21
Homecoming Family Weekend 2019 Interns

Apply for Fall Career Treks: Off-Campus Career Exploration Opportunities

This fall, the GCC is taking students to visit ESPN, Pfizer, and Hartford HealthCare’s Simulation Center, and to attend the Reach(OUT) LGBTQA+ Career Conference in Boston. These off-campus career exploration opportunities are open to students of all class years, majors, and career interests. Transportation is provided and there is no cost to students to participate.

Interested students should submit their approved resume to the career trek postings on Handshake, and complete the related google application form. If more students apply then we have space for, students who completed the application in-full by the application deadline will be selected via random lottery. Students not selected in the lottery will be put on a waitlist and notified if spots open up. Application deadlines vary from 9/24 – 9/30 and the Career Treks all take place in October, some around fall break. More information is below.

ESPN – Friday, October 18
Application Deadline: 9/24
More information and apply here

Hartford HealthCare Simulation Center – Monday, October 21
Application Deadline: 9/30
More information and apply here

Reach(OUT) LGBTQA+ Career Conference – Saturday, October 26
Application Deadline: 9/27
More information and apply here

Pfizer – Tuesday, October 29
Application Deadline: 9/30
More information and apply here

For more information, please contact:

Rachel M. Munafo
Associate Director of PR & Communications
Gordon Career Center • Wesleyan University
860.685.2180 • rmunafo@wesleyan.edu

Library Workshops for Senior Thesis/Essay Writers

The library is offering workshops on research sources and interlibrary loan and other services for seniors writing a thesis or an essay. Sessions will be offered on Monday 9/23, Tuesday 9/24, Wednesday 9/25, and Thursday 9/26 at 11:00, 1:00, and 3:00 each day (with one exception: no session 3:00 Wednesday). No need to sign up ahead of time. Choose a date and time convenient for you and join a group for a 45 minute info session in Olin Library in the Develin Room (room 204, beside the Art Library space on the second floor by the big stairs in the front of the building). Attendees will be granted expanded interlibrary loan privileges.

Apply for a Writing Mentor

Have you ever wanted a personal writing collaborator? Someone who would meet with you privately to help you with your writing?

Your Writing Mentor will work with you on your particular writing concerns, whether you need help generating ideas, structuring your essay, improving sentence clarity and grammar, or managing your time. As mentors and mentees meet on a weekly basis, this program is designed for students who enjoy regular collaboration. If you participate, you will enroll in a .25 credit tutorial and have a peer assigned to meet with you throughout the semester.

Writing mentors work with students of all writing abilities and in all disciplines.  All services are free.

To apply for a writing mentor for the Fall 2019 semester, please sign in to Google and fill out the online application here by Friday, September 13th at 9:00AM; we will let you know by Tuesday, September 17th, if we’ve been able to pair you with a mentor. All matched mentees will be expected to attend our Mentee Reception on Thursday, September 19th at 4:30PM, held on the Patio at the Shapiro Center for Writing, 116 Mt. Vernon St. Please contact Ford Fellow Isabel Steckel at writingworks@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-3125 if you have any questions or concerns.

Career Carnival 9/13

Join us for the Gordon Career Center’s Career Carnival on Friday from 12-3pm. Stop by to meet the GCC staff, including peer career advisors, get more familiar with the center’s services and resources, and learn about exciting career programs and opportunities such as fall career treks, summer grant funding, WEShadow externships, employer information sessions, and more.

Enjoy popcorn and cotton candy, play carnival games to win prizes, and enter into our raffle for a chance to win a basket of Wesleyan swag. 

RSVP (optional) on Handshake. Share this event with your friends on Facebook.