Interested in Joining the Admissions Team for the Summer?

The Wesleyan University Office of Admission is now hiring full-time staff for the months of June through August. We are looking for enthusiastic, energetic, courteous and professional individuals who are willing to work in a multifaceted position where you will have the responsibilities of a Tour Guide, Front Desk Receptionist, as well as a Clerical Assistant. The position pays $12.00/hour and will cover 50% of your daily summer housing rate!  The location of summer housing is designated by the Office of Residential Life.

Think you are a great fit? If so, please visit the student employment website to submit an application online before the Friday, April 16, 2018 deadline.

Apply for the Wesleyan Black Alumni Council Prize

In April 1986, the Wesleyan Black Alumni Council (WBAC) established a memorial fund to honor deceased alumni of African descent. The memorial honors the memory and spirit of Bruce D. Hall ’77, James “Donnie” Rochester ’74, and Dwight L. Greene ’70. In its wisdom, the Council agreed that the most fitting honor of the spirit of deceased alumni was through a scholarship/summer experience grant to enrich and expand the education of students from underrepresented groups, or students interested in research pertaining to the African-American experience. The maximum stipend is $4,000. 

Application: A student who wishes to apply for the Wesleyan Black Alumni Council Memorial Prize must submit a proposal that includes all of the following: 

  1. A personal statement that includes a discussion of the applicant’s intellectual and academic interests and their relationship to the African American experience. 
  2. A description of the research plan that discusses the nature, scope and methodology that will be used to explore the problem/thesis/project. 
  3. An itemized budget that describes how the stipend will be used. 
  4. An unofficial academic history. 

The application must be submitted as an email attachment (.doc, .docx, or .pdf format) by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, 2018, to Dean Teshia Levy-Grant ( Potential applicants for the WBAC Memorial Prize are strongly encouraged to make an appointment to meet with Dean Levy-Grant to discuss their proposal ideas: 122 North College 860.685.2272 

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.

Do You Want to Create Social Change? Two Social Impact/Innovation Courses

Applications are now open for two exciting courses that provide a deep dive into the realm of social impact and social entrepreneurship work. Applications are open until 11:59 pm on April 13. Applicants will be notified by 9:00 am on April 18th.

The Patricelli Center Fellowship (CSPL264 and CSPL265) is a year-long, project-based learning opportunity for entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, and changemakers. They are seeking highly-dedicated students who wish to take a deep dive into social impact work. Some students enroll with a specific venture in mind, while others designed a project or join a team after the course begins.

The Jewett Center Board Residency Program (CSPL280 and CSPL281) provides an opportunity for Wes students to learn about the nonprofit sector while serving as non-voting members of a local board of directors. In addition to a weekly lecture on campus, we got to attend board meetings, actively participate in board committees, and complete board-level projects.

Dance Department Open House 4/9

Dance Department Open House

Monday, April 9, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
160 Cross Street Dance Studio
Lunch Provided / Join Us!!

Get information about majoring in Dance, learn about our gateway course, meet and talk to dance faculty, see examples of research and choreography.

If you are unable to attend but interested in the major, please make an appointment with prospective major advisor:

Katja Kolcio x3329 /

Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Info Session 3/28

This Wednesday, March 28, we invite you to more about Williams-Mystic: The Maritime Studies Semester of Williams College and Mystic Seaport.

  • Visit our table in Usdan from 11:30 – 1
  • Attend our information session in Usdan 114 from 6 – 7 pm; drop in anytime. Pizza will be served!

At Williams-Mystic, you’ll:

  • Experience field sites on all 3 of America’s coasts
  • Spend  10 days learning to sail a tall ship — no experience required
  • Gain primary research experience in all 4 of your classes. You’ll gather scientific data from local beaches, discover some of the 2 million artifacts and manuscripts at Mystic Seaport’s Collections and Research Center, and much more
  • Learn about the science, history, literature, and policy of our oceans and coasts from 5 faculty — and from fishermen, community leaders, activists, and scientists across the country
  • Engage with current environmental issues by learning how they affect our oceans and coasts and the communities that rely on them
  • Become part of a close-knit, residential community of 18–24 students from colleges across the country
  • Call Mystic Seaport, the country’s largest maritime museum, your home campus
  • All majors encouraged to attend! Credit and financial aid transfer guaranteed through the 12 College Exchange Program.
  • Spaces still available for the Fall ’18 semester.


Apply to Work During Reunion & Commencement

Student workers will play an integral role during Reunion & Commencement weekend (May 24-27) as members of University Relations student staff by greeting guests at the registration site, assisting with activity and event preparation, escorting guests around campus in shuttle vans, and much more. This is a great opportunity to network with alumni and parents, as well as, spend some time celebrating with seniors as they prepare to graduate!

  1. Application Link:
  2. Application Deadline: April 6, 2018 at 12pm
  3. Hiring Notification: April, 10th



Fred Wills ’19, Sophia Law ’20, Ainsleigh Caldicott ’21, and Iiyannaa Graham-Siphanoum ’21
Reunion & Commencement 2018 Interns
Office of Alumni & Parent Relations
330 High Street