What Does It Mean to be Chinese in U.S. Colleges Today? Story, Conversation, Reflection

4:30 PM, Tuesday Nov 12
Fries Center for Global Studies Commons, FISK 201 

A forum featuring the diverse, complex, and evolving stories of Chinese-identifying students and faculty, be they be born in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, or New York City, and a safe and intimate space where everyone, regardless of identity, can feel comfortable to share their own and engage with others’ perspectives. Stories will be read anonymously by student volunteers, followed by a discussion moderated by Professor Yu-ting Huang (Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies)

Whether it is the U.S.- China trade war, the Huawei controversy, the Anti-Extradition protests in Hong Kong, or the growing Sino-phobic sentiments in academia and the public sphere, 2019 has not been an easy year to be Chinese in America. Chinese students, faculty, and staff at Wesleyan encounter these challenges in various ways. However, caught between the nationalist propaganda of the CCP and the overly simplistic narrative of Western media, voices from the Chinese community have been largely left out. Often seen as a homogenous, organic whole, the “Chinese identity” entails much complexity on political, cultural, and personal levels that are worthy to be explored, discussed, and understood.

This is why we from the Chinese community at Wesleyan want to make ourselves heard. We want to speak up in order to offer authentic, diverse and nuanced views about our connection and struggle with our Chinese identity, to foster a better mutual understanding with the rest of campus, and to explore common ground on which constructive and respectful conversations can be possible in the future.

There will be no photos, videos, or recording at the event.

Sponsored by the College of East Asian Studies and Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life.

Fore more information, please contact:
Mary Alice Haddad

Chair, College of East Asian Studies
Professor of Government, East Asian Studies, and Environmental Studies

Peer-to-Peer Internship Panels

Come hear from upperclassmen first-hand about how they found and secured internships and summer experiences in their fields of interest.

Internships in Law
November 5, 12pm – Gordon Career Center

Internships in the Visual Arts
November 8, 12:15pm – Gordon Career Center

Internships in Journalism and Publishing
November 19, 12pm – Boger Hall, 112

Internships for International Students
November 20, 5pm – Gordon Career Center

Internships in Sustainability
November 22, 12:15pm – Gordon Career Center

LEGO Career Trek, Enfield, CT

The Gordon Career Center is offering an off-campus career trek opportunity to LEGO in Enfield, CT on Friday, November 15, 11:30am-4:30pm. Students will meet with Wesleyan alumni at LEGO such as Jordan Schildhaus ’15 and Ethan Sack ’97 as well as other LEGO staff to learn about the various roles in one of the most well-known toy production organizations in the world.

Space is limited to 13 students. If more than 13 applications are received, students who completed the application in full will be selected at the end of the application window by random lottery. If you are not selected, you will be put on a waitlist and will be notified if spots open up.

Deadline to apply: Thursday, October 31, 11:59 pm 

Career Trek details and simple application:

https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/388803/share_preview

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