Post-Commencement ITS Resources

Now that you are on to the next phase of your life, please be aware of the Wesleyan account access changes that are in store.

What Stays the Same

  • You retain your account and it will stay on Google as long as we continue to use their services.  You may continue to use your Gmail, Google Drive and OneDrive space. Be sure to login to your email at least once a year to keep it active.  For security purposes, we disable email accounts inactive for more than one year. You will receive advance notification if that gets close.
  • You retain access to WesPortal where you can access resources such as JSTOR, HathiTrust, Project Muse, SensusAccess, Mango Languages, transcripts, and student information.
  • Should you need support regarding your account or alum access, you can continue to request support in your WesPortal ITS Help > Report an Issue.
  • Additional information about alumni resources are available here:

What Changes 

  • June 15, 2020

    • Wireless Access changes.  Your wireless network access changes to WesGuest unless you are continuing on in a staff capacity or Graduate student here at Wes.  If so, your access would adjust with your new role.  If you will still be at Wesleyan in another capacity and lose any of the access mentioned above, please open an incident at ServiceNow.
    • Library database access ends except for JSTOR, Project Muse, HathiTrust, and SensusAccess. Alumni may access these library resources through WesPortal.
    • VPN access ends
    • Note on Research. Occasionally there are individuals who are neither continuing studies at Wesleyan nor formally employed, however are doing ongoing research that requires extended access.  If you need this access, create an incident at ServiceNow.  Please include the faculty for whom you are working and for how long you need to retain your access.
  • July 31, 2020

    • LinkedIn Learning access ends.  LinkedIn Learning access will no longer work through your Wesleyan login.  However, alum can convert to a consumer subscription or access content via a LinkedIn Professional subscription.  As long as you have your LinkedIn Learning account associated with your LinkedIn profile, all of your completed course history will be maintained.  You can connect your LinkedIn profile at any time. From any course, click the Q&A tab for step by step instructions.
    • WesCreates Access ends.  WesCreates is NOT available after July 31.  If you would like to migrate your website to a full hosting account, please visit Migration Information to determine options to have your domain and website content automatically migrated to a full hosting account at Reclaim Hosting.
    • WesFiles Access ends.  WesFiles is NOT available after July 31.  You must download and move any data you wish to keep prior to this date.  As of August 15, your files will be purged from the system and will no longer be recoverable.If you require an extension, please submit an incident via ServiceNow, provide your username and be sure to provide the date you are requesting to retain access.  You must do this prior to July 31.
    • Microsoft Office Pro Plus installations retired.  Wesleyan’s Microsoft Office licensing for local installations on student computers does not persist beyond graduation. Once you become an alumnus, your access to Microsoft Office continues with the online version only. Your version of Office installed on your computer will give you 30 days notification before it will no longer be available to you. You will continue to be able to log into the Office 365 online portal.
    • Zoom Professional licenses end.  Students who have a professional version of Zoom will revert back to the Basic version.

Upcoming OISA Virtual Programs for International Students

CPT, OPT and Employment Related Q&A with OISA

Thursday, April 9, 12:15-1:15 p.m. Eastern Time
Zoom link:

Many things have changed since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, including the employment opportunities in the United States for F-1 visa holders. Come to this virtual session and ask all your questions about Curricular Practical Training (CPT) during Summer 2020, and Optional Practical Training (OPT) after graduation. Learn the latest USCIS updates about employment policies and the recommended best practices.

Due to the open and online nature of this space, the session is not private nor confidential. If you have private legal questions about your immigration status/employment situation, please email for a one-on-one session.

Friday Lunch Chat for International Students

Friday, April 10, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Zoom link:

This is a drop-in online community space for Wesleyan international students who are on campus. International students who are located elsewhere are welcome to join (although it may not be lunch time for you).

Come eat with one another, just like the old days at Usdan, except that this is a virtual session! Enjoy an informal and social lunch with the international community at Wes. Don’t eat alone, come sit with us, chat, laugh and connect!

Alone Together: Coping with Boredom, Isolation, and Stress for International Students

Wednesday, April 15, 12:15-1:15 p.m. Eastern Time
Zoom link:

 Join the Office of International Student Affairs staff and members of the International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) for a space to share and connect! We will talk about what matters most to you at the moment — whether it is homesickness, immigration/visa concerns, isolation, stress or others. This is a space to honor your feelings, enjoy one another’s company and share helpful tips for maintaining physical and emotional health if you are up for it. The first half of the session will be facilitated by a professional staff. Members of ISAB will host the second half of the session for authentic student-to-student connections.

Due to the open and online nature of this space, the session is not private nor confidential, though participants are encouraged to be respectful and mindful of each other and to practice discretion. For a one-on-one session with an OISA staff, email

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 •

Anthropology Alumni Panel: Come Hear Four Wes Alumni Talk About Life after Wesleyan 3/29

If you’ve ever wondered “hmm what do I do with a degree in anthropology?” (or have no idea what anthropology does in the Real World™️) this is the event for you! Even if you’re not an anthropology major come hear four amazing alums talk about where they are now in their careers, how they got there, and how anthropology has informed them along the way.

Each panelist will present for 10-15 minutes, and there will be a Q&A after each speaker. (See poster attached for details on the four speakers)

Friday, March 29th, 2019
Allbritton 311 (Top floor of Allbritton)

The Career Center is providing Mondo following the panel!


Anthro at Wes:
Questions? Contact: Lola-, Rachel- or Vanessa-

Fulbright Grants: A Year Abroad After Graduation

Do you want to travel overseas after graduating from Wesleyan? Fulbright grants provide full funding for a year of research, graduate study, or English teaching in a foreign country.

With over 2,000 awards each year and no minimum GPA requirement, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest and most inclusive national fellowship program.

Come to learn more and hear about Study Abroad Advisor Michael Acosta’s recent Fulbright experience!

Tuesday, April 2, 12 noon
Fisk Commons
Lunch from Thai Gardens will be served!

Contact: Dr. Magdalena Zapędowska, Assistant Director of Fellowships, Fries Center for Global Studies

RISE Professional Development Series for Students of Color

In solidarity with students of color, the Office for Student Activities and Leadership Development (SALD) and the Gordon Career Center are hosting a four-part professional development series for students of color interested in pursuing higher education–the Rise: Higher Education Leadership Series for People of Color.

Thursday 11/15, 5-7pm
RISE: Pre-Law Seminar featuring Shana Simmons ’03, Corporate Counsel at Google and Wesleyan Board of Trustee Member
Dinner will be provided at 5 pm, and the event will begin at 5:30! Register here:

Come be in community and hear from keynote speaker Shana Simmons ’03 discuss her lived experiences in pursuing higher education in the legal field: microaggressions, application processes, how to utilize your undergrad experience to the fullest extent, and more will be discussed!

Shana is a corporate counsel at Google Inc., where she manages a team that supports Google’s growing Cloud business and also brings her commitment to diversity and inclusion to the work place. Before Google, she was an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Stein and Hamilton LLP in its New York and London offices. Shana received a law degree from University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), where she served as the diversity editor of the California Law Review, development editor of the Berkeley Journal of African American Law & Policy, and co-president of the Law Students of African Descent. While in law school, Shana also interned at the East Bay Community Law Center, where she focused on projects that would empower low-income communities of color to build long-term solutions to poverty through the advancement of community-owned cooperative businesses and affordable housing. Before law school, Shana taught for three years (one year in Washington, DC, at a public charter high school geared towards disadvantaged black youth and the next two years at the American Indian Public Charter School in Oakland, California, where her seventh-grade students received the highest scores in Alameda County on the standardized state math tests). Shana was recognized in 2009 for her work with Oakland youth with a proclamation from the Mayor of Oakland.

Shana has served on the boards of the YMCA of the East Bay and Harlem Week, Inc., and currently sits on the board of Lawyers for One America.

At Wesleyan: Shana was a College of Social Studies major and a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow. She was an active contributor to the student of color community on campus, served in leadership positions with Ujamaa, the Student of Color Council, and she also coordinated the Students of Color Pre-Frosh Weekend during her four years at Wesleyan, receiving the Vanguard Prize for her efforts. She was a resident advisor in Malcolm X House and WestCo, and the head resident of the Affinity Program Houses. She was also a senior interviewer.

Friday 11/16, 5-7pm, Gordon Career Center
RISE: Graduate School Seminar
Dinner will be provided at 5 pm, and the event will begin at 5:30! Register here:

Come be in community and hear from alum of color discuss their lived experiences in pursuing higher education health professions: microaggressions, application processes, how to utilize your undergrad experience to the fullest extent, and more will be discussed!

Panelists include:

Renee Johnson-Thornton ’05, PhD, Dean of Class of 2022 at Wesleyan University
Elsa Hardy ’14, Graduate Student at Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Julissa Pena ’12, Senior Registration & Financial Analyst, SSC, Office of the University Registrar at Columbia University
LaNell Williams ’15, Ph.D. Candidate Harvard University

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

Registration on Handshake is encouraged: