Thoughts from a Peer Advisor: “Being a Self-Advocate: Communication is the Key to Success”

Being A Self-Advocate: Communication is the Key to Success According to the New Oxford American Dictionary, the verb advocate means to “publicly recommend or support.” Advocacy, the noun conjugation of advocate, is defined as “public support for or recommendation for a particular cause or policy.” However, self-advocate and self-advocacy are not officially defined in any … Read moreThoughts from a Peer Advisor: “Being a Self-Advocate: Communication is the Key to Success”

Thinking of Majoring In CSS, COL or CEAS?

With over 1000 courses in 45 majors, 14 minors, 12 certificates, and a unique open curriculum choosing classes during pre-registration may seem like a stressful and daunting task. Many students come into Wesleyan without any idea of what they want to study – and that’s totally fine! For most students, major declaration does not happen … Read moreThinking of Majoring In CSS, COL or CEAS?

Wesvising, a departmental advising tool for the curricular exploration

Use this time to begin exploring the Wesleyan curriculum through WesMaps, Wesleyan’s online curriculum, and Wesvising, as a course selection advising tool.  It is a site developed by faculty members in the different departments, programs, and colleges to inform incoming students about their disciplines and the courses they offer.  Most departments have videos and all … Read moreWesvising, a departmental advising tool for the curricular exploration

Professor’s Advice: EXPLORE the Wes Curriculum!

EXPLORE Your Interests and the Wesleyan Curriculum! Professor Andrew Szegedy-Maszak, Professor of Classical Studies, Jane A. Seney Professor of Greek, urges first-year students to extend themselves beyond the typical high school subjects: Now that you are starting to think about the courses you would like to take, you should remember a couple of things. This … Read moreProfessor’s Advice: EXPLORE the Wes Curriculum!

Advising Resources & Advice from the Peer Advisors

Advising Guidelines With over 1000 classes offered in 45 majors, 17 minors, and 12 certificates, students have the opportunity to explore a wide range of fields and topics their first year. While choosing the right classes may seem like a daunting task, faculty advisors and peer advisors will guide you through every step of the … Read moreAdvising Resources & Advice from the Peer Advisors