Last OPT Workshop Tomorrow @ 12Noon, EST – 10/20

This is a repost of the message sent from Chia-Ying Pan to international students on October 19th.

Dear international juniors and seniors,

Please join the OISA tomorrow (October 20) for the last Optional Practical Training (OPT) workshop of the season. This workshop is for F-1 students who wish to work in the United States after graduation.

Optional Practical Training (OPT): Live Q&As

Tuesday, October 20, 12:00-1:00 p.m. EDT

Zoom link: https://wesleyan.zoom.us/j/99511794469

This workshop will address the frequently asked questions about OPT and OPT STEM extension. We will help you make realistic plans to complete your OPT application, answer any questions you may have about I-765 and have a discussion with you if you are not sure if applying for OPT is an appropriate choice for you after graduation.

If you would like the recordings of the previous two OPT sessions, please email oisa@wesleyan.edu.

I look forward to seeing many of you tomorrow! Bring your questions!!

Chia-Ying

Chia-Ying Sophia Pan, M.S. Ed. | Director, International Student Services

Office of International Student Affairs Wesleyan University

Room 024, North College 237 High Street, Middletown, CT 06459

P. (860) 685-3031 OISA Facebook 

Fall 2020 virtual drop-in hours: 

Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (zoom link)

Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time (zoom link)

Fridays, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time (zoom link)

OPT Workshop Tomorrow, 10/14 @ 12 Noon EST

This is a repost of the message sent by the Chia-Ying Pan on October 13th.

Dear international juniors and seniors,

Please join the OISA tomorrow (October 14) for the second Optional Practical Training (OPT) workshop of the season. This workshop is for F-1 students who wish to work in the United States after graduation.

Optional Practical Training (OPT): Filling Out the I-765 Form  

Wednesday, October 14, 12:00-1:00 p.m. EDT

Zoom link: https://wesleyan.zoom.us/j/97756274340

In the workshop, OISA staff will provide step-by-step guidance to fill out the I-765 (application for employment authorization) form. Please visit the USCIS website and download the I-765 form before you attend the workshop. Using the current I-765 form is critical to your OPT approval. As of today, the most current form should say “Expires 07/31/2022” on the top right corner and “Edition 08/25/20” at the bottom left cover of each page.

I look forward to seeing many of you tomorrow!

Chia-Ying

Chia-Ying Sophia Pan, M.S. Ed. | Director, International Student Services

Office of International Student Affairs Wesleyan University

Room 024, North College 237 High Street, Middletown, CT 06459

(860) 685-3031 |OISA Facebook 

Fall 2020 virtual drop-in hours: 

Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (zoom link)

Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time (zoom link)

Fridays, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time (zoom link)

Fast Company Innovation Festival with Free Student Tickets (Virtual) – 10/5 – 10/9

Fast Company Virtual Festival 2020 Flyer 

This October, the Fast Company Innovation Festival will once again take over! For the first-time ever, the sixth annual event will be held virtually. But as always we will be bring extraordinary personalities together for surprising talks, hands-on workshops, unexpected performances and behind-the-scenes tours, designed to inspire creativity and innovation, all from the comfort of your home.

Confirmed speakers include 8 time Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, producer and actress, Janelle Monáe; Cofounders of Team Downey, Susan Downey, and award-winning actor Robert Downey Jr; cofounders of Magnolia Network, Joanna and Chip Gaines; and more to come!

We’re inviting the students of Wesleyan University to receive a free Keynote Pass, where they will have theopportunity to experience the most Innovative event of year… for free!

To learn more about the festival visit events.fastcompany.com. Have questions? Email us at events@fastcompany.com

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Janelle Monáe, 8 time Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, producer and actress
  • Susan Downey, Cofounder Team Downey
  • Robert Downey, Jr., Actor, Cofounder Team Downey
  • Joanna Gaines, Cofounder Magnolia Network
  • Chip Gaines, Cofounder Magnolia Network

OCTOBER 5– 9

A VIRTUAL EVENT

CLICK BELOW FOR REGISTRATION:

events.fastcompany.com/innovationfestival20/keynote-pass-students

Wesleyan Alumni Panel: Healthcare Crisis: Facing the Many Aspects of the COVID Pandemic – 6/10

Good Afternoon Everyone!

I hope all of you and your families are doing well. I am writing to share information about an alumni panel event regarding the current healthcare crisis being hosted via Zoom on Wednesday evening (June 10th). Experienced Wesleyan alumni will discuss the wide-ranging impacts the pandemic has had on healthcare delivery, from hospital systems to Telemedicine, to the effects on private practices and ‘non-essential’ care, the impact on at-risk populations managing psychiatric and/or addictive disorders, and the ethical considerations of resources allocations.

The discussion will be moderated by our very own Chief Medical Director, Thomas McLarney, MD, and is open to all members of the Wesleyan community.

If you’re interested in joining us, register here. Feel free to share this event via email or Facebook with your students and colleagues as you see fit.

Take care,

MILDRED RODRIGUEZ, PhD
HEALTH PROFESSIONS ADVISOR
Wesleyan University | Gordon Career Center
Boger Hall, 41 Wyllys Avenue | Middletown, CT 06459
P. 860 685-2180

Senior Interviewer Positions with Admissions – Applications Due 4/1

The Senior Interviewer position is a professional internship with the Office of Admission. We seek mature and responsible candidates with the ability to represent Wesleyan honestly, enthusiastically, and articulately.

The position is open to all members of the Class of 2021 in good standing.

You may access more information about the position here.

 

 

Conversations with Alums in Clinical Psychology – 2/10, 3/23 & 4/13

The Clinical Careers in Psychology Q&A – jointly brought to you by the Gordon Career Center and the Psychology Department – continues Monday, February 10th at 12:15pm at the Gordon Career Center (lunch will be provided).

Our next featured alumnus is Claire Haiman, PsyD ’95, a clinical psychologist at Columbia University Medical Center.

Dr. Claire Haiman is a clinical psychologist and Director for the Mental Health Services division of the Student Health Service (SHS) at Columbia. Prior to joining SHS, Claire had been at the Counseling Services of the New School University and at the New York State Psychiatric Institute where she had worked in both the Eating Disorder Treatment/Research Unit and the Department of Neuroscience. She specializes in mindfulness-based body-focused psychotherapy and is trained in Somatic Experiencing, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Dr. Haiman earned her PsyD at Rutgers University and completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center.

Lunch will be provided!  For more information, and to make sure we have enough pizza, please register through Handshake: Claire Haiman ’95 – Handshake Event Details/Registration

 

Boston Career Treks in March 2020 – Apply by 2/13 & 2/20

The Boston Career Trek program begins on-campus and includes a day trip to Boston to meet with Wesleyan alumni at their places of work. Students will have the option to choose from treks in one of six different fields including sales/marketing, tech, health, journalism/media, education and visual arts. More information (including participating employers) is available on Handshake, and interested students should apply by Thursday, February 13.

Additional career trek opportunities this spring include the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, the Global Health & Innovation Conference, the Jackson Laboratory, and the 2020 MIT Sustainability Summit. These opportunities all have an application deadline of Thursday, February 20th.

Wesleyan Summer Grant Program – Application Opens 1/27; Info Sessions Begin 1/28

 

Looking for funding for your unpaid or low-paid summer experience?

The 2020 Wesleyan Summer Grants Program will be accepting applications from January 27th – February 27th, 11:59pm.

Wesleyan Summer Grants are funding resources awarded through the Gordon Career Center which allow students to pursue no- or low-paid career-related summer experiences. Experiential learning opportunities can be both in the U.S. and abroad and include career-related opportunities such as internships, faculty-mentored research, language study, volunteer work, field study, and academic programs.

The Gordon Career Center will be holding four information sessions which will cover funding opportunities, eligibility and requirements, navigating the application process, and what makes a strong application. All sessions will conclude with a Q&A.
01.28 – WSG Information Session, 12:00pm, Career Center
02.03 – WSG Information Session, 12:15pm, Career Center
02.06 – WSG Information Session, 12:00pm, Career Center
02.11 – WSG Information Session, 12:00pm, Career Center

The list of available grants and the application can be accessed on AcademicWorks through WesPortal. For more information about the application process, please visit the Gordon Career Center website.

Don’t know where to begin or need help with your application? Schedule an appointment to meet with a career advisor.