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 and the World Photo Contest

It is that time of the year again! The Fries Center for Global Studies is hosting the 4th Annual Wes and the World PhotoContest and we are calling for photos.

Students interested in submitting photos to the photo contest should visit the Wes and the World blog to learn more about how to win, submission guidelines, contest rules, and how to submit their photographs. See full description below.


Each year the Fries Center for Global Studies hosts the Wes and the World Photo Contest. We ask Wesleyan students who have had any global experience over the previous summer and/or previous semester to submit photographs. This group includes study abroad returnees, international students, exchange students, fellowship recipients, and foreign language teaching assistants.

The purpose of the Wes in the World Photo Contest is to share stories about humanity across the globe through photographs within these four categories: contemporary issues, landscape, people, and cross-cultural learning. Our hope with these categories is to allow students to reflect on ways in which their global experience transcends borders by working towards perspective-taking, appreciating the wonderful landscapes of the earth, raising awareness about peoples and cultures outside of their ethnocentric lens, and connecting with others through cross-cultural exchange.

HOW TO WIN:

The photo with the most “Likes” on the FCGS Facebook page will win the People’s Choice Award. The other 4 categories of photos will be judged by a Photo Contest jury based on these criteria: 1) perspective-taking, 2) global self-awareness, and 3) personal and social responsibility. There will be a total of 5 awards!

  1. People’s Choice Award
  2. Best Photo of Contemporary Issues
  3. Best Photo of Cross-Cultural Exchange
  4. Best Photo of Landscape
  5. Best Photo of People

Students are not required to be professional photographers to participate. In fact, our photo jury is more interested in the stories behind the photographs than the photo-editing software they use. Winning photos will be judged by the stories and descriptions of how the photographs capture the categories stated above.

 SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

Eligibility: The Wes and the World Photo Contest is open to all current Wesleyan students. Students must have a valid Wesleyan email address to submit photographs.

CONTEST RULES

  • Photos must be your original work.
  • Photos must be free of alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, or any inappropriate content.
  • You may submit no more than 1 photograph per category for a total of 4 submissions. 

HOW TO SUBMIT:

  • Describe all photos on the Fall 2019 Wes And The World Photo Contest form
  • Please title your file: first_last_category (ex: Jane_Doe_contemporaryissues)
  • In order to be displayed in our online gallery without being stretched or distorted, photographs must be submitted in .jpeg format, at least 2,000 pixels wide, and no larger than 10 MB.

To view previous year’s photo contest winners, please visit: https://bit.ly/2M3xQBd

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 30th, 2019, 11:59 p.m. (EST)

Patricelli Center Fellowship and Jewett Center Board Residency Program — Applications due April 13

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.

Drop-In Hours
Monday, April 2 – 10:00-4:00
Tuesday, April 3 – 10:00-11:30, 3:00-5:00
Wednesday, April 4 – 10:00-4:00
Thursday, April 5 – 10:00-11:30, 3:00-5:00
Friday, April 6 – 10:00-4:00

Rhea Drozdenko ’18, Civic Engagement Fellow, Allbritton 318

Withdrawal Deadline: Fri., Dec. 1 at 5 p.m.

Just a reminder that the last day to withdraw from full-semester and second-quarter classes for the Fall 2017 semester is Friday, December 1.  Completed forms are due in the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. and must include the following signatures: instructor, faculty advisor, and class dean.

If you are thinking about withdrawing from a course:

  • Do be very clear about your standing in each of your courses.
  • Do use this time to talk to your professors, your advisor, and your class dean about your concerns.
  • Do make sure you are taking advantage of all the resources available to you.
  • Do get the signatures of your instructor and advisor on your drop/add form.
  • Do keep in mind that a “W” is a neutral mark.

If you’d like to talk with the your class dean about whether to withdraw from a course, go to drop-in hours or give the office a call to set up a time to meet.