Career Carnival Friday, Sept. 13th

 

CAREER CARNIVAL – FRIDAY 9/13, 12-3PM

Join us for the Gordon Career Center’s Career Carnival on Friday from 12-3pm. Stop by to meet the GCC staff, including peer career advisors, get more familiar with the center’s services and resources, and learn about exciting career programs and opportunities such as fall career treks, summer grant funding, WEShadow externships, employer information sessions, and more.

Enjoy popcorn and cotton candy, play carnival games to win prizes, and enter into our raffle for a chance to win a basket of Wesleyan swag. 

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Hello and Welcome Back!

Dear Class of 2021,

Let me start with an introduction: my name is Tanesha Leathers, and I’m excited to serve as your new class dean! During my academic and professional career, I’ve been a Pioneer, Eph, Terp, Blue Jay, and now I am proud to be a Cardinal. There are a few other key things you need to know about me, apart from the fact I come to you with almost 20 years of experience in higher education. The following are in no particular order:

  • There’s nothing like a New York slice, and I’ve met few cupcakes (or other carbs for that matter) I didn’t like.
  • Sadly, I still root for the Mets, Jets, and Knicks, but don’t judge me if I go to a Nets game sometime before the year is out.
  • I love to bake and create all manner of things, and I believe laughter is the best medicine for much of what ails us.
  • I’m happy to wax (not so poetically) about a host of random things.
  • And, I would love to get to know more about you!

Do not hesitate to stop by to say hello and/or discuss any questions or concerns you may have moving forward. Starting September 2nd, I’m available for 10-minute sessions during fall drop-in advising hours: Mon. 2-3 p.m., Tues. 3-4 p.m., Wed. 4-6 p.m., Thurs. 11 a.m.-noon, and Fri. 2-4 p.m. You are also welcome to schedule a longer appointment with me by contacting my assistant, Ms. Joan Chiari, at 860.685.2758 or jchiari@wesleyan.edu. I’m available for appointments before the start of classes and through the fall and spring semesters.

As juniors, it is important to ensure you are abreast of your progress towards completing degree requirements. In service of that, I recommend you review your Credit Analysis Report (CAR) each semester; you may use WesPortal to access it. This report will inform you of the remaining credits you need to satisfy degree requirements, as well as provide guidance concerning where to direct your focus to complete those requirements. Additionally, checking your CAR will enable you to identify any room you may have for other curricular and co-curricular experiences before graduation.

This year is a time to not only experience the depth that pursuing work in your major/minor proffers, but it is a time to continue exploring the breadth of opportunities readily available to you (e.g. studying abroad, academic research, applying to an internship). Please consider the following:

  • Now is the time to prepare for honors theses and capstone projects.
    • Contact your faculty advisor to discuss research opportunities within your department, whether you will be eligible to pursue an honors thesis senior year, and how to select a thesis advisor if you do commit to honors work.
  • Do not let the year go by without meeting with a counselor in the Gordon Career Center to discuss your Summer 2020 plans and career opportunities for after graduation.

I look forward to welcoming you back to campus this fall, but don’t hesitate to contact me if I can be of any help to you before your return.

Enjoy the last week of summer break!

Dean Leathers

Two Pre-Law Events at the GCC — 10/9 and 10/10

There are two excellent Pre-Law events at the Career Center this week:

LSAT Prep Workshop, by TestMasters, Tuesday, Oct 9, 7pm, Gordon Career Center.  This will be a good introduction to the LSAT, with explanations of the exam sections and in-class practice (with feedback).  All class years are welcome.

Yale Law School Information Session, Wednesday, Oct 10, 12:15pm, Gordon Career Center.  Quinn Brown, Associate Director of Admissions and Diversity Initiatives, will discuss all aspects of YLS, including admission requirements, clinics, programs, and school culture.

Questions may be directed to: jkubat@wesleyan.edu

Two Health Professions Workshops– 10/8 at 12:15 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.

Tips on Preparing for the MCAT from a STUDENT PANEL

WHEN: Monday, 8 October 2018

WHERE: Boger Hall, Room 112

TIME: 12:15 –1:15 PM

PRESENTED BY: Wesleyan Student Panel

Fellow students who have taken the MCAT will address how they prepared for the exam and then also share their application process experience (along with their medical school interview tips)

Presented by the Gordon Career Center and co-Sponsored by the American Medical Student Association, Wesleyan Chapter

 

Summer Experiences/Internships Student Panel

WHEN: Monday, 8 October 2018

WHERE: Boger Hall, Room 110

TIME: 6:15 –7:15 PM

PRESENTED BY: Wesleyan Student Panel

Six Fellow students from various class years and majors will share what they have done in the summers to help them prepare for the health professions.

Presented by the Gordon Career Center and co-Sponsored by the American Medical Student Association, Wesleyan Chapter

Pre-Health Information Workshops during Orientation

HEALTH PROFESSIONS ADVISING FOR THE CLASS OF 2021

Gordon Career Center

Thinking about a career in medicine, dentistry, optometry, veterinary science or any other health profession?

Health Professions Advising in the Gordon Career Center offers individual advising, workshops, and information sessions to prepare students for the health professions application process. First-year students interested in health professions are encouraged to attend these upcoming sessions:

INFORMATION SESSIONS

Session 1: August 31, 11:00-11:30 AM, Gordon Career Center, Boger Hall

Attend this session, if you are interested in preparing to apply to medical, dental, veterinary, or any other health profession program. Mildred Rodriguez, Health Professions Advisor, will provide information on the pre-requisite courses and suggest ideas on how to improve your candidacy by developing a manageable schedule for your transition to college.

Session 2:  September 1, 10:00-11:00 AM, Gordon Career Center, Boger Hall

Attend this session, if you are interested in preparing to apply to medical, dental, veterinary, or any other health profession program in the future. Get an overview of the preparation for the health professions including information on pre-requisites, community involvement, clinical/shadowing exposure, summer enrichment programs, etc.

DROP-IN HOURS

Health Professions Advising Drop-in Hours, August 31, 1:30-4:00 PM

If you are considering health professions and have questions about course selection come in for a drop-in appointment.  You may call ahead to reserve a slot (860) 685-2180 or stop by the Gordon Career Center in Boger Hall.

 

The Gordon Career Center

GORDON CAREER CENTER WELCOMES THE CLASS OF 2021!

The Gordon Career Center is eager to partner with you over the next four years.

We can help you clarify your interests, choose a major, explore job shadow and internship opportunities and brainstorm career options. We also help with writing resumes and cover letters, and interview preparation.  The Gordon Career Center invites all students in the Class of 2021!

Here are 5 easy ways to get started:

  1. Login to Handshake

Complete your profile on our new, mobile-ready career management system (wesleyan.joinhandshake.com).  Check out hundreds of internship opportunities and employers wanting to engage with Wesleyan students.

  1. Visit the Gordon Career Center

Meet with a Peer Career Advisor (PCA) to learn about the resources and services the Gordon Career Center has to offer.  Ask a PCA for tips on how to make the most of your first year at Wesleyan.

  1. Write a Resume

Attend one of our resume writing workshops or look at the resume writing resources in Handshake to get started.  We can help you develop your first polished college resume.

  1. Create a LinkedIn Profile

Use this tool to bring your professional presentation to the next level.  Discover the fascinating things an English or Math major can do and see what Wesleyan alumni actually pursue after graduating.

  1. Attend a workshop, program or employer information session

Check out the Events calendar listed on Handshake to see all of our offerings.  We hope to see you soon!