Senior Interviewer Application Extension until 5/11

Dear Class of 2021,

Greetings from the New Normal.

I hope that everyone is safe, healthy, and relatively sane.  In light of the challenges of learning and working remotely, and the ever-changing circumstances both broadly and on campus, I’m writing with some updates about the hiring process and beyond.  Please bear with me, there’s a lot to cover.

You may have heard that the University has just determined there will be no campus programming or housing this summer, which effectively means no on campus summer jobs.  While campus may reopen at some point, given the nature of our work it would be irresponsible to hold information sessions numbering in the hundreds, and to hold interviews in offices with students visiting from around the country and the world.  This decision by the University, announced yesterday, was the confirmation we needed to alter and update our plans.

We are extending the deadline to accommodate anyone who was unable to file an application as a result of Covid complications, and moving the interview process to the last two weeks of May, after finals.  We will do some online training (paid) during the first week of June.  Because there will be no on-campus programming and no housing, we are not hiring summer SI’s, and are pivoting to a new model to engage with students.  Rather than hire 6 SI’s to live and work on campus, we hope to have a cohort of summer SIs, which can be much larger, to co-host virtual information sessions with deans and conduct informational conversations (as opposed to evaluative interviews) with prospective students via Skype/Zoom/Slate (our multi-faceted database).  This would obviously be remote, virtual, and paid at the SI rate, and will allow all interested SIs to participate.

When we return to campus in the fall (frankly I’m not emotionally ready to consider an alternative, and I’m working remotely from the beach…) we will complete our training, focusing on the actual on-campus interview and office responsibilities, and hopefully be in a position to welcome visitors at that point.  If not, you will continue to co-host virtual info sessions and do evaluative interviews by Skype et al.

The new deadline for the Senior Interviewer application is Monday, May 11, at 8am. I hope the extended deadline and better understanding of how we plan to utilize the Senior Interviewer corps during the crisis provides the opportunity and information you need to apply.  Here is the link once again:  https://forms.gle/MZPN2rXNE7mMDSza8

I appreciate your flexibility, patience and interest (and peace, love and understanding) as we adapt on the fly.  Please feel free to reach out directly if you have any questions or concerns, and be well.

Chris

CHRISTIAN LANSER
ASSOCIATE DEAN OF ADMISSION
Wesleyan University | Office of Admission
70 Wyllys Avenue | Middletown, CT 06459
P. 860 685-2983
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“What a lucky man, to see the earth before it touched his hand.” – Neil Young

 

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.

 

 

Work for Res Life on Campus This Summer! Priority Deadline is 3/27

The office of Residential Life is currently accepting applications for the upcoming summer.  Specifically, we are looking to fill the following positions:

  • Central Office Assistant
  • Summer Housing Community Advisor
  • PreCollege Fellow

The priority deadline for all three positions is Friday, March 27th at 12 noon, EST.  Applications are available in the Residential Life bucket in the student portal.

Questions can be sent to misleib@wesleyan.edu

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.