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 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

Work at Reunion/Commencement Weekend, Apps due April 6

Thank you for your interest in working for Reunion & Commencement 2018 (May 24-27) as part of the University Relations student staff. Student workers play an integral role in the weekend by greeting guests at the registration site, assisting with activity and event preparation, escorting guests around campus in shuttle vans, and much more. This is a great opportunity to network with alumni and parents, as well as, spend some time celebrating with seniors as they prepare to graduate!

  1. Application Link: https://goo.gl/forms/A8qFiWZkhRr01vpo2
  2. Application Deadline: April 6, 2018 at 12pm
  3. Hiring Notification: April, 10th

Best,Interns Fred Wills ’19, Sophia Law ’20, Ainsleigh Caldicott ’21, and Iiyannaa Graham-Siphanoum ’21

Reunion & Commencement 2018 Interns
Office of Alumni & Parent Relations
330 High Street
aprinterns@wesleyan.edu

 

 

 

 

Be an Academic Peer Advisor! Apps due Feb. 12

Interested in helping other students navigate academic life at Wesleyan next year? Consider applying to work as an Academic Peer Advisor (APA) or New Student Orientation Academic Peer Advisor (NSO APA)!

APA is a full-year position, helping students both individually and in groups with course selection, time management, study strategies, and other topics.

NSO APA is a short-term position during orientation, working with the APAs to welcome new students to Wesleyan and help them transition smoothly!

Applications are due Monday, February 12th at 5pm!

The current APAs are holding an info session Tuesday, February 6th at 7pm in Usdan 114 about the job description and application process. Come talk to current APAs about what the two positions are like! There will be snacks and refreshments.

Info session event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1666228350110537/

APA job description:
http://www.wesleyan.edu/studentaffairs/resources/peeradvisors/peeradvjobdesc.html

APA application:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdanV5jp-MuUl5g8PPLfHDlLHwpWhKd86JpS2qBliKoBfZcOw/viewform

NSO APA job description:
http://www.wesleyan.edu/studentaffairs/resources/peeradvisors/NSOPeerAdvisorJobDesc.html

NSO APA application:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScddxqL0Wea6EjcyxndOYyu4uO6If2E-dLdzYN1SueTr8KPsg/viewform

Work at Homecoming/Family Weekend — Nov. 3-5 Apps due 10/6 at noon

2021’ers,

This year’s Homecoming/Family Weekend (Nov. 3-5) is fast approaching, and we need student employees!

Aside from getting paid, you’ll also have the unique opportunity to help out with one of Wesleyan’s most important events, make lasting connections with alumni, and to represent the student body to hundreds of visitors and guests. Potential jobs include working at the registration site, escorting guests around campus in shuttle vans, and much more!

To apply for a position, please fill out and submit the student worker application. ​ ​

Applications will be accepted until Friday, October 6th at 12:00 PM, and we will notify you of your employment status no later than Wednesday, October 11th.

There will be a mandatory student employee meeting on Wednesday, November 1st at 5:00 PM (location TBD). If you are hired, you must attend this meeting to receive your work schedules, event staff T-shirt, and other important event information.
If you have any questions, please contact us at aprinterns@wesleyan.edu.  Best,  Interns

Amanda Yeoh ’19, Maxine Gibb ’19, and Jejomar-Erln Ysit ’19
Homecoming/Family Weekend 2017 Interns
Office of Alumni & Parent Relations
330 High Street
aprinterns@wesleyan.edu
(860) 685-2802

Job Opportunities in Sustainability Office for this year!!