Careers for the Common Good Week: 11/1-5

Public Service Careers Week 2010
Monday, Nov. 1 – Friday, Nov. 5

The Careers for the Common Good (CCG) program presents Public Service Careers Week 2010.  The CCG informs, inspires, and supports Wesleyan students who desire to lead socially responsible lives and to pursue careers in public service-  

Mon., Nov. 1: Food Fight! The Case for Organic Farming and Community Food Organizing, 7-8 pm in Usdan 108
NOTE: 6:30pm Potluck Dinner! WesFRESH will be serving soup and bread –Bring something to contribute if you can! THINK GREEN: bring your own plate/bowl/utensils! Hear how these speakers are pushing the ongoing effort to improve and equally distribute our food supply, and how you can get involved.

 Tues., Nov. 2: Reports from the Field: A Talk w/Service Careers Fellows Alumni, 7-8 pm in Woodhead Lounge
Five alumni, all recipients of the Wes Service Careers Fellowship, will share their experiences, advice, victories, challenges, and frustrations as their lives in service unfold.

Wed., Nov. 3: All Are Welcome: Service Through Faith-based Organizations, 7-8 pm in Woodhead Lounge
Learn how you can engage with a faith-based organization to serve others with your talents and passions, no matter what your religious affiliation or spiritual orientation.

Thurs., Nov. 4: Going Global: Working for International Human Rights, 7-8 pm in Woodhead Lounge
You’re familiar with human rights abuses around the world. Hear how these panelists have joined the fight to help those suffering injustice.

Fri., Nov. 5: Giving to Get Back: Careers in Philanthropy, 12-1 pm in Usdan 108
If money is power, than giving money to others can be a powerful tool for service. Learn about the world of philanthropy and how you can launch your career in this important field.

The speakers include a mix of Wesleyan alumni and professionals from the field who will share useful information about their career paths and jobs, will shed light on how students can break into these areas, and provide insight into the rewards and frustrations of taking on the various missions that they have so passionately embraced.

For more information about each panel, please check the Career Resource Center calendar at or check out the MyCRC calendar. A complete list of speakers will be posted shortly.