Resume & Interview Workshops at the WCC

Note that you have to have your resume approved before you can participate in on-campus interviews!!

Resume Workshops

Wednesday, Sept 12, 7 pm, Allbritton 103

Tuesday, Sept 18, noon, 41 Wyllys, Room 110

Friday, Sept 21, noon, 41 Wyllys, Room 110 

Interview Workshops

Wednesday, Sept 19, 4:15 pm, Usdan 108

Friday, Sept 28, noon, Allbritton 103

Note from Dean Brown–9/2/12

Hey 2013’ers,

Welcome back to your senior year!  That “time flies” has never been truer:  I can’t believe you’re in your last year, can you?  It’s amazing—and wonderful.   You all have traveled far over the last three years and have a great year left to go.  Make the most of it! 

I hope you have had the weekend to get settled into your houses and apartments, and are ready for the start of classes tomorrow.  Many of you will start in on your capstone experience this semester—whether that be a thesis, essay, project, research, or performance—while  others look forward  to it in the spring.  Whenever you do it, it’s a great opportunity to dive headlong into focused intellectual and creative exploration and synthesis.  Go for it! 

 Drop/Add also begins tomorrow, and ends on Sept. 14.  No grading mode changes or course deletions after that.  The ten-week withdrawal period  begins on Sept. 15.   Make sure you know where you are with your credits and with any oversubscription.  Check your credit analysis, check your major certification form.  NOW is the time to identify and take care of any  problems.  You do not want to jeopardize your graduation because you are short of credits/major requirements. 

The Watson, Fulbright, Rhodes and several other scholarships/fellowships for next year have early fall deadlines.  Check out Scholarships/Fellowships, if interested, and talk with the campus liaison.  Speaking of life post-Wes, it is never too late to get into the WCC to explore your options—job? starting your own non-profit/for profit? grad school? professional school? internship? travel?  In the U.S.?  Abroad?   The possibilities are endless, which also can be overwhelming if you’re not sure what you want to do.  Contact Persephone Hall ( or any other WCC staff member to set up a time to meet to start sorting things out or just wander into the WCC resource library. 

The class blog will be up and running as of Monday.  Keep an  eye out for Celebrating Students columns this week (and write about your great summer experience!!) as well as for info about the Senior Welcome Back event.

I hope you had a great summer, and are looking forward to a great senior year.  Make it count!   And don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.  Best, Dean Brown

Thinking About Grad School? Workshops to help…. 4/18, 25 & 27

Thinking About Grad School?

Considering grad school, right after Wes or down the road?  Find the process daunting or confusing?  Want insight into the timeline and how to get started?  Then check out these three graduate school presentations sponsored by the Career Center.  They will give you a heads-up on the application process, how to go about deciding which school or program is for you, and when to start thinking about graduate school.

We’ve Been Through It: A Panel of Faculty/Grad Students
Featuring: Professor Lauren Caldwell – Classical Studies (PhD & MA University of Michigan, BA Princeton University),

Professor Sarah Carney – Psychology (PhD CUNY The Graduate Center, MA Wesleyan University, BA Connecticut College),

Professor Courtney Weiss Smith – English (PhD & MA Washington University, BA University Of Dayton),

PhD student Justin Cherny – Biology (BS & BA Roger Williams University)

Wednesday, April 18th, 12:15 – 1:00 pm, Olson Commons in the Career Center

What Does it Take to get into Grad School?
Featuring: Yale Graduate Assistant Deans of Admissions Robert Harper-Mangels ’92 and Allegra di Bonaventura 

Wednesday, April 25th, 12:15 – 1:00 pm, Olson Commons in the Career Center

The Nuts and Bolts of Applying to Grad School   

Featuring: Brian Nangle, Area Coordinator in ResLife (MA University of Virginia, BA Colgate University) 

Friday, April 27th, 12:15 – 1:00 pm, Olson Commons in the Career Center

Environmental Law – VT Law School — 2/9, 12:15 p.m.

Andrea McNight ’00, Esq. will talk about the Masters  and J.D. Programs at Vermont Law School for careers in the environment or the law this Thursday, Feb 9, at 12:15pm in 41 Wyllys, room 114.

Vermont Law School is the number one environmental law school in the U.S., and it also offers a great one year Master of Environmental Law & Policy degree.  

Alumna Andrea McKnight – an attorney and career counselor at Vermont Law School — will explain how VLS grads work all over the U.S. and internationally. Internship and clinical programs prepare students to hit the ground running in their career field.  Find out how to put your values to work!  

Free pizza for lunch!  

Date/time/location: Thursday, 12:15pm-1:00pm, 41 Wyllys, Room 114, first floor.


Career Center Talk by Tim Jenkins ’98 — 10/14 at 12:30 p.m.

A Queer Career with the Agency and on Wall Street with Tim Jenkins ’98

Timothy Jenkins joined alternative asset manager Angelo, Gordon and Co. in 2011 and is a director. He focuses on new business development. Prior to joining the firm, Tim was a vice president at Goldman, Sachs and Co. in the Private Wealth Management group and in Commodities Sales and Trading. Tim began his career at JP Morgan Asset Management and later served as an officer at the Central Intelligence Agency. Tim received his B.A. degree from Wesleyan University. Tim will talk about his career, life as a gay man in the work place, and how he found happiness with his husband and two daughters.

At Wesleyan, Tim majored in Government with a concentration in International Politics. He was active on the Wesleyan Student Assembly, and served as the vice president and student chair of the Board of Trustees. Tim rowed crew, was a member of Eclectic and Skull and Serpent, and had a work-study job in the Office of the President and was the president’s driver. Tim graduated in 1998. (Food will be served.)

 Date :                   10/14/2011
Time : 12:30 pm – 01:30 pm
Location : South College B2/B3
Sponsor : Career Resource Center
For more information : Career Center x2180

Michael A. Sciola, Director, Career Center

Session on Internships — 10/6 at noon

Finding an Internship:  Thursday, October 6, 12-1 p.m., Usdan 108 


Wesleyan students land outstanding internships every summer.  This workshop with Jim Kubat of the Wesleyan Career Center will review the tools and resources you need to make your summer a productive and stimulating experience.

Apply to be a Peer Career Advisor Next Year!

The CRC is accepting applications for its coveted Peer Career Advisor position for the next academic year.  The job pays well, is in a fun and friendly work environment, and will transition from the Butts to our new location next to Usdan in January 2012. 

For details, go to the MyCRC calendar > April 12 > and click on Peer Career Advisor. 

If you have any questions, contact Jim Kubat at the CRC: jkubat@wes