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To: Senior Class
From: Wesleyan University Alumni Association
Subject: Vote for Alumni Trustees

Wesleyan Seniors: There is still time to cast your vote in the Alumni Trustee election! Vote by May 27 to ensure you don’t miss the opportunity to contribute to the Wesleyan community in this important way. You have the privilege of helping guide the direction of the University by electing alumni trustees who will make important policy decisions.  Your vote matters and can have a lasting impact.

With best wishes,

Susan A. Sutherland ’82
Chair, Alumni Association Nominating Committee

Reunion & Commencement 2011 is fast approaching (May 19-22), and you know what that means — we need student workers!  This is your last chance to work for Reunion & Commencement and is also a great opportunity to see what it is you’ll be doing next year. Work for University Relations, and aside from getting paid, you’ll also receive housing, have the unique opportunity to help out with Wesleyan’s biggest event, make lasting connections with alumni, and get the chance to say a final farewell to your graduating friends.  Potential jobs include working at the Registration site, hanging out with kids at Camp Cardinal, and, if you’re over 21, driving the shuttle vans.  The Office of University Relations is now accepting applications.

Applications will be accepted until this Friday, April 8 at 5:00 PM. We will notify you of your employment status no later than Wednesday, April 13.

There will be a mandatory student worker meeting on May 17 in Exley Science Center 150, at 5:30 PM.  We will provide your schedule for the weekend at that time, among other things.

If you are employed for Reunion and Commencement, University Relations will provide board until housing closes on May 23.

Please apply at http://www.wesleyan.edu/rc/2011/students/apply.html

If you have any questions, please contact us at interns@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-2802.

Thanks for your interest!

Aubrey Courville ’13 and James Gardner ’13
Interns, Office of Alumni and Parent Relations

Career Outlook Program

Connect with a Wes Alum over Winter Break!
Great way to build a network – Great resume builder!

Deadline to apply: Tuesday, November 2
How to apply: Click Here
Questions: Stop by the Career Resource Center

See which alumni have signed-up to be shadowed (more added daily!):

Google, Inc.: University Programs Manager
US District Court: US Magistrate Judge
State of Connecticut Office of the Child Advocate: Child Advocate
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment: Television Agent
Elm City Elementary School – Achievement First: Teacher, Grade Level Chair
City of Yonkers: City Council President
Somerville Public Schools: Teacher
Save the Children: Director, Philanthropic Services
Synthetic Cinema International: Director, Visual Effects Artist
Urban Justice Center: Staff Attorney
Orphans of Rwanda/Generation Rwanda: Executive Director
Private Practice: Dermatology
Congregation Beth Elohim: 4th and 7th grade Teacher
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Senior Attorney
Center for American Progress: Research Assistant
Wayland Middle School: 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher/ Curriculum Leader
Starcom MediaVest Worldwide: Junior Associate / Advertising Industry
The Met Sacramento High School: Communications Director & Internship Coordinator
New York City Department of Transportation: Planning and Research Manager
Transgender Law Center: Development Manager
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: Physician-Researcher,Hematologic Malignancies
CustomMade.com: Director of Business Development
Framingham Public Schools: Director of Title 1
NYU School of Medicine: Director, Pediatric Hospitalist Program
University of Connecticut Health Center: Physician, Cardiology Division
Bowery Residents Committee: Executive Director
The Dalton School: Middle School History Dept Chair, 8th Grade Teacher
New York State Senator Thomas K. Duane: Legislative Aide
State Street: Fixed Income Trader
Lawyers for Children: Deputy Executive Director

William Finnegan of The New Yorker, and Jane Eisner, editor of the Forward, will discuss journalism and social change on Saturday October 23rd, 2010 at 1:30 pm in the Memorial Chapel.

William Finnegan, staff writer for The New Yorker, is the author of award-winning works of international journalism. He has written recently about immigration issues and politics in Europe and Mexico, as well as racism and conflict in Southern Africa and poverty among youth in the U.S. His article, “Leasing the Rain,” received the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism. He has twice received the John Bartlow Martin Award for public interest magazine writing.

Jane Eisner ’77 has been a national and international reporter, columnist, and executive editor at thePhiladelphia Inquirer and a leader in national discussions of media and democracy.  She is now editor of theForward, the weekly Jewish newspaper of major influence nationally and internationally. She is the first woman to win Wesleyan’s McConaughy Award for her contributions to journalism and public life, and she is the first Koeppel Fellow in Journalism at Wesleyan.

This event is sponsored by the Koeppel Journalism Fellowship and the Wesleyan Writing Programs. It is free and open to the public. For more information call (860) 685-3448, or visit http://www.wesleyan.edu/writing/distinguished_writers/.