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Whether you’re still searching, just beginning your search or haven’t started, this event is for you! Counseling staff will be on hand to answer your questions, and give you their advice. Best of all, refreshments will be served!

Make the most of your senior spring, it’s time to celebrate YOU, Class of 2012!

You’re Invited:

Senior Class Open House
4pm-5:30pm
Wednesday, April 18
Olson Commons, Career Center

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

The Fund for the Public Interest is a national non-profit organization that works to build support for progressive organizations across the country.  It runs campaigns for the Human Rights Campaign, USPIRG, and Environment America.  This summer the Fund for the Public Interest will be in over 50 cities, working and lobbying to help win environmental and social justice campaigns.

Last summer the Fund’s staff helped ban off-shore drilling to protect our coasts, repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, and increase food safety standards to make school lunches safer- all while building valuable leadership skills.

Currently, the Fund has paid positions open on its campaign staff in each of its locations. Interested candidates are required to be hard workers who have excellent communication skills.

As a member of the staff, you will fundraise, build membership for partner groups, and educate and activate citizens on pressing issues.  You will also have the opportunity to organize press conferences and build coalitions with other non-profit organizations.  While on staff, you gain knowledge of pressing concerns our country is facing, learn how to effectively generate public support, and obtain a firm understanding of the political process.

The Fund for the Public Interest will be holding information sessions and interviews at Wesleyan on April 3 and 4.

To apply, please visit www.jobsforgoodcauses.org or call 1 800-75-EARTH (753-2784).

The WSA and other sustainability leaders worked over the last year to introduce a Sustainability Coordinator at Wesleyan. This full-time person will acts us a liaison between different departments, an advisor to sustainability-oriented student groups, and a leader on green projects. This new position represents a giant step for Wesleyan and will make our community more environmentally sustainable for many years to come.

The position is now officially posted and applications are being accepted.It is tailored towards recent Wesleyan graduates. We encourage you to apply, especially if you are a current Wesleyan senior seeking a job for next year!

For more information and to apply, go to careers.wesleyan.edu, click on “Staff openings,” and find the Sustainability Coordinator posting.

If you have questions e-mail Zach Malter at zmalter@wesleyan.edu.

Are you wondering what it will be like to leave college and live on your own?  Does just the thought of life after graduation stress you out, or do you try not to think about it?

To help you with the transition from college to real life, the Career Center has created a “survival tool kit” of workshops that will alleviate some of your anxiety and provide you practical information that addresses your first job and other issues.

We start this Sunday, Feb 12 at 1:00pm with a special presentation by Mike Sciola, Director of the Career Center.  Check here for the full line-up.

The Career Center Staff

This job opening was sent to us by Wes 2009 alum Timothy DeVane.

Bitly is looking for a Sales Research Associate to help expand our enterprise business to new verticals and larger clients.

The position will revolve primarily around generating and enhancing the leads, clients, business relationships for Bitly’s enterprise product.   No engineering background and no prior experience with technology are required.

Tim writes that they are looking  for young eager, very interested in tech/start-ups/entrepreneurship.   This is an awesome opportunity for a December completion trying to find a way to prove themselves and break into the scene.

The link to the posting is here: http://bit.ly/smveoX

Tim would be happy to meet with interested applicants.

For more information, contact Vicky Zwelling in the Career Center at vzwelling@wesleyan.edu.

The two Macy interns will be selected on the basis of those characteristics associated with John Macy: high intellectual ability, a capacity for sustained effort in difficult tasks, strong ethical standards, an ingrained sense of duty, and commitment to public service as a worthy career  During the past 25 years the Macy interns have worked at the Government Accountability Office.

There will be a number of very specific requirements such as a detailed budget, a letter of commitment from a sponsor, and an essay (2 – 3 pages) describing your interest in public policy/public service.

There is a remote possibility that the GAO might be able to accept interns during the summer of 2012. The Macy Interns are responsible for finding their own internships in public policy and/or public service. The Macy Internship will no longer be restricted to Washington, DC.

Application deadline: March 6, 2012.

For more information, contact

Vicky Zwelling
Associate Director
Career Center
crc@wesleyan.edu
860-685-2180

The MATCH Corps is a one-year Urban Education fellowship program. It is possibly the most competitive such program in the nation, more competitive than admission to the Harvard Graduate School of Education or Teach for America.

Elite recent college graduates from excellent universities across the country commit one year to public service in Boston. They are assigned 6-7 MATCH students at the beginning of the year, with whom they work in small group or 1-on-1 tutorials over the course each day, doing close academic support and building relationships. They receive housing and a modest living stipend. After that, some go into teaching; some to med school and law school; and others get involved in public policy.

The goal is clear: college success for each student. Most would become the first in their families to achieve that. Therefore, the demands are intense: many Corps members work 60 hour weeks, usually with two students at a time.

MATCH Corps members work relentlessly to build in-depth relationships with their students, acting as mentors and helping their students to reach specific goals. Corps members have close contact with parents and guardians, building the strong bridge between home and school that is an important part of the MATCH philosophy. The school environment is small enough that every Corps member knows every student.

For more information, go to the MATCH Corps website at http://www.matchschool.org/matchcorps/howitworks.htm

Learn how to access the Career Center’s extensive job resources as well as how to network through using WesCAN, the alumni database and Linked in.   Learn  some “hot tips, sneaky tricks, and last ditch” tactics for your upcoming job search!

While this session is designed for December grads, other students are welcome to attend.

Get a jump start on your future today!

November 1, 7-8:00 p.m.
Allbritton 103

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 recruiting@wesleyan.edu

Come out tomorrow, September 27th to learn about how you can help educate today’s youth in low-income neighborhoods of the United States!

What: Teach for America Information Session
Where: PAC 002
When: Tomorrow Sept. 27th, 6-7 p.m.

Teach for America is a wonderful opportunity for students to inspire and affect over 100 students in the 2-year commitment you would be making to a school in a low-income neighborhood. This a wonderful opportunity that does not preclude you from pursuing any other post-graduate plans you may have; in fact it could help you fund graduate school, pay off undergraduate loans, and more importantly gives you irreplaceable leadership skills. This is your chance to inspire a student to excel.

For more information, contact Randyl Wilkerson at rwilkerson@wesleyan.edu.

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship is a competitive national program that provides college graduates the opportunity to work in Washington, DC, with one of twenty-seven participating public-interest organizations focusing on international security issues.  The program has awarded 134 fellowships since its inception in 1987 and is offered twice yearly, in the spring and fall.  It lasts from six to nine months and provides a stipend, health insurance, and travel costs to Washington.  The Scoville Fellowship does not award grant or scholarship money to students.

Scoville Fellows may undertake a variety of activities, including research, writing, education, and advocacy in support of the goals of their host organization and may attend coalition meetings, policy briefings, and Congressional hearings.  Fellows have written articles, blogs, fact sheets, letters to the editor, op-eds and reports, organized talks and conferences, and been interviewed as experts by the media.  Former Scoville Fellows work for U.S. and international NGOs, the Departments of State and Defense, members of Congress and academia, and attend graduate school in political science or international relations, following their fellowships.

Students interested in peace and security issues should visit the Scoville website at www.scoville.org.  Although the majority of Scoville Fellows have received college degrees in political science, government, international relations, history, or peace studies, we do not require any specific major.  There is no application form; application requirements are listed on our website, as are links to the websites of each of the participating groups and information on the work of current and former Scoville Fellows.  The next application deadline is October 3, 2011 for the spring 2012 fellowship.

All U.S. citizens, as well as non-U.S. citizens living in the U.S. who have an appropriate work permit, are eligible to apply; foreign nationals living outside the United States are not.

For additional information, contact

Paul Revsine
Program Director
Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
322 4th Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 446-1565
www.scoville.org

If you have, or will have, need-based financial aid loans through Wesleyan, you are eligible to apply for the Wesleyan Service Careers Fellowship (SCF) loan-forgiveness award.

The SCF award recognizes demonstrated commitment to public service and interest in leading a life of service after graduation.  Since its inception in 2005, the SCF legacy has grown to over 60 Wesleyan alumni.

If you are engaged in service, and see service and civic engagement as a permanent part of your life after Wesleyan, then consider applying.  Ten members of the class of 2012 will be awarded up to $5,000.00 for loan forgiveness, applicable to a previous loan while at Wesleyan, or toward your financial aid loans for senior year.

The application deadline is Thursday, March 31, 4:30pm at the CRC.  For details, visit: http://www.wesleyan.edu/crc/students/grants/fellowships/service_careers.html

INFORMATION SESSION: Wednesday, March 2, 5:00pm-5:30pm, CRC Library.  If you cannot attend the info session, see Jim Kubat during drop-in hours at the CRC on Thursdays, 1:00pm-4:30pm, or see Cathy Lechowicz at the Office of Community Service.

You still have time to work on getting an internship for the summer!  Make some time on Tuesday, November 16 from 11 am to 6 pm for a quick 20-minute appointment with Persephone Hall, Assoc. Director for Employer Relations in the Career Resource Center, Butt A.  Call 860/685-2180 to get on the schedule!

Email phall@wesleyan.edu if you have questions.

The Careers for the Common Good (CCG) program presents Public Service Careers Week 2010.

The Careers for the Common Good program informs, inspires, and supports Wesleyan students who desire to lead socially responsible lives and to pursue careers in public service.

So far this fall, CCG has sponsored Degrees of Public Service, a presentation outlining the variety of masters degrees related to policy, public administration and other areas. We have also held two webinars on finding internships and full-time/permanent jobs in the federal government.

Public Service Careers Week 2010 comprises five career panels over the week of November 1. The panels are:

  • Monday, November 1st
    Food Fight! The Case for Organic Farming and Community Food Organizing, 7:00pm-8:00pm 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.
  • Tuesday, November 2nd
    Reports from the Field: A Talk w/Service Careers Fellows Alumni, 7:00pm-8:00pm 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.
  • Wednesday, November 3rd
    All Are Welcome: Service Through Faith-based Organizations, 7:00pm-8:00pm 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.
  • Thursday, November 4th
    Going Global: Working for International Human Rights, 7:00pm-8:00pm 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.

  • Friday, November 5th
    Giving to Get Back: Careers in Philanthropy, 12:00pm-1:00pm in Usdan 108

    If money is power, than giving money to others can be a powerful tool for service. Learn about the field 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 http://www.wesleyan.edu/crc or check out the MyCRC calendar. A complete list of speakers will be posted shortly.

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