Career Exploration

Career Exploration

Career Exploration: Wondering where to begin?

What do you want to be when you graduate? Rest assured that most Wellesley students are unsure about their career paths and even those that feel certain often do — and should! — change their course. When beginning your career journey, it can be tempting to imagine that it will be one straight line. However, as countless alumnae will tell you, that’s not the way it works — and that’s a good thing! As the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports, the average worker will have 12-15 jobs in 5-7 different career fields in her lifetime. 

We are here to help you navigate your personal career path. Every student is matched with a College Career Mentor who stays with her through all four years of her college experience. Your College Career Mentor will give you the mentorship, tools, connections, and space for self-assessment and reflection to identify the paths you want to pursue — grounded in a sense of your own values, strengths and interests. 

Casey Butler ’17
Being an NBC page was my dream for many years, but I could never have done it without the support of Sarah Isham and everyone at Career Education! Their support, dedication, and guidance made it possible for me to put my best foot forward at every step of the process.
Casey Butler ’17

College Career Mentors

Satisfaction & Loyalty
student satisfaction after in-person appointments compared to 45% overall satisfaction reported by the Class of 2015
Student Engagement
of students engaged with Wellesley Career Education during their first two years

Brief Introduction to Fellowships and Scholarships

Kate Dailinger
Kate Dailinger

Fellowships and scholarships offer funding to support a range of purposeful activities, including undergraduate research, language study/other study abroad, self-designed projects, teaching and service, graduate or professional study, or even internships and professional placements. They can open doors for you to things you might not be able to pursue otherwise.

There are opportunities for students and alumnae of every nationality and at every stage of their careers. What might be the right fit for you?

Catherine Woodhouse '18

Feeling unsure about your career path? Come see your career mentors to find out more about the SkillScan Assessment and what it can provide for your career search. Below is an interview done by Catherine Woodhouse, a junior majoring in International Relations/Political Science, on her experience with SkillScan and what it’s done to help her with her career path.