Recruiting at Wellesley

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Recruiting at Wellesley

For over a century, Wellesley has produced more successful women leaders across all fields than any other liberal arts institution. Why recruit at Wellesley?

  • Wellesley women can bring intelligence, confidence, creativity, resourcefulness, and unique abilities to your organization

  • Wellesley’s student body is one of the most ethnically diverse in the U.S. and represents students from over 80 countries worldwide

  • Wellesley is one of the top undergraduate institutions in the nation

In order to craft customized, effective recruiting experiences, we have cultivated industry-specific career communities at Wellesley. Each of these communities is led by a Career Community Advisor with expertise in their industries. The advisor most relevant to your recruiting and engagement targets serves as a liaison to our center helping you to create the connections and customized plan you need for a successful recruiting experience based on your specific organizational needs and goals.

Career Education is excited to partner with organizations globally to connect our students and alumnae with opportunities aligned with their career goals.

Madeline Albright
More than any other college — large or small — Wellesley has groomed women who shatter the glass ceiling.
Madeline Albright

Contacts

Career Community Advisors

Tools for Recruiting at Wellesley

3 Step Model for Engagement

3 Step Model for Engagement

We view all of our employers as strategic partnerships, and encourage on and off campus engagement on three levels: Connect with students, Educate at Wellesley, and Host On-site.

Recruiting Guide

Recruiting Guide

Please take a look at our Employer Engagement Guide for an overview of our approach to preparing our students for their chosen fields of interest, levels of engagement that are available to you as an employer, and to get started.

On-Campus Recruiting

On-Campus Recruiting

Sharing available job postings and internships via Handshake, coming to Wellesley to host recruiting events, participating in our boutique career fairs, and conducting on-campus interviews are all great ways for you to connect with our diverse student body and build your brand on our campus.

Handshake

Handshake

Handshake is Wellesley’s career management platform for posting employment opportunities as well as submitting requests to come to campus. Ready to get started? Receive your invitation to connect with us on Handshake by contacting Sumana Northover — by email at snorthov@wellesley.edu; and by phone at 781-283-2006.

Career Outcomes Rate

96%
of Class of 2017 graduates were employed, accepted to graduate school, participating in a service/volunteer program, or serving in the military within 6 months of graduation
71.14%
Employed
17.64%
graduate school
6.61%
volunteer program
4.21%
military
0.40%
still seeking
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Ethnic Diversity
Top 4 :

Wellesley has been ranked in the top 4 for ethnic diversity among private liberal arts colleges for most of the 21st century. — US News and World Report

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Highly Selective
22%

of applicants were accepted to the Wellesley College Class of 2021

Career Education Suit Program

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Wellesley Career Education

Is your wardrobe lacking the professional attire required to attend a conference, interview, or meeting? The Career Education Suit Program has quality suiting options for all gender identities in a full range of petite and regular sizes. Students can choose from jackets, skirts, dresses, and pants. Suits may be borrowed for up to 7 days. The date of return will be set upon check out. The suit must be returned in the condition in which it was lent out, dry-cleaned with a receipt.

On-Campus Recruiting Program Policies

Sumana Northover
Sumana Northover

Career Education requires all students to abide by the following rules in order to maintain the success and integrity of Wellesley’s recruiting program.

Easy Guide to Hiring Foreign Graduates

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Sumana Northover

Do not let fear of the simple visa process prevent you from hiring the best and brightest graduates available. This guide from the McCandlish Holton Immigration Practice Group provides an overview for employers seeking to hire foreign graduates of U.S. universities.

Employer Relations Policies

Sumana Northover
Sumana Northover

Wellesley College has developed the following guidelines to promote an equitable and fair recruiting experience on behalf of our employers as well as our students. It is our expectation that employers who participate in on-campus recruiting become familiar with the following policies as well as reference these policies throughout the year. If any of the following expectations conflict with internal company hiring procedures, please do not hesitate to reach out to Sumana Northover, Employer Relations Manager, to discuss prior to your on campus recruiting.