Important Dates and Application Information

  

 

Important Alternative Break Dates

  • Student Coordinator applications are due on April 22 at noon.
  • Site Leader applications are also due on April 22 at noon.
  • Wintersession Alternative Breaks will tentatively take place between January 10-24, 2015.
    • The first Break will last from January 10 - 17, 2015.
    • The second Break will last from January 18 - 24, 2015.
    • We are asking that Wintersession site leader candidates be available from January 10 - 24, 2015.  Exact dates for each Alternative Break will be determined during the 2014 Fall Semester.
  • Alternative Spring Breaks will tentatively both take place between March 21-28, 2015.

 

Alternative Break Application Information

For each application, please submit the following to the appropriate schedule in MyCWS:

  • Short essay responses, 100-200 words each (this will go in the writing sample section) in one Word document with your name, campus mailbox and Banner ID number at the top of each page.  Questions listed below.
  • One page resume
  • Electronic Supplemental Form: link located in the application instructions section in the appropriate schedule
  • Optional: Students who need financial assistance may apply for additional funding by including an essay and budget with their short essay responses uploaded to the writing sample #2 tab in MyCWS that outlines their financial need (please title document Alternative Break Financial Assistance Supplement). Please state why financial assistance is needed and the amount requested (include airfare, public transportation and additional anticipated costs).

 


 

2014-15 Student Coordinator Short Essay Questions

MyCWS Schedule Number:  1110
Short essay responses of 100-200 words should respond to all of the following questions (note: NOT a letter format):

1. Why do you want to be a student coordinator for the Alternative Breaks Prorgram and what do you hope to gain from your experience?
2. Do you have any experience with community engagement or service?  If yes, please describe. (Be sure to mention any previous Alternative Break experience, if applicable.)
3. Tell us about a social justice issue are you most passionate about and why?
4. What qualities characterize successful partnerships?  How does your work style promote these qualities?
5. Describe a time where you had to manage a complex process or program. What did you learn and what was challenging?
6. What other commitments do you have next year?


 

2014-15 Site Leader Short Essay Questions

MyCWS Schedule Number:  1109
Short essay responses of 100-200 words should respond to all of the following questions (note: NOT a letter format):

1. Why do you want to be a site leader in the Alternative Breaks program and what are you hoping to gain from the experience?
2. What qualities characterize effective leadership? How does your leadership style reflect these qualities?
3. Please list your top two social justice issue choices and why you want to lead a trip focusing on these issues.  Please suggest two service sites or community partners relating to one of those two social justice issues.
4. Please describe a time you led a group or team of people.  What was challenging about it? What did you learn from the experience?
5. What other commitments do you have next year?
 

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Colleen Calcagni
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ccalcagn@wellesley.edu
781.283.2554

Katie Koski
Program Director, Service
kkoski@wellesley.edu
781.283.2357


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