We are
Career Education
at Wellesley

We are
Career Education
at Wellesley

You are
Jan 18, 2019

The Beinecke Scholarship Program - campus deadline

Eligible: juniors in the fields of the arts, humanities, or social sciences who are U.S. citizens or United States nationals from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Research/Gradschool, Undergraduate, Postgraduate

The Beinecke Scholarship program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue graduate study in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The Beinecke provides $34,000 towards application expenses and tuition fees for graduate study in MA, MFA, or PhD programs. 

You don't have to go it alone: drop in to Fellowship Pop-Up Advising (see Events listings on this website), or talk things over with Kate Dailinger at Career Education by booking an appointment via Handshake to talk in person or via telephone or video chat.

"From the first program I wrote to the projects I'm working on now, I still get a rush every time my code runs. That feeling is what got me hooked on computer science."

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Create Your Own Internship

Sarah Isham
Sarah Isham

Students that think in terms of impact rather than internship postings open up a world of possibilities where they can gain meaningful and challenging experience.

Welcome to Career Education at Wellesley

Wellesley’s new career education model for the liberal arts — an approach designed with the mission of preparing and inspiring every Wellesley student to craft a lifetime of opportunity and reach her full potential

Lizamaria Arias
Throughout my time at Wellesley, the advisors at Career Education were instrumental in helping me navigate the labyrinth of academia and pointing me toward resources and opportunities that would help me achieve my goals.
Lizamaria Arias '17
International Relations and Political Science
Michelle Yu
I am incredibly thankful for the part Career Education played in my internship journey. From the beginning, my career mentor was there to brainstorm, encourage, and motivate me to pursue an internship that aligned with my interests.
Michelle Yu '19
Psychology
Satisfaction & Loyalty
98%
student satisfaction in 2017 after in-person appointments compared to 45% overall satisfaction reported by the Class of 2015
Award Winning
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2 Awards Won
2017 NACE Career Services Excellence Award & 2017 Eduventures Innovation Award
96%
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

The Gig Economy

Destiny
Destiny M. Barletta

If full-time, permanent, salaried positions are difficult to find in the area you want to work (as is often the case in creative fields), gig work, freelancing, or a side hustle related to your interests could be a good way to gain experience and build your resume. Gig work can also be a path to meeting life’s practical obligations while honing your craft or perusing creative goals.

Entertainment

Destiny
Destiny M. Barletta

Today's entertainment industry includes everything from the large scale productions of the Hollywood studio system, to the independent work being done within smaller markets, to the new media offerings adapting at the fringe of established distribution channels. A lot of attention and publicity is given to the “above the line” careers such as directing, producing, writing, and acting, but just as many career opportunities are available within support industries like post-production, entertainment law, talent representation, public relations and marketing, and social media.

Career Advancement

Becky King
Becky King

Career Advancement can mean different things to different people. For some, advancement means reaching a leadership position within a company or a field. For others, advancement means performing at a high level in a given role. Sometimes, advancement means switching careers entirely to learn a whole new domain, or focusing on giving back to a field or a community.

"She said, ‘If you could do anything in the world, what would you be?’ I immediately said, ‘A nurse, but it’s too late.’ She said, ‘No it’s not.’”

Many of the preconceived notions I had about people experiencing homelessness and poverty were transformed by my summer internship, particularly due to its direct service aspect. Much of what I learn as a Peace & Justice Studies major concerns multi-layered analysis of conflict and my internship offered me an opportunity to consider how larger systems, like housing, banking, education, criminal justice, etc., influence social structures and perpetuate poverty for the underclass.

The Wellesley Hive Mentor Resource: The Fundamentals of Successful Mentoring

Wellesley Career Education logo
Wellesley Career Education

The Wellesley Hive is a flexible, interactive virtual space for professional networking and mentorship — exclusively for Wellesley. This resource, authored by Sherry Holland '66, describes some key steps in building any successful mentoring relationship within the Hive platform.

The Wellesley Hive