Career Advancement

Fireside Chat with Lulu Chow Wang alumnae event, organized by New York Wellesley Club Careers. Photograph by Gabriella Reubins.
Fireside Chat with Lulu Chow Wang alumnae event, organized by New York Wellesley Club Careers. Photograph by Gabriella Reubins.

Lifetime Support for Career Advancement

A benefit of being a graduate of Wellesley College is continued access to Career Education resources. Dedicated Alumnae Career Advisors and Industry Advisors are here to help you navigate your career journey, make meaningful connections, overcome obstacles, and celebrate success at every stage.

We offer one-on-one advising, resume and cover letter reviews, interview practice, professional development webinars, and advice on new trends that will impact your job search process. Our experienced staff can work with you to address whatever you are facing, including making a career pivot/change, advancing in your current career field, re-entering the workforce, or finding an “encore career” after retirement.

Fall 2023 Alumnae Programs

Drop-In Events

‘Ask a Career Coach’ Drop-In Series
We will continue our informal ‘Ask a Career Coach’ drop-in sessions. You probably have questions if you are an alumna in career transition – looking for a new industry or position, contemplating graduate study, navigating a role change or promotion, returning to the workforce, or planning for an engaged retirement. We invite you to put these dates on your calendar and join us with a question or two. Chances are, others share your question and when Wellesley alums come together there is inevitable sharing and support! There is no formal agenda or presentation in these sessions; we’re here to respond to career questions and offer ideas and perspectives to help in your transition. 

  • Thursday, October 12  •  Noon – 1:00 PM ET
  • Tuesday, December 5  •  Noon – 1:00 PM ET

Registration is not necessary and participants can drop in via this Zoom link. 

Are you re-entering the workforce? (new cohort drop-in series)
For those returning to the workforce from time away, we are trying something new this fall. We will facilitate three drop-in sessions for people to join with questions about their own re-entry journey and to crowdsource ideas and support from fellow alums (as well as Becky King and Dana Keep, alum career advisors). These sessions will be discussion-based and open to whatever would be most helpful for participants.  

  • Thursdays, November 2, 9, 16  •  Noon – 1:30 pm ET

Registration is not necessary and participants can drop in via this Zoom link.

Retirement/Encore Career drop-in discussion
Alumnae career advisors Becky King and Dana Keep will host another drop-in discussion focusing on workplace topics. This fall we will explore how to have an engaged retirement. 

  • Tuesday, September 19  •  Noon – 1:00 PM ET

Below are a few resources below to get you thinking, and we’ll gather for a thought provoking conversation.

How to Start an Encore Career, MoneyGeek
Seven Ways to Find Your Purpose in Life, Greater Good
7 Tips for Finding Your Purpose in Life, VeryWell Mind

​Registration is not necessary and participants can drop in via this Zoom link.

Alumnae Career Advancement Team

Alumnae Career Advisors are here for one-on-one advising about career pivots, re-entry into the workforce, resume and cover letter reviews, interview practice, and more. You can schedule an appointment to meet with an Alumnae Career Advisor through Handshake using your Wellesley credentials.

Industry-Specific Advisors

Career Education's Industry-specific Advisors can provide industry expertise for alumnae exploring specific career paths, whether looking to break into a new field or advance in their industries with a competitive edge. Make an appointment on Handshake using your Wellesley credentials.

Alumnae Webinars

Wellesley Career Education hosts professional development webinars to support alums at every career stage, often in partnership with alumnae who offer expertise on a specific topic. An archive of past webinars is housed below.

You can also watch a full playlist of our Alum Webinars on Youtube!


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Wellesley Hive Members

Alums and students are connected to The Wellesley Hive, Wellesley’s Mentorship Platform

Global Mentorship

Countries with members connected to The Wellesley Hive

“It’s worth keeping in mind that most great careers don’t follow a blueprint. History is studded with late bloomers and second-chancers.”

Rejoining the Workforce

Destiny M. Barletta

Many women find it challenging to prepare a resume after being home for several years. Do not discount the value of work that you have been doing, even if it has not been a formal or paid job. This resource will provide an overview for women returning to the workforce and working parents.

Job Searching After 50

Destiny M. Barletta

This resource outlines considerations for job searching over 50, including tailored advice for your writing your resume, networking, and interviewing.

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Wellesley Hive

The Wellesley Hive: Wellesley’s Mentorship & Networking Platform