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 benefits of being an alumna is continued access to Career Education resources. Dedicated Alumnae Career Advisors and Career Community 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, 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 after time away, or finding an “encore career” after retirement.

Amina Evangelista Swanepoel '02
Wellesley has contributed enormously to my career, which is focused on empowering women with improved health and access to information and services. My feminism was solidified at Wellesley and guides me everyday in the work that I do.
Amina Evangelista Swanepoel ’02

Alumnae Career Advancement Team

Alumnae Career Advisors are here to 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.

Career Community Advisors

Career Community Advisors lead Career Education’s six distinct Career Communities. Each Advisor 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 with a Career Community Advisor on Handshake using your Wellesley credentials.

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Alumnae on The Wellesley Hive

Alumnae are connected to The Wellesley Hive, Wellesley’s Mentorship Platform

Global Mentorship

Countries with alumnae connected to The Wellesley Hive

Career Advancement

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Dana Keep

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.’”

Overview: The Fundamentals of Successful Mentoring

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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

Sep 20, 2018

Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship - application deadline

Eligible: graduating seniors seeking admission to a U.S. graduate school beginning in fall 2019 who are U.S. citizens.

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

Funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program provides graduate students with financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career with the U.S. Department of State. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.


Sep 27, 2018

Schwarzman Scholars - deadline for global competition

Eligible: graduating seniors and recent alumnae from any country in any field.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

The Schwarzman Scholars Program supports leadership development & a special one-year Master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing. 
The 200 scholars chosen annually for this highly selective program will work towards a Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing—one of China’s most prestigious universities. As individuals who want to have a positive impact on the world, the Stephen A. Schwarzman Scholars will be selected based on their academic credentials, extracurricular interests and leadership potential.

Did you know?  The Schwarzman offers...

Sep 30, 2018

Israel Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Israel in any field.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

The mission of the Rhodes Scholarship is "to identify and develop leaders to achieve public good." Each year, there are two Scholarships available for Israel, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website:

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are most welcome to seek advice from Kate Dailinger...