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
3,000+

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

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Global Mentorship
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Countries with alumnae connected to The Wellesley Hive

Alumnae Resume Examples

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Dana Keep

This resource provides four alumnae resume samples. Whether you are a recent graduate, a career changer, or a senior executive, your resume is a selection of information that you will use to introduce yourself to people in your field and prospective employers. As you update your resume during your career, think about your most relevant experience, your most recent experience, and what is most important for an employer to know about you. Consider making an appointment with an alumnae career adviser or a career community adviser in your industry to discuss how best to communicate your background and accomplishments on your resume.

Jul 31, 2018

India Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from India 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 five Scholarships available for India, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk

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...

Aug 1, 2018

English Program in Korea (EPIK) - expected fall direct application deadline

Eligible: rising seniors and alumnae who are citizens of Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States, or South Africa; TEFL certification OR teaching licensure in any field required.

International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

The English Program in Korea (EPIK), affiliated to the Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, was established in 1995 to improve the English speaking abilities of students and teachers in Korea, to develop cultural exchanges and reform English teaching methodologies in Korea.

**Please note there is no set deadline for this program.  If applying to start in the spring term, begin applying in August, for the fall term, begin applying in February.

Benefits: monthly salary, settlement allowance, free housing, entrance and exit allowance, severance pay, 50% of...

Aug 1, 2018

Wellesley optional priority draft deadline - Fulbright, Marshall, Rhodes, Schwarzman, Knight-Hennessy, and Watson

Those planning to apply to Fulbright, Watson, Marshall, Rhodes, Schwarzman, and/or Knight-Hennessy fellowships.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Plan ahead and give yourself a head-start! 

August 1 is the optional priority deadline for Wellesley applicants for the Fulbright, Watson, Marshall, Rhodes, Schwarzman, and/or Knight-Hennessy: if you get drafts to fellowships@wellesley.edu by this deadline you are guaranteed feedback before campus deadlines, and you'll get priority in the booking of advising appointments.

(Applicants who miss the draft deadline will be accommodated time-permitting, after those who met the deadline.)

*Please note that...

Aug 15, 2018

Southern Africa Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, or Swaziland 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 ten Scholarships available for Southern Africa, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.  Southern Africa includes South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, and Swaziland.

For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes, without any...

Aug 15, 2018

Pakistan Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Pakistan 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 is one Scholarship available for Pakistan, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk

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...