Career Communities

Grace Hu ’17 and Frances Adjorlolo ’08, Career Community Advisor, Technology, Engineering, & Physical Sciences
Grace Hu ’17 and Frances Adjorlolo ’08, Career Community Advisor, Technology, Engineering, & Physical Sciences

Career Communities

Career Education has designed six career communities to support students and alumnae as they pursue and advance in a wide range of industries. Each is led by a Career Community Advisor with industry expertise who can help you gain a competitive edge. 

Career Community Advisors

Class of 2020 Top Employment Industries

Consulting, Finance
27.84%
Consulting, Business, Finance
Education
17.53%
Education
Internet & Software, Technology, Engineering
14.09%
Internet & Software, Technology
Healthcare, Life Sciences
13.40%
Healthcare, Life Sciences
Arts, Communication, Media
8.25%
Arts, Communication, Media
Nonprofit, NGO
7.56%
Nonprofit, NGO
Law Enforcement, Legal
4.47%
Law Enforcement, Legal
Government
3.44%
Government - Local, State, & Federal

Class of 2020 Top Job Functions

13.10%
Finance
10.00%
Research
10.00%
Engineering (Web/Software)
9.66%
Lab Work/Science
6.58%
Education, Teaching, Training
8.97%
Consulting
6.90%
Education, Teaching, Training
4.83%
Legal

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.

“I think art’s first goal is to remind us that we are human...”

“Investors don’t have to choose between making money & making the world better... Today’s smart money is investing in people and the planet.”

“You will always have access to [Career Education]. Keep using them, keep checking in with them afterward, because the Wellesley community is always willing to help.”

“Wellesley gave me a solid foundation in international relations, so I wanted to explore more in-depth theoretical and historical elements, both for my own interest and for gaining specialist knowledge for my career.”