Health Professions, Public Health, & Life Sciences

Health Professions, Public Health, & Life Sciences

Welcome to Career Education’s Health Professions, Public Health, and Life Sciences Career Community page. Wellesley students and alumnae drawn to this Career Community come from a variety of personal and academic backgrounds. Members of this community have a wide range of career interests that include caring for those who are ill, safety and health concerns of general populations, and the use of knowledge of science to make the world a better place. 

As you read our website and meet with our advisors, you’ll learn how to:
• EXPLORE various careers through courses, experiences, and networking
• PREPARE for jobs, volunteer experiences, or graduate coursework
• APPLY to programs, jobs, and schools that will move you along your path

This page includes resources, stories, and events across all three areas of our Career Community: Health Professions, Public Health, and Life Sciences. You can also visit our subpages on Health Professions or Public Health & Life Sciences for content further tailored to these areas.

We encourage you to meet with our health professions advisors to get support and resources as you continue on your career path. We look forward to working with you!

Health Professions, Public Health, Life Science
Office hours 

Appointments can be scheduled Mon – Fri, between 8:30am – 4:30pm

Cindy Seltzer 
Director, Health Professions Advising
Tel 781-283-3145


Frances Adjorlolo ’08
Interim Advisor, Life Sciences
Tel 781-283-2910


Rocío Garza Tisdell ’07
Interim Advisor, Public Health
Tel 781-283-2349


Megan Burns
Coordinator, Health Professions Advising
Tel 781-283-3150

Top Job Functions

Class of 2018 Top Job Functions in the Health, Public Health, and Life Sciences Community
Healthcare Services
Lab Work / Science
Engineering - Web / Software

“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.”

Upcoming Event

Slater International Presents Immigration Attorney Visit (Wednesday, April 10th 2019, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT).

Wednesday, April 10th 2019, 5:00 pm -
7:00 pm EDT

Slater International Center, Slater, Wellesley, MA, USA

Shared on behalf of Slater International Center. Please direct questions to Leanne Dolat

Join Slater International for our second Immigration Attorney Visit! Topics of discussion include:

Unlawful presence and how it relates to F-1 and J-1 students
Knowing your rights when stopped by police/ICE as a documented, dacamented, and undocumented/mixed status family
H-1B, TN, and L visa category basics, and/or TPS

Upcoming Event

Schwarzman Scholars Program - official campus visit! (Thursday, April 18th 2019, 11:20 am - 12:20 pm EDT).

Thursday, April 18th 2019, 11:20 am -
12:20 pm EDT

Founders Hall, 317, Wellesley, MA, USA

No matter what your class year, don't miss this special opportunity to hear all about the exciting Schwarzman Scholars Program from Julia Cunico Gardner, one of the program's selection officers!

Upcoming Event

Setting Your Course - Networking, Balance, & Community-Building (Thursday, April 4th 2019, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT).

Thursday, April 4th 2019, 6:00 pm -
9:00 pm EDT

Pendleton Hall East, Atrium, Wellesley, MA, USA

This event is part 3 of the 4-part Setting Your Course series, designed to help you prepare for life after Wellesley.

Within this session, we will focus on work-life balance. The first portion of the evening will address self-care and community-building as integral components of your post-graduation well-being. Afterward, we will shift to a networking event with recent alumnae, allowing for discussions of what work-life balance may look like after Wellesley.


Upcoming Event

Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine Senior Associate Dean for Academic and Community Affairs (Thursday, April 25th 2019, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT).

Thursday, April 25th 2019, 5:00 pm -
6:00 pm EDT

Pendleton Hall East, 216, Wellesley, MA, USA

Hear from Dr. Maureen Connelly, Senior Dean for Academic and Community Affairs and learn about the new medical school opening in Pasadena CA.

Kaiser Permenente's mission is "To provide a world-class medical education that ignites a passion for learning, a desire to serve, and an unwavering commitment to improve the health and well-being of patients and communities." Read more at

All students admitted into the first five classes will receive full tuition scholarships!

Upcoming Event

Awkward Lunch Bunch (Friday, April 5th 2019, 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm EDT).

Friday, April 5th 2019, 12:45 pm -
1:45 pm EDT

Treehouse (Lulu 4th floor)

Not good at small talk? Feel awkward or out of place at networking events? How about knowing which utensils to use at that stuffy formal dinner you were invited to? The Awkward Lunch Bunch is a casual monthly meet up to practice for all of life's professional awkward moments. We'll discuss*tips and tricks" and most of our time will be spent eating lunch and brushing up on our small talk (aka practicing!) If you are someone who feels awkward in these kinds of professional social settings, come join in with others who feel the same way, and practice!