Resources for Distinct Populations

Resources for Distinct Populations

Shared Identity

As a member of the Wellesley Community, you possess an identity that is shared across our student and alumnae network. This identity ties you together in a network as you experience life here on campus, and as you pursue your career pathways beyond.

Intersecting Identities

While your identity as a student or alumna connects you to our community, you also possess a rich intersection of diverse identities that will influence and guide your career aspirations, choices, and achievements. These identities equip you with unique strengths and perspectives that will support your career success, but they may also present you with significant challenges on your career pathway. 

Capitalizing on Strengths, and Navigating Challenges

The way that you view yourself and develop your career interests across multiple identities, including the skills you build from navigating challenges, give you profound strengths that will support you in the face of difficulties and challenges along your career pathways.

If you believe you may have experienced illegal work-related discrimination, you can review federal law and reporting processes here.

Resources for Specific Distinct Populations

Here we provide you with career resources for distinct identities, including funding sources and organizations that will help you to expand your professional communities. In addition to these resources, you also should consider the resources and supports Wellesley provides as in institution.


Resources for International Students

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Wellesley Career Education

Navigating the college experience can be a complex affair, particularly if you are entering Wellesley from another country. The first stop for you is the Slater International Center, as they will serve as your most important resource at Wellesley. In addition to what Slater has to offer, you will find below some additional career resources.

Lockin China (employment resource for students interested in working in China)

Tess Mattern
Tess Mattern

Lockin China is the very first platform that focuses on the development of Chinese overseas talents.

Resources for Pre-Health Students & Alumnae With Disabilities

Cindy Seltzer, Ed.D., MBA
Cindy Seltzer, Ed.D., MBA

If you have a disability and are thinking about a career in the health professions, it’s important that you educate yourself about your rights and resources.

Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program at Wellesley College

Kate Dailinger
Kate Dailinger

The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO program funded at 187 institutions across the United States and Puerto Rico by the U.S. Department of Education. McNair participants are either first-generation college students with financial need, or members of a group that is traditionally underrepresented in graduate education and have demonstrated strong academic potential. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase graduate education for students from underrepresented groups.  At Wellesley, the McNair Scholars Program is STEM focused.