Career Exploration

Career Exploration

Career Exploration: Wondering where to begin?

What do you want to be when you graduate? Rest assured that most Wellesley students are unsure about their career paths and even those that feel certain often do — and should! — change their course. When beginning your career journey, it can be tempting to imagine that it will be one straight line. However, as countless alumnae will tell you, that’s not the way it works — and that’s a good thing! As the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports, the average worker will have 12-15 jobs in 5-7 different career fields in her lifetime. 

We are here to help you navigate your personal career path. Every student is matched with a College Career Mentor who stays with her through all four years of her college experience. Your College Career Mentor will give you the mentorship, tools, connections, and space for self-assessment and reflection to identify the paths you want to pursue — grounded in a sense of your own values, strengths and interests. 

College Career Mentors

Casey Butler ’17
Being an NBC page was my dream for many years, but I could never have done it without the support of Sarah Isham and everyone at Career Education! Their support, dedication, and guidance made it possible for me to put my best foot forward at every step of the process.
Casey Butler ’17
First Years & Sophomores Making Appointments
62%
of students engaged with Wellesley Career Education during their first two years at Wellesley (2017-2018)
In-Person Student Engagement
82%
of students engaged in-person with Career Education through appointments, events, and/or drop-ins (2017-2018)
College Career Mentors

Students: Meet Your College Career Mentor!

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.

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