Luminare: A Career Retreat to Help You Get Started


A Sophomore Career Retreat

Luminare is an four day retreat, specifically designed to be the first stop of your career journey. Over the course of the retreat, you’ll reflect on your interests and values, hear stories from your Wellesley peers, faculty and alumnae, and prepare to launch an authentic career journey. No preparation or pre-requisites needed for this retreat. No plans or ideas about your future needed. Come as you are, and we’ll begin together.

What do you want to be when you grow up? Our answers to this question have probably changed nearly as many times as we have been asked this question. Career planning isn’t as straightforward as we expect it to be. Knowing where to begin or go next is difficult to discern.

Goals of the Luminare Retreat

Luminare Retreat will...

  1. Normalize the uncertainty and ambiguity inherent in career planning
  2. Teach students how to engage in career exploration
  3. Teach students reflective decision making skills

Next Retreat Dates

Sophomores only
January 21 – 24, 2020

Application Deadline: Thursday, October 10, 2019, 11:59 pm

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to apply? When is the application?
Yes, there is a short application that is due October 10, 2019.

How much does the retreat cost?
The retreat is FREE of cost to all students.

Where will the retreat take place?
The retreat will take place on campus, and housing will be provided in the residence halls.

Additional Questions?
Please reach out to Elizabeth Mandeville at