Recruiting at Wellesley

Career Fair

Why Recruit at Wellesley?

For over a century, Wellesley has produced more successful women leaders across all fields than any other liberal arts institution. Wellesley's student body is one of the most ethnically diverse in the U.S, and our graduates can bring intelligence, confidence, creativity, resourcefulness, and unique abilities to your organization. Career Education is excited to partner with organizations globally to connect our students and alumnae with opportunities aligned with their career goals.

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Ready to connect with Wellesley students? Explore our 3-step model of engagement to learn how to connect with us on Handshake, educate at Wellesley, or host students on-site with your organization or company. You'll find our recruiting guide, resources, policies, and more.


Wellesley's On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) program brings employers from diverse organizations and companies to campus to recruit students for internship and full-time opportunities. In addition to interviewing on campus, employers partner with Career Education as co-educators, organizing dozens of workshops & info sessions each year.

Tools for Recruiting at Wellesley

Recruiting Guide

Recruiting Guide

Browse our Employer Engagement Guide for an overview of our approach to preparing our students for their chosen fields of interest, levels of engagement that are available to you as an employer, and to get started.



Handshake is Wellesley’s career management platform for posting employment opportunities as well as submitting requests to come to campus. Ready to get started? Login to Handshake at the link below, and review our Handshake Employer Approval Guidelines for support.

Employer Engagement Contacts

Employer Partners
Wellesley students are extremely motivated with high levels of integrity and work ethic. They take advantage of their available resources to solve complex problems. The students are always asking intelligent questions so they understand the bigger pictures that the analysis they are completing is a part of. Wellesley College's rigorous academics prepare students for challenging internships and provide students with very mature perspectives.
Jake Housman
Senior Manager, Boston Consulting Group

Career Outcomes Rate

of Class of 2018 graduates were employed, accepted to graduate school, participating in a service/volunteer program, or serving in the military within 6 months of graduation
graduate school
volunteer program
still seeking
Ethnic Diversity
Top 4

Wellesley has been ranked in the top 4 for ethnic diversity among private liberal arts colleges for most of the 21st century. — US News and World Report

Highly Selective

of applicants were accepted to the Wellesley College Class of 2021

On-Campus Recruiting Program Policies (Students)

Sumana Northover
Sumana Northover

Career Education requires all students to abide by the following rules in order to maintain the success and integrity of Wellesley’s recruiting program.

On-Campus Recruiting Program Policies (Employers)

Sumana Northover
Sumana Northover

Wellesley College has developed the following guidelines to promote an equitable and fair recruiting experience on behalf of our employers as well as our students. It is our expectation that employers who participate in on-campus recruiting become familiar with the following policies as well as reference these policies throughout the year. If any of the following expectations conflict with internal company hiring procedures, please do not hesitate to reach out to Sumana Northover, Employer Relations Manager, to discuss prior to your on campus recruiting.

“Chuyue took a summer internship with our Asset Sustainability Group and worked on setting up and evaluating Fault Detection and Diagnostic (FDD) Rules within Ameresco’s Building Dynamics framework. Ameresco had been collecting data from the Wellesley building automation system and Sun worked on establishing the applicable fault detection and diagnostic rules. The final result was a report that could be run across numerous air handling units (across different buildings) for about 20+ FDD rules for a given period to identify when and how frequently the faults occurred.”

“I have been given challenging projects that not only peak my interests, but also allow me to think outside of the box and collaborate with others.”

Recruiting Best Practices (Students)

Sumana Northover
Sumana Northover

Career fairs, meetups, and industry insight events are a great opportunity to gain exposure to a specific industry, job function or sector. At Wellesley, each of our events are “boutique” and specialize in a particular sector. In other words, rather than having a large and general career fair, we have smaller ones that focus on tailored industries such as: (1) consulting, finance, and business, (2) technology and marketing, and (3) government, law, and international affairs. Depending on recruiting timelines, these fairs, meetups or industry insights occur in both the fall and spring...