Faculty & Staff

How to Help a Student Explore (Faculty/Staff)

Elizabeth Mandeville ’04
Elizabeth Mandeville ’04

As in the liberal arts, exploration is at the core of a meaningful and successful career journey. While many students feel they need to identity a specific career objective and the major to match early in their college career, the reality is very different. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average college graduate will hold more than a dozen jobs in her lifetime in multiple career fields. Given all that change, what will best serve students as they launch their careers is not certainty and narrow expertise, but the ability to think broadly across disciplines, adaptability, and a strong sense of one’s own interests, skills, values, and strengths.

Requesting Faculty References

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Wellesley Career Education

This resource provides best practices for requesting a letter of reference from a professor. Please note that we recommend that you allow at least eight weeks for a professor to prepare a letter of reference.