“It’s okay if things don’t turn out exactly the way you expect... and as I grew throughout my time at Wellesley, I discovered that I also wanted to gain experience in more people-oriented clinical roles.”

“For students interested in advocacy or a cause, such as immigration or civil rights – roll up your sleeves and volunteer! Through volunteering, you will gain insight and professional contacts in your chosen field.”

Making the Most of a Virtual Internship or Project

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Advisors for Career Exploration

Virtual internships and projects — experiences for which all of the work is done online from a remote location (e.g., your home) instead of on-site at the workplace - come with their own benefits (no commute!) and their own challenges (how to get to know colleagues?). This document will help you to identify and strategize for some of the benefits and challenges of a virtual experience in advance, so you’ll be ready to make the most of your summer experience.

Leading with Empathy: A Guide for Mentors and Mentees During the Covid-19 Pandemic & Beyond

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Heidi Johnson

Leading with empathy in your mentor/mentee interactions is always important, but never more so than during the Covid-19 pandemic. Students are exploring and launching their careers in difficult circumnstances, and both alumnae and students are carrying invisible personal and professional burdens. This guide is an overview for approaching the mentorship relationship with heightened care.

What to do you if you are a Wellesley student searching for internship and fellowship opportunities

Looking for internship and fellowship opportunities and wondering where to begin? So was Ashley Amoabeng ’21. Check out how this first year student at Wellesley became an internship-finding master.

Make the Most of Your Internship

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Advisors for Career Exploration

Prepare to make the most of your experience using these tips for before, during, and after your internship.

Assess Yourself: What Are You Bringing on Your Career Journey?

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Advisors for Career Exploration

Where do you begin when you don’t know where to begin with your career path? What are new opportunities you could explore once you find a field that fascinates you? How do you prioritize which experiences to pursue when there are a few, several, or many options that interest you?

20+ Questions to Jump-start Your Career Exploration

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Advisors for Career Exploration

In this resource, you will find questions meant to prompt your career exploration. Take time to reflect on each question as a strong understanding of oneself will be essential in order to effectively navigate the twists and turns of your unique career path. Get to know your values, personality type, strengths and interests. These all deeply inform your satisfaction with career choice.

What to do if you are a Wellesley student freaking out about finding a job.

Freaking out about life after college? Not sure where to begin your job hunt? Looking for tips for your next interview? Natalie Catalan ’18 offers advice!

Feeling unsure about your career path? Come see your career mentors to find out more about the SkillScan Assessment and what it can provide for your career search. Read an overview of the SkillScan by Catherine Woodhouse ’18.

Careers in the Military and Law Enforcement

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Nicole D. Park

The majority of law enforcement jobs are US government positions at the federal and state level and therefore are of interest to students interested in public service. The information below focuses on the maintenance of public order and enforcing the law. Please also refer to the “Government” resource page for more information about public service careers outside of military and physical law enforcement.

Study Abroad: Government, International Affairs, Law, & Public Policy Careers

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Nicole D. Park

Students interested in careers in government, law, international affairs, and public policy are encouraged to focus on skill development and experience. This is especially important as employers, and graduate programs in this space continue to look for commitment to understanding these industries.  Below please find suggested study abroad experiences that help develop specific skills and experiences to help be competitive in these industries.