“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.

Technology & Engineering

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Alexis Trench

If you are interested in using your technical knowledge, creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking skills in your career of choice, exploring opportunities in technology and engineering-related industries and sectors may be of interest to you. These industry areas are growing and innovating rapidly – opportunities that are unheard of today may be top options in a few years. Broadly speaking, employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, and employment of architecture and engineering occupations is projected to grow 3 percent (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2015).

Computer Science

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Alexis Trench

Computer science at Wellesley encompasses the broad application and theory of ideas relating to hardware and software. As an outcome, those studying computer science should leave with a broad understanding of how computing and technology applications work so that they can build computer applications of the future. Since technology is present in any and all industries and disciplines, the application of technical knowledge can be found in numerous career opportunities.

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!