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Fall 2020 Virtual Drop-In Advising

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Wellesley Career Education

Career Education is hosting virtual Drop-In Advising hours Monday–Thursday throughout Fall 2020! Current Wellesley students are welcome to join us via Zoom during the following timeslots to ask quick, 15-minute questions about resumes, cover letters, negotiations, interviews, or anything else that doesn't necessitate a full appointment.

  • Monday: 3 – 4:30 pm EDT
  • Tuesday: 8 – 9:30 am EDT
  • Wednesday: 11am – 12:30 pm EDT & 2:30 – 4pm EDT
  • Thursday: 12:30 – 2 pm EDT

Job Shadowing

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College Career Mentors

What better way to learn about a particular career path, industry, company, or role than experiencing it yourself? If you want to learn more about a specific path before committing to an internship or job, consider “shadowing” an individual who currently works in the field as a way to experience a typical workday in that career.

How to Use a Career Fair as an Exploration Opportunity

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Career fairs are a great opportunity to explore and learn more about professional paths and opportunities and to practice networking. By attending a career fair, you’re able to speak with representatives from multiple organizations during one event. In your conversations, you will be able to learn about each organization — its values, work culture...etc. — and the types of opportunities they typically hire for.

Thinking of Study Abroad?

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This resource was co-authored by Wellesley Career Education and the Wellesley Office of International Study.

While it is easy to see the academic benefits of study abroad, it is also important to identify its career benefits. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has a list of competencies that contribute to the career readiness of today’s college graduates. Global/intercultural fluency was one of the marketable competencies on the list. Furthermore, in a NACE survey, employers identified their top four competencies: critical thinking/problem solving, professionalism/work ethic, teamwork, and communications skills. The great news is that you could develop all of these skills as part of your study abroad experience.

Vault

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Vault.com provides in-depth intelligence on what it's really like to work in an industry, company, or profession — and how to position yourself to land that job. Vault is best known for its influential rankings, ratings, and reviews on thousands of top employers and hundreds of internship programs.

Senior Support Network: Tips & Guidance for Meeting with Mentor Volunteers

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Wellesley Career Education

Congratulations on taking the step of signing up for the Senior Support Network! This resource offers tips and guidance to prepare for your first conversation with the alum or parent you have been matched with for the program.

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

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Erin Konkle

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.

Make the Most of Your Internship

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College Career Mentors

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

20+ Questions to Jump-start Your Career Exploration

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College Career Mentors

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.

Crafting Your Pitch

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A pitch is brief — think 30 seconds — and gives a quick glimpse into your background, highlights your strengths and value, clearly outlines your goals and serves to develop a relationship with your audience. A pitch sums up your unique promise of value and gives the audience a clear understanding of your motivations and goals.

Finding an Internship

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Lorraine Hanley ’98

While the College supports hundreds of students through our funded internship programs, the opportunities to intern around the world are endless. We understand it can be overwhelming to get started, so here are a few ideas to jumpstart your search.

Making the Most of a Virtual Internship or Project

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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.

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.

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

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College Career Mentors

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?