Public Health & Life Sciences

Technology, Engineering, Physical Sciences

Health Professions, Public Health, & Life Sciences

Computer Science

Frances Adjorlolo
Frances Adjorlolo ’08

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.

Physical Sciences

Frances Adjorlolo
Frances Adjorlolo ’08

The physical sciences, as a branch of natural science, focuses primarily on the study of non-living systems. However, just as these areas of study are broad, the physical sciences intersect with a wide range of career opportunities, which can be found in the private sector, in education and academia, and in all levels of government.

Science Research

Frances Adjorlolo
Frances Adjorlolo ’08

Participating in research experiences as an undergraduate is an excellent way to add depth to your science understanding and actively engage with what you are learning in the classroom. By doing so, you further develop your laboratory, analytical, and problem-solving skills, and you start to build your network with faculty members. Research experiences are valuable components to your resume, and they can make you more competitive for both graduate school and industry opportunities.

Library Science

Katy Ryan
Katy Ryan

Wherever there’s a need for information, there’s a need for a librarian. Libraries have been empowering people by offering resources, services and training to expand their knowledge for thousands of years. According to the American Library Association career resource page there are approximately 400,000 librarians and library workers who bring opportunity every day to the communities they serve.

Learn About Careers in Life Sciences

Ama Agumeh

A career in the life sciences can include a broad range of companies, organizations, and foundations concerned with the study of living organisms, including biological sciences, botany, zoology, microbiology, physiology, biochemistry, and a number of related subjects. Employers may include biotechnology & pharmaceutical companies, academic institutions, healthcare organizations, foundations, and federal agencies. Most of the information on this page concerns non-patient facing options but there are opportunities to create career paths that merge patient and non-patient settings.

Leah Schwartz ’18

“My internship was full of many learning experiences — personal, professional, and worldly — but nothing came close to this opportunity to experience global politics in such a way. These were the types of events I often write policy papers on, tucked thousands of miles away in a Wellesley classroom.”

Industry Expertise for Alumnae: Technology, Engineering, and Physical Sciences

Frances Adjorlolo
Frances Adjorlolo ’08

Wellesley Career Education offers personalized advising and industry expertise across six distinct career communities, including Technology, Engineering, and Physical Sciences. Frances Adjorlolo '08 is the Career Community Advisor for these fields, and is available to every alumnae — regardless of her career stage.

Visit the Career Community page for Technology, Engineering, and Physical Sciences to explore these industries.

“After grad school, I jumped straight into curriculum development as a Middle Grades Editor at Pearson Education, then left for a startup making video games that taught science, and finally ended up at the Smithsonian Science Education Center as a curriculum developer (my dream gig!).”

Industry Expertise for Alumnae: Health, Public Health, and Life Sciences

Cindy Seltzer, Ed.D., MBA
Cindy Seltzer, Ed.D., MBA

Wellesley Career Education offers personalized advising and industry expertise in the areas of Health, Public Health, and Life Sciences. Visit the Career Community page for Health, Public Health, and Life Sciences to learn about careers in biotech, life sciences, healthcare, health professions, public health, research, and more

Graduate School in International Affairs, Political Science, Policy, etc

Emma Cutrufello, PhD

This resource covers:

Masters Degrees

  • Master in Public Policy (MPP), 
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA), 
  • Master of International Affairs/Relations/Foreign Policy/Foreign Service, 
  • Master of Security Studies/National Security
  • Master of Political Science

Joint Degrees


PhD in Political Science/Government/Politics or PhD in Public Policy

“At Wellesley, I majored in English, and my parents encouraged me to complete the Teacher Certification program so that I would always have a fall-back career (though I didn’t exactly have a fall-forward career—I had lived in Romania as a child and wanted to find a way to live internationally again in some capacity, but wasn’t sure what shape that would take). This was the best advice I was given during my college years, as I discovered that I loved the dynamism of a classroom.”

“I am most excited about meeting and learning from people all over the world, and observing and hearing about their connections to land and food. Everybody needs food, but everyone's experiences and perspectives are different. I can't really imagine where this year will take me, but I know it will be transformative.”

[The Fulbright] is meant to achieve diplomacy in a different way, in the form of relationships between neighbors and coworkers and friends, rather than embassies and trade agreements

“I grew up listening to public radio and I’ve always enjoyed stories, so I’m looking forward to learning about how storytelling and journalism function in a different continent.”

“I will be the first doctor in my family and the first to attend graduate school with the gift of the Sarah Perry Wood Medical Fellowship.”

Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program at Wellesley College

Kate Dailinger
Kate Dailinger

The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO program funded at 187 institutions across the United States and Puerto Rico by the U.S. Department of Education. McNair participants are either first-generation college students with financial need, or members of a group that is traditionally underrepresented in graduate education and have demonstrated strong academic potential. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase graduate education for students from underrepresented groups.  At Wellesley, the McNair Scholars Program is STEM focused.