Spring 2021: Supporting Students & Alumnae

Spring 2021: Supporting students and alumnae through a unique semester
From need-blind admissions, through student support services, and into career planning, Wellesley is committed to creating equity and access to opportunity for all students. Career Education is using a three-pillared approach to focus our work for the semester:
Students are exploring and launching their careers in difficult circumstances, marked by uncertainty, grief, and displacement. A heightened focus on care from our staff, and an emphasis on self-care, will be central to our work in the coming months.
Networks of support have always been a critical aspect to building a successful career. Now, more than ever, the strength of the Wellesley network—alumnae, staff, faculty, families—will be essential in helping our students explore and embark upon careers.
In this changing world, all industries need the leadership of women who will make a difference in their respective fields. We are committed to supporting students in finding pathways to meaningful work built upon their interests, values, and strengths.


Virtual Advising All Students, On-and Off-Campus

The pandemic has affected future plans for many, including job projects and internships. Please know that you are not alone, and that our team is here for you as you adapt to this changing landscape.

College Career Mentors, Career Community Advisors, Alumnae Career Advisors, and the Fellowships team are all available for remote appointments with students and alumnae to discuss impacts to your career journey. 


Supporting Seniors

Seniors often may especially feel the impacts of the pandemic as they approach their career search and an uncertain entrance into the workforce. To support the class of 2021, Career Education will be relaunching the Senior Support Network program originally offered to the class of 2020. The Senior Support Network is designed to connect students with advisors and alumnae who can help them reach their individual career goals throughout this challenging time.

Alumnae Mentorship

Now more than ever, we are so grateful for the strength of the Wellesley network. The Wellesley Hive is an interactive virtual space for networking and mentorship and a powerful resource for this moment. Members of the Hive are eager to support current students and alumnae alike in navigating the professional challenges of this moment, or simply exploring career paths. You can filter Hive searches by interests, indentities, location, and more. Reach out to the Hive for support and to build your personal Wellesley network!

Wellesley Hive Members

Alumnae and students are connected to The Wellesley Hive, Wellesley’s Mentorship Platform


Virtual Programming

Career Education is continuing its regularly-scheduled programming in virtual format, and will also be offering a series of events throughout the coming months.


Supportive Resources

Career Education is developing specialized online resources to help students and alumnae adapt to changing trends and opportunities across all industries.