Summer 2020 Career Resources

Summer 2020 Career Resources

There’s plenty you can do this summer to continue your career development, but sometimes it can be difficult to know where to begin. We’ve added easy links below to some of the resources that may be the most helpful for you in the coming months. If you haven’t already, check out our Hive 2020 page for some updates and initiatives specific to this year.

Appointments are open now for the June and August for College Career Mentorsso please go ahead and schedule a time that works for you. Career Communitiy Advisor, Alumnae Career Advisor, and Fellowship Advisor schedules for the summer vary, so check Handshake for available appointment times. We look forward to speaking with you!

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This summer, you can...

Explore & Reflect

Where do you begin when you don’t know where to begin with your career path? The resources below offer a great way to start exploring! You can also learn about various career fields by taking a look at our Career Community pages. Each Career Community page is a treasure trove of information for specific fields and industries.

Network and Conduct Informational Interviews

Learn more about an individual’s career path and profession in a way that may inform your own journey!

Refine your professional documents

Use this time and the brain space to look at your resume and/or cover letter documents with fresh eyes — or create your first-ever professional documents! Our website offers the resources you need to begin.

Think about graduate school and fellowship opportunities for the future

For many, the pandemic has meant reconsidering plans for the future. Our Fellowships 101 page can help you discover funding opportunities you never knew existed for graduate school, undergraduate research, self-designed projects, teaching and service, and more.

If graduate school is newly on your mind, we also have a range of resources that can help you weigh your options. We also recently formed a partnership with Princeton Review that enables Wellesley students and alumnae to purchase test review products at a discount!

Hive Internship Projects

Apply for a Hive Internship Project

Hive Internship Projects are short-term, virtual experiences that are designed by unbundling long-term internships and separating out individual projects that can be completed remotely. Students benefit from working on a real-world project for an alumna or employer, while organizations gain timely support from students. Opportunity time varies, and can go up to 80 hours, over the course of about 2–4 weeks in the summer (June 1  – August 15). 

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Relax, Rejuvenate, & Have Fun 

Our team knows we're no New York Times Book Review, but we're still excited to offer you a few of our favorite entertainment ideas for the summer ahead! Below are suggestions from members of the Career Education team.

Books

  • Educated, by Tara Westover (from Tess M.)
  • When Christ and His Saints Slept by Sharon Kay Penman (from Marisa C.)
  • The Person YOU Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias, Dolly Chugh (from Susan B.)
  • A Whole New Mind: Why Right Brainers Will Rule the Future, Daniel Pink (from Susan B.)

 

  • Hamilton — on July 3rd, Disney+ (from Ariane S)
  • Parasite, Hulu
  • Inside Out, Disney+

 

TV Shows

  • Parks & Recreation, Netflix (from Ariane S.)
  • Patriot Act, Netflix (from Becky K.)
  • A Place to Call Home, Acorn TV (Susan B.)
  • 800 Words, Acorn TV (Susan B.)

Podcasts

 

Physical Activities