Winter on Wyllys 2015 encompasses a variety of career programming options designed for students to focus on their own career development over Winter Break. Students interested in Choosing Good Work, CareerLab, Wall Street Prep and the Bloomberg Aptitude Test (the BAT) must register and fill-out the Res Life housing request form by 12pm on Monday, December 1st.
Choosing Good Work and CareerLab will be held in the mornings from January 12th through the 16th and will be followed by the Winter WESpeaker Series in collaboration with APR. Wall Street Prep will be held January 19th & 20th and the BAT will be given on January 21st. While students can only sign up for either Choosing Good Work or CareerLab all students are welcome to also sign up for Wall Street Prep & The BAT.
Choosing Good Work, taught by Sharon Belden Castonguay, is aimed at students who are undecided about their career path or what they want to do this summer. The program is designed to help students identify what factors may be influencing their choice of major, internship, or career path, and help them to mindful of their decisions and do what is right fro them regardless of the messages they may be receiving from others. Cost: $100, Fee Waivers Available. Register Here.
CareerLab, taught by Persephone Hall, is aimed at students who know what they want to do after graduation or for the summer but aren’t quite sure how to get there. The program is a boot camp style introduction to everything a student needs to know to start their internship or job search and with the skills to launch themselves as a professional in their field of interest. Cost: $100, Fee Waivers Available. Register Here.
Wall Street Prep is an intensive 2-day seminar led by former investment bankers with applied expertise in financial and valuation modeling methodologies, and bridges the gap between academics and the real world to equip students with the hands-on practical financial skills that they will need to excel during the recruiting process and on the job. Cost: $200, Fee Waivers Available. Register Here.
The Bloomberg Aptitude Test evaluates the ability to think critically on financial topics and readiness for careers in business. After taking the test, students can enter their scores into the BAT Talent Search, a tool used by employers to identify candidates for entry-level jobs in business. Wesleyan will be offering the two-hour test on-campus for no cost. Register Here.
History 171 – War Comes to Middletown
Department of History
One hundred years ago World War I changed the world. Known as the Great War, the war had global impact. The class “War Comes to Middletown”
(HIST171) explores an impact of events of global magnitude on one community. Focused in Middletown, the course offers a unique opportunity not only to experience and imagine the place and spaces studies, but get an in depth experience with historical materials—archival, printed, and material. While exploring big questions about war and society, you will be able to look in depth at the very community we live now.
So, interested in History? Urban Studies? Want a hands-on experience with history? Take the class “War Comes to Middletown” (HIST171). The seminar is especially designed for pre-majors (frosh and sophomores) or as preparation for a senior thesis.
Interested in taking a course that allows you to make a concrete difference in the Middletown community, in addition to learning about community research methods? Consider applying for the Community Research Seminar, a 1.5 credit course for juniors and seniors of all majors offered this spring with Professor Rob Rosenthal. The Community Research Seminar is an engaging and challenging foray into community research, and allows students to plan and carry out research for organizations throughout Middlesex County. Previous projects include exploring what factors help or hinder welfare recipients’ transition from public assistance to self-sufficiency for Middlesex County Community Action Group, and assessing what barriers exist between Middletown Police officers and North End residents and possible ideas to address those barriers (see http://servicelearning.site.wesleyan.edu/category/courses/soc-316-community-research/ for more examples of past research). Email Caroline Monahan at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to request an application form. Applications are due by November 23rd.
Nov. 23, 2014 by Louise Brown
1. New Course:
Check out this new course in the Dance Department–Performance Matters: Creating Performance on Specific Topics—taught by Prof. Katya Kolcio in Spring 2015.
Come to the CEC info session on Dec. 2, Noon-1 p.m. in Allbritton. The CEC is open to students of all disciplines who are interested in questions of citizenship and democracy and who seek to enhance and reflect on their civic activities. Check it out!
3. Internship/Job Strategies
This short list is excerpted from the Internship Workshop by Persephone Hall of the WCC:
- “What do I need and want to learn? What do I have to offer?” Identify a list of each for yourself and then talk with others to supplement. Pursue opportunities in all areas of interest.
- Give yourself time. Looking for an I/J is a job in itself. What’s your plan?
- Use your resources: LinkedIn, WesConnect, Indeed.com, Liberal Arts Career Network (LCAN—on WCC website), Career Drive (in your portfolio), faculty, personal acquaintances
See the Celebrating Students column for Fred Ayres ’17 and Lili Kadets ’17on their internship/work experiences. Please share your own!!
Best, Dean Brown
Nov. 23, 2014 by Louise Brown
On behalf of the Religion Department, I would like to invite you to a public lecture by Dr. Joshua Dubler ’97, Assistant Professor of Religion at the University of Rochester, this coming Monday, Nov. 24, at 4:15 pm, in 001 PAC.
The lecture is entitled: “Prisons, Religion, and the Cultural Logic of Mass Incarceration.”
Here is a brief description of the lecture: Drawing on his recent book, Down in the Chapel: Religious Life in an American Prison (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013), Dubler explores the role played by religious ideas and practices in nurturing the American prison boom. Special attention will be given to prisoners’ religion–how it is practiced, how it is regulated, and how it is popularly imagined.
The lecture is being co-sponsored by the African American Studies Program, the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, the American Studies Department, the Anthropology Department, the College of Letters, the Government Department, and the University Chaplains.
Ron Cameron, Professor of Religion
The Department of Dance is pleased to announce an exciting new course for the spring semester:
NEW COURSE: Performance Matters: Creating Performance on Specific Topics
|DANC 240 Spring 2015|
This course introduces dance as a method of inquiry based in the physical, creative body and performance. This special offering is specifically designed for students interested in applying dance and performance toward a particular theme, question, topic, or area of research. Students are expected to come with a specific area of interest in mind, and ready to ask “In what ways can dance and performance deepen my understanding of…”
On November 2nd of this year, a resolution was passed by the WSA in an attempt to promote transparency and communication at Wesleyan. This resolution was passed in order to strengthen the communication between the administration and students, and to elevate the feeling that students know who is running their school and making the decisions that most impact their lives. Too often issues may go unaddressed, and it is important for students to be able to hear all sides of the story, and for there to be accountability on the part of both the students and the administration. All these factors being true the resolution will hopefully also strengthen the sense of community in the goings on of the school. With that being said, the resolution calls for two things. Firstly, it calls for a quarterly report to be distributed from the Office of the President with editorials addressed to the population from the Vice President for Student Affairs and the Vice President for Academic Affairs on issues that are pertinent to the student body. It is in this way that the student body may be made more aware of the university’s desire to acknowledge and address the utmost concerns of their students. The second part of the resolution calls for an annual State of the Students address to be delivered to the students from the Office of the President at either the beginning or middle of the academic year. This will also increase transparency in the goings on of the school and allow students a greater sense of agency in their own institution.
See Resolution 2.36 at wsa.wesleyan.edu/about/documents.