Category Archives: Events

Info Session for the Draper Women Entrepreneurs’ Competition

Wesleyan has been invited to participate in the annual Draper Women Entrepreneurs’ Competition at Smith College, where teams led by at least one female undergrad can win up to $10,000 for ventures in the seed, start-up, and early growth stages. A representative from Smith will visit campus on Wednesday, February 4 to discuss the rules and prizes, describe the excitement of the 2014 and 2013 competitions, and answer any questions.

Submit a letter of intent by March 2 and apply by March 23. The competition is on April 10 in Northampton, MA. This info session is sponsored by the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship.

Date: Wednesday, February 4
Time: 4:15 PM
Place: PCSE Board Room (Allbritton 022)

Can American Government Be Fixed?

Philip K. Howard is a lawyer, civic leader, and writer whose work addresses the effects of an overly complex legal code on our governing system and daily lives. He will visit Wesleyan on Wednesday, February 4 to discuss his latest book, The Rule of Nobody, wherein he argues that the American government is paralyzed by detailed, outmoded laws, and advocates for a radically simplified system.

Howard is the author of the best-seller The Death of Common Sense, as well as The Collapse of the Common Good and Life Without Lawyers. He writes periodically for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post and has appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, among other programs. He has advised national political leaders for fifteen years, and is the founder of Common Good, a nonpartisan reform coalition. You can watch his Ted Talk here.

Sponsored by the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life.

Date: Wednesday, February 4
Time: 4:30 PM
Place: PAC 002
Cost: Free!

Quaker Voluntary Service Info Session

Screen Shot 2015-02-03 at 10.12.52 PMFrom Caroline Monahan ’16:

Are you a senior looking to engage in meaningful community work next year? Come to the Quaker Voluntary Service info session on Wednesday, Feb. 4 at 12 pm in PAC 125.

Quaker Voluntary Service is a faith-based service-year program for individuals passionate about living lives committed to social justice. Volunteers will live together in intentional community, work in professional roles in nonprofit organizations, and be actively engaged in exploring their individual and common spiritual paths. Volunteers receive housing, all utilities, health insurance, a transportation and grocery allowance and a small living stipend. There will be many opportunities for training, retreat and reflection. The QVS Volunteer experience is an exploration of our four core values: Community, Service, Transformation, and the Quaker Way. QVS Volunteers look to engage in social justice work at a nonprofit through a faith perspective. Click here for more info. If you have any questions, email recruitment[at]quakervoluntaryservice[dot]org or cmonahan[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Date: Wednesday, February 4
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Place: PAC 125

JDS Therapeutics- Info Session for Internships and Full-Time Positions


Straight from Wes alum Hannah Plon ’14,

JDS Therapeutics is an innovative pharmaceutical and nutraceutical start-up that launched in November 2011 by two highly accomplished entrepreneurs. JDS Therapeutics develops and commercializes natural bioactive compounds for the treatment of human disease and improved quality of life. The company is on the smaller side with tremendous
aspirations. JDS will be looking to fill 2 different types of roles at both a full-time and internship level.

We are recruiting seniors for the entry-level Business Analyst and Scientific Affairs Analyst positions. We are looking for sophomores and juniors to fill our Summer Business Analyst and Scientific Affairs Summer Analyst internship roles. Job descriptions are currently live on the Career Center website for each of the positions.

Date: TODAY– Tuesday, February 3rd
Time: 7PM – 8PM
Place: Career Center, 41 Wyllys

Prospective PSYC Majors Meeting


Learn more about the Cultural Immersion Experiences – Abroad and Domestic

Interested in the Psychology Major? Bring your questions and concerns.

Office of International Studies – Gail Winter, Assistant Director
Office of Community Partnerships – Catherine Lechowicz, Director
Psychology Department – Andrea Patalano, Chair

Pizza will be provided!

Date: Tuesday, Feb 3 – today!
Time: 12-1 PM
Place: Judd Hall 116

Click here for more info on the psych major.