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Lunch with Bozoma Saint John ’99, Head of Global Consumer Marketing, Apple Music/iTunes

bozOver the course of her career Bozoma “Boz” Saint John ‘99 has earned a formidable reputation as a trail blazing marketing and advertising executive. With more than 15 years of experience that spans multiple industries including consumer packaged goods,digital music/entertainment, fashion, automotive and sports, Boz is uniquely qualified for her current role as the Head of Global Consumer Marketing for Apple Music and iTunes.

Come enjoy lunch and hear how Boz used Wesleyan education to build a successful career.

Co-Sponsored by the Career Center & Alumni Relations

Date: Friday, April 15
Time: 12:00-1:15 PM
Place: Olson Commons, Career Center
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Odyssey Interest Meeting

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From Maria Massad ’16:

Do you want to write for a nationally-based and even potentially get PAID for it? Then you may be interested in The Odyssey (theodysseyonline.com), a social content platform that crowdsources ideas from millennial thought leaders in their local communities that is just launching at Wesleyan. In the highly-competitive field of Digital Media, this on-campus opportunity will ensure that you stand out to employers.

I’m looking for great weekly writers who are are passionate about writing on a national online platform! If this is you, please apply here under Student Positions: http://www.theodysseyonline.com/apply. If you’d like to learn more, come to an Odyssey Interest Meeting at the Career Center on Dec 1 at 6:30 pm.

Date: Tuesday, December 1
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Place: Career Center

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

Get Funded: Info Session on Patricelli Center and Career Center Grants

Come learn about funding for your internships, projects, and enterprises! You’ll hear about opportunities like the Summer Experience Grant, PCSE Seed Grants, and Davis Projects for Peace, along with tips for developing your proposals and finding other sources of funding. This is the last grants info session for the semester, and some of the applications are due in January!

Date: Wednesday, December 3 – TODAY
Time: Noon – 1:00 PM
Place: Usdan 108
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Careers for the Common Good

Are you concerned about your future job prospects? Maybe a little afraid of “selling out”? If you hope not just to do well but also to do good, come by tomorrow’s panel discussion on “Careers for the Common Good” at 6pm in 41 Wyllys, room 112. Four alumni who are working hard for social change and who have built careers around the causes they care about will speak about the rewards and challenges of their professions and share insights from the first years after college, as well as advice for students seeking meaningful, impactful work.  The event will be moderated by Wesleying’s own Lily Herman ’16 and pizza will be served.

Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 112
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Getting WesConnected: #CareerDrive

This series is not affiliated with WesConnect

Now that we’re a couple of weeks into school, you’ve probably already gotten your first big paper assignment, and are anxiously awaiting the all too soon arrival of your parents this weekend– now it’s time to start thinking about your plans for the summer. Or more importantly, if you’re a senior, your plans for the rest of your life. You can compare this to the yearly phenomenon of department stores selling Halloween decorations after Labor Day, or how Christmas season takes over right after Thanksgiving.  During a mandatory senior meeting a couple of weeks ago, we were encouraged to donate to the annual senior gift, since graduation is “right around the corner”.

To help us on this journey to employment, the career center has upgraded from MyCC to CareerDrive. In addition to MyCC’s history of taking advantage of student data, they actually went bankrupt right after Wesleyan decided to part ways (go figure). Not only does the new platform  provide us with features in several key areas where MyCC was severely lacking, but it’s release has also been paired with a series of workshops called Driver’s Ed. and a job search boot camp called Accelerate, both created to aid us on our #drive to success. [insert witty comment]. To understand CareerDrive better, I sat down with Rachel Munafo, the Assistant Director of Public Relations and Communications, who was able to help me discover some key features worth pointing out.

Kantar Retail Info Session

From the infamous Matt “Mr. Career Center” Donahue ’14:

Kantar Retail is a global insight and consultancy firm that delivers tangible and transformational growth solutions to the world’s leading manufacturers and retailers.

Join us for an info session and FREE desserts from Fusion Bakery!

Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Time: 7pm-8pm
Place: Usdan 108
Presenters: Chi Le ’13 and Matt Donahue ’14

The Career Center Wants to Employ You

Rachel Berman from the Career Center has a job for you:

Matt Donahue ‘14 (aka mister career center) is graduating and so are current Peer Career Advisors Esthefany Castillo ’14, Hazal Muhtar ’14Kah Wei Yoong ’14, Benjamin Carus ’14 and Ilir Necaj ’14. That’s a lot of graduating Peer Career Advisors and a LOT of room for you to join the Career Center staff. Not only is the PCA position a paid leadership opportunity where you get to advise your peers on the art of resume and cover letter writing, interact with cool Wes Alums and learn about job & internship opportunities as they come in to the center, but you get to work with (arguably) one of the best staffs on campus under the supervision of Rachel Berman (who is pretty much the best boss you could ask for).

Application deadline is SUNDAY, April 13, 2014 at 11:59pm on MyCC (see link) and ALL CLASS YEARS are welcome to apply. Questions? Email rMberman[at]wesleyan[dot]edu

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Female Frontiers: Pushing Boundaries

From the Career Center:

Interact with Wesleyan alumnae as they share insights and discuss strategies as women in today’s workplace—from the boardroom to the operating room. An opportunity for students to connect with alumnae in the career context to forge professional relationships and get tips for career success. All students, alumni, faculty and staff are welcome. Presented by Women of Wesleyan and APR.

Click here for the full schedule and registration information.

Date: Friday, April 11th
Time: 2:00PM – 6:30PM
Place: Panels in Albritton & Film Screening in Powell Family Cinema 
Cost: FREE!

The College Bubble: A Higher Ed Round-Up

Elizabeth Warren continues to be a powerful force in the campaign to fix the student loan system. Warren spoke at a recent hearing for the Health, Education, Labor & Pensions committee, saying that although the  interest rate necessary to cover the cost of the student loan program without making a profit would be about 2.5%, the government is charging students nearly twice that amount for undergraduate loans, and even more for graduate and direct loans.  But Warren has come under fire from critics who say that the figures she is using in her argument are wrong.

In the follow-up to the controversy surrounding the suspension of Northeastern‘s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine by the school,