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Careers for the Common Good

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A Careers for the Common Good panel: Fundraising, Communications, and Leadership for Nonprofits

Co-sponsored by the Wesleyan Alumni Network

Panelists: Gerald Richards ’90 (CEO, 826 National) and Syed Ali ’13 (Communications Coordinator, FoodCorps) and Sharon Greenberger ’88 (President and CEO, YMCA of Greater New York)

Location: Allbritton 311

Wesleyan prides itself in educating practical idealists who work for social change. The goal is not just to do well but to do good and to build careers around the causes they care about. During this panel, three alumni will talk about their lives after Wesleyan and reflect on the non-profit sector overall.

Dinner will be served for those who register.

GERALD RICHARDS is the Chief Executive Officer of 826 National, a network of seven urban writing and tutoring centers based on the belief that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. With more than twenty years of management and development experience at national nonprofit organizations, Gerald is a thought leader on topics of youth and education access. His nonprofit career includes positions with the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE); UNCF; University of California, San Francisco; the J. David Gladstone Institutes; Chicago Panel on Social Policy; and The Cradle Foundation. He is a graduate of the Executive Education programs of Harvard Business School and Babson College; member of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and Ed Steps Curiosity and Creativity workgroup; an inaugural fellow in the California Leaders of Color Fellowship Program; and a graduate of Leadership San Francisco. He currently serves on the boards of Newbury College, the International Development Exchange (IDEX), and My Path SF, and previously served on the boards of the Woodland School, Juma Ventures and KIPP SF Bay Academy. Gerald has a BA in Film Studies from Wesleyan and an MFA in Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Sharon Greenberger is the 10th President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater New York, a leading New York City non-profit organization serving over 500,000 children, adults and seniors annually through programs and services focused on nurturing potential, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. With 20 years of experience in urban planning, development and education, Sharon has dedicated her career to executing initiatives that seek to improve lives and strengthen communities. Prior to joining the YMCA in July 2015, Sharon served as the Senior Vice President, Facilities and Real Estate at New York-Presbyterian Hospital where she oversaw $2 billion of active projects geared towards expanding and improving facilities to better serve the needs of patients and their families. Sharon received her bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and holds a master’s degree in City Planning, with a focus in Housing and Community Development and Environmental Design, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is a member of the Prospect Park YMCA and lives in Brooklyn with her husband Jonathan, with whom she has two daughters, Madelyn and Josie.

Syed is Commuications Coordinator at FoodCorps, a nationwide team of AmeriCorps leaders who connect kids to real food and help them grow up healthy. He helps amplify the organization’s influence through digital tools, reaching larger and more diverse audiences. Syed got hooked on spreading healthy, affordable, sustainable food while supporting the NYC Department of Health’s Green Carts initiative, which does just that in disadvantaged city communities. At Wesleyan, Syed led the student government committees on information technology and community outreach, wrote for student life blog Wesleying, and was a member of campus sustainability group Wesleyan Eco-Tools. Syed graduated from Wesleyan in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Government and English.

More information can be found here.

Date: Thursday, April 28
Time: 6-8 PM
Place: Allbritton 311
Register Here

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

Analysis Group Information Session


From Anthony Hinds ’12:

Analysis Group, an economic consulting firm based in Boston, will be holding an Information Session this Thursday. A few Wes alums at the firm will explain the firm and the recruiting process.

If you have any questions in the meantime, feel free to reach out to Anthony Hinds at ahinds(at)analysisgroup(dot)com.

Date: Tomorrow, September 12th
Time: 7pm-8pm
Place: Career Center

Read after the jump for more information on Analysis Group!

Rubicon Project Information Session


From the Career Center’s Jennifer Healy:

Interested in advertising and digital technology? Join Todd Keats ’11
as his discusses The Rubicon Project.

The Rubicon Project is the leading technology company automating the
buying and selling of advertising globally. REVV, the industry’s
largest independent technology platform, is used by more than 500 of
the world’s premium publishers to transact with more than 100,000
advertisers across a massive marketplace that powers more than 180
billion ad trades per month.

They work with comScore 500 publishers including Time Inc., Wall
Street Journal, The Tribune Company, Virgin Media, News International,
The Times of India, and Electronic Arts.

The company is hiring in several areas. Be sure to attend the session
to learn more!

Date: Today, April 15
Time: 6 P.M.
Place: Olson Commons, Career Center

Josh Levine ’12 Talks Venture For America

From the super cool Adam Rashkoff ’13:

Once you graduate, do you want to take a job that teaches you valuable career skills, puts you in with a supportive peer group, encourages you to think creatively, and empowers you to contribute to social good?

If you answered YES to these questions, you may be interested in Venture For America, a new nonprofit organization that matches high achieving college students with full-time jobs (read: NOT internships) at start-up companies in cities across the country.

VFA Fellows attend an intense summer training program in broadly applicable business skills (i.e. financial analysis/modeling, project management, sales, search engine optimization/marketing, taking care of business, etc.) before spending two years working at a start-up company that fits their individual skills, interests, and experience. Note that this opportunity is open to students from all majors, and no prior business experience is required.

The Conference Board: Leadership Discussion and Information Session

From Jennifer Healey in the Career Center:

Join Wes alum Russell Morris ’87, VP of Human Resources at The Conference Board, as he leads a discussion on leadership and talent. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain an inside perspective on how to make better decisions about career opportunities, how to ask better questions of prospective employers, and how to understand the essentials for leadership in the workplace.

The talent/leadership discussion will then be followed by an information session about The Conference Board and its Summer Fellows Program. As noted on its website, The Conference Board is “a global, independent business membership and research association working in the public interest. Its mission is unique: To provide the world’s leading organizations with the practical knowledge they need to improve their performance and better serve society.”

Don’t miss the chance to learn more about the company and get the inside scoop on the application process for the Summer Fellows Program.

Date: Thursday, November 8
Time: 6pm
Place: Wesleyan Career Center

Deloitte Consulting Information Session

A post-graduation job opportunity from Alexa Atamanchuk ’12:

This Sunday Deloitte Consulting will be hosting an information session for Wesleyan students who are interested in joining Deloitte as a Business Analyst after graduation.

Business Analysts work with a Deloitte project team to deliver strategic solutions and implement new processes for clients across all industries. As such, strong candidates should be top academic performers (typically 3.5+GPA) with solid analytical, quantitative and, where applicable, technical skills. In addition, top candidates should posses strong “people skills” and demonstrate leadership potential and a strong work ethic. This is important since Analysts typically travel four days a week to work collaboratively with the client and a Deloitte project team. Essentially we are looking for sharp students across all academic disciplines who can work well in a team environment.

Career Center Raffle: Summer Internship Experiences Wanted

Worked an internship, job, fellowship, or program this summer? Want to win a $50 raffle? Jennifer Healey of the Career Resquash Center could use your help:


Enter your summer internship, job, fellowship or program into the WesSID Career Center database!  Entry takes < 5 minutes and you can remain anonymous. Students who enter will automatically be eligible to win one of two $50 gift cards in the Career Center raffle. Go to Student Portfolio > Career Resources > WesSID Entry Form to submit your summer experience on or before September 20.

Date: any time
Place: your student portfolio
Reward: $50 gift card

Conference Board Information Session with Russell Morris ’87

Rachel Berman of the CRC sends in this event. Come for the free pizza, stay for the real management and marketplace business summer employment opportunity:

Russell Morris ’87 will hold an information session on Thursday, December 8th from 5:45-6:45 in Usdan 110 to talk about the Conference Board’s Summer Fellowship Opportunity. Pizza will be provided! Jonathan Spector ’78 (and former Trustee) is the President and CEO of the Conference Board.

The Conference Board’s 2012 Summer Fellows program targets college students entering their senior year. Summer Fellows will have the opportunity to lead one or more summer projects addressing real business issues, recommend solutions, and present their results to senior executives. They will also learn about the broad management and economics research agendas of The Conference Board, and will participate in Conference Board events.