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Fullbridge Info Session


The utterly amazing Oladoyin Oladapo ’14 has a great opportunity for ya:

Today is the Info Session for Fullbridge!

Fullbridge is a Winter at Wes 12-day Internship Edge Program to gain a
competitive edge in landing the internship and career you want. Build
your confidence as you acquire the practical, real-world skills you
need to get a coveted internship and stand out as an effective
contributor from day one!

Learn how to effectively navigate the workplace. Employers tell us
that the most effective interns and new hires are those who understand
business context and how to successfully navigate the workplace.
Fullbridge’s teaching method simulates the workplace through an
integrated learning approach of personalized coaching, a world-class
curriculum, team collaboration, and learning-by-doing.

Date: Thursday, October 24th
Time: 5pm
Place: Career Center

Argus Information Session

No, not that Argus. This one is slightly more lucrative, but doesn’t provide free Indian food on Monday and Thursday nights. More from Jennifer Healey:

Argus is an internationally recognized B2B company that provides strategic and analytic solutions to major financial services companies primarily (Credit Card issuers) in the US, UK and Canada. Argus’ solutions-suite includes syndicated studies, account scores & products, data-warehousing & management services, and consulting services. Argus has offices in White Plains, NY (Headquarters), London and San Francisco. For more info visit here.

Join Argus employees James Pesuit ’10 and Chenelle Tanglao ’08 to learn more about job and internship opportunities at Argus!

Pizza will be served.

Date: Tuesday, February 19
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Place: Olson Commons, Career Center
Cost: Free

Here’s How To Write a Cover Letter for a “Boutique Investment Bank”

It’s that time of year again: you’re spending winter nights hunkered down in front of the Macbook and drafting cover letters for summer internships  so you can work for free, gain valuable experience, and maybe someday sue the shit out of your employer. (You may even get an op-ed in the Times out of it!)

Trying to land an internship at a “boutique investment bank” on Wall Street? Take it from one admittedly average finance major at an admittedly average university who wrote a bizarrely frank, candid cover letter that apparently garnered him attention from “entire listservs of Wall Street bigshots.” Via Gawker:

“This might be the best cover letter I’ve ever received,” exclaimed one recipient. “THIS IS AWESOME,” capslocked another.

Others weren’t interested in wasting time on platitudes while someone else was snapping him up.

“No joke, I think we should consider this guy,” said one investment banker who was two forwards deep. “I wouldn’t be surprised if this guy gets at least a call from every bank out there.”

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

Butts Construction Report: Former COL, CRC Get Dormified

New dorm rooms also means more triples. But ResLife isn’t calling them “forced triples.”

If you live on Lawn, you can probably hear the power saws from your room. If you don’t, here’s the tip: a whole lot of construction is happening in the Butts. Now that the Career Resource Center and COL/Art History departments have vacated the Butts in favor of 41 Wyllys, ResLife has taken the initiative to snatch up the former office space and build some new dorm rooms.

Here’s the lowdown: there will be new dorm rooms for 92 students. Hallways will become common areas. Each of the Butts will have its own laundry room (no more lugging all your clothes to the Butt B basement). As the Argus reported earlier this semester,

The additional dormitory space is part of a larger plan to increase the student population by 120 undergrads, which the University has been pursuing by increasing acceptances by 30 students each year for the past three years. This goal will be accomplished with the admittance of the class of 2016, and the construction in the Butterfields will help to alleviate the increase in triples in other dorms.

Buckle in, 2016—you’re going to be the biggest class yet another big class, and a whole lot of you will be in triples. You won’t be getting compensated for it, either. As Director of ResLife Fran Koerting explained to me via email, the new triples in the Butts will be sized specifically for the purpose. Consequently, “students in triples will no longer receive a discount nor a point adjustment now that we are able to use rooms that are larger than a traditional double.” Current triple-dwellers: any thoughts on the matter? Since only eight of the new dorm rooms are triples, there’s no word on how this policy will affect frosh assigned to less luxurious triples. (Edit: Fran writes in to clarify: “The other 22 rooms we will be using are triples we have used in the past that are larger than traditional doubles, such as the larger corner rooms in Clark and the triple in Westco, as well as the larger triples we have used in Butterfield.”)

Click past the jump for a brief interview with Koerting about the construction and a gallery of the construction site.

Anti-Systemic Movements: the Zapatista Attitude

Since Seattle, all anti-systemic movements acknowledge that the Zapatistas were the first wake-up call to react against Neoliberal Globalization. The Zapatista experience continues to be a source of inspiration everywhere. The Zapatista ¡Basta! reappeared in Occupy Wall Street as a sign of identity. Zapatismo itself can be described as an attitude. What are the nature and traits of such attitude? Can it be adopted by other movements seeking similar outcomes?
Date: Wednesday, February 22
Time: 5 pm
Location: Career Center
Cost: Free

Reclaiming Agency in Social Change: Reorganizing Society From the Bottom-up with Social Activist and Post-Development Theorist Gustavo Esteva

As jobs, assets and expectations are increasingly at risk with the current crisis, people everywhere are no longer expecting a solution for their predicaments conceived and implemented by the powers that be. They are losing trust in the government and the political parties to produce needed and urgent social changes. People’s new agency for change is the reorganization of society from the bottom-up expressing a new political imagination
Date: Monday, February 20th
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Place: Wesleyan Career Center
Cost: Free

Urban Education Semester: Info Session

The marvelous and elegantly dressed Alexander Ray ’13 wants you to know:

 Do you want to spend a semester living in New York City, working with kids (the future)?
Dare the School Build a New Social Order?
Hey, neat! Yeah!

 The Urban Education Semester (UES) is an accredited study away program that introduces students from all academic backgrounds to the complexity of issues surrounding urban public education. The program offers fieldwork in a diverse selection of classrooms and educational settings in New York City public schools. Students live in Manhattan, spend three days each week in a supervised classroom, and take some courses at Bank Street College of Education. Ideal  program for students interested in urban environments, community development, teaching and learning, and systemic reform. See Urban Semester for more information or call Vicky Zwelling at 860-685-2180 or email her at vzwelling(at)wes. Or come to the info session!

Date: Tuesday, February 21
Time: 5:30 PM – 6:45 PM
Place: CRC Common Area

First Look at the New Career Resource Center


I was riding around campus taking a couple photos and happened to pass by the new CRC. As I was drooling all over the window, I met Michael Sciola (director of CRC), who was kind enough to let me into the new building for a tour! More after the jump.
(p.s. sorry for the low res imgs, wordpress was giving me hell)

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.