From Amarachi Asonye ’16:
Interested in healthcare, technology, finance, or big data? Interested in working for a rapidly growing leader in healthcare reform? Looking for a full-time job or a rewarding summer internship?
Then come join Dr. Win Whitcomb ’84, Anju Paul ’14, Ben Record ’15, Zaida Garcia ’15, Nabilah Kabir ’15, Amarachi Asonye ’16 and Mike Greenwald ’16 on September 28th 6pm Usdan 108 to hear about job opportunities and the innovative work culture at Remedy!
Remedy Partners is one of the fastest-growing healthcare organizations in the country. Specializing in advancing value-based healthcare, Remedy’s mission is to dramatically improve the quality of patient care by implementing reforms in healthcare proposed by the Affordable Care Act. Remedy represents a breakthrough in both the delivery and financing of healthcare services. Remedy currently has offices in New York City, Darien CT, and Shelton CT and is looking to fill positions in all different departments.
If this hasn’t been enough to sway you, pizza from Mondo will be provided!
Date: Wednesday, September 28
Time: 6-7 PM
Place: Usdan 108
Welcome to the second installment of SUMMER?!, your one-stop resource for figuring out what to do with your life when you’re not in school!
Today’s topic is: Internships!
Some questions you may be having:
- What internships do I want?
- What internships can I get?
- How do I find internships?
- How do I apply for internships?
I’m going to lay it out for you step-by-step, and in no time, you’ll be an application pro!
It’s that time of year again: your friends are all starting to announce their plans for the summer. Their paying, professional, real-live adult plans. Meanwhile, if you’re anything like me, you’re probably lying in bed with one hand in a box of cereal and the other aimlessly scrolling through your Twitter feed in hopes that if you ignore the problem of summer plans, it will go away. If you starting to feel the weight of the world (i.e. your parent’s disapproving stares at your choice of major) falling on your shoulders, don’t worry: your friends here at Wesleying are here to help!
Spring semester is now fully underway – and with that comes the renewed efforts to get a job because never have you been in as much debt as you are in this moment. A seventh of the population of Wesleyan is now probably transfers, and all the cushy year long job positions are full. It’s too cold and wet for potential employers to post flyers with information you need; and so you turn to the internet to get hired…. and face it, the internet turns back at you and gives you the judgemental once over, looking at the literal and metaphorical sweatpants you have inhabited since the snow started.
So, let’s be honest here – we’ve all ignored the “you must be over thirteen to join this site” clause and have been on social media since the grim days of Myspace and AIM chat. Ahhh, the internet.
But, more seriously, we have ourselves spread extremely thin – you Snapchat™ your best friend so they will respond to you on Facebook™, only so you can link them to your Instagram™ post – which is, of course, a screenshot of you vaguely being salty and calling someone out on Twitter™. Oh, that’s only me? Anyway, we’ve got a lot of places where we speak, and, while that’s great for fostering self-expression – it might not be the expression you choose to share with your bosses/professors/anyone who has access to $$$. Because we all want that $$$ –
[insert broke college student joke here].
Without further ado, here is an Unofficial Guide to Managing Your Internet Self
From CPE Fellow Shannon Nelson ’14:
Are you passionate about social justice and access to higher education? Interested in volunteering with Wesleyan’s college in prison program? The Center for Prison Education is currently accepting applications for Writing Tutor and Research Intern positions for the 2015-2016 academic year. Follow the links for the Peer Tutor and Research Intern descriptions, applications, and editing exercise.
Also: Check out this awesome short documentary about the program, directed by Cara Tratner ’12 and Becky Gillig ’12
The Peer Tutor application is due on Sunday, April 12th at 11:59 pm. The Research Intern application is due on Friday, May 1st at 11:59 pm. If you have any questions, please email senelson[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.
Beginning this semester, Wesleying will hold semi-regular meetings with President Michael Roth to ask all the questions about Wesleyan University that we have wanted, but never previously had the chance, to ask him. We have quite a bit of catching up to do. As Thursday, Nov. 20 was the first of these meetings, editors Samira, kitab, and Gabe, with input from Wesleying staff, used our time to ask a variety of questions about relevant issues from the past few years. As per their request, we informed the President’s Office beforehand on the general topics we wished to cover.
Our half-hour conversation, which we are posting here in its entirety, covers sexual assault procedure, coeducation of residential fraternities, fundraising, the endowment, need-blind admissions, and academic programs. This interview was edited for clarity.
From Olayinka Lawal ’15:
The ultimate crash course on taking advantage of Wesleyan! Need to know what resources are available to you on campus? Get ahead quickly and efficiently…from internships, to fellowships, to abroad opportunities and beyond.
This is a program for everyone! Be there!
From Max Nussenbaum ’12:
Venture for America is a two-year fellowship program that sends recent grads to work at startups in emerging cities around the U.S. like Detroit, New Orleans, and San Antonio. By spending two years in the trenches of a startup, VFA Fellows learn how to launch their own careers as adventurers, entrepreneurs, and just generally people who do awesome stuff.
Join Wes alums Max Nussenbaum (class of 2012) and Dan Bloom (class of 2010 as they discuss their experience as VFA Fellows and now as alums starting their own companies.
Non-business-type people encouraged! For what it’s worth, Max was a creative writing major.
Check out the website for more information.
Date: Thursday, October 2nd
Time: 7:00-8:00 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 114
“[Fox Searchlight Pictures] received the benefits of their unpaid work, which otherwise would have required paid employees.” – Judge William H. Pauley III on the suit brought against Fox by Eric Glatt ’91 (below) and Alex Footman ’09
In September 2011, we posted about two Wesleyan alumni, Alex Footman ’09 and Eric Glatt ’91 who brought a class-action lawsuit against Fox Searchlight Pictures. The two argued that, when they interned on the set of Black Swan, they performed menial tasks exclusively that had no educational value. By law, unpaid internships must provide some sort of educational experience and cannot simply be used to replace paid employees with unpaid labor. The two interns argued that they had not received the educational experience they should have gotten from the experience.
Just recently, Federal District Court Judge William H. Pauley III ruled that, as Fox Searchlight Pictures treated the workers as if they were regular paid employees and did not provide any sort of educational value to the internship, the interns should have been paid. The judge explained his logic to The Hollywood Reporter: