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Connect @ Wes


Amanda Roosa ’16 types in:

Connect@Wes is a networking “practice” event for Wesleyan students of all class years and interests. The event will be set up in a speed networking format with students rotating through short sessions with different mentors to perfect their version of, “Tell me about yourself”.

Wesleyan alumni, and recruiters from employer partners use their experience and expertise to critique student “presentations” and give valuable insight on how their presentation might be stronger or more effective. This format allows Wesleyan students to build confidence while preparing to be a professional in the future. A reception will follow in Beckham for all participants.

If you’d like to participate in the event you must REGISTER on CareerDrive with an approved resume by MARCH 1st. Click HERE to register. Space is limited so register as soon as possible. By registering you are automatically accepted into the program.

If you have questions, please contact Anne Holstead Santaniello in the Career Center at 860-685- -978 or by emailing asantaniello[at]wesleyan[dot]edu

Date: Friday, April 1st.
Time: 1:30pm to 4:00pm
Place: Beckham Hall

PCSE Open House

906589_264581420344707_1876315652_oIf you’re curious about “social entrepreneurship” and what it has to do with your time at Wes, make sure to stop by the Patricelli Center open house today to chat with director Makaela Kingsley ’98 and a few fabulous PCSE peer advisors. They offer workshops and trainings, grants, networking services, an incubator workspace, and more, so whether you’ve got experience with startups are are just interested in new ways to share your passions, the PCSE is eager to help you out.

If you can’t make it to today’s open house, swing by drop-in hours with Makaela (Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 2-4:30 pm) or with peer advisors on the first Tuesday of every month (10-11 pm, PCSE Board Room).

Date: Friday, September 12
Time: 11 am – 2 pm
Place: PCSE Board Room (Allbritton 022)

Apply to Creating Connections, A Networking Event

Matt Donahue ’14 writes in to share his wisdom:

Connect@Wes: Creating Connections
Creating Connections is a speed-networking event designed to help you polish and improve your networking and presentation skills and will help you put into practice much of what we discussed during our drop-in appointment. Once you apply and are accepted to the program you will be matched with Expert Advisors (recruiters, hiring managers, alumni & parents) for brief one-on-one sessions allowing you to practice your pitch and build professional relationships.

Internet is Down


As I’m sure you’ve noticed, wesstudent has been having some problems this morning. This isn’t just you — this is happening all across campus. For now you can use wesguest (ask a friend for the password). Or you can use the ethernet jack in your room. Don’t call ITS! They can’t help you and they’re getting calls from everyone else, too! For now we’re all waiting on the fix.

[Update from hermes, 10:35 am]: Wesstudent wifi is working again… for now.

[Update from Zach, 11:57 am]: And we’re back. Here’s the explanatory email from the one and only Karren Waren:

A problem in PeopleSoft affected multiple systems this morning including our ability to email campus-wide lists.  Moodle and wireless were also among the prominent systems affected.  While we are rapidly moving toward resolution, not all systems are completely restored.  We will send a follow-up email this afternoon with an updated status.

We apologize for the delay in notification, we had to find alternate means of emailing the constituents on campus.

Let’s Talk Turkey: How To Network Over Break

Our friends at the career center hope to gobble up an hour of your time this week:

Bring your lunch and your questions! Spend an hour with Christine Bolzan ’92 to learn about how to network with family and friends while you’re home or traveling over break. Christine will help you build a strategy about what to say and to whom and how to leave a lasting impression.

And don’t forget:

**Special Session for Seniors on Tuesday 11/13 at 12pm in 41 Wyllys Room 113***

So there’s that.

Date: Wednesday, November 14
Time: 12 pm
Location: Olson Commons, Career Center
Wesleyan RSVP 
 (who knows, maybe it will be the next Bookface)

Teague Hopkins ’06: Lean Startup for Non-profits

Dana Pellegrino ’12 invites you to equip yourself with some entrepreneurial knowledge:

Interested in business, entrepreneurship, or nonprofits? Looking for some solid post-grad advice? Teague Hopkins ’06 comes to Allbritton to talk about “how to start cheap, learn fast, and build an organization that changes the world.” Complete with reception to follow! Brought to you by the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship.

Date: Thursday, October 18th
Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Place: Allbritton 311
Cost: None

A little bit of Wes in the summertime

Want to awkwardly help awkward prefrosh feel more comfortable about Wesleyan (and maybe meet some alums, school administrators, etc., too? Hey, networking is always good)?

Find a summer sendoff near you – there will be sendoffs in Boston, MA; Boulder, CO; Chicago, IL; Cleveland, OH; Houston, TX; London; Los Angeles, CA; Minneapolis, MN; Nantucket, MA; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Rye, NY; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; and Washington, D.C. For details info about each of these sendoffs check out the Wesleyan website.

Join members of the Class of 2012, new transfer students, and their families for a casual summer social as they prepare to head to campus. This is an opportunity to meet others new to Wesleyan, as well as some current students and their families, alumni and friends of Wesleyan. If you have any questions about Summer Sendoff, please contact us at sendoffs@wesleyan.edu or by phone at 860/685-3756.