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!
Interested in a scientific research project? Looking for summer fellowship opportunities? Not sure how to get there? Attend the Science Research Opportunities Extravaganza!
Saturday, January 23, 2016
1:30-2:00 pm, Student Panel, Exley 150: How do I get into a research lab?
Current research students will give advice on finding a lab.
2:00-4:00 pm, Poster Session, Exley Lobby: Research opportunities in Science Labs
Current research students will show you what you could be doing.
Light refreshments provided.
Sponsored by: College of Integrative Sciences, College of the Environment, Wesleyan Mathematics and Science Scholars, & the McNair Program
Date: Saturday, January 23
Time: 1:30 – 4:00 PM
Place: Exley 150 and Lobby
Are you on campus this summer? If so, Stephanie Blumenstock ’16 wants your help for Kindergarten Kickstart:
“Kindergarten Kickstart is an innovative 5-week summer pre-K program aimed at helping kids achieve school readiness for kindergarten. Part of our program involves bringing in guest teachers to provide a one-time short lesson and/or lead the kids in a fun activity. Examples of activities include dancing, drumming, and yoga. If you have a talent, interest, or skill that you’d like to share, we’d love to have you come to our classes! You don’thave to be an expert at the skill; all that matters is your enthusiasm and that the activity is appropriate for 4 and 5 year-olds.
For anybody who was a fan of the bunny in the Nics last year or a certain cat on Home this year, a search through the Argives (Argus archives) has unearthed something for you. A short hop up to floor 3A in Olin revealed that in our past, pets were a welcome part of the Wesleyan community. In a series of articles and opinion pieces between 1973 and 1975, Argus writers covered not only the changes to the school’s pet policy but also the student outrage after the changes were made during summer break.
By the 1974-1975 academic year, having a pet was looked down upon by the administration. In the words of Dean Edgar F. Beckham, “when pet behavior is not carefully monitored and controlled, Wesleyan becomes a bad environment for many pets and a much worse environment for man members of the community.” Perhaps we can forgive the gendered language as a sign of times past.
The first article, “Beckham Defends Pet Policy” by Chris Mahoney ’76, exposes the controversy that would surround the pet policy for weeks. At the end of the 1973-1974 academic year, the Student Affairs Committee (SAC) and administration refused to implement a new pet policy because they thought it would be “‘inappropriate’ to take such action over the summer without campus discussion.” Then, over the summer, the school asked the SAC to vote on proposed new pets restrictions via mail during the summer recess. The restrictions included a $30 registration fee and tags for all uncaged animals. The SAC members voted in favor of the proposal.
The Career Center’s Rachel Berman wants to help you join the Wesleyan Mafia:
Going to be in LA this summer? Check out these opportunities!
Our Winter Break Career Outlook now has a summer partner! For the first time, the Career Center is offering Career Outlook – Summer in LA. This job shadow program provides undergraduates an opportunity to explore careers by shadowing a Wesleyan alumna/us or parent in a particular field or industry during summer break.
This initial summer program will feature ten shadow opportunities from various industries, such as film, television, law, medicine, fashion and art. For summer 2013, most opportunities are day-long and may include observing a professional, sitting in on meetings, or participating in a specific project within the organization. Visit MyCC to learn more and to submit an application (Career Outlook is the employer).
The application deadline is 11:59pm on Tuesday, 5/7. Resume approval is required.
Questions? Email Jen Healey at jhealey(at)wes.
Sticking around after classes end? Put some money in your pocket! Courtesy of the The Interns at Alumni and Parent Engagement & Events, who have been unmasked as Raymond Wong ’14, Jinsol Hyun ’15, and Aarit Ahuja ’16:
DO YOU WANT TO…
Stay on campus for Reunion & Commencement? Make some extra cash? Make lasting connections with alumni? Help with registration/event prep? Drive a shuttle or golf cart (if you are over 21)? Spend all day playing with kids as a Camp Cardinal counselor?
Apply to work for Reunion & Commencement Weekend, May 23-26, 2013!!!
The application can be found HERE.
Deadline to apply: April 19th.
For questions or concerns, please contact us at apr.interns(at)gmail(dot)com or x2418
Reunion & Commencement Weekend 2013 Interns
Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement & Events
77 Pearl Street (Horgan House)
Deadline: April 19th, 2013
If the word “teach” is in the title, you can be sure what follows is from Resident Educationisto Andy Ribner ’14:
Interested in teaching preschool this summer? Apply to teach Kindergarten Kickstart!
This innovative, five-week summer pre-k program employs Wesleyan students to teach high-need students who need an extra boost before their kindergarten year. This year, we will have sites working with students going to Macdonough and Farm Hill.
For more information, see the application here, or feel free to contact Sydney Lewis ’14 (salewis@wes), Taylor Deloach ’13(tdeloach@wes), and Andy Ribner ’14 (aribner@wes).
Applications are due April 5!
Deadline: Friday, April 5th, 2013.
Application: Right over here.
From beautiful bombshell/SHOFCO princess Maeve Russell ’14, whose blonde locks are a sign that she is a goddess sent to us from the heavens:
SPEND YOUR SUMMER WITH SHOFCO!The Institute is a highly competitive program that provides deeply motivated and civic-minded college students with on-the-ground experience teaching at The Kibera School for Girls (KSG) in Nairobi, Kenya. KSG is a free school for girls in the Kibera slum, one of the largest slums in Africa.
COME TO THE INFO SESSION FROM 12-1 IN RM 115 IN 41 WYLLYS (AKA THE SQUASH COURTS)! Students from last year’s Summer Institute will be there to share their experiences, give helpful advice, and answer questions! ALL ARE WELCOME!
Date: Tomorrow, February 1st
Place: 45 Wyllys Room 115
Want to be a totally famous celebrity in the Class of 2017 Facebook group? (I’m not kidding. Just ask BZOD about his experience.) (Well, you can’t because he’s currently somewhere between Quito and Hartford.) Elisa Cardona—or The Artist Formerly Known as Elisa Del Valle—has got the perfect opportunity for you:
The Orientation Program is seeking four interns to assist with the planning and implementation of the Orientation Program for the incoming Class of 2017 and the new transfer, exchange, & visiting students. Interns plan both International Student Orientation (ISO) and New Student Orientation (NSO) with position responsibilities varying based on specific assignments. As an intern, you will work with professional staff in creating interesting, informative programs and activities for new students.
The internship will be June 3 – September 1, 2013. Compensation is $8.25/hour plus on-campus housing. Interns will work 35 hours/week.
Click here toapply online
Applications are due by February 1st at 5:00 p.m. Students who will be returning to Wesleyan in Fall 2013 are eligible to apply. Selected candidates will be interviewed mid-February and notified before spring break. If you have questions, contact Elisa Cardona (ecardona@wes).
Deadline: February 1 (hey, that’s Big Boi’s birthday)