The Center for Career Development offers a variety of resources that students may access at any point.
During this period of remote learning, the Center for Career Development staff is available for email resume reviews, as well as phone and virtual (video) advising appointments!
Have a topic that is not mentioned above? Contact the CCD staff! We are happy to talk to you about any aspect of career exploration.
STEP 1: View available appointment times:
Note: Both Mallory and Stephanie can discuss any of your career development questions. Contact Mallory if you have a question about PDE 400.
STEP 2: Complete the appointment form at the links provided above.
If you request a phone appointment, provide your phone number (with area code). We will call you at your appointment time.
If you request a virtual appointment, check your email for a Hangout request at your appointment time.
Note: Please let us know prior to your appointment if you need to cancel or change your time.
Contact Mallory Neil, Assistant Director of Career Development (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions you may have about PDE 400 this fall.
“Virtual internships are internships that are done online or remotely. You are placed with a company, and have a supervisor that you report to. You are in regular contact with the supervisor/team via virtual methods such as video call, phone call, email and instant messenger.” [Source: https://virtualinternships.com/faqs/]
Great question! With all internships, you want to make sure you’re learning transferable skills that will help you in your career. Some of the key skills that come from virtual internships are:
Do these sound familiar? Hopefully so! They are three of Wesleyan’s “From Here to Career” Skills.
There are several ways that you can search for a virtual internship. The CCD will be working with employers who are interested in hosting a virtual intern. These positions will be posted on Purple Briefcase.
There are several online boards that include virtual/remote internships. Some examples are:
[Source: Eastern Washington University]
The four year plan is designed to help you take initiative throughout your entire time at Wesleyan to be prepared for lifelong career success. Career development is a combination of exploration and action as well as reflection on skills gained both inside and outside of the classroom.
Career preparation should not start in your senior year. Lay the groundwork now to ensure that you are successful later. Engage in student life through Wesleyan's variety of clubs and activities, and acquaint yourself with resources on campus.
Your sophomore year should be about taking initiative and getting ahead of the game. Explore and declare a major, participate in campus events, and build transferable skills by taking on a leadership role in a club or organization. Begin researching what is needed for your desired career path, and make sure you are on track to be successful.
Your junior year is a crucial time in planning for employment or graduate school after graduation. By the end of the year you will likely have completed a professional development experience, and further clarified your desired path after graduation. Keep up with your co-curriculars and document them on your resume/LinkedIn, and your senior year will be smooth sailing!
Your final year at Wesleyan should be focused on solidifying your plans and understanding your professional and financial responsibilities post-graduation. Be sure to check in frequently with both the CCD and your faculty advisor to ensure you are on track.
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