Wesleyan College has risen above the competition to ensure superior career preparation and professional development for all students. Wesleyan College’s designation of From Here to Career as its most recent Quality Enhancement Plan (a component of the college’s reaccreditation) affirms the college’s serious commitment to the professional development of its students. As an institution, we believe strongly that it is essential for each student to develop knowledge and skills that can transfer to the workplace and to demonstrate their application through a practical experience. This, however, means more than just checking a box.
From Here to Career is about more than just securing a job or getting into graduate school. It is more than finding an internship. From Here to Career is about helping our students understand how their Wesleyan experience has uniquely prepared them for their next step in life. It is assistance in understanding how to navigate their own career development journey -- from refining their interests and goals to preparing a resume to succeeding in a job or graduate school interview. These are building blocks that they will continue to use the rest of their lives. That foundation starts right here, at Wesleyan College.
Every student will be able to articulate:
Every student will understand:
Every student will have the opportunity to:
From Here to Career is deeply embedded in Wesleyan’s mission and sense of purpose. The Wesleyan College Center for Career Development’s four year plan is designed to ensure that students make the most of their time at Wesleyan and are prepared for a successful career after graduation.
From Here to Career is all about being more intentional about the connection between a liberal arts degree and professional development. And it's so exciting to see the students making those connections, even first-years who in their WISe seminars are talking about their callings, possible career paths, and their educational goals. This is something many college students don't reflect on until their senior year, but at Wesleyan, these conversations begin on day one.
I am really excited about the opportunities that "From Here to Career" provides our students. We have worked hard to make professional development more intentional and meaningful for our students throughout their four years at Wesleyan. What really helps to bring all this together is our great staff in the Center for Career Development. Their energy and excitement is inspiring!
I am thrilled about our new From Here to Career Initiative! I believe that engaging students as soon as they arrive on campus their first year is the best way to assist them in their preparation for life after Wesleyan. Understanding that career development is a lifelong journey is important for all students to learn. There is no better way to help students succeed other than offering them opportunities to directly connect their liberal arts education with their career path.
Comprised of only a few core components, From Here to Career can be tailored to the individual needs and goals of each Wesleyanne to ensure maximum impact and success.
Our goals are for our students to experience the connections between the liberal arts and the workplace, explore professional and career choices, and develop and demonstrate the knowledge and skills essential for professional success. We are educating our women towards a lifetime of career success.
Of Wesleyan students will complete a professional development experience by 2020.
Minimum number of Career Development interactions a Wesleyan student will have during her college experience
Of Wesleyan students will complete an e-portfolio by 2020.
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