Allbritton Events!!!: “Legal Structures/Social Enterprise,” “Talking About Race,” “Solidarity Organizing on Campus,” “Civic Engagement Certificate Info” — Dec. 2-5

Ownership Matters: Legal Structures for Social Enterprise

On Wednesday, December 2nd, you will have the opportunity to hear from Jim Steiker ’81 in Usdan 108 from 4-5pm. Jim Steiker ’81 will speak about his experience in the financial and legal sector, specifically the options for legal structure and ownership of social ventures. Jim was a legal representative for Ben Cohen in the sale of Ben & Jerry’s where Ben tried to take the company private in a mission based transaction rather than sell to Unilever

​Talking about Race with Jelani Cobb 

On Wednesday, December 2nd at 7, we are welcoming Jelani Cobb, PhD, Director of the Africana Studies Institute at UConn and Staff Writer of the New Yorker to speak in CFA Hall. His book, the Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress, was published in 2010 through Bloomsbury Publishing.  His post recent published pieces include:

What Divides Us?: An Interview with Yale College Dean Jonathan Holloway 11/15/15

Race and the Free-Speech Diversion 11/05/15

Ben Carson’s Exonerating Racism 9/22/15

Allbritton Talks: Effective Solidarity Organizing on Campus

When student, frontline communities, and organizers call for solidarity actions, how can we respond most effectively? What tactics do students have at their disposal to raise awareness, change policies, communicate support, or raise funds? How can work done here at Wesleyan affect change elsewhere? How is solidarity organizing different? We welcome all viewpoints- no background knowledge required.

Thursday, December 3rd, 12-1pm.    Allbritton 311, lunch provided.

Civic Engagement Certificate Information Session

Students in the CEC program participate in a wide variety of formal and informal civic activities in Middletown and around the world. These include volunteer work, practica, activism, and service-learning courses. The certificate is designed for students interested in reflecting upon these activities and integrating their civic and academic efforts.

Friday, December 4th, 12-1pm

The Essential Meeting: Med/Dent/Vet School 2017 — 11/30

The Essential Meeting: Med/Dent/Vet School 2017
Monday, 11/30, 6:30 PM, Career Center Commons

If you are considering an application for 2017 entrance to medical, dental, or veterinary school, plan to attend the annual Essential Meeting on Monday, November 30. Applying to these three types of health professions graduate schools requires serious advance planning, a clear sense of the required timeline, knowledge of how the process works, and what it will cost.

This information session will provide you with: (1) an overview of the application process, (2) information you need to file a request for an institutional letter of sponsorship from the Wesleyan Health Professions Panel, and (3) suggestions for how to assess the strength of your candidacy.

Unless you have a class, you should make every effort to attend this meeting. If you have a 7 PM class, you should attend for the first half-hour. We will start promptly at 6:30 PM.

Unless you have a class, you should make every effort to attend this meeting. If you have a 7 PM class, you should attend for the first half-hour.

We will start promptly at 6:30 PM.

Peggy Carey Best
Health Professions Advising Consultant/Visiting Assistant Professor, Sociology
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459
Phone: 860/685-3726
Career Center

The Goldwater Fellowship for science, math and engineering students–App deadline: Nov. 30

The Goldwater Scholarship is a very competitive national scholarship. The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields.

Eligibility is limited to current sophomores and juniors who plan to pursue a research career in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. For clarification on eligibility, please click here to visit the details of the scholarship.

This year, the Wesleyan University on campus deadline requires completion of:

All should be submitted as email attachments (.doc, .docx, or .pdf format) to me (Kate Smith: by 12:00 noon, Monday, November 30.

You can make an appointment to meet with me or speak via Skype (for those studying abroad!) online to discuss the Goldwater Scholarship, the process and your application.


Kathleen C. Smith,  Associate Director of Fellowships, Internships & Exchanges

Center for Global Studies | Wesleyan University

213 Fisk Hall | 262 High Street | Middletown, CT 06459

+1 (860) 685 – 3928 |

Want to know more? Follow Fellowships @ Wesleyan on Facebook!

Click here to make an appointment online


Nine New Courses Added

Below are nine new courses that have been added to Wesmaps since pre-registration that have spaces available and can be added to schedules during adjustment:



Winter on Wyllys — Career Center January Programs — Dec. 1 & 2 app deadlines

Winter on Wyllys 2016

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to come back to Wesleyan a week early over winter break to jumpstart your job/internship search or focus on your personal career development without the stress of classes and activities getting in the way.

The Career Center is offering the following two classes from January 11th – 15th:

Careers by Design Do you know what you want to do when you graduate? Next summer? Even next semester? Careers by Design is a week-long program designed to help you identify what factors may be influencing your choice of major, internship, or career path, and help you to be mindful of your decisions and do what is right for you regardless of what messages you may be receiving from others. Careers by Design will run in the mornings only.  CareerLab CareerLab is a week-long, boot camp style introduction to everything you need to know to start your internship or job search. You will come out of the week with an understanding of how to research fields and organizations, make full use of LinkedIn to engage with alumni and trade groups, interview effectively, and launch yourself as a professional in your field of interest. CareerLab will run in the mornings only.  These classes run concurrently and cannot be taken at the same time. There is a $100 materials fee to participate. Financial Aid is available and housing is included. Students must register on CareerDrive and fill out Res Life’s Housing Form by 12pm on December 2nd to participate. 

The Career Center is also partnering with Wall Street Prep to offer an intensive 2-day training seminar to equip students with the financial skills they need to be successful in the recruiting process for positions in investment banking, corporate finance, private equity, business development, capital markets, and equity & credit research. Upon course completion, students receive high-quality materials and access to resources that enable them to revisit concepts as they prepare for interviews, internships, and full-time positions. The cost of the program Is $199. Financial aid is available and students should contact the Career Center at 860-685-2180 to request a fee waiver. Students interested in participating in the 2-day program must register here by December 1, 2015.

Students should feel free to reach out to Rachel Munafo in the Career Center with questions.

Going Global Beyond Study Abroad — Today, Wed. 18 at 5:30 p.m.

Going Global Beyond Study Abroad

In celebration of International Education Week, join a panel of students knowledgeable of international fellowships, graduate school abroad, international internships, conducting research abroad, securing funding for international research or language study. Panelists will share best practices and recommendations in pursuing these opportunities abroad. The panel will be held in the Career Center on Wednesday November 18th beginning at 5:30 PM and moderated by Kate Smith, Associate Director of Fellowships, Internships and Exchanges. Please join us to learn and plan your next international step beyond study abroad.





McNair Program Info Meeting — 11/19 at 6 p.m.

McNair & Mellon Mays Program Info Session — Thurs., Nov. 19, 6:00 p.m, Usdan 110.

The Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program is designed to assist students from underrepresented groups, including students who are first-generation to attend college and low-income, to prepare for and successfully enroll in post-graduate Masters and/or Ph.D. programs. Participants must be US citizens or permanent residents. Wesleyan’s program focuses on students majoring in the math and sciences. McNair Fellows are eligible for summer $2,800 research stipends along with fully paid housing to conduct research with a faculty member at Wesleyan and to receive a stipend during the academic year to continue their research.  Open to sophomores and juniors.

The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship aims to increase the number of faculty of color at U.S. colleges and universities and to overcome the effects of persistent underrepresentation of certain groups in the academy. Students from those groups, and others who have demonstrated a commitment to overcoming disparities in higher education that result from that underrepresentation, are eligible for the Fellowship. Mellon Fellows are selected in the spring of their sophomore year, participate in an intensive summer session, and work during their junior and senior years on individual research projects, guided by faculty mentors. Fellows receive academic-year fellowships, support for attendance at conferences and for research, and funding during their two summers in the program. Through the Social Science Research Council and the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the Mellon Foundation provides additional support for Fellows while they are in graduate school and during the earlier stages of their academic careers. Upon receipt of the Ph.D. in fields stipulated by the Mellon Foundation, Fellows have a portion of their undergraduate loans repaid. Mellon Fellows must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Learn more about the two programs and meet with current McNair and Mellon students at an informational session on Thursday, November 19, from 6:00-7:00 in Usdan 110.

Program Housing and CBL Apps Due TOMORROW–Friday!

Dear Students,

This is a reminder sent to all sophomores, juniors and seniors about the mid-year program house and community based living selection process: Program Housing and Community Based Living applications will close tomorrow (Friday, November 13th) at 12 p.m. EST. For students who have submitted applications: Please go to the Housing and Staff Selection site through your e-portfolio to confirm that in your status tab next to Application Status it says “Complete”. Any applications that are incomplete will not be considered. If it says incomplete,please check the applications and make sure all questions have been answered.

For those who want to submit an application: 1. Go into your e-portfolio and find the “Residential Life” section 2. Select the link called “Housing and Staff Selection” 3. Begin on the “Explore Housing” page. Find the box and select the “Program Housing/CBLV” link. 4. Click on the house/community in which you are interested. 5. A description page will open up. Please read it and if interested, select a preference. 6. Complete the application. You are only able to preference and apply to three houses/communities and applications must match the preferences.

Please remember that if you make a house/community a first preference and you are accepted by the house/community, this will be your assignment for the spring semester.  It is only if you set a house/community as a second or third preference and are accepted that you are given the option to accept or decline the offer.

Please let us know if you have any questions by contact us at

Winter Session Courses: Sign-up closes Dec. 2

Interested in Winter Session? Don’t miss your opportunity to participate! Registration for classes, housing, and dining closes December 2 – at noon – right after we return from Thanksgiving break. You can find the form for Winter Session, as well as links to sign up for dining and housing, in your Eportfolio Winter Session bucket or online at If you have any questions, feel free to contact me, your advisor, or the Winter Session office at