Be an R.A.!! Apps due 2/16 by noon

Interested in becoming an RA for the 2015-16 academic year?    Applications are available now in your student portfolio under the Residential Life box.  Applications are due Friday, February 6, 2015 at 12 Noon, EST.

All applicants are required to attend one of the following information Sessions:

Thursday, January 29, 2015 Information session, 7:00-8:00 p.m., Clark Lounge
Monday, February 2, 2015 Information session, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Usdan 108
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 Information session, 7:00-8:00 p.m., Usdan 110

For more information, please visit

Celebrating Students: Rachel Savage ’17

I started off the summer working full time as a mechanic at an auto shop. I was the youngest worker there, and so I was relegated to mostly only oil changes. My job involved performing safety inspections on all the vehicles, which was a fairly intensive process. I went through a checklist, and inspected each aspect of a vehicle that could “go wrong.” By a couple weeks in, I began taking on more responsibilities – some brake and serpentine belt changes, mostly. Working at the garage required a very strong work ethic, and I constantly struggled to keep on schedule (45 minutes per oil change and inspection is not that much time). I guess it’s not a typical summer job, as my friends all had internships in fields they were planning on pursuing, however I found the experience extremely rewarding. Not only is it not a typical college student summer job, but it is not a common job for a woman. Multiple people approached me to congratulate me, which, at times, I found a tad condescending, but I appreciated the attempt at sincerity.

In whatever time I had off, I tried to explore Oregon as best I could. In mid-July, my friend and I backpacked through the Diamond Peak Wilderness in Central Oregon, which Rachel Savageincluded a climb to a point boasting the “best view in Oregon.” We had a 360˚ view of mountains for hundreds of miles. While our water filtration pump broke the first day, and our stove broke the second, we managed through the five day excursion. I just got back from another camping trip in the Mt. Hood area in the Opal Creek Wilderness, an old growth forest with industrial mining equipment from the 1930s scattered between the trees. I’m not working in August, and I’m planning to drive my motorcycle down the Pacific Highway through California, that is, if the 1979 bike will hold up (fingers crossed).

Internship Workshop — Thurs., Nov. 20 at 12:15 p.m.

Join Persephone Hall of the Wesleyan Career Center and Dean Brown to talk about internships–

how to think about them, how to find them, and how to get them.

Grab your lunch and meet in the Multi-Purpose Room in the basement of Usdan at 12:15 p.m.  See you then!

Check out “Celebrating Students” for 2017’ers experience with internships and other work experiences this past summer!


Work at Reunion/Commencement Weekend! Apps due April 11

thCA8SH47AHey 2017’ers!

Reunion and Commencement Weekend 2014 is fast approaching (May 22nd-May 25th), and we need student employees!   Aside from getting paid, you’ll also have the unique opportunity to help out with one of Wesleyan’s biggest events, make lasting connections with alumni, and represent the student body to hundreds of visitors and guests. Potential jobs include working at the Registration site, being a Camp Cardinal Counselor, escorting guests around campus in shuttle vans, and much more!

To apply for a position, please fill out and submit the student employee application, available here.  Applications will be accepted until Friday, April 11th at 5:00 PM, and we will notify you of your employment status no later than Wednesday April 16th.

There will be a mandatory student employee meeting on Tuesday, May 20th in Exley Science Center 150, at 5:00 PM.  If you are hired, you must attend this meeting to receive your work schedules, event staff T-shirt, and other important event information.

If you have any questions, please contact us at or 860-685-2678.

Thanks for your interest!  Best,  The Interns

Summer RAs and CAs Needed! Apps due soon!

Dear Students,

The Office of Residential Life is currently seeking applicants the following summer positions:

Summer Community Advisors
Pre-College Summer Session Resident Advisors

Information related to Pre-College and Summer Housing can be found on our website at:

To apply, the application can be found

If you have any questions, please contact Maureen Isleib at

Usdan Student Manager Position Apps due April 4

Looking for supervisory and management experience? 

The Usdan Center is hiring Student Manager Interns (see job description below).  Fill out an application on the Usdan website. 

Deadline to apply is Friday, April 4th.  Interviews will be April 13th and 15th. 

Check your email for more information and for more even more information, contact Joanne Rafferty, Associate Director, Usdan at

TITLE:  Student Manager Intern, Usdan University Center
Students are given the opportunity to work in different areas and aspects of the operation of the University Center. We look at work at the Usdan University Center not as a typical “work study” job but an additional learning experience outside of the classroom. It is important to us that we stress to our students that if they are not willing to be part of a dynamic learning environment where they will be asked to actively think, then this is not the right place for them. Each job provides the student with the ability to grow personally and laterally in their position based on their commitment and performance. Students will develop several different skills sets that can easily be applied or adapted to any chosen profession upon graduation.
The Student Manager Intern is responsible for the general supervision of Usdan University Center / Fayerwether facilities.  The Student Manager Intern is responsible for hosting organizations that sponsor events and meetings in the University Center.  This person shall have working knowledge of and enforce all Usdan University Center, and Wesleyan University, policies and procedures.