GCC’s Presentation Skills for Students — April 6


Presentation Skills Workshop for Students

Thursday, April 6, 12-1pm      Gordon Career Center 

Are you interested in what it will take to get on the fast track in the new economy, and even to get a foot on the ladder out of school?  Kirt Mead ‘65, who has spent his career in small consulting and research firms, will discuss the skills that new age firms interviewing at Wes will be looking for.  We will address not only the “left brain” skills of developing and delivering a drop dead presentation, but also the “right brain skills associated with interviewing and unstructured conversations.    


Gordon Career Center Launches New Funding Initiative for Students

The Gordon Career Center Launches a New Funding Initiative for Students 

The Gordon Career Center has announced their launch of a new student funding initiative called the Career Development Grant. This serves as an expansion (and replacement) of the old SuitUp fund. Students can still ask for funding to cover interview attire, but they may now also request funds for things like graduate exam fees, career-related travel expenses, and professional conferences. Students may request up to $500 over their time at Wesleyan. In general, students must be on need-based aid to qualify, though exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

You can read more here. Interested students are asked to contact Jacquie Fought (jfought01@wesleyan.edu) for an application or Anne Santaniello (asantaniello@wesleyan.edu) for questions about the fund itself.

Biological & Biomedical Sciences Graduate School Preparation and Career Options Advising Session–10/1

Harvard University: “Biological and Biomedical Sciences Graduate School Preparation and Career Options Advising Session”

WHEN: Saturday, 1 October 2016

WHERE:  Boger Hall, Rm 112

TIME: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

PRESENTED BY:David Van Vactor, PhD, Professor of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, Director, Curriculum Fellows Program;  Jason Heustis, PhD, Lecturer, Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School, Graduate Curriculum, Professional Development and Evaluation Specialist 

Members of the Harvard Medical School community will be visiting to connect with students interested in discussing graduate school applications, graduate training and professional development, and the expanding range of career options for PhDs.

For decades, science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education has followed very traditional models of training and career preparation.  These models are now undergoing change to better prepare graduates for a rapidly evolving career landscape.

We will examine this landscape and open a dialogue with the audience to explore how students can effectively navigate portfolio development, graduate school applications and training.

Please come and join the conversation!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Mildred Rodriguez, PhD, Health Professions Advisor, mrodriguez01@wesleyan.edu