Use Your Break Wisely! Register for Winter Session!!

As many students are coming back to campus after the brief Thanksgiving break, it’s a great time to consider signing up for a Winter Session Class. Remember the winter break is long! Why not make the most of it! Winter session offers intensive classes for academic credit, as well as co-curricular career planning opportunities (see below the classes).

Winter Session Courses

January 6-19, 2016

Registration is now open!

Housing and dining deadline: noon on Wednesday December 2.

If students do not require campus housing or dining, they may register up until December 18.

AMST245 Personalizing History
Indira Karamcheti
ARTS490 Introduction to Digital Arts
Christopher Chenier
ASTR111 The Dark Side of the Universe
Ed Moran
COMP112 Introduction to Programming
James Lipton
ENGL234 Jane Austen and the Romantic Age
Stephanie Weiner
GOVT155 Peace Versus Power: International Relations in the Modern Age
Giulio Gallarotti
GOVT311 U.S. Foreign Policy
Douglas Foyle
QAC201/SOC257/GOVT201/PSYC280/NS&B280 Applied Data Analysis
Lisa Dierker

What follows are some not-for-credit career development options offered over Winter Break.

Winter on Wyllys

Winter on Wyllys 2016 encompasses a variety of career programming options designed for students to focus on their own career development over Winter Break.

WEShadow Externship Program: January 4 – 15

Provides undergraduates an opportunity to explore careers by shadowing an employer partner or Wesleyan alum/parent during Winter Break. Shadow opportunities typically range from one to two days and can include observing a professional during daily work activities, or participating in a specific project. Please be mindful of the calendar if you are planning to complete a WEShadow placement prior to another Winter on Wyllys offering.

Careers by Design: January 11 – 15

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. NOTE: Due to scheduling and the intensive nature of this program, Careers by Design cannot be taken in conjunction with a Winter Session course, CareerLab, or Teacher Generation. There is a materials fee of $100. Financial aid is available. Registration opens on October 30th on CareerDrive.

CareerLab: January 11 – 15

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. NOTE: Due to scheduling and the intensive nature of this program, CareerLab cannot be taken in conjunction with a Winter Session course, Careers by Design, or Teacher Generation. There is a materials fee of $100. Financial aid is available. Registration opens on October 30th on CareerDrive.

Winter WESpeakers: Week of January 11th

In collaboration with Alumni and Parent Relations, the Career Center will be hosting several alumni to speak on career-related topics in the afternoons during Winter on Wyllys. These talks are open to all Wesleyan students on campus that week.

Teacher Generation: January 11 – 15

Introducing Teacher Generation, a new program offered by Achievement First  designed for Wesleyan University juniors and seniors interested in education and education reform who would like to explore a career in teaching. Applicants will be chosen through a competitive process to complete a one week placement at Achievement First Elm City Middle School in New Haven.  There is no cost: housing, meals, and travel will be provided by Achievement First in New Haven, CT.

Wall Street Prep: January 19 – 20

The Wesleyan University Career Center will be hosting Wall Street Prep’s financial training seminar at Wesleyan University on January 19-20, 2016. This intensive 2-day seminar is led by former investment bankers with applied expertise in financial and valuation modeling methodologies, and bridges the gap between academics and the real world to equip students with the practical knowledge they need to excel during the recruiting process and on the job.Students learn to build financial and valuation models using real case studies, employing the same tools and methodologies they would on the job. 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. This seminar is for all students pursuing positions in investment banking, corporate finance, private equity, portfolio management, business development, capital markets, and equity & credit research. Cost: $199. Financial aid is available. If you would like to request a fee waiver, please contact the Career Center at 860-685-2180. Students interested in participating in the 2-day program must register here by December 1.