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4 Year Degree
Internal Number: S01189
The Gordon Career Center works with students of all class years to translate their liberal education into a lifetime of meaningful work. Its innovative approach to career education encourages students to design their own careers by exploring the intersection between their interests, the skills they have and wish to acquire, and market demand.
The Center links students to alumni, employers, and graduate programs around the globe in fields that reflect the impressive breadth of opportunities explored by Wesleyan graduates.
Reporting to the Associate Director for Career Advising (Social Sciences), the Law and Social Impact Career Advisor is responsible for providing guidance to students interested in careers in law, as well as related professions commonly pursued by students with an interest in the social sciences and social impact work, including but not limited to government, policy, foreign relations, international development, NGOs, elected office, and social justice.
Advise students who are considering careers in law and related fields on how to explore their interests and skills and ensure that they are well-educated in the career planning process.
Provide advising, mock interview, and application support for students and alumni seeking entrance into law and graduate school.
Provide one-on-one advising, mock interviews, and application support to students participating in recruiting activities with employers.
Develop targeted programming aimed at educating students on career paths in law and social impact fields.
Serve as primary point of contact for assigned academic departments, administrative offices, and student groups for the purpose of providing information about the office and collaborating on programming.
Work closely with employer relations team to cultivate and maintain recruiting relationships with related employers and law schools.
Work with students in the general advising pool as needed to help them communicate their career-related values, skills, and interests to networking contacts and potential employers through resumes, cover letters, and personal statements.
Participate in the implementation of programs and events (employer information sessions, career treks to offsite locations, etc.) as needed throughout the year.
Liaise with Wesleyan alumni and parents, including Wesleyan’s designated alumni professional networks and affinity groups, to provide connections for students and to cultivate job and internship opportunities.
Serve on internal working groups as assigned.
Additional duties as assigned.
This is an on-campus position located in Middletown, CT
The position is open until filled. For full consideration please apply by June 30, 2023 when first review of applications will begin.
Wesleyan University requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster (if eligible under CDC guidelines) or an approved exemption prior to first day of employment.
Wesleyan offers a broad range of employee benefits and development opportunities, including comprehensive group insurance plans, wellness programs and incentives, generous paid time off and retirement plans. We also offer flexible work schedules, employee and dependent tuition programs, as well as access to Wesleyan’s BLS & GLS programs for those who qualify (tuition is waived for up to 2 courses a term; some fees and taxes may apply).
·About 2,900 full-time undergraduates
·52% women and 48% men, from 47 states, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and 48 foreign countries
·Around 200 graduate students in the natural sciences, mathematics, and ethnomusicology
·Around 200 students per year in Graduate Liberal Studies
·31% students of color in Classes 2015-2018 (7.1% Black or African American; 8.7% Asian or Asian American; 9.8% Latino or Hispanic; .1% Native American, .1% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander; 5.7% two or more races); 8.5% international students
·Freeman Asian Scholars Program: full tuition scholarships for 11 of the finest students from Asia per class (1 from each of 11 countries). There are more than 40 Freeman Scholars enrolled today.
·396 faculty members. All teach undergraduates while remaining active as scholars and researchers.
·46% women and 54% men; 18% persons of color
·8:1 student-faculty ratio
·Bachelor of arts, master's degree, master of arts in liberal studies, master of philosophy in liberal arts, and PhD in 6 disciplines
·733 bachelor of arts and 87 graduate degrees were awarded in... 2014.
·More than 1,000 courses offered in 46 departments, 45 major fields of study, 11 minor fields of study
·More than 800 individual tutorials and private music lessons
·13 interdisciplinary programs and 11 certificates
·Wesleyan-sponsored international programs in France, Italy, and Spain, with a special relationship with a program in Japan, and 150 other approved programs
·Participant in the Twelve-College Exchange Program
·More than 300 buildings including: Olin Memorial Library; Russell House, a National Historic Landmark; the six-story Exley Science Center; Andrus Public Affairs Center; the Van Vleck Observatory; the Center for Film Studies; the Freeman Athletic Center with a 50-meter swimming pool, the Spurrier-Snyder Rink for skating activities, the 1,200-seat Silloway Gymnasium, the 7,500-square-foot Andersen Fitness Center, and the Rosenbaum Squash Center with eight courts; 11-building Center for the Arts complex; Davison Art Center, a National Historic Landmark; Fayerweather with Beckham Hall; the Usdan University Center; 41 Wyllys Avenue (formerly the Squash Buildling and now housing the Career Center, the College of Letters, and the art history department); and the Allbritton Center (housing the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, the Center for Community Partnerships, and the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship).
·Wesleyan is a member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (an 11-member league in NCAA Division III).
·29 varsity teams; 16 club sports teams; 8 intramural sports
·About 700 students participate in intercollegiate sports each year
·More than 200 student organizations covering a range of interests: martial arts, outdoor activities, community tutoring, a cappella singing, literary magazines, theater and dance troupes, WESU-radio, political organizations, and identity-based groups
·New groups are formed constantly in response to student interest.
Admission (For Class of 2018)
·Highly selective, based on individual achievement and promise, with a commitment to enroll a diverse student body and meet full demonstrated need; limited aid available for international students
·9,477 applications received; 2,245 students admitted (23.7%); 814 students enrolled
·55% women, 45% men enrolled
·63% of students enrolled were within the top 10% of their class.
·Median SAT score for students enrolled: 700 verbal, 700 math, 710 writing; ACT 32
·Of all students enrolled in the class, 40% are students of color (11% Black or African American; 22% Asian or Asian American; 9% Latino or Hispanic; 0.8% Native American); 9% are international students.
Tuition and Financial Aid
·Tuition, fees, residential comprehensive fee, and estimated cost for books, supplies and miscellaneous expenses for 2014-15 total $63,893, plus a one-time $300 matriculation fee for first-time students only.
·The Office of Financial Aid at Wesleyan University is committed to enabling admitted students to attend, regardless of the family's financial circumstances. Accordingly, Wesleyan's financial aid program awards assistance solely on the basis of financial need and meets the full demonstrated need of admitted students.
·In 2014-15, 43% of students receive need-based scholarship awards averaging over $42,000; Wesleyan scholarships for all four undergraduate classes exceeds $49 million. The Freeman Asian Scholars program provides merit and need-based aid to eleven incoming students from select countries.
·Wesleyan was last accredited in 2013 by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.