Career Decisions: From Insight to Impact

Career Decisions, a new online course on Coursera, aims to help learners understand their motivations, strengths, and goals, and appreciate how personal identity affects career decision making. The course is taught by adult developmental psychologist and career counselor, Sharon Belden Castonguay, Director of the Gordon Career Center at Wesleyan University and is offered free of charge to Wesleyan students and alumni.  


Coming Summer 2018 for Wesleyan Students

Alumni Learn More & Enroll Here -- Please log-in or sign-up for an account on with your email address to enroll in the course free of charge. Email account management is provided through the WesPortal system. To access your Wesleyan email, please sign into WesPortal, click on Communication and then WebMail. We encourage you to review/update your alternate email address on file in your WesPortal by clicking Communication and then Alternate Email Address. Additional detailed information regarding the new WesPortal system is available hereIf you need additional help, please submit a request through the Alumni Helpdesk.

Related Links:
Castonguay Teaches Coursera Course on Career Decisions
The Psychology of Career Decisions -- Sharon Belden Castonguay, TedXWesleyanU
First Year Out (Podcast)
Careers By Design: The Interviews (Podcast)

About the Instructor
Sharon Belden Castonguay, EdD, is an adult developmental psychologist and career counselor with 20 years of experience working with professionals at all levels of their careers. She is the director of The Gordon Career Center at Wesleyan University and the host of two podcasts, First Year Out and Careers by Design: The Interviews. She has also served as a career counselor at Harvard University and at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business. Castonguay received her doctorate in human development from Harvard, where her research focused on how businesspeople make career decisions. She holds an MA in Education from the University of Michigan and a BA in Government from Smith College.