Meet with a Career Counselor

Wesleyan's Career Center provides career counseling services, career programs, workshops, alumni presentations, internship resources, special events and more that help students launch their careers.  All students are encouraged to stop by anytime and meet with a career counselor or peer career advisor. We’re located in 41 Wyllys Avenue, 1st Floor, Olson Commons.

General Appointments / Drop-ins / Health Professions / Pre-Law / Mock Interviews

Office Hours

Monday through Friday:    8:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday Evenings:           5:00pm - 7:00pm

Summer/Break Hours
Monday through Friday:     8:30am - 4:00pm

Our hours may vary during the year. Please call the Career Center at 860-685-2180 or email us if you have any questions regarding our hours of operation.

General Scheduled Appointments

Recommended for: Undergraduate students and young alumni who wish to have a more in-depth conversation regarding questions related to self-assessment, general career guidance, job or internship search strategies, networking, graduate school, choice of academic major, or career change.  Please note that pre-law and pre-health professions advising are available.
  • Description: 30 minute sessions with a career counselor
  • How to schedule:

          o Undergraduates: Please call the Career Center reception desk at 860-685-2180. You will be asked to provide your name, class year, a preferred contact method, and a brief description of your inquiry or how the counselor can best assist you.
          o Alumni: Call the Career Center at 860-685-2180 for details on our alumni career advising services.
          o Appointments are not scheduled via e-mail.

Drop-ins

  • Recommended for: Wesleyan undergraduate students and young alumni near campus looking for an introduction to our services and/or an overview of our resources, or who have a "quick question" such as a resume/cover letter review.
  • Description: 15-minute unscheduled sessions with a Peer Career Advisor.
  • How to schedule: Stop by our office at 41 Wyllys or call us at 860-685-2180 on the day you'd like to come in.

Drop-in Hours:
Monday through Friday:  12:30pm-4:30pm
Tuesday Evening:          12:30pm-7:00pm

Health Professions Appointments

  • Recommended for: Students or graduates looking for: an overview of the diversity of health professions and expectations of candidates for health professions graduate schools; academic advising; internship or volunteer opportunities; post-graduation employment and fellowships; and assistance with the application process, including an institutional letter of recommendation (Health Professions Panel letter) for medical, dental or veterinary school.
  • Description: By appointment only (30- or 60-minutes).
  • How to schedule: Please call the Career Center reception desk at 860-685-2180.  Tell the receptionist that you are considering the health professions.
  • Mock Medical/Dental/Veterinary Interviews: Please inquire with Peggy Carey Best for more information. Once scheduled, you should dress as you would for the real interview, but a pen and pad of paper is not necessary. If you don't have a panel letter on file, you must drop off a resume and an unofficial copy of your transcript 24 hours before the interview. If you have had a panel letter written for you, there is no need to provide a resume or transcript.

Pre-Law Appointments

  • Recommended for: Juniors, seniors and recent graduates who want to explore the field of law, are interested in attending law school, or who seek guidance during the LSAT and law school application process.
  • Description: Scheduled appointment or drop-in session.
  • How to schedule: Call the Career Center at 860-685-2180, and tell the receptionist you're considering law.

Mock Interviews

  • Recommended for: Undergraduate students and alumni who have upcoming interviews for internships, fellowships, or jobs.
  • Description: Hour-long recorded sessions with a career counselor (telephone mock interviews are also available for those off campus). The counselor conducts an interview as if it were the "real" interview and then provides feedback.
  • How to schedule: Please call the Career Center reception desk at 860-685-2180. Indicate the position/organization/fellowship for which you wish to have a practice interview. If there is not a specific opportunity, please indicate the career field for which you want a practice interview. Once scheduled, you must e-mail or drop off your resume at the Career Center at least 24 hours before the interview. If your resume is not received, the interview will be cancelled. Please dress as you would for the real interview and bring a pen and pad of paper with you.
    • We also offer Mock Medical/Dental/Veterinary Interviews. Please inquire with Peggy Carey Best for more information. Once scheduled, you should dress as you would for the real interview, but a pen and pad of paper is not necessary. If you don't have a panel letter on file, you must drop off a resume and an unofficial copy of your transcript 24 hours before the interview. If you have had a panel letter written for you, there is no need to provide a resume or transcript.