The Gordon Career Center works with students of all class years to translate their liberal education into a lifetime of meaningful work.

The Center’s innovative approach to career education encourages students to design their own careers by exploring the intersection among their interests, the skills they have and wish to acquire, and market demand. The Gordon Career Center links students to alumni and employers across the globe in fields that reflect the impressive breadth of opportunities explored by Wesleyan graduates.

Career Decisions Online Course

Career Decisions: From Insight to Impact, our new Coursera course, aims to help learners understand their motivations, strengths, and goals, and appreciate how personal identity affects career decision making. 

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Upcoming Events

Feb 19

Paying for your Health Professional Program

12:15 pm

Boger Hall Boger Hall Room 114 (Putnam Classroom)

It is natural to worry about how you will go about paying for your medical, dental , nursing or any other health profession you are planning on pursuing. Come join Robert Coughlin, Director of Financial Aid and Sarah Pietryka Assistant Director of Financial Aid, t o learn about this process and what you can be doing now to keep your debt as low as possible. This session will be useful to anyone who is considering loan forgiveness programs or other repayment plans. Presented by the Gordon Career Center Co-Sponsored by the American Medical Student Association, Wesleyan Chapter Co-Sponsored by the National Organization on Rare Diseases Student Association of Connecticut Co-Sponsored by BLACBrown Latinx Asian and Color Premed Society Co-Sponsored by Pre-Veterinary Medicine Club <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:"Cambria Math"; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:roman; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:3 0 0 0 1 0;} @font-face {font-family:Calibri; panose-1:2 15 5 2 2 2 4 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:swiss; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-536859905 -1073732485 9 0 511 0;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-unhide:no; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:8.0pt; margin-left:0in; line-height:107%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} span.secondary-detail {mso-style-name:secondary-detail; mso-style-unhide:no;} .MsoChpDefault {mso-style-type:export-only; mso-default-props:yes; font-size:11.0pt; mso-ansi-font-size:11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} .MsoPapDefault {mso-style-type:export-only; margin-bottom:8.0pt; line-height:107%;}size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.0

Feb 27

Alumni Conversation: Women of Color in Public Interest, with Rashida Richardson '08

04:50 pm

Resource Center (167 High Street) Central Meeting Room

Women of Color face specific obstacles and challenges in society because the interconnected nature of their social identities (race, class, gender) creates unique modes of discrimination and disadvantage. These issues are often more amplified in the work environment. Despite their social justice orientations, public interest organizations are not immune to these issues. Rashida Richardson '08 will discuss her career path working in large, small, and sometimes niche public interest organizations and provide insights on how to navigate this sector as a woman of color. SPEAKER Rashida Richardson '08 is Director of Policy Research at New York Universitys AI Now Institute, where she designs, implements, and coordinates AI Nows research strategy and initiatives on the topics of law, policy, and civil rights. She previously worked as Legislative Counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union of New York (NYCLU), where she led the organizations work on privacy, technology, surveillance, and education issues. Prior to the NYCLU, she was a staff attorney at the Center for HIV Law and Policy, where she worked on a wide-range of HIV-related legal and policy issues nationally, and she previously worked at Facebook Inc. and HIP Investor in San Francisco. Rashida currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Wesleyan University, the Advisory Board of the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project, the Board of Directors of the College &amp; Community Fellowship, and she is an affiliate and Advisory Board member of the Center for Critical Race + Digital Studies. She received her BA with honors in the College of Social Studies at Wesleyan University and her JD from Northeastern University School of Law. Co-sponsored by the Resource Center, the African American Studies department, the Women of Color Collective, Ujamaa, the POC Pre-Law Society, and the Gordon Career Center.

Apr 9

The Health Professions Mock Medical/Multiple Mini Interview Workshop

06:30 pm

Boger Hall Boger Hall Room 114 (Putnam Classroom)

A mock interview is one of the best ways to refine your interview skills and gain a sense of what sort of questions you might be asked during an interview with the admissions board. Join Tom McLarney, MD, Chief Medical Director Davidson Health Center, Adjunct Professor, University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Mildred Rodriguez, PhD, Health Professions Advisor, to learn more about this important component of your application process. The first 15 minutes of this workshop will consist of a one-on-one interview and a review of what went well, and discuss any recommendations from the audience. We will then discuss the Multiple Mini Interview and how to approach the questions posed in this limited time format. We will provide other relevant information regarding medical school interviews, and address questions from the audience. Please come ready to offer commentary! Presented by the Gordon Career Center Co-Sponsored by the American Medical Student Association, Wesleyan Chapter Co-Sponsored by the National Organization on Rare Diseases Student Association of Connecticut Co-Sponsored by BLACBrown Latinx Asian and Color Premed Society

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