Jobs & Internships

As you progress in your undergraduate career and gain experience through your classes, jobs, internships, athletics, clubs, etc. you develop marketable skills, self-confidence, a deeper self-awareness about the type of work that fits you best, and a track record of accomplishment. Schedule an appointment with a career advisor to learn how to navigate the job/internship search process.

Handshake, Wesleyan's career management platform, is where the career center posts thousands of full-time job and internship opportunities for Wesleyan students. iOS users can also download Handshake's Jobs and Careers app to ddiscover and favorite jobs and internships on the go. Recommendations are curated based on your interests, skills, major, location preferences, and search history.

From Handshake, Wesleyan students can access several exclusive career-related resources to prepare for and find opportunities. 

If you are interested in funding opportunities for your low-paid or unpaid summer experience please visit our Grants and Fellowships page. 

If you are interested in receiving academic credit for your internship please click here

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Fraudulent Job Postings and Employers

 The Gordon Career Center offers Handshake as a resource for students to view job, internship, and volunteer opportunities. We cannot guarantee the quality, authenticity or legitimacy of posted offerings. In the event that you come across a fraudulent employer or posting, we encourage you to contact Handshake and the Gordon Career Center immediately so that we may take appropriate action. Students maintain responsibility for their relationships formed through Handshake and should take reasonable precautions as they would with any potential new employment opportunity.

When communicating with an employer or searching for a job, be on the lookout for the following "Red Flag" situations. If you encounter a "Red Flag" situation or any other concerning behavior with an employer, notify the Gordon Career Center immediately.

  • Makes an offer for a position without ever interacting/interviewing you
  • You receive an email from an employer you have had no interaction with offering you a job or to “make money quickly”
  • Offers a large sum of money for minimal work – seems too good to be true
  • Offers payment before you do any work or sends you compensation unexpectedly
  • Requests for you to make a payment upfront via transfer/wire money, money order or courier
  • Requests your personal information – social security number, credit card information, bank account number, copies of your license, passport, photograph, or other personal documents
  • Posting lacks all or some of the following information: company name, address, contact information, telephone number, domain email address, etc.
  • Postings with spelling and grammatical errors
  • Employer website without a clear description of the business, contact information, or job descriptions

Always thoroughly research any employer and offered opportunity. If you suspect a posting is fraudulent, be sure to proceed with caution. Do not provide any personal information and do not click on any links. End all communications with the employer immediately and contact the Gordon Career Center, 860-685-2180 or, ASAP for assistance and advice on how to proceed.