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Apr. 29, 2016 by Renee Johnson-Thornton, Ph.D.
The New Student Orientation program is now seeking performers for In the Company of Others 2016. This important peer theater piece is a central aspect of the New Student Orientation. In the Company of Others is a time when sophomores, juniors and seniors are able to share their experiences with new students in the hopes of sparking conversation regarding what it means to live in a diverse community. This year, we are particularly looking for applicants who can share experiences around issues of identity. If you are interested in being a performer for this program, please complete the following interest form.
Dear Students in the Class of 2018,
Now that Spring is “officially” here, there are a few things to keep in mind:
Mar. 21, 2016 by Renee Johnson-Thornton, Ph.D.
Diversity in the Workplace
A Discussion with Deloitte
On Sunday April 10th, Deloitte Consulting is holding its annual on-campus discussion about diversity in the workplace. The discussion will feature a panel of diverse Deloitte practitioners and Wesleyan alumni who will share their experiences in the corporate world, and provide an opportunity to network with them afterward.
We invite you to join and share your own experiences and questions. Please register and submit questions for the panel by using this link . Walk-ins are also welcome and refreshments will be provided.
Below are the details for this event:
This event is open to students of all classes and majors. Casual attire is welcome.
We hope to see you there!
Shu Tokita Prize
For Students of Color Studying Literature
The Shu Tokita Prize, established by friends and relatives of Shu Tokita, ’84, will be awarded to one or two students of color majoring in literature, in area studies, or a language major with a focus on literature, who demonstrate need for substantial financial assistance. If you have any questions about whether or not you are eligible, please contact us. Recipients will be selected on the basis of commitment to the study of literature as evidenced in the content and quality of their essays, and financial need. Awarded to one or two sophomores and/or juniors for the remainder of their time at Wesleyan, the Prize is usually $1,500 per year. The recipient(s) of the Shu Tokita Prize will receive the annual award at the start of the following fall semester, that is, for their junior and/or senior year(s).
The Prize was established in memory of Shu Tokita, Class of 1984, who passed away in January of 1989 from leukemia. He had received a B. A. in English Literature from Wesleyan University and an M. A. in Japanese Literature from Tsukuba University. He studied literature as a pursuit that spoke to his life, and from which he gained insights and, ultimately, strength. The Prize seeks to reflect Shu’s interest in literature and his belief that it should be accessible to people of all backgrounds; thus, the Prize is focused on supporting students of color, for whom the study of literature, Shu’s family and friends felt, is often considered a “luxury.” Through the Prize, we hope to encourage and assist Shu Tokita recipients in their decision to pursue literature as an academic endeavor. We hope that they will likewise share their insights and wisdom with their communities. Current Wesleyan student winners of the Shu Tokita Prize are Karmenife Gomez-Paulino ‘16 and Sam Leiva ‘16.
The selection is based on the submitted 750-word essay on one of the two topics below, and on financial need, and not on academic standing.
accessible to people of all backgrounds? Please offer a specific example from either your own experience or perhaps a literary text that can illustrate your views.
SELECTION: Selection is based on review of applicant’s written essay and financial need.
DEADLINE for submission of applications: 5 p.m., April 12 (Tuesday)
ANNOUNCEMENT OF PRIZE WINNER: In time for the prize reception in May.
TO APPLY: Prize application form is attached. For further information, please contact the campus coordinator of the Shu Tokita Prize committee, Alice Hadler (Allbrittton 214, x 2832, firstname.lastname@example.org, campus mail: English Dept., 294 High St.). Please submit your application and essay as an email attachment to Prof. Hadler by the Tuesday April 12 deadline.
Come join the Summer Admission Team! The position is multifaceted, so you will assume several responsibilities, including but not limited to leading multiple tours for campus visitors on a daily basis; answering phones, greeting visitors, and assisting with general questions; assisting with data entry; helping Admission staff members and deans with miscellaneous tasks and projects; and much more! We are looking for energetic, courteous, and professional individuals who enjoy interacting with students, parents, and staff. The position is for the entire summer, although there are different start dates available. This is a full-time job (7 hours per day) with some weekend commitments sprinkled throughout the summer. Students will be paid $10.00 per hour and will be compensated for 50% of university housing. If you have questions about the position, e-mail Laura McQueeney, Front Office Manager, at email@example.com. The application is available here: http://goo.gl/forms/eaS8sStBUA.
Mar. 8, 2016 by Renee Johnson-Thornton, Ph.D.
The Career Center is hosting our annual speed-networking event, Connect@Wes on-campus on Friday, April 1st. This event is designed to match students with industry professionals across a number of fields and to give students the opportunity to learn how to network professionally and practice their personal pitches.
I’m wondering if you can pass the event registration information on to any students you think may be interested in participating. Students need to register here www.myinterfase.com/wesleyan/event_view.aspx?token=sEHYD4skKKBpeHLUEEmR+w%3d%3d by Sunday, March 6th at 11:59. Students can reach out to me directly if they have questions or need help registering—firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you in advance for your help spreading the word about this exciting career development opportunity!
Connect @WES: Creating Connections is a networking exercise and event for Wesleyan students of all class years and interests. Register to participate and meet with Expert Advisors (recruiters and hiring managers as well as alumni and parent volunteers) for brief, one-on-one sessions. By registering you are automatically accepted into the program and you will receive an email confirmation once the deadline has passed.
You should be prepared to answer the networking/interview question, “So, tell me about yourself,” in about 5 minutes. Expert Advisors will then use their experience and expertise to critique what they have heard. When the bell rings, you’ll move on to meet your next advisor. This structured speed-networking event will allow you to meet a few advisors in a short period of time and practice your “presentation”. Whether you’re preparing for interviews or internships, this event will help you to polish your networking skills!
Rachel M. Munafo
Assistant Director of PR & Communications
Wesleyan University Career Center