Keasbey Scholarship for Postgraduate Study in the UK

The Keasbey Scholarship, which supports two years of postgraduate study in the UK for two years, either for a second undergraduate degree or for a graduate degree in any program offered at the University of Oxford, Cambridge, or Edinburgh.

This scholarship is open to Wesleyan every three years. Members of the Class of 2022 are eligible to apply this coming Fall 2021. Successful applicants would begin their studies in the UK in Fall 2022.

Wesleyan may nominate two candidates, following a campus selection process. The campus application deadline is Oct. 3. Applicants must show leadership, high academic achievement, and extracurricular involvement. This program is only open to U.S. citizens.

If you have leadership experience and a strong academic record, please (1) fill out a short interest form in ViaTRM by May 31 and (2) get in touch with Magdalena Zapędowska, assistant director of fellowships, to discuss your interest, program fit, and the application process.

For more information, please contact:

Magdalena Zapędowska, Ph.D. [za-pen-doff-ska]
Assistant Director, Fellowships | Fries Center for Global Studies

Classes to Consider for Fall 2021

Attention rising seniors! Are you interested in applied, experiential, and engaged learning? Have you decided not to pursue a thesis but you want to have a meaningful capstone experience during your last year at Wes? You might consider these classes for Fall 2021:

CSPL239 Startup Incubator: The Art and Science of Launching Your Idea
Tu 8:50-11:40

A one-semester, experiential learning program designed to teach and enable student entrepreneurs to develop sustainable business models from their ideas. The program will bring together an ambitious, committed, and diverse group of individuals from all classes and majors who are passionate about developing successful solutions to challenges; identify as entrepreneurs, disruptors, and thought leaders; and have the tenacity, work ethic, and ability to succeed. It is completely fine if you have not yet launched your own business / non-profit etc. You will learn mindsets, critical thinking skills, and practical skills that you can use in any part of your life.

If you would like to enroll in CSPL 239, complete this form- Questions can be emailed to Rosemary Ostfeld (

CSPL262 Patricelli Center Fellowship
Tu/Th 10:20-11:40

In this project-based, cohort-style class, students will learn strategies for understanding social and environmental problems, and they will design interventions to create impact. Each student will select a topic to work on individually or as part of a team throughout the semester. Topics will include root cause analysis, ecosystem mapping, theory of change, human-centered design, business models, leadership and teamwork, impact metrics, storytelling, and more. Some students will develop entrepreneurial projects and ventures while others will find pathways to impact as activists, community organizers, coalition builders, artists, or researchers.

To be considered for this course, meet with the instructor ( to discuss the enrollment process, course content, expectations, and learning goals.

CSPL480 Engaged Projects
Asynchronous / No mandatory class time

EPs are one-semester, 1.0-credit, mostly-independent educational endeavors. Students who enroll will start with a topic or question that has some connection to their academic pursuits and to the world at large. They will recruit a “Sponsor” with lived or scholarly expertise related to their topic, and they will be matched with two other EP students (their “Cohort”) who will provide peer advising and accountability. Over the course of one semester, EP students will research and analyze their topic, produce a project intended for a public (not academic) audience, and complete reflection essays to document their learning along the way.

Details are at

Engaged Projects for Rising Seniors

Fall 2021 opportunity!

CSPL/CGST480 Engaged Projects

Engaged Projects (EPs) are rigorous, self-designed endeavors in which a student studies a topic of their choice and completes a final project intended for a non-academic audience.  Students are encouraged but not required to select a topic that is connected to another class or their major.  Final projects can take the form of blogs, videos, a website, or other media; a work of art, an event, a workshop, a presentation, or panel; a policy proposal or analysis; a white paper or op-ed series; a business plan; and/or any other piece(s) thoughtfully designed for the public.

For full details go to:


Industry Careers in Science Panel

This Tuesday April 13, 2021 at 4pm, WesWIS is hosting an “Industry Careers in Science” Panel for undergraduates looking for an alternative to going to grad school right after Wes. All interested students are encouraged to attend!

Our panelists have taken a wide variety of paths after their science bachelors degrees, and are now working in science journalism, energy efficiency marketing, promoting equity and inclusion, and pharmaceutical chemistry.

Come talk to them about all the different ways you can put your science education to work and how to navigate finding a job after Wes.

Meeting ID: 934 1682 4562     Passcode: 047533

Senior Interviewer Info Session 4/13

As you may be aware, the application to become a Senior Interviewer is now available to all current Wesleyan juniors.  In order to provide more information about the position, especially since it has changed as we’ve responded to the pandemic, we are offering an information session to learn more, ask questions, and hear from current SIs about their experiences and takeaways.

The information session will be at 7pm on Tuesday, April 13th.  The application is due at noon on Monday, April 19, and interviews commence the following week.  This position is a great chance to share your Wesleyan experience, develop valuable skills, become a better interviewee as you prepare to graduate, influence who applies to Wesleyan and have a voice in the admission process.

The application is available on Handshake and here:

The Zoom link for the information session is

All questions can be directed to Chris Lanser, Associate Dean of Admission, at

We look forward to seeing you next week and, hopefully, reading your application soon.

Apply to be an Admissions Senior Interviewer

The Office of Admission is pleased to announce the application to be a Senior Interviewer for the 2021-22 academic year is now open. The Senior Interviewer position is a professional appointment in the Office of Admission interacting with and informing a range of constituents about Wesleyan University, and evaluating prospective students through personal interviews.  One of the unseen benefits to the Covid-19 pandemic was a reevaluation of the Senior Interviewer program as a virtual enterprise, which led to significant changes that have improved its efficacy and reach.  SIs now spend the majority of their time working virtually, meeting high school students where they are, doing WesChats, information sessions, and interviews on evenings and weekends.  As campus life returns to normal next fall, some on campus, in-person aspects of the program will continue to be important: Saturday morning interviews, information sessions, and Open House programming in the fall, and of course a return to a WesFest, Live! Format next spring.  A more comprehensive job description is available on Handshake and in the application itself.

The application is available on Handshake and here:

The reach of the Senior Interviewer program has never been broader, providing equity and access in the process to students from all backgrounds, regardless of their ability to visit campus, and we are excited for this coming year as we continue to leverage opportunities to meet more students than ever before.  Please consider applying for this important position, educating and influencing the applicant pool and participating in the evaluate of prospective students.

Any and all questions can be directed to Chris Lanser, Associate Dean of Admission,