Employment Opportunity during Homecoming Family Weekend

Good Afternoon,

As this year’s HCFW interns, we are preparing for the process of hiring student workers for this incredibly important weekend. We are publishing the application today, Friday, September 20th, so that students who are interested have a 2-week period in which they can apply to work for the weekend. Applications will close on Friday, October 4th at 5 pm.

However, we need your help in spreading the word! If possible, we would like to ask you to help us advertise to your respective class years by email and class blog in order to create the best pool of candidates. Below you will find the relevant information, including a short description of what working for that weekend is like (for those who may not know), and a message that can be sent to students.

Please feel free to reach out if anything is unclear or if there are any questions!


Sophia Law ’20, Daniela Estrada ’20, and Irmina Benson ’21
Homecoming Family Weekend 2019 Interns
Office of Advancement
291 Main Street

Relevant Information:

Homecoming Family Weekend 2019 is fast approaching (November 1st – November 3rd), and we need student employees! Aside from getting paid, you’ll also have the unique opportunity to help out with one of Wesleyan’s biggest events, network and make lasting connections with parents, alumni, and represent the student body to hundreds of visitors and guests. Potential jobs include greeting guests at the registration site, assisting with activity and event preparation, escorting guests around campus in shuttle vans, and much more!

To apply for a position, please fill out and submit the student employee application, available here. Applications will be accepted until Friday, October 4th at 5:00 PM, and we will notify you of your employment status by Monday, October 7th.

There will be a mandatory student employee meeting on Wednesday, October 30th at 5:00 PM in the Woodhead Lounge in Exley Science Center. If you are hired, you must attend this meeting to receive your work schedules, event staff T-shirt, and other important event information.

If you have any questions, please contact us at aprinterns@wesleyan.edu

Thanks for your interest!

Sophia Law ’20, Daniela Estrada ’20, and Irmina Benson ’21
Homecoming Family Weekend 2019 Interns
Office of Advancement
291 Main Street

The MINDS Foundation and Basal Gang Presents…

Vicissitudes of Travel by Jennifer Blaine 
A mental health performance about a family navigating their son’s struggle with a brain tumor.  
She will be performing about the healing journey along navigating these experiences. 
25 September 2019, Usdan 108, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Typhoon will be served, with vegetarian options available
* See attached flyer *
Hosted by The MINDS Foundation and Basal Gang 

On Handshake Now – Sign up for Fall Career Treks


From: “Munafo, Rachel” <rmunafo@wesleyan.edu>
Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 3:18 PM
To: “Patey, Laura” <lpatey@wesleyan.edu>, “Wood, Jennifer” <jpwood@wesleyan.edu>, “Renee Johnson-Thornton, Ph.D.” <rjohnson01@wesleyan.edu>, “Phillips, David” <dphillips@wesleyan.edu>, “Leathers, Tanesha” <tleathers@wesleyan.edu>, “Hill, Crystal” <chill01@wesleyan.edu>
Cc: “Grande, Pamela” <pgrande@wesleyan.edu>
Subject: Fall Career Treks


Hi All,

Happy 3rd week of the semester—September is flying! I’m writing to share information about our line-up of fall career trek opportunities. This fall, the GCC is taking students to visit ESPN, Pfizer, and Hartford HealthCare’s Simulation Center, and to attend the Reach(OUT) LGBTQA+ Career Conference in Boston. These off-campus career exploration opportunities are open to students of all class years, majors, and career interests. Transportation is provided and there is no cost to students to participate.


Interested students should submit their approved resume to the career trek postings on Handshake, and complete the related google application form. If more students apply then we have space for, students who completed the application in-full by the application deadline will be selected via random lottery. Students not selected in the lottery will be put on a waitlist and notified if spots open up. Application deadlines vary from 9/24 – 9/30 and the Career Treks all take place in October, some around fall break. More information is below.


I would appreciate your help sharing on your blogs and with any students who you think may be interested. Attached find flyers and images for you to use and share as you see fit.


Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions. Thanks in advance for helping us spread the word about this exciting new program!



Off-Campus Career Exploration Opportunities Offered by the Gordon Career Center


ESPN – Friday, October 18th

Application Deadline: 9/24

More information and apply here


Hartford HealthCare Simulation Center – Monday, October 21st

Application Deadline: 9/30

More information and apply here


Reach(OUT) LGBTQA+ Career Conference – Saturday, October 26th

Application Deadline: 9/27

More information and apply here


Pfizer – Tuesday, October 29th

Application Deadline: 9/30

More information and apply here




Rachel M. Munafo

Associate Director of PR & Communications

Gordon Career Center • Wesleyan University

860.685.2180 • rmunafo@wesleyan.edu

Wesleyan University Orchestra is actively looking for VIOLINISTS



Greetings, musically-inclined community!

Wesleyan University Orchestra is actively looking for VIOLINISTS.

No course registration is required, rehearsals are on Monday nights 6:30-9:00pm in Crowell.

Join now – or after Fall Recess, for the second concert of the season.

Will provide assistance with instrument rentals.

For more information, contact Nadya Potemkina npotemkina@wes




Nadya Potemkina, DMA

Adjunct Assistant Professor 

Music Department

Wesleyan University Orchestra and Concert Choir

Middletown, CT

4 Ways to Be Engaged

Every year, over 400 Wesleyan students choose to enrich their educational experience through civic engagement on campus and beyond.  They deploy their curiosity, skills, and practical idealism as they support educational and social enrichment activities for youth, stand with efforts to protect our environment, learn from the wisdom of aging community members, and work in partnership with criminal justice reform efforts.

Whether you engage in this work through formal channels such as the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships or volunteer on your own terms, the Cardinal Community Commitment reflects the university’s collective approach to civic engagement, as well as our commitment to working in partnership and learning from our experiences.

Before getting involved in any community service or civic engagement, we ask that all students review the Cardinal Community Commitment.


  • Familiarize yourself with community partner norms and expectations…

    Norms and expectations will vary with partners’ vision and mission, target population, and values.  These norms and expectations may inform dress code, rules around confidentiality, expectations about the use of language, and more.   Working in partnership with diverse stakeholders requires the respectful negotiation of human and cultural differences. Before you start, review your partner’s norms and expectations, consider those that might challenge your sensibilities, develop a strategy, and commit to growing from your experience.

  • Practice ongoing self-reflection…

    Before starting your engagement, ask yourself, “Why did I get involved?”, “What  do I expect to learn?”, and “What do I hope to contribute?” Expect to confront some practical challenges and embrace those challenges as learning opportunities.  Throughout your experience ask critical questions about your level of engagement, your adaptability, and social privilege, while assessing your learning and contributions.  Raise these questions in class, with your peers, your community partner, and/or Wesleyan faculty and staff liaisons.

  • Embrace a spirit of humility…

    While your partner will benefit from having your support, they are also committed to supporting your learning. Demonstrate your appreciation for this opportunity by respecting their expertise and experience and being accountable to their expectations. Your willingness and ability to be a good steward of this partnership will shape the relationship between the university and community organizations, as well as the opportunities available to students who will follow you.

  • Be an adaptable and willing collaborator

    Our partners have often been working for many years to address complicated issues that require flexibility and creativity.  Though you may have volunteered for, or been charged with supporting a specific project, accept that a partner’s needs might be fluid. Remember to work first on the behalf of the interests and needs of your partner – recognizing that your contribution is likely to be modest and may not immediately bear fruit.

Career Carnival


Join us for the Gordon Career Center’s Career Carnival on Friday from 12-3pm. Stop by to meet the GCC staff, including peer career advisors, get more familiar with the center’s services and resources, and learn about exciting career programs and opportunities such as fall career treks, summer grant funding, WEShadow externships, employer information sessions, and more.


Enjoy popcorn and cotton candy, play carnival games to win prizes, and enter into our raffle for a chance to win a basket of Wesleyan swag. 


RSVP (optional) on Handshake. Share this event with your friends on Facebook.