Your representatives for the 2013-2014 school year are:
- Senior Class Officers
CONGRATS TO THE NEW OFFICERS!!!! LOOKING FORWARD TO A GREAT SENIOR YEAR!!!!
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Your representatives for the 2013-2014 school year are:
CONGRATS TO THE NEW OFFICERS!!!! LOOKING FORWARD TO A GREAT SENIOR YEAR!!!!
The deadline for re-applying for financial aid is Wednesday 05/15. Financial Aid Office Director John Gudvangen will hold drop-in hours to help students on Friday 05/03 from 2pm to 4:30pm in the Financial Aid Office, which is located on the 2nd floor of North College. Stop by the office during the above time to get your questions answered and get some help with filling the documents. Please email us at email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns.
WSA Financial Aid Committee
Wesleyan Student Assembly
The last day to withdraw from full-semester and second-quarter classes is Wednesday, May 1 Completed forms are due in the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m.and must include the following signatures: instructor, faculty advisor, and class dean.
If you are thinking about withdrawing from a course:
Apr. 22, 2013 by mmelendez
We are pleased to announce the launch of a new website at Wesleyan called EdConnect. This site will serve as a hub for all things education-related on campus and will include opportunities – both on and off campus – in teaching, policy work, research, and advocacy. We hope to foster a community among those who are interested in education at Wesleyan and to make opportunities in education more accessible to the student body.
If you are interested in education, we encourage you to check out the website here. We will update the site frequently with new opportunities, so please check back often! Also, if you lead a student group related to education, you can register your student group with EdConnect. You can also submit education events and job opportunities!
We will be officially launching our website at the EdConnect Launch Reception on Thursday, April 25 from 5-6 pm in the Zelnick Pavilion. This will be a great opportunity to both learn more about EdConnect and to mingle with faculty and students on campus who are interested in education. We hope to see you there!
Emily Berman ’13
Rebecca Coven ’13
Tory Mathieson ’14
Apr. 19, 2013 by mmelendez
Just a reminder the priority deadline for returning students for applying for financial aid for next year 2013-14 is May 15th. Please log into SIMON at https://cardinal.wesleyan.edu/NetPartnerStudent to see which documents are still outstanding. The Financial Aid Office encourages you to visit or speak with someone in their office if you have any questions about completing your financial aid application. They are located on the 2nd floor of North College and their office hours are Monday – Friday 8:30-5pm and they can be reached by phone at (860) 685-2800 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition to their regular hours, they have set aside a few dates specifically to encourage you to drop by; to help you fill out the forms or answer any questions. Please visit their office on April 26th from 2-4:30 p.m. or May 3rd from 2-4:30 p.m. You can also visit them during regular office hours if these special dates don’t fit your schedule.
Assistant Director, Financial Aid
Apr. 17, 2013 by mmelendez
Wesleyan has three options for granting credit for an internship experience: Education in the Field, Independent Study, and the Quarter Credit option. For both Education in the Field and Independent Study you should see your class dean or faculty advisor to review the requirements and begin the process. Please note that some academic departments do not offer credit for internships.
Tuition and fees for 2012-2013, including the fee for the summer internship course CSPL 493.
I. General Information
To guard against the use of interns as a source of free labor and the possibility that unpaid internships might be substituted for entry-level jobs, the U.S. Department of Labor in 2010 issued a set of rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1947. These rules indicate that interns should derive benefits from unpaid internships similar to those they would receive in an educational setting.
Wesleyan has established a pass/fail partial-credit course, CSPL 493, as the vehicle through which you will receive .25 credit upon successful completion of an internship. To receive credit, you must satisfy 1) the requirements of the internship and 2) Wesleyan’s specific learning requirements. You can receive the .25 credit for both paid and unpaid internships.
The Career Center will be working in tandem with the Director of Service-Learning to administer the internship credit process.
Note: Before applying for the quarter credit, confirm with your employer exactly what they require from you. Some employers require official assurance by the institution that the intern will be eligible to receive academic credit for the internship. If this satisfies the employer’s requirements, the Career Center will send a letter to the employer explaining Wesleyan’s credit policy. To request this letter, email Jim Kubat, providing the employer’s full contact information and email address. Turnaround time from the date your request is received is three week days.
Please note that there may be a charge for an internship credit (see Section III below).
II. Steps in Earning Academic Credit for an Internship
Please read these instructions carefully. You must complete the following three forms in order to earn .25 credit for an internship .
1) Register for CSPL 493 by emailing your name and WesID to Prof. Krishna Winston, Director of Service-Learning. She will process the Drop/Add form with the Registrar.
2) Fill out the For-Credit Internship Student Information Form. This will be reviewed and filed by Jim Kubat, Wesleyan Career Center.
3) Tell your employer or supervisor to complete the For-Credit Internship Description Form by accessing this link. He or she must provide contact information for verification. The internship information will then be reviewed and filed by Prof. Winston.
4) When the internship ends, tell your supervisor to complete the For-Credit Internship Completion Form. He or she must again provide contact information for verification. Your employer’s remarks regarding your work performance will be reviewed and filed by Prof. Winston.
Note the following to fulfill the credit requirements!
6) Wesleyan’s learning requirement consists of a report on the internship, to be submitted to the Service-Learning Director. It may be helpful to keep a journal on your daily experiences and reflections during the internship, which can serve as the basis for your report. The report should be a thoughtful essay of at least 500 words, describing the internship experience and reflecting specifically on what you learned from it. Be sure to mention both positive and negative aspects of the experience and how you responded to the latter. You might focus on new skills and knowledge you acquired, existing skills and knowledge you enhanced, and insights you gained into the workings of the organization and the professional field to which it belongs.
7) Enter your internship experience in the WesSID (Wesleyan Summer Internship Database): http://www.wesleyan.edu/careercenter/jobsinternships/wessid.html. The information you provide will be valuable to other students seeking internships. You can view other students’ reports in your own e-portfolio under “Career Resources, WesSID Search.” Enter your report under WesSID Entry.
8) Once the Director of Service-Learning has ascertained that the internship has been satisfactorily completed and the reporting requirement met, you will receive credit for CSPL 493.
III. Charges for Credit for CSPL 493
1) In-semester internships, paid or unpaid:
There is no charge for an internship credit if the internship takes place during a semester while you are a full-time student at Wesleyan or on a Wesleyan-approved program of study abroad.
2) Paid or unpaid internships undertaken during the summer or while you are on leave:
If you receive need-based Wesleyan grant financial aid, there is no charge for the credit. If you do not receive such financial aid, the charge for a summer internship credit is .25 of the current summer per-credit tuition (in 2013, $700). The charge for an academic-year internship if you are on leave is .25 of the regular per-credit tuition.
IV. Internship Policies
• No more than two .25 internship credits (for a total of .50) will count toward graduation.
• If you plan to intern for a second time with the same organization and wish to receive academic credit for the experience, your report (see Section II.6 above) must document the ways in which the second internship entails responsibilities or assignments that differ significantly from those of the first internship.
• If you are on strict probation, you are not eligible for internship credit.
• The minimum number of hours for an internship credit is 40. There is no maximum; it is up to you to determine whether the work hours are reasonable.
V. Internship Expectations
• You must comply with any confidentiality rules in force at the internship site.
• You are expected to observe all policies and procedures stipulated by the employer.
• Regular attendance and compliance with all job requirements are essential.
• You must confer at least weekly with your supervisor to receive guidance on your assignments, feedback on your performance, and explanations of the organization’s mission, objectives, methods, and operations.
1) The For-Credit Internship Student Information Form must be filed with the Career Center as soon as possible before the scheduled beginning of the internship.
2) The For-Credit Internship Description Form must be filed with the Director of Service-Learning before the internship begins.
3) If you wish to withdraw from CSPL 493 without having a “W” appear on your transcript, you must inform the Director of Service-Learning within 10 days of the start date of the internship indicated on the Description Form. If you drop out of the internship at a later date, you must notify the Director of Service-Learning before the scheduled end of the internship; otherwise you will receive a U for the course.
4) For internships undertaken during the spring or fall semester, your report (Section II.6) on the completed internship must be submitted to the Director of Service-Learning by the first day of classes of the following semester. For internships taken during the summer or while you are registered for the summer session(s), your report must be submitted by the end of the drop/add period in the fall semester immediately following.
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Notes to the Class of 2014
Planning Period will close on Monday, April 15 at 5pm. Please be sure that you have met with your faculty advisors to approve your scheduling selections. As your class dean, I may not approve course plans without the advisor’s consent.
As you plan for your senior year, remember the minimum number of credits that you may take in any semester is 3.00 credits. There is NO partial enrollment. Per credit is a process in which seniors who are enrolled in the senior thesis may take ONLY the second-half of the senior thesis in the spring 2014 term. BUT only if all graduation and major requirements have been met by the fall semester. See me during office hours if you wish to discuss further.
Review your Credit Analysis Report and Major Certification Form for accuracy and where you stand for completion of the major and graduation requirements.
If you are taking summer transfer credits from other institutions, you must have prior permission from the appropriate department. The form must be completed and return to the Deans’ Office before you enroll in the summer course. For more information: http://www.wesleyan.edu/studentaffairs/pdfs/ptc.pdf .
If you are considering an internship and want academic credit, here is more information about that process. http://www.wesleyan.edu/careercenter/jobsinterns/internships/credit_for_internships.html .
Do not hesitate to visit during my office hours if you have questions about graduation requirements and other issues. Monday 2-3, Tuesday 3-4, Wednesday 5-7, Thursday 11-12, Friday 2-4 or make an appointment by contacting my assistant, Teri Maheu at 860.685.2765.
Apr. 11, 2013 by mmelendez
CAs are responsible for meeting the needs of their neighborhood residents in both woodframe houses and apartments, and play an important role in establishing a community conducive to maximizing academic, personal, and social development; maintaining healthy and safe living conditions; and providing overall support of the mission of Residential Life.
If you selected a house or an apartment during the room selection process, you are eligible to apply. Please refer to the website for more information and the link to the application:
Apr. 10, 2013 by mmelendez
We know networking can be a scary thing. Any mention of life after Wes might make you bristle. We’re here to help.
Come join us on Saturday, April 13, from 3 to 5 PM in the Career Resource Center, for an informal, friendly
speed date-style networking reception with Wesleyan Alumni to find a bridge between a Wesleyan liberal arts education and the professional world. Learn the real stories about different careers in a fun, low-key format. What would you ask an alum face-to-face if you had the chance? Bring your questions and listen to Alums share their wisdom about “Success After Wes.”
Ting Zhang ’15 and Megan Cash ’14,
In partnership with the Career Resource Center and University Relations