Career Center Upcoming Application Deadlines: Connect@Wes, Southern Teachers Agency, Jumpstart Academy, and more

connectatwesConnect@Wes: Creating Connections: Connect@Wes is a networking exercise and event for Wesleyan students of all class years and interests. Students will apply to participate and will be matched with Expert Advisors (recruiters and hiring managers as well as alumni and parent volunteers) for brief, one-on-one sessions. Students will introduce themselves and their backgrounds, practicing their networking and presentation skills. Expert Advisors will use their experience and expertise to critique what they have heard and give valuable insight on how the presentation might have been more effective. This structured speed-networking event will allow advisors to meet several students in a short period of time. It will allow Wesleyan students to build professional relationships and connections while preparing to join the professional workforce in the future. We previously blogged about this opportunity here(Deadline: Tuesday, February 11) 


southernteachersagencySouthern Teachers Agency: Each year, Southern Teachers Agency helps hundreds of candidates find jobs at outstanding private & independent schools throughout the South – nearly 600 schools in 16 States from Pennsylvania to Florida to Texas. Private schools certainly value candidates who have participated in a teacher certification program, but have the flexibility to hire teachers with a strong academic background who have not taken education courses. The hiring season for the 2014-15 academic year will begin very soon and we encourage students who are interested in teaching to apply to STA as soon as possible. The STA online application can be found on our Wednesday, February 12)


jumpstart academyJumpstart Academy: Jumpstart Academy is an organization that seeks to educate, equip, and empower Nigerian youths through a two-year Leadership and Entrepreneurship program. This program melds community service learning with business opportunities in order to cultivate a new generation of ethical entrepreneurs. Although based in Ibadan, Nigeria, Jumpstart is seeking interns from Wesleyan for the spring semester. Interns will work directly with Kate Weiner, Jumpstart’s Creative Development Intern, to learn first-hand about building social enterprises through research, grant writing, fundraising, and community outreach opportunities. This position is currently unpaid: however, interns will not be expected to work more than a maximum of three hours per week (the average will be two). If you have any questions or would like to apply, please contact Kate Weiner at We previously blogged about this opportunity here(Deadline: Saturday, February 15)


cityyearCITY YEAR: City Year was founded in 1988 on the belief that young people can change the world. City Year is an education focused, nonprofit organization that unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service to keep students in school and on track to graduation. At City Year’s 25 locations across the United States and two international affiliates, teams of young people called corps members serve full-time in schools for the academic year as tutors, mentors and role models. By focusing on attendance, behavior and course performance, which identify students who are at risk of dropping out, corps members are uniquely able to help students and schools succeed. (Deadline: Saturday, February 15)


careercenter2JDS Therapeutics: JDS Therapeutics is an innovative pharmaceutical and nutraceutical company focused on providing patients with scientifically backed, natural approaches to meet their healthcare needs and enhance their quality of life. We develop and market naturally-derived compounds with clinically substantiated benefits as nutritional ingredients and drugs with a focus on diabetes, women’s health, cardiovascular disease, and weight loss. Our Nutrition 21 subsidiary develops proprietary, science-based nutritional products for the nutritional and pharmaceutical industry. We hold over 100 issued patents and have many exciting new products we are developing and launching in 2014. (Deadline: Monday, February 17)


ventureforamericaVenture for America: Venture for America is a 2-year fellowship program that sends young, talented graduates to startups in emerging cities (ie. Cincinnati, Detroit, New Orleans, Providence, Las Vegas), with the goal of mobilizing them as entrepreneurs moving forward. We recruit the best and brightest recent college graduates, provide them with training and mentorship, and place them at partner startups to help build those organizations. This is an opportunity for students who want to learn how to build companies. The ultimate goal is that a substantial proportion of VFA Fellows will become successful entrepreneurs, preferably rooted in the communities to which they’re assigned. (Deadline: Monday, February 17)


st.annsschoolSaint Ann’s School: Saint Ann’s School, an independent, non-sectarian, co-educational, pre-K-12 day school in New York City seeks passionate, inspiring teachers. Applicants should have a deep love and understanding of the subject(s) or discipline(s) they study or practice. No teaching certification is required. For our younger students (in pre-K-third grade), we hire associate teachers who work as apprentices in the classroom under experienced master teachers. Beginning in grade four, instruction is organized by department. This year, openings are possible in preschool, kindergarten, lower school, history, science, theater, English, recreational arts and romance languages (among other subjects). (Deadline: Tuesday, April 8) 


Jelisa Adair

I am the Civic Engagement Fellow for 2013-2014. While a student at Wesleyan I double majored in Psychology and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and completed a joint thesis during my senior year. I am interested in issues of social justice, mental health, media, and global welfare.