For those of you who were interested but could not attend the Fellowships for Juniors Webinar, please find materials below.
What is the Fulbright US Student Program?
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the US government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. In partnership with more than 140 countries worldwide, the Fulbright US Student Program offers unparalleled opportunities in all academic disciplines to passionate and accomplished graduating college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals from all backgrounds. Program participants pursue graduate study, conduct research, or teach English abroad.
During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, individuals will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.
To learn more about Fulbright and Wesleyan’s campus process, watch this 30 minute introductory video. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with interest and/or questions.
Interested in serving as a lifeguard this summer at Wesleyan? Check out the job description here. Have questions? Contact Jeff Place, Assistant Athletics Director for Facilities & Event Operations (email@example.com; (860) 918-6372).
** This is a paid student job open to all students regardless of work study eligibility **
Student Ombuds Position Description The Wesleyan Student Ombuds Program (link) was informed and inspired by student voices and began in Fall 2021. Student Ombuds are available to talk with students about their concerns related to experiences in the classroom, with their athletic team, or within other parts of their academic and campus life at Wesleyan. Each Ombud serves as a neutral and confidential* peer resource focused on empowering students to successfully navigate the institution and advocate for themselves in moments of conflict, particularly when there are power dynamic considerations. Although separate from the University’s Ombudsperson (link) for staff and faculty, these Student Ombuds are trained to use similar conflict resolution and restorative justice practices. Student Ombuds will provide information about resources, offer perspective, and advise students as they explore and navigate their options for resolving concerns. Student Ombuds will be selected to represent various academic areas of the institution (i.e., each academic division and Athletics) and will be compensated $16/hour for their work, with between 3 and 6 hours of work each week. As 2023-2024 will be the third year of this program, the next cohort of Student Ombuds will play a role in continuing to shape the program and its future.
TO APPLY: Submit the basic application in Handshake (Job # 6240334) by Sunday, April 16th at 11:59pm (link). The 2022-2023 Student Ombuds are listed here: https://www.wesleyan.edu/inclusion/student-ombuds.html
Topic: Planning Your Sophomore Summer: Navigating Career Options After Major Declaration
Date: Friday, April 7 from 12:15pm – 1:15pm
Location: Boger Hall, Room 112
You are welcome to send questions in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Jaylen D. Berry Foundation aims to connect underserved, minority, and motivated students with opportunities to enter the world of finance. We believe that everyone deserves a chance to pursue a career in finance regardless of their background.
The Resume & Professional Development Workshop will be led by Alfred B. Woodward, a current associate at Goldman Sachs and board member at the Jaylen D. Berry Foundation. Mr. Woodward has extensive experience in the finance industry and is passionate about helping others achieve success.
This workshop is free and will provide valuable insights on how to improve resumes and what employers look for during the hiring process. Attendees will gain a competitive edge in the job market and learn how to effectively communicate their strengths and abilities.”
Join the Gordon Career Center on 3/30 from 12-1pmEST on Zoom to learn more. Register on Handshake.
The Fulbright US Student Program is the United States’ premier international cultural exchange program for US citizens and nationals. Though Fulbright, Wesleyan graduates can teach, research, or study in one of 140+ countries for an academic year. Come to the webinar to learn more about the program and to hear how the application process works at Wes!
On Wednesday, March 9 at 2-3pm, Wesleyan will participate in a national virtual information session on the Fulbright U.S. Student Program and alumni ambassadors. The webinar will walk students through the fundamentals of Fulbright first, followed by a Wesleyan-specific breakout session hosted by Dr. Erica Kowsz, Assistant Director of Fellowships at the Fries Center for Global Studies.
Current juniors and seniors (and recent alumni) are eligible to apply in for the fall 2023 deadline, but the event is open to students from all class years. It’s never too early to learn what Fulbright is all about!
Register at the link: https://apply.iie.org/register/GPS5. Can’t make at at 2pm next Thursday? Register anyway, and you’ll receive the recording after the fact.
Questions? Contact email@example.com.
Undergraduate Research Conference
Historical and Current Perspectives on Guns & Society
Friday, April 28, 2023, 10 am – 3 pm.
The Center for the Study of Guns and Society at Wesleyan University is pleased to announce its first annual one-day undergraduate research conference on Friday, April 28, 2023.
Undergraduate students who are interested in presenting at the conference are invited to submit proposals by 5PM on March 20, 2023, at this link. Submissions should include: 1) a brief (one paragraph) abstract of your proposal; 2) a brief (one-paragraph) description of the context of your research project (e.g. short bio, relevant courses, extracurricular activities, etc.); 3) an indication of your preferred format to present your research (a 15-minute presentation; a 5-minute lightning round presentation; or as a poster presentation). Please remember to include in your submission a title for your research, your name, major, and an email address for us to contact you. Submissions will be reviewed by a faculty-student conference committee and presenters will be informed by the end of March 2023.
Research topics in guns and society for this conference may relate to history, religion, literature, visual arts and material culture, public health and medicine, museums/public history/memorialization, business, theater, film and media, government, policy, engineering/design, manufacturing, law, anthropology, lethality, environmental history, animal studies, psychology, and or other relevant scholarly fields.
For questions, please contact Center Director, Prof. Jennifer Tucker (HIST/FGSS/SISP/CSS) at firstname.lastname@example.org or Center Associate Director Joseph Slaughter (Religion and History) at email@example.com.
This event is co-sponsored with students at Trinity College and Amherst College with help from from Prof. Scott Gac (American Studies and History at Trinity) and Prof. Jonathan Obert (Political Science at Amherst). Special guests will include a curator from the National Museum of American History (Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.)
The event is free and open to the Wesleyan community. Lunch will be provided.
The Center for the Study of Guns and Society was established in April 2022 at Wesleyan University to foster historical research on guns in society and strengthen academic, museum, and public history collaborations.