Teaching Fellow Opportunity – Spring 2023

Wesleyan University + National Education Equity Teaching Fellow

Wesleyan University and the National Education Equity Lab are partnering to offer Wesleyan college courses to Title 1 or Title 1 eligible high schools across the country. During the spring 2023 semester, we will be offering PSYC105 (Introduction to Psychology) composed of digital projects that help students learn about the field of psychology. With your help, students from our nation’s most underserved communities can gain access to a rigorous college course and have the opportunity to earn pre-college credit and build college confidence. As a Wesleyan University and National Education Equity Teaching Fellow you will engage students in synchronous discussions, grade student work, drive student success, and be part of a national community working to advance education equity.

Essential Responsibilities (approximately 10 hours per week)

  • Host weekly 45-minute synchronous discussion sessions via Zoom to enhance students’ engagement with course content, expose them to college-level seminar-style discussions, and help improve their analytical skills.
  • Grade and provide feedback on student work.
  • Participate in weekly course team check-ins to share learnings, successes, and challenges.
  • Answer course content questions, as needed.

Please send a current CV and a statement of interest to Lisa Dierker (ldierker@wesleyan.edu)

Waste Not! Want Not Job Opportunity

Are you interested in sorting STUFF? Love thrifting or garage sales? Want to be part of a great team and help carry on one of Wesleyan’s greatest traditions? Then apply to volunteer for Waste Not! Waste Not is Wesleyan’s student-run fall tag sale.  Join the volunteer team to help reduce waste, avoid capitalistic consumption, and provide affordable goods to other students.

Perks include:

– free housing from Tuesday 8/30 – Sunday 9/4

– free food

– first dibs on free stuff from Waste Not and discounts on big items

– opportunity to be PAID to help with move-in cardboard collection on 8/31 (optional)

You’ll move in on Tuesday, August 30 and volunteer about 28 hours between Wednesday, August 31 and Sunday, September 4.  When you sign up for Waste Not, you’ll be required to work at all volunteer shifts and will sign an agreement noting that you’ll be charged if you do not show up on the Saturday or Sunday of the sale.  If you’re interested, fill out this form by Saturday, June 25 at 11:59 PM: https://forms.gle/7giYnxhwfAkN6GQC7. Email wesustainability@gmail.com with any questions.

Weekly Round Up – Class of 2025

Greetings Class of 2025!

I hope this email finds you well. We are heading into April which is a very busy month on all college campuses. Wesleyan has a lot of programs, events and opportunities to offer – be sure to pay attention to information for programs and events sent through the All Students listserv as well as posted on WesNest.

Here are a few upcoming dates and/or events that may be of interest:

  • Pre-RegistrationPre-Registration runs through 4/11. If you have not touched base with your premajor advisor about Fall 2022 courses yet, be sure to reach out. 
  • Fellowships for Graduate Study. Are you interested in graduate school and wondering about opportunities to fund it? Attend an info session on Fellowships for Graduate Study. The first event is Friday 4/1 on Zoom from noon to 1pm (register here). A second in-person offering will follow on Thursday 4/7 from 4:30-5:30pm in Fisk Hall 201. There will be snacks!
  • Student Ombuds. The application for the Student Ombuds program is open. Student Ombuds serve as a peer resource focused on empowering students to successfully navigate the institution and advocate for themselves in moments of conflict (particularly with power dynamics). 
  • Student Leadership Employment Opportunities: The office of Student Academic Resources (SAR) recently posted open leadership positions. Some positions are academic-year, some are summer positions, and some are both. Visit Handshake to learn more. For positions that require an updated resume, be sure to stop by Gordon Career Center for assistance with resume writing, interview skills, and more.


With so much going on, it can be easy to get distracted. It is important to get yourself organized so you can finish this semester strong. If you need assistance with time management, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me or to utilize the many resources offered by Student Academic Resources

Student Academic Resources (SAR) is hiring!

Student Academic Resources (SAR) is hiring!

  • Enjoy learning new skills to improve your experience as a student?
  • Find fulfillment when helping others to learn something new?
  • Want to provide support to your fellow Wes peers?

Apply to be a Peer AdvisorNew Student Orientation (NSO) Peer Advisor, or a Peer Technology Specialist and provide peer academic support with SAR!

You do not need to be an expert; you only need a desire to learn and an aspiration to help your peers! Currently accepting applications for:

Academic Peer Advisor

APAs are a resource to students during Orientation regarding the course registration process, and throughout the year they provide support related to improving academic skills and Wes student systems, such as WesPortal and Moodle.

Peer Technology Specialist

Peer Technology Specialists help Wes students to learn how to use digital tools like dictation, text-to-speech, and Google calendar to increase productivity and improve their learning strategies.

NSO Peer Advisor

New Student Orientation (NSO) Peer Advisors work during NSO to assist incoming students with schedule planning, preparation for faculty advisor meetings, and support participation in other Orientation activities.

Learn more about each position and get the Handshake links on our Website.

Questions? Contact Crystal Rose via Zoom Office Hours or email (chill01@wesleyan.edu).

Weekly Round Up

Some dates and events approaching that may be of interest to the Class of 2025:

  • Drop/Add Deadline ends Wednesday, February 9.
  • Student Employment is hosting an info session about how to get a job on campus on Wednesday, February 9 from 12pm to 1pm in Boger Hall. Visit Handshake on WesPortal to learn more.
  • The Gordon Career Center has posted the Summer Grants application. For more information, including deadlines, click here.
  • Study Abroad is hosting a series of events. For more information, click here.
  • Starting on Wednesday 2/9, Wes will offer a series of mini-workshops designed to help you become a more efficient and effective learner. Be sure to stop by Usdan 108 on Wednesdays at 6pm to join – feel free to bring your dinner!

Student Employment at Wes

Are you looking for an on-campus job? Interested in learning more about how to navigate Handshake and find the perfect fit? Join Gordon Career Center staff members on Wednesday, February 9th at 12:00pm to hear about the basics of searching for and landing an on-campus job. Learn about the current job postings, resources, and how to navigate the search process. Sign onto Handshake on WesPortal to learn more.

Resources to Consider

Good morning, Class of 2025!

I hope this communication finds you well. Some items that may be of interest to you:

  1. Employment. Interested in obtaining a part-time job? Be sure to utilize Handshake or visit the Gordon Career Center to learn about employment opportunities.
  1. SHAPE: The Office of Support, Healing, Activism, and Prevention Education (SHAPE) has created a series of events in October to raise awareness about dating violence in our community and beyond. See their blog to learn more.
  1. Department Open Houses: Though you will not declare your major until second semester of your sophomore year, some of you may already have an idea of what you want to study. Visiting a department open house can provide a lot of insight into various majors. See the schedule for department open houses that run in October and November here.

I’ve enjoyed meeting with many of you over the past couple of weeks. Don’t forget to check out your class photo. As a reminder, those who visit my office and show me where they are in the photo will get a small takeaway for stopping by. Get that Wes swag!

Dean Dunn

Peer Technology Position Open

Student Academic Resources (SAR) is seeking to hire a student to join our team of Peer Technology Specialists. If you have an aptitude for learning using digital tools and technologies, an interest in helping others navigate a wide variety of digital tools, and the ability to demonstrate and train others on the use of various technology programs, we encourage you to apply! The student will be hired and trained to join our current Peer Technology Specialists to work throughout this academic year.

Among other things, the Peer Technology Specialists will work on:

  • Coordinating campus-wide outreach to increase awareness of digital tools and technologies available
  • Organizing workshops and meeting with individuals who are interested in various technologies and/or digital tools, in order to assist them with exploring programs, learning how to use them, and providing referrals as needed
  • Researching, and seeking campus input on, new technology initiatives

To learn more and/or apply to the position, please see our Handshake Posting (https://wesleyan.joinhandshake.com/jobs/5407176)! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Crystal Rose Hill-Farrell (chill01@wesleyan.edu).