Wesleyan Summer Grants

Wesleyan Summer Grants
provide up to $5,000 to fund summer opportunities such as internships, faculty-mentored research, entrepreneurial ventures, volunteer work, field study, creative projects, or an academic program related to your career interests and aspirations.

The first 2024 application window is open from Thursday, February 1st until Thursday, March 28th. This window is only open for studentson need-based financial aid.

The second 2024 application window will be open from Monday, April 1st until Friday, April 26th. This window will be open for all Wesleyan students.

To apply for the 2024 Wesleyan Summer Grant, you must have an approved resume on Handshake and a confirmed summer experience. If you don’t have a summer experience by the end of the first window, you are still eligible to apply in the second window. Applications not selected for funding in the first window will be considered in the second application window (you cannot reapply.)

For complete program information, including eligibility, application components, and timelines, visit the WSG webpage.

Wesleyan Black Alumni Council Memorial Prize Summer Stipend

Important to note that this grant is part of the Wesleyan Summer Grants Program and NOT additional funds. 
If a student would like to be considered, they will select this grant on the application and upload their essay. 

Essay: The Wesleyan Black Alumni Council (WBAC) honors the memory and spirit of alumni Bruce D. Hall ’77, James “Donnie” Rochester ’74, and Dwight L. Greene ’70 through a summer experience grant to support projects or research pertaining to the African American experience. Please share how your proposal aligns with this intention. (750 words maximum)

Internship & Career Opportunities

Greetings, Class of 2025!

I hope you are well and enjoying the first few days of the Spring semester. I write to share a few programs and initiatives that may be of interest to you:

  • WesConnect (online): Looking to connect with Alumni? Register for Wesleyan’s updated alumni directory WesConnect today! The updated directory allows you to find Wesleyan alumni who are actively engaging with the Wesleyan community. Use this tool to contact alumni and schedule connections.  
  • Cover Letter Competition(Friday 1/2): According to Forbes, 83% of hiring managers say cover letters impact hiring decisions. Whether you’re applying for an internship or a full-time job, writing a good cover letter strengthens your application
  • Research-a-Palooza (Saturday 1/3): Research-a-Palooza is an annual student-run event sponsored by the College of Integrative Sciences. Any and all students interested in getting started with scientific research at Wesleyan, including through the CIS Research in Sciences Summer Program and affiliated research programs (COE, QAC, McNair, etc.), are encouraged to attend.

A couple academic reminders:

Have questions? Please feel free to schedule an appointment with me: calendly.com/deankellydunn.

Take care,

Dean Dunn

Wesleyan Investments Office Info Session (4/24)

The Wesleyan Investments Office is hosting an informal information session open to the entire Wesleyan community. They will start with a quick “Endowment 101” primer and then open up for questions. their hope is to be an open resource to anybody on campus who is interested in learning more about Wesleyan’s endowment, opportunities to work in their office, and/or finance more generally (whether that is professionally or personally-motivated). They will share more information about their summer internship program open to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors for the Summer of 2024.

Resume & Professional Development Workshop (3/30)

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.”

Registration Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfMlCjY_t1Vk-nPEMRN6jhX8G7Hc04h2hLzLcBdc62MAA7GFQ/viewform

Wesleyan Summer Grants Applications Open! (1/30)

The Wesleyan Summer Grants 2023 application will open Monday, January 30th and close on Tuesday, February 28th. Wesleyan Summer Grants provide up to $5,000 to fund summer opportunities such as internships, faculty-mentored research, language study, volunteer work, field study, creative projects, or an academic program related to your career interests and aspirations. To learn how to apply and find more information, head to the WSG website.

Website Link: https://careercenter.wesleyan.edu/channels/wesleyan-summer-grants/ 

Contact Info: wsg@wesleyan.edu


Explore career paths, gain first-hand insight into specific roles and industries, and build meaningful connections with Wesleyan alumni through WesLink.

WesLink (formerly WEShadow) pairs students and alumni for one-on-one, virtual career conversations during winter break. Learn about the backgrounds and careers of alumni volunteers by reviewing the WesLinkpostings on Handshake. Apply for up to 10 opportunities by submitting your approved resume to the relevant postings on Handshake by Sunday, November 27 at 11:59 pm.  If you need help creating or developing a resume or applying for opportunities, schedule an appointment to meet with a Peer Career Advisor.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to careercenter@wesleyan.edu with any questions.