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).

Required Documentation for International F-1 and Non-US Citizen Students

All incoming F-1 international and Non-U.S. Citizen students must complete the appropriate process to become enrolled as payees at Wesleyan.

Visit the following path on WesPortal and follow the instructions provided to become a payee:

WesPortal>Campus Applications>Documents Required by Non-US Citizens-Undergrad

Note: You must complete this documentation process regardless of whether you plan to work on campus.

Please contact Christine Rodrigue, in International Compensation and Taxation, at ict@wesleyan.edu with any questions. 

Becoming a Student Employee at Wes

Are you interested in working while studying at Wesleyan?  If yes, please read on for important information on becoming eligible to work. 

If you are an F-1 International student or a non-US citizen, please go to 

WesPortal > Campus Applications > Documents Required for non-US Citizens

For all students who are citizens of the United States, please go to

WesPortal > My Information > Benefits, HR & Payroll Forms

  • Complete Section 1 of the  I-9 Form, sign, and date the form.
  • Make copies of the ID(s) needed to validate your eligibility to work (see pg 3 of the I-9 form). Be sure you have the original(s) on campus with you! 
  • Go to WesPortal > My Information > Payroll Help and attach your completed I-9 form and the copies of your ID(s) by clicking on the paperclip (Add attachments) at the bottom right of the Payroll Help form. 
  • Watch out for an email from Payroll Services, our Payroll Help ticketing system, with instructions on how to make an appointment with the Payroll department. You cannot work until you present your original ID(s) at this appointment. Be sure to bring them with you because electronic copies/pictures are not valid! 

We encourage you to review the Student Employment website for more information about job opportunities on campus.

Any Payroll related inquiries should be submitted to Payroll Help via WesPortal. You may also contact Payroll at payrollhelp@wesleyan.edu.

Payroll Staff