Fellowships General Info Session

Info session with Assistant Director of Fellowships, Erica Kowsz. Settle in with a slice of pizza and learn what fellowships are all about!

Fellowships offer funding and support for everything from undergraduate tuition to graduate school expenses, international exchange, research projects, art projects, and in-depth exploration of topics of personal interest. Fellowships also connect you with alumni networks that can be an asset in building a career that aligns with your talents, values, and commitments.

In this session, we will introduce the fellowships landscape, consider how to plan ahead for opportunities might be relevant for you in the future, and answer any questions you have.

All class years are welcome! Register on WesNest.

Questions can be addressed to fellowships@wesleyan.edu.


The Position
The Admission Senior Intern (SI) position is a professional internship with the Office of Admission. Open to all members of the Class of 2024, Senior Interns are tasked with the critically important role of serving as Wesleyan ambassadors to prospective students, families, school and community-based organization counselors, and visitors to the University. The core components of the position include, but are not limited to:
• Co-lead one-hour information sessions with Admission deans to visitors both in-person and virtually
• Regularly engage in WesChats: informational video conversations focused on informing prospective students about Wesleyan
• Sit on panels during Open Houses and WesFest.
• Conduct targeted outreach to priority prospective student populations.
• Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through continuous development, modeling inclusive behaviors, and proactively managing bias while promoting a culture of inclusivity and belonging that embraces and celebrates the contributions of all team members and prospective students/families
• Provide programmatic support for a variety of areas such as communications, international recruitment, data analytics and diversity/equity/inclusion initiatives.
Senior Interns are expected to work 6-10 hours per week during the academic year, with the potential for on-campus or virtual work over the summer as well. Compensation is $18 per hour during the academic year and $19 per hour over the summer.

Who We Seek
All candidates for the position are required to be in good standing with the University and in residence for the duration of the 2023-24 academic year. Given the high visibility and gravitas of the Admission Senior Intern position, competitive applicants will possess the following key attributes:
• A sound academic record with completed coursework in variety of departments, demonstrating an embrace of the Open Curriculum; students of all majors and minors are welcome
• Active engagement in co-curricular and extracurricular activities
• Impeccable interpersonal skills and the ability to represent Wesleyan honestly, enthusiastically, and eloquently
• A steadfast commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; the ability to comfortably interact with audiences from a wide variety of backgrounds is a must
• A high level of integrity and ability to sensitively handle confidential information
• Strong time management and punctuality
• An interest in learning about the college access profession including student recruitment, selection, yield, and financial aid.

The Application Process
Applications are due to the Office of Admission by Monday, March 27th at 9:00 AM (the end of spring break). The interview process will tentatively begin on Monday, April 10th. The first round of interviews will be in a group format, and should the size of the applicant pool allow, all applicants will be invited to participate; if not, the strength of the written application will determine who we interview. During the group interview, candidates will be asked to give a 5-minute oral presentation on the topic of their choice. Candidates emerging from the group interviews will have an individual interview the following week. Final hiring decisions will be announced on Friday, April 21st. Please contact Taylor Brown, Associate Dean of Admission (tbrown01@wesleyan.edu) with any question

Schwarzman Scholars Program

he Schwarzman Scholars Program selects students of demonstrated academic excellence from different countries, cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds to study together for a year in Beijing, China. Scholars focus on different aspects of the relationship between China and the world. The one year Masters program is fully funded and open to seniors and alumni under age 29 of all citizenships. For further information about the Wesleyan campus process, reach out to fellowships@wesleyan.edu. The campus deadline for applicants with Chinese passports is Monday May 1, 2023, ahead of a May 20, 2023 final application deadline for these applicants. The campus deadline for all other citizenships is August 21, ahead of a final application deadline in mid-September.

As a first step, visit the Schwarzman Scholars webpage and check out the Schwarzman Scholars Youtube channel for recordings of past online informational events.
Then, to learn more, register for the webinar on March 21 at 4pm ET by visiting bit.ly/SPPMarch21

Mark your calendar for April 17 at 9am in Fisk 201 for the Opportunities in Asia panel about fellowships and graduate study in Asia; current Schwarzman Scholar Anna Nguyen (’22) will be joining us on Zoom from Beijing to discuss her experiences in the program so far.

JUNIORS! Center for the Humanities Student Fellowship applicationsJUNIORS!

Center for the Humanities – Call for Student Fellowship Applications – Due March 31st at Noon

All members of the junior class are invited to apply for a semester-long Student Fellowship at the Center for the Humanities and to attend an Open House on Tuesday, March 28th from 4:30-5:30pm (95 Pearl Street, lounge) where those interested in applying can learn more about the Student Fellowship Program.  Come meet current student Fellows and learn about their projects and experiences at the Center while enjoying coffee / tea and delicious cookies! 

A total of eight Student Fellowships are awarded each year by the Center’s Advisory Board (four Student Fellows for each semester).  Student Fellows share an office at the Center and take part in Center events and activities. Among these events are the Center’s Monday Night Lecture series; colloquia discussions on Tuesdays, 10:30am-1:00pm; and occasional Center conferences. One course credit is awarded for the Student Fellow’s participation in the Center’s activities.

Applicants for a Student Fellowship must be planning to do a senior project (usually an Honors Thesis) on a topic relating to the Center theme for the semester or year.  The Fall 2023 theme is Personhood and the Spring 2024 theme is Get Real; for full theme descriptions click here. The project need not be underway at the time of the application. Student Fellows have the opportunity to work closely with Faculty Fellows, Post-Doctoral Fellows, and Visiting Research Fellows in residence at the Center. The Center also provides up to $500 in travel funding to Student Fellows for travel to archives, libraries, museums, conferences, performances and other sites necessary to the completion of their senior projects.

Applications for student fellowships are due by noon on Friday, March 31st.  Applicants will be informed of the Center Advisory Board’s decision by Friday, April 7th, 2023. 

If you have any questions, please email Jess Fowler at jmfowler@wesleyan.edu.

For further information, see: http://wesleyan.edu/humanities/fellowships/students.html