Jewett Center for Community Partnerships

Life After the Bubble: Civic Engagement Beyond Wesleyan

I know it seems a little premature to start talking about life after Wesleyan before you have even moved in to your first dorm room. And in a way, you are completely right. But you know what they say about it being over before you know it? Ask absolutely any person who recently graduated. Heck,…

Civic Engagement 101: Getting Involved in the Classroom

“At Wesleyan, just as much learning takes place outside of the classroom as it does inside.” This was one of the first things I remember hearing when I visited Wesleyan five years ago. After experiencing a Wesleyan education, I realized that this was completely true. However I think the sentiment bears explication. I think it…

Outside the Classroom: Civic Engagement and Extra-Curriculars

So now that you have been welcomed and maybe even met me, I decided to get started by talking about civic engagement in the form you are already probably most familiar with: through extracurriculars. I don’t think I could have fully appreciated the difference between high school and college before starting my first year at Wesleyan.…

ENGAGE Your Portfolio!

I hope that by this point you are getting familiar with your custom portfolio! It took me about two years at Wesleyan to realize it, but your custom portfolio is a place where you can really tailor the information you receive to your interests. All portfolios have pre-set Wesleyan-affiliated blogs already loaded on to your…

Introductions

Hello everyone! If you are new to ENGAGE, or if you just haven’t been here since the end of last semester, you may have noticed that you do not know me. Though part of the allure of blogging can be anonymity, I don’t want to be the mysterious person behind the curtain. I want you…

Welcome to Wesleyan and ENGAGE!

With the distance of four years, I only remember a little bit about getting ready to leave for college. Mostly, I just remember the feeling of anticipation, wanting so desperately to get out of my parents’ house, out of my hometown, and dive into Wesleyan. And I imagine many of you are feeling the same…

Job Opportunity: Idealist Video Production Intern

In New York? Looking for a paid internship? Check out this opportunity from Idealist: Join us in our New York office and help shape the visual voice of Idealist by becoming our first-ever Video Production Intern! Idealist was launched in 1995 with an ambitious goal: to be the starting place for anyone anywhere who wants…

When Where You Are Isn’t Where You Want to Be

In browsing for content, I stumbled upon a great article, “What to do when your first job is not the one you had planned.” This article was fantastic in part because of its inspired timing. There is no doubt that the summer is coming to a close and for many recent graduates, this was a…