This Week at the Career Center: Volunteering Abroad, Public Health Degrees, and more

globalhealthVolunteering Abroad/International Health and Medicine: Conversation with Dr. Cliff O’Callahan (MD/Ph.D) Recently returned from a year in Rwanda, Dr. O’Callahan is a pediatrician and faculty member with Middlesex Hospital’s Family Practice Residency Program and former Chair, American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on International Child Health. He will talk about the kinds of questions you should ask yourself before choosing when, where, how and with which organization to volunteer or work abroad. (Tuesday, November 12; 6:30p-7:30p in 41 Wyllys 115)

carneysandoeCarney, Sandoe Information Session: Join us to learn more about Carney, Sandoe & Associates, one of the premier private school placement firms in the country. Since 1977, Carney, Sandoe and Associates has provided Teacher Placement, Head of School and Top Administrator Search and Consulting Services for independent, charter, and like-kind schools nationwide and around the world. The application deadline to be considered for an on-campus interview is the day after this information session, Thursday, November 14, 11:59pm via MyCC.  On-campus interviews will be held on Thursday, November 21 at the Career Center. (Wednesday, November 13th; 6p-7p in Usdan 108)

TCB_v_DS215-65k_CMYKThe Conference Board Discussion and Information Session: Join Wes alum Russell Morris ’87, VP of Human Resources at The Conference Board, as he leads a discussion on leadership and talent. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain an inside perspective on how to make better decisions about career opportunities, learn how to ask better questions of prospective employers, and understand the essentials for leadership in the workplace. The talent/leadership discussion will then be followed by an information session about The Conference Board and its Summer Fellows Program. The Conference Board is a global, independent business membership and research association working in the public interest. Its mission is unique: To provide the world’s leading organizations with the practical knowledge they need to improve their performance and better serve society. (Friday, November 15th; 12p-1p in 41 Wyllys 110)

publichealthPublic Health Graduate Schools: Directors of Admissions from Yale, Columbia, Harvard, and Johns Hopkins schools of public health will offer a presentation about their  various programs, including their joint-degree programs that connect the MPH to other
graduate schools at their institution. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about this broad and diverse field  as well as admissions requirements and  expectations. (Monday, November 18th; 12:15p-1:15p in Usdan 110)

Jelisa Adair

I am the Civic Engagement Fellow for 2013-2014. While a student at Wesleyan I double majored in Psychology and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and completed a joint thesis during my senior year. I am interested in issues of social justice, mental health, media, and global welfare.