Student Life

So you want to go to a conference? Read this first.

Attending a conference is not something you have to do while you are in college, but some students decide that they want to. Here are some of their reasons: Network Job hunt Get inspired Get exposure to a professional field Learn new content Present on their own work Get off campus If you are thinking…

Startup Incubator: The Art and Science of Launching Your Idea

Do you have an idea for a product, service, company, nonprofit, or other new initiative? Would you like to enroll in a 12-week course where you’ll turn your idea into a reality? A “Startup Incubator” course — the first of its kind at Wesleyan — will be offered in Fall 2018 through Wesleyan’s Center for…

Anthony Price ’20: Here’s Why I Created a Nonprofit at 19

Guest post from Allbritton Fellow and Patricelli Center Fellow Anthony Price ’20: Most people my age are wrapping up their second year of college, struggling with finals, preparing for what the summer offers. Perhaps sleeping in until 10, going out to brunch with friends who you haven’t seen since winter break, or starting the internship…

A Day in the Life of an OCS Student Coordinator

The Jewett Center for Community Partnerships (JCCP) is the home of community engagement at Wesleyan University. Guided by the principles of mutual respect and collective responsibility, the JCCP focuses on developing and maintaining local partnerships with schools, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and the community at large. The JCCP is home to the Office for Community…

Work with Waste Not!

From the Sustainability Coordinators: Are you interested in collecting STUFF? And sorting and storing said stuff? Want to be part of a great team and help carry on one of Wesleyan’s greatest traditions? WANT TO STAY FOR SENIOR WEEK????? Then apply to work for Waste Not! Waste Not is Wesleyan’s student-run tag sale that happens…

Conference Grant Report: Ashley Wang

Ashley Wang was selected to receive a Conference Grant from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. With this grant, she traveled to Washington D.C. to attend the Society for Neuroscience Conference. You can read Ashley’s reflection below, read past grantee reflections here, and visit the PCSE website to learn more about all of our grant programs.   After hearing my…

Conference Grant Report: Samantha Sheppe

Samantha Sheppe was selected to receive a Conference Grant from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. With this grant, she traveled to Orlando,FL to participate in the Grace Hopper Celebration. You can read Samantha’s reflection below, read past grantee reflections here, and visit the PCSE website to learn more about all of our grant programs.   I was lucky enough…

Civic Engagement Certificate Alumni Profiles

Civic engagement encompasses a wide range of activities in which individuals work to strengthen their communities, to realize common goods, to enhance the capacities and dispositions necessary for democratic self-rule, and in general to deliberately shape their common life. Wesleyan University prides itself on enrolling and nurturing students with strong social consciousness. Students participate in…

Student Panel on Veteran Identity

Student Panel on Veteran Identity In 2014, Wesleyan University partnered with The Posse Foundation, Inc. to welcome its first “posse” of 10 veterans to campus. The Veterans Posse Program recruits talented veterans and places them in top-tier colleges and universities, where they receive four-year scholarships. Since 2014, the number of veterans on campus has tripled.…

Films on Foss – Summer 2017

The Mayoral Youth Cabinet, in partnership with the City of Middletown and Wesleyan University, are bringing back the wildly successful movie series, Films on Foss. These events are FREE & open to the public, and allow multiple generations to come together and build community. The films are show on campus at Foss Hill, just off Wyllys Ave…