Career Advancement

Fireside Chat with Lulu Chow Wang alumnae event, organized by New York Wellesley Club Careers. Photograph by Gabriella Reubins.
Fireside Chat with Lulu Chow Wang alumnae event, organized by New York Wellesley Club Careers. Photograph by Gabriella Reubins.

Lifetime Support for Career Advancement

A benefit of being an alumna is continued access to Career Education resources. Dedicated Alumnae Career Advisors and Career Community Advisors are here to help you navigate your career journey, make meaningful connections, overcome obstacles, and celebrate success at every stage.

We offer one-on-one advising, resume and cover letter reviews, interview practice, and advice on new trends that will impact your job search process. Our experienced staff can work with you to address whatever you are facing, including making a career pivot/change, advancing in your current career field, re-entering the workforce after time away, or finding an “encore career” after retirement.

Amina Evangelista Swanepoel '02
Wellesley has contributed enormously to my career, which is focused on empowering women with improved health and access to information and services. My feminism was solidified at Wellesley and guides me everyday in the work that I do.
Amina Evangelista Swanepoel ’02

Alumnae Career Advancement Team

Alumnae Career Advisors are here for one-on-one advising about career pivots, re-entry into the workforce, resume and cover letter reviews, interview practice, and more. You can schedule an appointment to meet with an Alumnae Career Advisor through Handshake using your Wellesley credentials.

Career Community Advisors

Career Community Advisors lead Career Education’s six distinct Career Communities. Each Advisor can provide industry expertise for alumnae exploring specific career paths, whether looking to break into a new field or advance in their industries with a competitive edge. Make an appointment with a Career Community Advisor on Handshake using your Wellesley credentials.

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Wellesley Hive Members

Alumnae and students are connected to The Wellesley Hive, Wellesley’s Mentorship Platform

Global Mentorship

Countries with alumnae connected to The Wellesley Hive

Career Advancement

Becky King
Becky King

Career Advancement can mean different things to different people. For some, advancement means reaching a leadership position within a company or a field. For others, advancement means performing at a high level in a given role. Sometimes, advancement means switching careers entirely to learn a whole new domain, or focusing on giving back to a field or a community.

“She said, ‘If you could do anything in the world, what would you be?’ I immediately said, ‘A nurse, but it’s too late.’ She said, ‘No it’s not.”

Apr 23, 2019

Elisabeth Luce Moore '24 Wellesley-Yenching Program - EXTENDED campus deadline

Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae in all fields.

International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

We have extended the Wellesley-Yenching Fellowships deadline!

The Elisabeth Luce Moore '24 Wellesley-Yenching Fellowships are open to graduating seniors and alumnae in all majors and may include some training in teaching English as a second language. Chinese language proficiency is only required for the National Palace Museum Fellowship (unfortunately, due to visa restrictions, the Fellowship at the NPM is not open to citizens of mainland China). Available placements vary from year to year and are typically finalized in January. They include:

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“For me, the Watson was not about a year-long adventure but about learning to see the possibilities available in the world and realizing that I am capable of pursuing any of them I want.”