The Experiential Learning and Career Services Office provides many opportunities to current students.
On-campus employment provides students with unique opportunities to hone their workplace skills; including flexibility, adaptability, and time management. Students who receive work study as part of their financial package may apply for student employment, and interview for positions which are suited to their professional interests or majors.
Experiential Learning and Career Services offers both individual and group counseling sessions to help students identify career goals and explore options for graduate and professional schools. Workshops on résumé writing, job search strategies, networking, interviewing skills, and applying to graduate school are held regularly.
Deciding on a major can be one of the hardest parts about going to college. Experiential Learning and Career Services is here to assist you in exploring your interests and skills to assist in deciding on a major that will help you toward your professional and career goals post Wells. Students can take the Campbell Interest and Skills Survey to measure their skills and interests in seven Orientation Scales. The Experiential Learning and Career Staff will assist with interpreting the assessment and assist in using the information to explore potential majors and careers.
Thinking about continuing your education post-Wells. Experiential Learning and Career Services have a number of great resources to assist in your search including graduate school search guides; practice exams for the GRE, LSAT, MCAT; and information on how to write a personal statement. Wells College hosts an on campus Graduate School and Professional Programs Fair each fall semester.
How do you connect the dots between what you learn in the classroom with your life, your professional goals, and the world? With the experiential learning requirement at Wells. Unlike many colleges, experiential learning credits are mandatory for graduation, and not just reserved for your junior or senior years. From your first year with us, you will immerse yourself in exciting hands-on projects, internships, and research that enables you to test theories, develop practical skills, and gain firsthand insight into the world.
Just imagine...doing genealogical research in Salt Lake City, anthropology studies in Hawaii, or tutoring on a Navajo reservation. Study theatre in London, work with rescue animals at a local shelter, or help children with special needs. Our students do all these things, and more, every day.
At Wells, you can earn your Experiential Learning credits in a variety of ways:
- Off-campus study in the US
- January Intersession Offerings
- Study abroad
- Student Teaching (see education program)
- Independent or faculty-led research
Need an internship or job? Not sure where to find one? Check out the Wells College Career Services job and internships website. Search over 25,000 internships and over 500,000 jobs throughout the United States. Membership is free to all Wells students and alums.
Sharing your story and your qualifications for employment are an important piece of landing a job or being admitted to graduate or professional school. Learn about what is key in making your résumé and cover letter pop. Start your résumé and cover letter today using Wells online résumé resource Optimal Resume.
Experiential Learning and Career Services maintains confidential files of letters of recommendation for juniors, seniors, and alumnae/i. Recommendation forms are provided for letters from Wells College faculty and staff. Letters from internship sponsors and other employers may be included in the files. Letters of recommendation can be used to support applications to graduate or professional school or to enhance applications for employment.