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 a graduate of Wellesley College is continued access to Career Education resources. Dedicated Alumnae Career Advisors and Industry 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, professional development webinars, 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, or finding an “encore career” after retirement.

Spring 2024 Alumnae Programs

‘Ask a Career Coach’ Drop-In Series

We will continue our informal drop-in ‘Ask a Career Coach’ monthly Q&A meetings this winter and spring. If you are in a career transition — looking for a new industry or position, navigating a role change or promotion, considering graduate studies, returning to the workforce, or planning for an engaged retirement — you probably have questions. Two dates will be specifically focused and the other two will be open for any career-related topics. Alums have benefitted from sharing career challenges and crowd-sourcing solutions and possibilities during past sessions and we hope you’ll join us with your questions.

  • Thursday, February 8  •  Noon – 1:00 PM ET
    • ​Topic: Alumnae Fellowship Opportunities with Wellesley College Fellowship Advisors Kate Dailinger and Caitlin Roberts-Donovan
  • Tuesday, March 5  •  Noon – 1:00 PM ET
    • All questions welcome.
  • Monday, April 8  •  Noon – 1:00 PM ET
  • Thursday, May 9  •  Noon – 1:00 PM ET
    • All questions welcome.

Registration is not necessary and participants can drop in via this Zoom link.

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.

Industry-Specific Advisors

Career Education's Industry-specific Advisors 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 on Handshake using your Wellesley credentials.

Alumnae Webinars

Wellesley Career Education hosts professional development webinars to support alums at every career stage, often in partnership with alumnae who offer expertise on a specific topic. An archive of past webinars is housed below.

You can also watch a full playlist of our Alum Webinars on Youtube!


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Alumnae Career Conversations

Wellesley Career Education regularly hosts career conversations with alums across a range of industries, who have generously offered to share their professional experiences with students and other alums. Recordings of many of these webinars are listed below.

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Wellesley Hive Members

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

Global Mentorship

Countries with members connected to The Wellesley Hive

Rejoining the Workforce

Destiny M. Barletta

Many women find it challenging to prepare a resume after being home for several years. Do not discount the value of work that you have been doing, even if it has not been a formal or paid job. This resource will provide an overview for women returning to the workforce and working parents.

Job Searching After 50

Destiny M. Barletta

This resource outlines considerations for job searching over 50, including tailored advice for your writing your resume, networking, and interviewing.

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Introduction to Fellowships for Graduates

Kate Dailinger
Kate Dailinger

Fellowships and scholarships can fund graduate or professional study, purposeful travel, professional placements, self-designed projects, and so much more. They can help you build your experience and qualifications, help you explore a passion, and clarify a path forward. What would you do with a fellowship?