Upskill! An Immersive Experiential Learning Program
During Wintersession, Wellesley College hosted students for three Upskill programs from Jan. 16 through Jan. 19. The programs offered specialized training in investment banking, entrepreneurship, and coding. Around 60 students participated in these three programs. Students were able to gain hands-on experience within their specific industry and meet with professionals.
Embark! A First-Year Career Retreat
To kick off the start of the spring semester, Wellesley College Career Education hosted their annual weekend-long immersive program known as “Embark! A First-Year Career Retreat.” Over 190 first-years arrived on campus the weekend before classes in order to begin their career exploration, gain mentorship from older sibs, and learn about the variety of opportunities and activities available to Wellesley students. During this year’s Embark session, programming included learning how to draft a resume/cover letter, interview skills, identifying your career values and strengths, and learning how to engage with the Wellesley Alumnae network. The program culminated in an Experiential Learning Fair open to all first-years. Additionally, all Embark participants will have early access to Wellesley’s Summer 2024 Short Internship Projects (SHIPS).
Dining Hall Changes
Wellesley Fresh is offering several new additions to the menu this spring semester. Bae Pao Lu will be incorporating Taste of Jamaica back at the Nook. Bates added new flavoring syrups at the Coffee Station along with adding the Noodle Bar back into rotation. Stone Davis dining hall, which was the only dining hall that did not serve pizza until this semester, is now adding focaccia pizza to their menu. A High Protein Bar will be added to the weekly rotation in the Mediterranean bar at Tower. The Emporium will be offering Starbucks refreshers and cold brew coffee.
Tower Hall was closed during Wintersession undergoing several renovations. Students living in Tower Hall during the semester were temporarily placed in Stone Davis Hall during the period of construction. Students living in other dorms during the semester who also required housing during Wintersession, including those in Tower Court complex, did not have to relocate.