Wheaton has a long history of connecting students with learning experiences outside the classroom. That’s what Career Services at the Filene Center pioneered more than 25 years ago, and it’s still a central part of the Wheaton experience. Counselors at the Filene Center, as well as faculty members, empower students to learn from life by helping them find meaningful work, volunteer and research opportunities that expand their educational development.
Our Business and Management students are required to complete at least one internship related to their career goals before graduation, and many students seek multiple opportunities to expand their skill and knowledge base, network with people in their prospective field and discover what excites them. While rich in experience, these positions are often unpaid, and the costs of housing and transportation can be a deterrent.
Career exploration stipends help cover those costs and connect students to real-world experience, here and abroad. As financial support for these stipends grows, we will be able to give more and more students the chance to explore their chosen career.