Join us for a thought-provoking and inspiring panel discussion on “Unlocking Your Path to a Rewarding Career in Higher Education,” which is taking place on Friday, October 27, 2023 from 2pm – 3pm. This event will be held in the Holman Room in Mary Lyon Hall. This event is open to all undergraduates who are eager to explore their career options and gain valuable insights into the world of higher education.

As you navigate your undergraduate years, we understand that you may have many questions about your future career path. The panel discussion aims to shed light on the diverse career opportunities within the field of student affairs and higher education. Our  panelists, with a wealth of experience , will share their personal journeys, insights, and expertise to help you make informed decisions about your future.

  • Ashley Noyes – Assistant Dean of Students
  • Audrey Spina ’17 – Assistant Director of Career Services
  • Mikayla Barnes – Graduate Assistant, Residential Life

We encourage you to attend this event to gain valuable insights, ask questions, and connect with professionals who share your passion for education and student development. Whether you’re considering a career in academia, student services, counseling, or administration, this panel discussion is designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to make informed decisions.

As a component of the Compass curriculum, Mentored Academic Pathway (MAP) is a process of reflection, inquiry, and planning through which students choose their paths through the classes, majors, internships and extracurriculars.

MAP Day is day set aside to reflect on our individual and collective journeys, to build a stronger, more inclusive community, and to make a thoughtful plan to move ahead.

Step back from your daily schedule to reflect on your educational journey and on your part in building the Wheaton community. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with all that Wheaton has to offer, from academic opportunities like honors and scholars programs and student-faculty research, to career connections through the Wheaton Edge funding and internship support, to student activities and leadership opportunities. Come and build your plan for your own success and be a part of the Wheaton community.

Sessions for first-year students include time management, funding 101, and navigating the Compass curriculum. Sessions available for all include Career Services’ signature Wheaton to the World programs including alumni panels, financial planning, and internship and job search strategies. Community-building and anti-racist engagement will be featured in the final hour session hosted by Diversity, Equity and Access Leadership (DEAL), focused on policing in America and the growth of the Black Lives Matter movement.

A host of other activities will also take place, including musical performances through dorm windows, apple cider donuts on the Dimple, introductions to new honors and scholars programs, invitations to student activities and student activism, and much, much more.

Students, are you searching for a summer internship experience or an entry-level career opportunity?  Employers and hiring managers will be on campus to tap into the Wheaton undergraduate talent pool by offering 2019 internships and full-time career opportunities.  These professionals are looking forward to having conversations with students from first-years who are exploring careers, to seniors who are actively seeking employment.  Come explore career options, build your professional network and practice your personal presentation skills!