Launching peer fellowship advising: Genesis Garcia ‘22 holds drop-in sessions for students and alumni

Written by Magdalena Zapędowska 

The spring semester is the perfect time to start thinking about applying for a national fellowship.  

Genesis Garcia ’22, Fellowships Assistant and Peer Fellowship Advisor

This spring, ware excited to launch peer fellowship advising sessionsFellowships assistant Genesis Garcia ‘22 will hold drop-in hourvia Zoom at the following link: 

If you are a Wesleyan student or recent alumni and would like to have an informal conversation with a fellow student about navigating the fellowship application process at Wesleyanstop by to talk to Genesis on Mondays from 5 to 6 pm and Wednesdays from 2 to 3 pm, starting February 15.   

National fellowships are fully funded, usually year-long programs that support experiences such as research, English teaching, graduate study, creative work, or international travel. While different programs have different eligibility requirements, most students and alumni can find a program aligned with their goals. For an overview of the programs and eligibility requirements, see our website and explore the links to learn more 

For programs that take place in 2022-23, campus deadlines are usually in late summer/early fall 2021, so now is a good time to plan. You’ll then have the summer to work on your application materials. We are here to support you at every stage of the process, from choosing a program to brainstorming ideas for application essays and offering feedback on your writing. 

In addition to the peer advising hoursAssistant Director of Fellowships Dr. Magdalena (Magda) Zapędowska will hold three Zoom drop-in sessions at on the following days:  

  • Mon, Feb. 15, 3-3:30p  
  • Fri, Feb. 19, 2-2:30p  
  • Wed, Feb. 24, 3-3:30p  

After you get a sense of what fellowships might be aligned with your goals, you’re welcome to sign up for a video appointment on Magda’s calendar to talk about choosing the right program and planning the application process.