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FWT registration will occur online through the WorkLink system. All FWT jobs for those completing a summer makeup must be registered by Friday, May 6, 2016. (See FWT Handbook for more on the registration process and related policies.)

Access WorkLink: your username is your Bennington College email address. If you have not already set up a password, or have forgotten it, select “Forgot my Password” and WorkLink will send a new password to your email, which you can then change.

Once your logged into WorkLink, follow the shortcut to “Field Work Term.” Select the “Add New” and complete the online form. Students must complete a new form for each job they are registering. Detailed directions are available in the Document Library of WorkLink.

There will be information sessions held in the fall explaining how to register online. Students can also stop by the FWT & CDO (Barn 112) anytime for help.

Students may request a registration extension for FWT summer makeups by completing this form no later than Friday, April 24, 2016.

Information Needed to Register

For every FWT job registration you will need:

  • Site and position information. Organization name and address, supervisor’s name, job title, telephone number, email address, job description, and your title. You will need to provide this for every job you have during FWT.
  • Fit with your education at Bennington. Explain your learning objectives, what you will be doing, and how this fits into your educational goals at Bennington and how you will assess your personal success.
FWT Approval

Once a student registers, the FWT Office will:

  • Review the student’s FWT position information; discuss concerns with students as necessary; email advisors regarding any apparent issues.

  • Contact the registered site supervisor to confirm the position.

  • Secure faculty advisor approval and determine FWT Office approval.

  • Email students before the end of term to notify them whether their FWT position has been fully approved.

Please note, adherence to due dates is considered in determining a student’s final FWT grade. A late registration fee of $50 is charged if a student misses the registration deadline. Additionally, a student’s FWT grade is adversely affected by each day an FWT Proposal and/or FWT registration is late.

A student's registration status is considered complete only after it receives advisor approval, supervisor confirmation, and FWT Director approval. Students will receive an email at their Bennington address within two to three weeks following registration to notify them whether their FWT position has been fully approved. (If additional information or corrections are needed, students have one week to correct the problem before being marked late.)