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FWT registration will occur online through the WorkLink system. All FWT jobs must be registered by November 21, 2014. (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 113) anytime for help.

Students may request a one-week registration extension by completing this form no later than Friday, November 14, 2014.

Information Needed to Register

For every FWT job registration you must provide three things:

  • 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.
  • Faculty Advisor approval. Students will submit an FWT proposal to faculty by September 30, 2014 through an online form distributed by the FWT Office at the start of term. Proposals will include up to three ideas for either potential job sites and/or areas of interest targeted to a specific industry or cause. Students will include on the form a brief explanation as to the purpose of each selection. Sites listed do not need to be secured at the time of proposal submission, but should reflect intended areas of work exploration. As in the past, FWT sites are not required to connect directly to a student’s Plan, but should support an educational inquiry related to translating a conceptual knowledge into practice. The FWT Office will distribute completed proposals directly to faculty advisors for review. Students will then meet with faculty advisors to discuss proposals, brainstorm additional ideas/contacts, and secure advisor approval. Students will have until October 15, 2014 to meet with their faculty advisors and have them digitally approve proposals.