Field Work Term and Career Development

Hours
  • during term: M–F, 9:00AM–5:00PM
  • summer/FWT: M–F 8:30AM–4:00PM
  • walk-in hours: Tu and Th noon–2:00PM
  • senior walk-in hours: W noon-2:00pm
Location
  • Barn 112

Whether you still consider yourself a Field Work Term (FWT) rookie or a well-seasoned internship veteran, we invite you to stop in anytime to discuss your FWT plans. If life-after-Bennington is what’s on your mind, by all means, let’s talk. With career coaching sessions, we can help you find what you may be looking for, and you might be surprised at what you discover. It’s career planning, Bennington style—purposeful conversation and thoughtful inquiry. Or, if it’s help you need with navigating our job search resources, or understanding term requirements, we’ve got you covered.

The Field Work Term and Career Development Office has career development professionals and trained student workers ready to help you. Walk-ins welcome or contact us to schedule an appointment.

Services

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Holly McCormack
Dean of Field Work Term and Career Development
Barn 112

Holly handles strategic planning, partnerships building, and fundraising for the expansion of Field Work Term and work-engaged learning initiatives. Her efforts focus on the academic integration of FWT and the resulting opportunity for employer recruitment. Holly also oversees the Kilpatrick Fellowship program, and provides career advising for seniors and alumni.

Office hours: Wednesdays noon–1:00PM

Bio

call hmccormack@bennington.edu call 802-440-4321
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Faith McClellan
Director of Field Work Term and Career Development
Barn 112

Faith directs the daily operations of Field Work Term, professional programming for students and alumni, and on-campus student employment. She works closely with students and employers to help ensure both have high-quality work experiences together. Faith also oversees the evaluation of FWT grades, advises students on special circumstances for FWT, and provides tailored advising to seniors, postbacs, and alumni.

call fmcclellan@bennington.edu call 802-440-4879
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Sarah Clader
Program Coordinator
Barn 112

Sarah is responsible for maintaining the database of student FWT records and employer contacts. She acts as the office’s key liaison to employers establishing job listing. Sarah also mentors students on how to navigate database resources, and on finding campus employment.

call sarahclader@bennington.edu call 802-440-4356
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Ray Stevens
Career Development Assistant
Barn 112

Ray runs the office’s front desk and is often the first point of contact for students, alumni, employers, and external partners. She handles administrative responsibilities to ensure the office runs smoothly, while also offering resume and cover letter advising support to students.

call raystevens@bennington.edu call 802-440-4874