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Career Development and Field Work Term for Students

Information for current students on all things related to work.

The Career Development and Field Work Term Office is open for remote meetings only. Please use Handshake or send an email to schedule appointments to meet remotely.

Click here for information about Field Work Term and COVID-19.

Information for Students

At the Career Development and Field Work Term Office, we strive to ensure that that all students’ identities and experiences are valued and at the center of their career exploration. We recognize the intersections of identity and career and we are dedicated to ensuring that your multidimensional identities are respected and resourced.

We support Bennington’s diverse student body in pursuing lifelong career development through individualized advising sessions, grants and fellowships, mentoring, field work experiences, workplace advocacy, reflective opportunities, and more. 

Our staff holds inclusion as a core value and is committed to ongoing self-education and accountability. We welcome you to engage with and challenge us as we grow together as a campus community. We actively invite your feedback to enhance our services to more fully meet your experience.

Students, if you’re looking for an internship, campus job, or just exploring your career options, the Office of Career Development and Field Work Term is the place to start. Our staff are ready to help you with every stage, from your first Field Work Term to your campus work to your senior job search. Let us support you!

Field Work Term

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Everything you need to plan for Field Work Term: registration, timesheets, FAQs, first year information, and more.

FWT Due Dates and Proposal

FWT Due Dates

All students must submit an FWT proposal using this form by September 25. Check out other important dates below.

FWT Options

FWT Options

With support from Field Work Term staff, students can choose from a broad array of work-integrated learning experiences to “count” for their annual field work requirement.

FWT Funding

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The cost of Field Work Term (FWT) varies greatly depending on the job you select and the housing arrangements you make. Here are some tips and guidelines. 

FWT Housing

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Securing housing for Field Work Term (FWT) is part of the learning process. If you opt to complete FWT someplace other than home, start by checking out these resources

For Int'l Students

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We can help you navigate the process of securing a Field Work Term as an international student. Here are some resources and contact information. 


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Whether you are searching for FWT, summer jobs, or post-grad opportunities, plan ahead and maximize your connections using Handshake.

Advising Support

Career advising

Our advisors can help you with planning and resources for all aspects of your FWT, job search, and career exploration. You don't need to figure it out alone!

Career Exploration

Career Paths

Check out this page to explore different career fields and get help with résumés, cover letters, digital profiles, interviewing, networking, and more.