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Field Work Term Planning

Here is everything you need to know about planning for Field Work Term, documenting your experience, and thriving in the workplace.

These resources will help you plan for a successful Field Work Term experience. Don't know where to start? Email us at or schedule an appointment to meet with one of our Career Counselors. We will help you identify your strengths, skills, and experience to maximize your professional growth.

Graduation Requirements

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Review FWT graduation requirements, FWT site guidelines, and special circumstances that may influence your FWT experience.

Assessment and Reflection

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Check out the evaluation criteria for your FWT assessment, and ways to demonstrate and document your capacity development.

Student-Employer Agreement

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Consult this agreement to review your rights and responsibilities during FWT, and learn how to navigate any potential workplace issues

Handshake Resources

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Check out this guide and this video to learn how to set up your Handshake profile, search for on-campus jobs, and navigate our career center.

Career Resources

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Check out these career resources to ensure your application materials are top-notch and enhance your communication with employers.

FWT Registration

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Ready to register your experience? Preview registration questions and learn about the approval process once you hit submit.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Questions? We've got answers! Save some time by checking out these frequently asked questions about Field Work Term.

Professional Guidelines

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This guide will help you better understand professional guidelines in the workplace and how to make a great first impression.

First Year Int'l Students

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Review your options as an international student and check out frequently asked questions.

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Tune in to hear from members of the Bennington community, near and far, about their triumphs, challenges, and lessons learned as they navigate the world of work so you too, can make things happen. Unlike other podcasts out there, we ground these conversations in personal stories, digestible insights, and most importantly, practical tips catered to the uniqueness of a Bennington education. Are you ready to level up?