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Field Work Term (FWT) is a thrilling part of a Bennington education. Every year from early January to mid-February, you’ll head out to explore your interests in the world of work. Like most great adventures, it takes preparation to make it a success. That's where the Field Work Term and Career Development Office (FWT & CDO) can help. Whether you hope to participate in a summer FWT or just want to get a jump-start on planning for next winter's FWT, we have staff available for one-on-one appointments through the spring. You can schedule an appointment or just stop into see us in Barn 113. Below are some tips to get you thinking about, and planning for, your first FWT.

  • Think about what experiences you might like to have or what you would like to learn during your first FWT.
  • Begin to network by talking with people about FWT. Ask them what kind of work they do and if they know of anyone who might be interested in having a winter intern.
  • Schedule a meeting with FWT & CDO staff who can help you with anything from creating or polishing your resume, to brainstorming and securing FWT positions, to introducing you to all the FWT resources.
  • Leave room in your 2015 spring and fall schedules to attend ongoing FWT workshops designed to help you navigate the steps required for securing your first FWT position.

The FWT & CDO staff looks forward to helping you make your first FWT a fantastic experience. Contact us anytime, including over FWT this January and February, if you have questions or need assistance with your FWT planning. We look forward to working with you.

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