WellesleyWeston Magazine

SUMMER 2015

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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Graduated with a double major in mathe- matics and neuroscience and a two-year contract at AstraZeneca, a multinational biopharmaceutical company. Taylor, a graduate of Wellesley High School, discovered that finding an entry-level scientist job without an advanced degree is no small feat. Her post-graduation goal was to find a job that would help clarify longer-term career possibilities and the necessary type of gradu- ate education. Taylor talked to a wide range of scientists during her job search and gained an interesting perspective about what they enjoyed about their chosen fields of work. Taylor's advice to future graduates: Don't get discouraged. Everyone thinks they need to have a personal connection to get a job. That's not the case. I found my job on a website called the Liberal Arts Network. Jake Waxman > Macalester College (Saint Paul, Minnesota) Class of 2014 Graduated with a major in political science, a minor in international development, and the resolve to move to Washington, D.C., to find a job in national security and defense affairs. Jake, a graduate of Weston High School, acknowl- edges the benefits of his initial unemploy- ment. He had the time to attend think tank pan- 97 s u m m e r 2 0 1 5 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e

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