APEX is a place to dream, to plan, and to integrate your education with the world of work. APEX is Wooster’s center for Advising, Planning, and Experiential Learning. It’s where you will combine your plans for your four years as a student with your goals for life after graduation. APEX empowers you to make informed and intentional choices about your academic, personal, and professional paths.

  • Ye Xiaomeng

    Ye Xiaomeng

    Majors: Computer Science and Mathematics

    Ye worked with ENTREPRENEURSHIP to arrange a computer science and mathematics internship with a local internet application designer during the summer after his first year at Wooster. As a sophomore, he consulted Experiential Learning about how to arrange a summer internship with a video game design company in his home country of China and fund it with an APEX Fellowship.

  • Alex Dereix

    Alex Dereix

    Major: Neuroscience w/ Neurobiology focus

    Alex's education is defined by a combination of experiences both in and out of the classroom. Through her interactions with professors, the independent study process, her job in admissions and her APEX fellowship, She had the opportunity to simultaneously cultivate and apply the critical thinking, initiative, and communication skills that define a Wooster education. These skills have been essential to her work both in the lab and with her colleagues. Most importantly, Wooster allowed her a comprehensive understanding of what she needed from her education beyond the diploma. Alex is currently applying to MD/MPH programs and hopes to further specialize in neonatology and maternal and women’s health, respectively. She hopes to use her degrees to help develop changes in policy for maternal health, particularly for underrepresented and socioeconomically disadvantaged populations.

  • Shyniece Ferguson

    Shyniece Ferguson

    Major: Communications Studies

    Shyniece began taking advantage of the College’s advising resources soon after arriving at Wooster and then became a peer mentor in Academic Advising. In her one-on-one meetings with her mentees, she readily points them to Wooster resources to help them achieve their goals. A communication studies major, she also worked with EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING to arrange and fund a summer internship at the Black Women’s Blueprint in Brooklyn, New York, to assist with fundraising efforts, event planning, and blogging for the Black HerStory Exhibit.

  • Bailey Connor

    Bailey Connor

    Majors: Economics and Anthropology

    Through the APEX FELLOWSHIP program, Bailey interned with a startup coffee company, Reach Trade Co., right in the heart of its business—the coffee fields of Villa Rica, Peru. For two months, Bailey worked alongside the local coffee farmers, learning about the coffee business and the company’s sustainable model. She also worked on several social initiatives, including the installation of water filters and construction of drying beds for “natural” coffee processing. To bring it a step further, Bailey is now writing a business plan based on what she has learned from the entrepreneurs of Reach Trade Co.

  • Jacob Sprano

    Jacob Sprano

    Majors: Biochemistry/Molecular Biology and History

    Jacob volunteered during the summer after his junior year with Unite for Sight, a nonprofit that seeks to eradicate preventable blindness in developing countries. He spent two months as a volunteer for local eye clinics in Ghana to bring eye care to underserved communities while gaining hands-on medical experience. As part of his APEX FELLOWSHIP experience, he also had the opportunity to shadow local ophthalmologists and observe cataract surgeries. Jacob is applying to medical school next year, and this experience in Ghana will undoubtedly help him on his path to medicine.

APEX is people

APEX advisors are here to support and engage you in your unique educational plan.

We encourage you to dream big, explore new courses, take risks, and go beyond the classroom to test and integrate your academic, personal and professional goals.

APEX is a place

Hang out. Get advice. Feel welcome.

APEX houses seven integrated offices where students can meet one-on-one with advisors, research internship opportunities, plan an off-campus experience, or get advice on pursuing an entrepreneurial idea. We also have an open commons area for students to study, meet with tutors, work on a résumé, practice interviewing skills, or attend a workshop.

Come in!

If you are not sure where to begin, just ask any APEX advisor. They will get you to the right place. The most successful students begin to meet with APEX advisors during their first year. To make an appointment, stop by or call ext. 1919.