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Apply for a Job Through The Fall Recruiting Consortium!

There's still a little time left! W&M juniors and seniors are invited to apply to the job and internship opportunities available via the Fall Recruiting Consortium. This opportunity is exclusive to juniors and seniors attending W&M, Bard College, Connecticut College, Swarthmore College, and Wesleyan University. The five schools work together to plan an Interview Day in NYC – interviews are by invite only.

If you are selected for an interview, you will need to travel to NYC to interview in-person during the FRC Interview Day on Friday, October 23. Please note, you must make your own arrangements for transportation and lodging.

Participating employers for 2015 are:

· AB (formerly AllianceBernstein)

· Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Yeshiva University

· Barnum Financial

· CamberView Partners

· Carney, Sandoe & Associates

· FactSet


· Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co.

· Hachette Book Group

· Kantar Retail

· KeyBank

· Match Education

· Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

· NYU Langone Medical Center

· Success Academy Charter Schools

· Teach For America

· The Rockefeller University

· TransPerfect Translations

· Weill Cornell Medical College

Log-in today to see the available opportunities!

Application period started Monday, September 7 at 8:00 AM.

Application deadline is September 28 at 11:59 PM.

Site Instructions:


Username: your username is your entire email address, including the

Password: you will need to reset your password for the first log-in. Click Forgot your Password to do so.

Please contact the Career Center if you have any questions, 757-221-3231.

From DoG Street to Wall Street

Here’s your opportunity to learn all about Wall Street without leaving the ‘Burg! This annual event, co-sponsored by the Mason School of Business, the Howard J. Busbee Finance Academy, and the Cohen Career Center, provides students with an opportunity to learn more about Finance careers and hear how W&M alumni broke into the field. Panelists cover various topics including Finance 101, Private Banking, Risk, Sales and Trade, and more! The event takes place over 2 days at Miller Hall:

Thursday, October 1, 5:45 – 7:00 pm – Keynote Speaker
Friday, October 2, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Panels and Networking Lunch.

ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME! RSVP required by September 29. Register at:

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The Clinton Global Initiative has announced that the CGI U 2016 meeting will take place at UC Berkeley next spring from April 1-3, 2016. The ninth annual CGI U meeting, hosted by President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, will gather more than 1,000 innovative student leaders to make Commitments to Action that address some of the world's most pressing challenges. More than $750,000 in funding will be available to select CGI U 2016 students to help them turn their ideas into action.

Apply Now!

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and enrolled in an institution of higher education at the time of the CGI U meeting in order to apply. The early decision and travel assistance deadline is October 16, 2015, and the final application deadline is December 1, 2015. Program details and featured speakers will be announced at a later date.

For more details, click here or visit And share this exciting news with your friends and family on Facebook and Twitter!

Did you know that being a W&M student gives you free access to tutorial site Lynda provides resources on learning how to do everything from basic Photoshop to professional audio mixing. If you want to pick up a marketable skill or a just want to learn something cool, you should check it out.

To access the tutorials, go to, click login, and then click organizational login. From there choose College of William & Mary as your organization and log in with your W&M info.

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Career Links of the Weeks

Tips from the Career Advisor

The career advisors are here to help you! From career advice to how to make the most of college, here are some pearls of wisdom from your Cohen staff. This week, some prudent counsel from Don Snyder, Assistant Director of Science Careers:

"A science degree will prepare you for many career options, which may include traditional laboratory or research-based positions. You can also pursue science-based career paths such as writing/communication, policy and advocacy, education, program management, quality assurance, regulatory, and sales/marketing, among other areas. Be open to your interests and passions, experiences, and skills developed in your time at William & Mary."

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Fun Fact

During WWI, physicist/chemist Marie Curie attempted to donate her gold Nobel Prize medals to the war effort, but the French National Bank refused to accept them.

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