Industry Newsletter

a Cohen Career Center publication

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Happy Homecoming!

It's a busy time of the semester and there are many different guests coming to the career center in upcoming weeks. For those of you interested in media careers, check out the One Day Immersion in Media next Friday. I'm happy to share that the Creative Careers Meet-Ups will return! I'll be showcasing a production team that designs immersive experiences as well as an entrepreneur/studio artist.

Some employers of interest (including Amazon and Google) will be on campus and eager to meet students like you. Details below!



Anna Umbreit, M.S., NCC

I’ve advised thousands of students on careers in the arts, media/communication, and entertainment. My own creative endeavors include creative writing, film, dance, museums, and fashion design. You can schedule a time to meet with me by either calling 757-221-3231 or stopping by the Cohen Career Center's front desk.

Don't Miss It! (Upcoming Events)

One Day Immersion in Media Conference

Friday, Oct. 21st, 9am-4:30pm

180 Stadium Drive

Williamsburg, VA

One Day Immersion is a full day of media execs talking about the industry – from cable to broadcast; content creation and production to program launch – you'll get it straight from people who are doing it now! The event will be taking place in NYC, but W&M's Cohen Career Center will host a live stream of the event so students can attend on campus.

Open to all majors and class years. Dress code is casual. Students are welcome to come and go throughout the day – see a detailed schedule and RSVP on TribeCareers:

Creative Careers Meet-Up: Live Event and Video Production Team

Wednesday, Nov. 9th, 2:30-4pm

180 Stadium Drive

Williamsburg, VA

AVAdventure is an Emmy-award winning multimedia and live event production company based in Richmond, Virginia. The company specializes in creating immersive experiences utilizing physical spaces, digital media, and live actors as well as short form documentary and promotional video production. Past projects include The Great Williamsburg Adventure Race, which combined "Amazing Race" style challenges, location based puzzles, and a citywide scavenger hunt into a one day team competition and The Reset Council, an interactive, educational experience that enables participants to make governing decisions for a fictitious city and see the results of their decisions brought to life in the "real world" through news, radio reports, custom artistic works, and more. Come learn more about how this team uses creativity to get the public to play along!

The speakers will also be discussing opportunities for students to be involved in the 2017 W&M Global Film Festival. RSVP:

Creative Careers Meet-Up: Studio Artist & Entrepreneur

Thursday, Nov. 10th, 12:30-2:30pm

180 Stadium Drive

Williamsburg, VA

This session is relevant to anyone interested in entrepreneurship. Merrilee Cleveland has been creating sculpture for over 25 years. After earning her BFA she partnered with a group of artists in Milwaukee, WI to form a full service art foundry. In 2000, she left that business in their good hands and embarked on her solo career as a sculptor. Since then her personal odyssey has taken her across the US and abroad. Come learn more about her background and how she has built a thriving career as a studio artist. RSVP:

Employers On Campus!

Info Session: Chesapeake Environmental Communications, Inc.

Nov 2, 2016 5:30-6:30 PM

Cohen Career Center Presentation Room

Chesapeake Environmental Communications bridges the gap between science and understanding. They combine trained scientists, talented communicators, and creative professionals to deliver innovative programs and products. With more than 20 years of experience in coastal and ocean planning, strategic communication, team facilitation, and environmental education. Come learn more about opportunities to work for this employer. RSVP:


Oct 18, 2016

Resume Workshop 11-12, Cohen Career Center Presentation Room

Learn resume prep tips and tricks from Google representatives. RSVP:

Office Hours 1:45-4 PM, Cohen Career Center Atrium

Drop by and chat with two Googlers! Feel free to bring your resume and they'll provide resume reviews. RSVP:

Info Session 5-6 PM, Presentation Room

Learn about Google's hiring process, culture, job and internship opportunities, and more! RSVP:

Interview Tips and Demo, 6:30-7:30 PM, Presentation Room

Learn about Google's interview process and how to prepare. RSVP:

Info Session: Amazon

Oct 19, 2016 6-7 PM

Cohen Career Center Presentation Room

William & Mary alum and Amazon Web Services Cloud Support Engineer Jake Prest, will give a tech talk on the state of cloud computing and Amazon's involvement in this fast-growing field. The Amazon AWS team will also be recruiting seniors for full-time positions. RSVP:

Info Session: Apogee Adventures

Nov 16, 2016 7:00-8:00 PM

Cohen Career Center Presentation Room

Apogee offers outdoor adventure travel to teens and young adults. They provide students with well-designed hiking, biking, service, and writing trips to spectacular locations throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Caribbean. Come learn more about their opportunities for employment. RSVP:

Searching for Internships?

Check out our subscriptions to ArtSearch (theatre, museums, academia) and Bridge (music) -- access available on TribeCareers. Another database you have access to is the UCAN internship database which has hundreds of internship postings on any given day.

Be Inspired!

Did you see this recent article about Lin-Manuel Miranda? He said "the impact of arts education on my career is complete, total, and it saved my life." Read more here.
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Creative Careers Newsletter, Issue 7: October 14, 2016