Career Conversations

Advice and News from the Cohen Career Center

Cohen Career Center Summer Internship Fund

The Career Center Internship Fund is a source of funding for grants to be awarded to students who have already acquired an unpaid internship for Summer 2015.


The fund awards grants of $4,000 to undergraduate students pursuing unpaid internships, typically provided by employers in the following sectors: non-profit, government, education, and non-governmental organizations. Opportunities at boutique, for-profit, media/communications, or entrepreneurially-oriented organizations may be considered if justification is provided regarding why the internship is unpaid.


Applications for the Grant are due April 15th via Tribe Careers.

Visit here for more information.

"You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."

-Steve Jobs

LinkedIn Spring Cleaning Tip


1. Be Picture Perfect with a professional but personable headshot.

2. Be Descriptive in our job description(s).

3. Be Linkable back to any of your notable websites, and make sure the links work!

4. Be Thorough and make sure your profile is COMPLETE.

5. Be Specific as to what industry you are interested in.

6. Be Proactive and ask previous employers for recommendations on LinkedIn.


Photo Courtesy of Mashable.

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CAREER LINK OF THE WEEK

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Week of April 13th

How to Research Career Options with Your Interests & Skills

Tuesday, April 14th, 9-10am - Cohen Career Center, Presentation Rooms A&B

This workshop is specifically for freshmen and sophomores.


Peace Corps Information Session

Wednesday, April 15th, 5-7pm - Cohen Career Center, Presentation Room


Sustainability - Careers, Trends, and the Future

Thursday, April 16th, 6-7pm - Cohen Career Center


Visit www.mycareer.wm.edu for more information on our upcoming events.

Visit www.tribecareers.wm.edu to update your academic profile to get information specific to your career interests, and for recent job and internship listings.

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"The Beloved Community" Black Lives Matter Conference

April 12th - 19th is "Beloved Community Week." This conference considers the ways in which the College of William and Mary and Williamsburg live out Martin Luther King’s Jr. notion of the “beloved community.” King envisioned that, through non-violent resistance and acts of love, a community of racial reconciliation and equality would be created, stating that "the end is the creation of the beloved community. It is this type of spirit and this type of love that can transform opposers into friends.”


The objective of this conference is to educate the W&M and Williamsburg community about racism, as well as create solutions to combat systemic and institutional racism. The week will feature diverse groups of individuals focusing on inclusivity, who are intentional about disallowing racism and overcoming differences nonviolently and respectfully. The events (listed below) will include speakers, photoshoots, documentary showings, spoken word performances, and much more. All events are free and open to the public.

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Learn more about "The Beloved Community" Black Lives Matter Conference on this https://www.facebook.com/events/883851615005191/

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Apply to Work at the Career Center!

Looking for employment for the Summer or next Fall? The Cohen Career Center is currently hiring for three new positions. Eligibility for Work-Study Employment is a plus. Please see TribeCareers for more information. The deadline for all applications is April 20th.


SUMMER STUDENT ASSISTANT

Our Summer Student Assistant will be responsible for assisting with a variety of office activities including employer relations, alumni services, internships/externships, special events, programs and projects.

Apply here.


RECEPTION DESK STUDENT ASSISTANT

The successful applicant must be well organized and good with details. Responsibilities include greeting people, managing phones, calendars, newsletters and emails. Creativity and experience with newsletters and/or desktop publishing are a plus.

Apply here.


MARKETING STUDENT ASSISTANT

The Marketing Student Assistant team manages the promotion of all Cohen Career Center programs to the student body. Creativity, ability to work independently on tasks, and effective communication skills are important. Preferred qualifications include effective knowledge and/or use of the following when communicating with the campus community: mass mailings, flyers around campus, bulletin boards, and social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.).

Apply here.

Quick Questions with Executive Partners

All semester long, some of William & Mary's Executive Partners will be conducting "Quick Questions" walk-in hours in the Career Center Atrium. These real-world professionals have unique experience and knowledge to help you with your resume, cover letter, and more.


Monday & Thursday 1-4pm

Tuesday & Wednesday 3-5pm

Friday 9am-12pm


If you’d like to schedule an informational interview with an EP from a particular career field, or schedule a mock interview, fill out this form. Allow up to 5 business days for a response.

https://forms.wm.edu/19694

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