Advice and News from the Cohen Career Center
Cohen Career Center Summer Internship Fund
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."
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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Week of April 13th
Tuesday, April 14th, 9-10am - Cohen Career Center, Presentation Rooms A&B
This workshop is specifically for freshmen and sophomores.
Wednesday, April 15th, 5-7pm - Cohen Career Center, Presentation Room
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.
"The Beloved Community" Black Lives Matter Conference
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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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.
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.
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.).
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
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.