Career Conversations

Advice and News From the Cohen Career Center

Hey everyone! I'm glad we all made it through the first full week of classes. The Fall Career Fair (Sept 15) is coming up quickly, so read through this email to be prepared! As always, take a look at our annual events page and this newsletter to get an idea of what's happening this semester. Also, be sure to follow us on social media (links at the bottom of this newsletter along with the weekly meme) to stay updated!

Diversity Brunch

Friday, Sep. 15th, 10-11:30am

180 Stadium Drive

Williamsburg, VA

The Diversity Brunch is open to all students who self-identify as diverse candidates. This brunch and mini-career fair provides an opportunity for employers to interact with students of diverse backgrounds, share opportunities, and talk about their organizations. All class years welcome.

Fall Career and Internship Fair

Friday, Sep. 15th, 12-4pm

200 Stadium Drive

Williamsburg, VA

Sadler Center: Tidewater, Chesapeake

Network, research, and explore at the 2017 Fall Career and Internship Fair! See the full list of employer attendees in TribeCareers. Login, then click "Events" > "Career Fairs".

Download the Careers by Symplicity app to connect with employers before, during, and after the Career Fair.

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Mon September 11th, 1 - 4pm - Frederick Nahm

Frederick Nahm has served the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation as senior vice-president and acting president, Knox College president, University of Pennsylvania senior vice-president, and Centre College vice-president. He is currently on the boards of The Williamsburg Community Foundation, The Williamsburg-James City County Schools Foundation and the Muscarelle Museum.


Wed September 13th, 3 - 5pm - Richard Ware

As the Chief Investment Officer at Chesapeake Investment Group in Williamsburg VA, Ware's primary experience encompasses a wide range of investment management duties. He has conducted equity research and portfolio construction, performance measurement and attribution, implementation of asset allocation, and diversification strategies as well as relationship building.


Fri September 15th, 9am - noon - Skip Maryan

Skip Maryan is a lawyer and consultant with a practice in International Energy. Skip has served in several capacities as an officer and director of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators. He is a retired Commander in the U. S. Navy Reserve where he served as both an aviator and lawyer from 1965-1987.

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BRG Case Competition

The case will be launched on Friday, September 15 at 4 PM at the Cohen Career Center; sign-ups are due at that time.


Team Sign-Up Information:

  • Teams consist of 3-4 team members. If you don’t have a complete team, you can sign up as an individual or in smaller groups and we will form teams for the competition. Sign up on this form to register a team or as an individual.


  • The Competition: The competition consists of a written report due Tuesday, September 19th. Four teams will be selected to make final presentations on Friday, September 22nd at 4 PM.


  • Please remember that by signing up for the competition, you are making a commitment to work as a team and to turn in a report to a panel of BRG representatives.


Contact Michael Gropper at mgropper@thinkbrg.com if you have any questions.

For Freshman and Sophomores:

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Happy Career Fair Week!

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