Career Conversations

Advice and News from the Cohen Career Center

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Did you Study Abroad This Summer or Last Semester?

Make it work for you! This article from our friends at UVA gives plenty of tips for using your experience abroad to improve your resume and help you stand out to potential employers

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It's Never Too Early To Get Started!

Are you a freshman or sophomore? You can (and Should) still take advantage of the career center!
My Active Career Exploration, or MACE, is a program from freshman and sophomores. The program last six weeks and meets for one hour a week to help students explore their career options. Students will complete a series of self-assesments reflecting their interests, skills and values. Each week will have you learning new ways to research career options based on your assessment results.

The deadline to register is Wednsday, Spetember 9th by 5:00 P.M. To learn more about MACE, visit

Lost when it comes to choosing a major? Unsure of your career path? Try FOCUS 2!

FOCUS 2 is an all-encompassing, life-decision-making, personalize-able tool now available on the Career Center website! Setting up a free FOCUS 2 profile will give you access to:

  • personality and interest assessments
  • major and career recommendations tailored to your skills and goals
  • an easy way to research career opportunities
FOCUS 2 is available for William & Mary students at all stages of their academic careers. For more information and to get started at any time, visit

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Worry Not Juniors and Seniors!

Cohen Career Center is launching new Career Readiness Small Groups! Whether your looking to start your career development or you want sharpen your skills to get ahead, this new program is for you. In a small group of 6-10 students, you will discuss and refine the skills you need to land that dream job. For more information, click the link below.

The Career Fair is on September 11th

It's coming up fast, so don't be afraid to ask for help! The career counselors are holding walk-in hours from 11 to 5 this Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. If you have questions about your resume, how to approach an employer, or even how to dress, go ahead and stop by!
In addition to walk in hours, there will be career fair workshops held on September 8th at 11:30 A.M. to 12:30 PM. and September 9th from 2:00 P.M to 3:00 P.M. These will help students effectively prepare for the career fair and maximize their time at the event.

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Career Links of The Week

Regardless of your interest area, major, or year, here are some things to consider:

Tips from the Career Counselors

The career counselors 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 sage advice from the go-to guy on Internships, Assistant Director Sean Schofield:

"Start growing your network with friends. Do activities that you enjoy. Find people that enrich your life. You’re in college, you’re life doesn’t always have to be about work."

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Fun Fact

While horsing around on the set of The Hunger Games Jennifer Lawrence accidentally kicked Josh Hutcherson in the head, knocking him out and resulting in a concussion.