Career Conversations

Advice and News From the Cohen Career Center

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Hear from alumni of color about where their paths have taken, and how they have navigated those paths at the intersection of their diverse social identities. Panel will be moderated by Dr. Yvonne Smith-Jones M.Ed. '87, Ed.S. '93, Ed.D. '97, who serves on the Development Board for the W&M School of Education. Panelists include:

  • Margie Del Castillo '05: Associate Director of Community Mobilization, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice
  • William L. Jackson, Jr. '76: Chief Medical Officer, Clinical Prevention Research Branch (U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps)
  • Crystal Morrison-Joseph '09: Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, PsycYourMind Consulting, LLC
  • Amalhin Shek '13: Budget and Communications Analyst, US Agency for International Development (USAID)

This event is free to attend, and light refreshments will be served following the conversation. Registration not required but helpful: here.

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Afraid of the Idea of Networking?

I know I am. The idea of going up to people your barely know to ask for something can be a daunting one. luckily, there's more than one way to network. Check out this video from Business Insider for some less awkward networking alternatives.
A career expert shares networking alternatives

Dress to Impress

Cohen's Dress to Impress program allows students to borrow dry-cleaned suits and professional attire. We only ask you to schedule your pick-up in advance and dry clean your items before they are returned. Read more about the program and browse the closet here.


The & Campaign showcases how students can become career ready, building their NACE competencies, through their everyday college lives. The NACE competencies are the 8 qualities that employers look for in employees in today’s modern work environment. Rhea, Class of 2017, shows her NACE competencies of Leadership, Oral & Written Communication, and Global & Intercultural Fluency through her involvement in the W&M TEDx Conference as well as Reves Center Global Friends. Which NACE competencies do you embody?
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