Career Conversations

Advice and News from the Cohen Career Center

Spring 2015 Career & Internship Fair

The Spring Career Fair is coming up on January 30th from 12-4pm!

Be sure to have your resume looked over at the Career Center! You can come in during our Walk-In Hours or make an appointment with a career advisor.


The Local Internship Program is a semester-long internship program with Williamsburg area employers. It is an excellent way to explore careers, contribute to the community, and have the opportunity to gain valuable career-related experience. The program is open only to currently enrolled W&M undergraduates and is offered in the fall and spring semesters.

Application & Selection Process

  1. View and apply to all opportunities via the Tribe Careers database accessible via MyCareer.WM.Edu.
  2. Attend a Local Internship Program Orientation Session.
  3. Continue to check the LIP postings daily on Tribe Careers. Employers are still sending in internship positions to the Cohen Career Center. It is possible you will find a position you wish to apply for that is yet to be posted!

Your resumes are e-mailed to hosts the day following the application deadline of February 4, 2015. Internship hosts will review this information and contact you directly if they are interested in interviewing you for their internship. Make sure to include your correct phone number and email address on your resume. If you receive an offer from one host and haven’t heard from the others, call the others to follow up. You can ask the first host for more time to make a decision if you need it. Do not accept an internship and later change your mind in favor of a different internship.


Contact the Cohen Career Center at 757-221-3231 or at If you need individual assistance, including a review of your resume, drop by during our “Quick Question” walk-in hours next semester.

Career Compass MACE Spring 2015

The Career Compass MACE (My Active Career Exploration) Seminar is getting ready to start again for the Spring 2015 semester! The six-week, non-credit program runs from mid-September through the end of October, meeting once a week for an hour and fifteen minutes each week, and is open only to first-years and sophomores.

If you are still prioritizing your career interests and need help researching future career options, this program is designed just for you! The goal of MACE is to assist in discovering and planning for opportunities to gain experience in your potential career interest areas by guiding you through career assessments and research. There will be a MACE (My Active Career Exploration) Program: Information Session on Jan. 27th at 5pm.

Ready to sign up for one of two sections? Follow this link to provide information regarding your availability and interest:

Titles don’t matter. GPAs don’t matter, nor does what school you go to. What matters is hard work, and emotional intelligence.

- Mickey Drexler, CEO of J. Crew
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Canon Internship

W&M Internship in Tokyo, Japan

Established in the mid-1990s by Professor Craig Canning, Canon accepts one W&M undergraduate student with a demonstrable interest in Japan and in business careers for a paid summer internship in Tokyo, Japan. Canon's Global Human Resources Development Department will circulate applications throughout all the divisions to find a suitable assignment within the Company based on Canon's current needs and the candidates' qualifications. A few possibilities might include the marketing department, the accounts department, or even the athletes sports club management department.

Learn more and apply online at TribeCareers! The deadline for the application is December 10th!

the college television awards

The Television Academy Foundation’s 36th College Television Awards is a nationwide competition that recognizes top student television producers and filmmakers. Entries will be judged in two rounds online by members of the Television Academy (the same group that judges the Emmy Awards).

These awards spotlight talented storytellers interested in entering specialized fields in entertainment. In addition to showcasing student production, the College Television Awards is an entry point for students as they pursue career opportunities. Winners will be honored at a gala in Los Angeles, receive cash awards, industry recognition and the opportunity to network with top industry leaders.

Entries are due January 15th, 2015. Learn more and apply online at

Projects on International Peace and Security

Now seeking Freshmen and Sophomores for PIPS Research Internships!
  • Collaborate on a policy white paper
  • Meet with international security experts
  • Participate in a symposium in Washington, D.C.

To view the application guidelines, visit

Social Media for Recruitment

In the past, in order to recruit employees you have to advertise opportunities in the local papers or hire local advertising agencies to put up bills on sidewalks and light posts. Today, notwithstanding the “post no bills” policies of most modern cities, recruiting employees via these methods is laughably obsolete.

Around 50% of all the people in North America use Facebook for recruiting, for example. Social media is a more up-to-date method for finding great people. Check out this infographic on social media for recruitment:

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More Upcoming Events

Career & Professional Connections: All about LinkedIn & Networking

Wednesday, Jan. 21st, 10:00-11:00am

Cohen Career Center

Career & Professional Connections: All about LinkedIn & Networking

Thursday, Jan. 22nd, 10:00-11:00am

Cohen Career Center