Making a Living Making a Difference

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What's Inside:

Events & Programs
  1. Making a Living Making a Difference Symposium
  2. Navy Nuclear Propulsion Officer Program Information Session
  3. CIA Simulations I & II
  4. Diversifying the Central Intelligence Agency's Workforce (U.S. Citizens only)
  5. C.I.A. One-On-One Advising Sessions

Articles & Resources

  2. William and Mary Internship Database

Video of the Week

  1. Diplomat

Featured From Tribe Careers

  1. Summer Intern at the Virginia Department of Health Professions
  2. Hampton Roads Area Intern at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation


  1. 2016 DNCC Internship Program

Other Opportunities

  1. Summer Human Rights Institute (SHRI)

Events & Programs

Making a Living Making a Difference Symposium

Registration for the 2016 Making a Living Making a Difference Symposium is now open! If you're interested in a career that makes a difference you don't want to miss this event. Take part in small group discussions with current and past professionals and participate in the networking hour to get more information about career fields that interest you! The Symposium is being held on Saturday, April 2nd from 10 AM to 3 PM in the Cohen Career Center.

Sessions Include:

  • Intelligence Careers
  • Environmental Careers
  • Social Justice Careers
  • Health Careers
  • Museum Careers
  • Government Careers
  • Law Careers
  • International Careers
  • Advocacy Careers

Praise from the DoG Street Journal:

" The 'Making a Living Making a Difference' Symposium left me with a newfound assurance, based in an increased understanding of the professional world and the knowledge that there were William and Mary alumni -- similar to me in that they were once just as uncertain of their future -- who made it in the competitive job market."

-Serena Ngoh, "Yes, The Cohen Career Center is Here To Help," DSJ April 2015

Be sure to check out our information page on the Career Center's website for up-to-date information on the schedule, list of speakers, and speaker bios.

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Navy Nuclear Propulsion Officer Program Information Session

Are you a Math, Applied Science, or Physics Major? The Navy Nuclear Propulsion Officer Program is interested in meeting with you! Come find out more about this program at the Cohen Career Center on Tuesday, March 29th at noon!

CIA Simulations I & II

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Register for one of the two CIA Simulation sessions:

CIA Simulation I: April 4th

CIA Simulation II: April 5th

Diversifying the Central Intelligence Agency's Workforce (U.S. Citizens only)

"It is absolutely mission critical for the C.I.A. to have a broadly diverse work force bringing a wide variety of perspectives and insights in order to adequately protect the U.S. and its interests. Come learn about the initiatives and support the Agency provides to staff across all ethnicities, races, abilities and orientations. *Limited to U.S. citizens only.*"

RSVP in Tribe Careers

C.I.A. One-On-One Advising Sessions

Schedule a one-on-one advising session here at the Cohen Career Center with a CIA Recruiter. This is for current students only with a serious interest in working for the CIA. Due to the nature of this job, the sessions are only for U.S. citizens. Please note, this is not a job interview.

Schedule your one-on-one advising session through the Mock Interview page in Tribe Careers

“Path to Diplomacy: Serving in the Foreign Service of the US,” (5:00 PM in Blow 201)

The Center for African Development (CAD) will be hosting United States Foreign Service Officer Samantha Smith as she describes the path that took her from a Theatrical and Performing Arts degree on the east coast, to serving as a public defender on the west coast, and eventually to international diplomacy.

Smith is currently the assistant cultural coordinator for the Bureau of African Affairs, working on educational and cultural exchanges between the U.S. and all 54 sub-Saharan African countries. Smith previously served as cultural affairs officer at the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey and political/consular officer in Lagos, Nigeria. Smith’s next assignment will be spokesperson at the U.S. Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria.

This event is taking place on Thursday, March 24th at 5 PM in Blow Hall 201.

Articles & Resources

"In a world interconnected by global trade and commerce, and with nation states facing common issues related to everything from environmental sustainability to national security, establishing and improving relations among nations is more crucial than ever. As leaders from academia, industry, intergovernmental agencies and nongovernmental organizations alike seek to resolve global issues and achieve common goals, international relations as a field of study and applied practice has emerged as the great unifier. was created as a resource for those that would work to support and foster a greater level of understanding and unity among nation states working to resolve humanitarian crises, protect the environment and neutralize security threats, all while maintaining and growing a thriving global economy."

Interested in International Relations? Check out this resource!

William and Mary Internship Database

Searching for a summer internship? Not sure where to start? Check out the Career Center's Internship Database! We've collected internship sites in multiple industries to make your internship search a little easier! Check it out here:

Video of the Week

Featured From Tribe Careers

Summer Intern at the Virginia Department of Health Professions

"The internship program at the Department of Health Professions (DHP) provides an opportunity to spend a summer working side-by-side with incredibly knowledgable staff in an environment devoted to protecting the public." DHP is looking for students with a wide range of experiences and knowledge.

For more information about this opportunity, log into Tribe Careers.

Hampton Roads Area Intern at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks an Intern to be based at its Brock Environmental Center located in Virginia Beach, VA.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting CBF staff with publicizing as well as recruiting and organizing volunteers in CBF’s restoration efforts within the Hampton Roads area.
  • Assisting in mobilizing citizens around Bay-related issues, including working at a CBF table at a festival or on a university campus.
  • Assisting in the coordination of the state-wide pollution prevention programs.
  • Assisting in the coordination of the oyster restoration program
  • Assisting in the coordination of the state-wide Fairs and Festivals program

For more information, go to


2016 DNCC Internship Program

"The Democratic National Convention Committee is looking for enthusiastic, politically-minded future leaders for the 2016 Internship Program. This program is designed to give highly-motivated interns an inside look at how the 2016 Democratic National Convention is put together. Interns will have the opportunity to work side-by-side with DNCC leadership and staff in planning the Convention."

For more information about this opportunity or to apply, go to

Other Opportunities

Summer Human Rights Institute (SHRI)

"Designed for students and professionals from around the world, the Summer Human Rights Institute (SHRI) is a 2-week certificate program that provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory and application of international human rights law, enabling individuals with limited time to gain an in-depth understanding of this critical field . . . Participants take part in daily lectures and workshops with Fordham Law professors, as well as guest lecturers from New York's prominent human rights community, and engage in up-close examination of real world legal aspects and tools of human rights law and practice. "

For more information about this summer opportunity, go to