Wisdom on the road to graduation

Wisdom on the road to graduation

Hey, class of 2013! This week’s post is for you. At the start of the semester, I posed a few questions to the College of William & Mary Alumni Network on LinkedIn: Do you love your job? How did you get it? How did you decide it was right for you? We got a number



Intern early, intern often

As the coordinator for freshman and sophomore initiatives at the Career Center, I constantly encourage underclassmen to take the leap into the world of internships and experiential learning, and to do so early. My rationale? The earlier you gain career experience, the more information you’ll have when faced with career decisions after graduation. But, don’t



A Call to Non-Profits

Last week, I had the chance to meet Charlotte Bartter ’11, who represented Green Corps at our Spring Career Fair. Afterward, she wrote to me with a message she hoped to convey to other organizations like hers about why coming to William & Mary is always worth the trip: Dear Fellow Employers from the world




New year, new opportunities

Greetings, Tribe family! I’d like to send a special welcome out to our newest members of the Tribe,  those who began their first semester on campus last week. We’re glad you’re here and hope to see you in the Career Center soon! Returning students, welcome back. I hope the winter break was restful and rejuvenating,



Giving thanks for our alumni

Outside my window at the Career Center, the Zable Stadium parking lot is emptying out. Students are packing up their cars to head home for the Thanksgiving holiday and get recharged for the last push to finals. It’s a quiet afternoon in our office, giving me a chance to reflect on all we’ve accomplished this




Shape your “real world”

Planning for your career and future is an important part of the college experience. You will likely struggle over a number of significant decisions: what academic path to choose, whether to study abroad, how to make an unpaid internship feasible, or why go to graduate school. You will draft numerous versions of the perfect resume,




Your career: blessing or curse?

Welcome back from Fall Break! The pace of life in the Career Center slows a bit during breaks, so I used some of the quiet time on campus to read a very interesting book by Tom Rath and Jim Harter called Well Being: The Five Essential Elements. The book explores a central question: what differentiates



Why LinkedIn?

I am a certified LinkedIn addict. I use it every day, multiple times a day in my job to help students and alumni. I do not do so because it’s trendy, or because I think it’s cool to be connected on social media. I use LinkedIn because it’s an easy, practical way to research career



Dressing the Tribe for success

Preparing for the world of jobs and internships is quite a job in itself. In particular, being a strong interview candidate takes lots of preparation and practice. We don’t want you to spend that prep time rushing around the mall or breaking your bank account. Choosing an outfit for an interview can be challenging, especially



Dear Class of 2016

Outside my window, I see new students and their families moving belongings into residence halls, navigating past the Career Center with their campus maps, meeting other new students, and in general, looking excited. This is by far my favorite part of the year. With new students moving in and classes about to start, there’s a