William and Mary

Connecting Majors to Careers

Selecting a major is one of the first big decisions you'll encounter as a student at William and Mary. In fact, it's a decision you may actually make more than once! The Compass Program, in collaboration with the Office of Academic Advising, offers a wide range of options to help you learn about the connections between the courses you choose and career opportunities.

Major and Career Exploration (MACE) Seminar Series

This ten-week, interactive seminar series examines common issues you will face during your freshman and sophomore year of college, including: academic advising, finding an internship, writing resumes and cover letters, and identifying and developing transferable skills for today's workforce. MACE utilizes an interactive format, designed to engage you actively in the career development process. For more information, please visit the MACE page of our website.

Majors, Milk, and Cookies

Demystify the major selection process and learn the four steps you need to take in order to make your major official. Professional staff from the Office of Academic Advising and the Career Center co-present this workshop and will be available to answer all your questions about majors, minors, the declaration process, and how to take the next steps in your career development. Did we mention there will be cookies?

Using the MBTI for Academic and Career Decisions

Before you begin researching career and graduate school options, it is important to have a clear understanding of your strengths, interests and personality traits. RSVP for this workshop to take the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and learn how your personality traits and strengths can inform major and career choices. Space is limited to 20 freshmen and sophomores and registration is required.

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