William and Mary

Explore Career Options

Connecting your college experience to what you'll do after graduation can be tricky. With all the confusion about what you study and how it impacts what you will do, the Compass Program provides opportunities designed to help you explore your options so you can pick a career that's right for you.

Career Fair Passport

Think career fairs are just for seniors? Think again! The Career Fair Passport is designed to help you engage with employers to conduct career field research and build your network early in your college career. Just pick up your Passport at our annual Career and Internship Fairs to find employers who want to help freshmen and sophomores learn more about their companies and organizations.

Career Assessment for Sophomores

The iStartStrong inventory is designed to help you identify your interests and how they relate to industries and occupations. This information can be used to inform your academic, internship, and graduate school considerations. Space is limited to 20 sophomores and registration is required.

Finding an Internship

Whether you plan to return home for the summer, go abroad, try a new city or stay in Williamsburg, we have helpful, practical search tips to connect you with internship opportunities. This program introduces the 4-step Inside Out Internship Search to help you find the right summer opportunity for you!

Local Internship Program

The best way to figure out if a career path is right for you is to get some hands on experience. The Career Center has developed internships with a wide variety of organizations in the greater Williamsburg area. These internships take place during the semester and typically require 7-10 hours per week of your time. All local internships are open to freshmen and sophomores, and previous work experience is not required to apply. Take advantage of the opportunity to get resume worthy experience now!

Learn more about the program and how to apply. 

What to Do With Winter Break

Winter break is worth more than extra sleep and catching up on your laundry. Come to this 40-minute workshop to discover the four major activities you can engage in during your month away from college to maintain momentum and progress in your career search.

Prepare for the Career Search         Connect Majors to Careers