Cohen Career Ambassadors are highly-trained* student staff who can provide guidance on aspects of career readiness including how to communicate one's professional identity via resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn as well as how to find externships, internships, and jobs. There are currently six ambassadors who you will see during the career center's Quick Advising hours Monday-Thursday from 2-4 PM or around campus sharing advice and resources. They can answer questions such as:
- How can I improve my resume or cover letter?
- Where can I find an internship?
- What is networking and how do I do it?
- How do I set up my TribeCareers profile?
*Each ambassador completes an initial 16 hours of training before they can work with students and they receive ongoing professional development throughout the year as well as 9 hours of review each summer.
Thomeka Watkins -- Ambassador since Fall 2016
Hello! I am a sophomore and aspiring economics major at the College of William and Mary. I have leadership roles in both Campus Kitchens and Food Recovery Network and enjoy volunteering to help alleviate poverty and food insecurity. Currently, I am interested in conducting research on how participation in community gardens can effect the food attitudes of children and their families. I am passionate about career readiness and look forward to helping students utilize the resources in the Cohen Career Center to take an active role in developing and shaping their ideal career paths.
Laura Chier -- Ambassador since Fall 2017
David DeMarco -- Ambassador since Fall 2017
Hi y’all! I am a freshman and pursuing a major in Government here at our wonderful College of William & Mary. My hometown is located 30 minutes outside of Philadelphia (Go Birds!). Outside of Cohen, I am the President of the Class of 2021 (Crave the Dave) and a proud member of the W&M Ultimate Team (Go Seahorses!). Around campus, one can often find me at Yates Hall (shout-out to Southside), Marketplace (definitive best dining hall), and Swem (*tears*). Besides my passion for student government and debate, I love to sing, listen, and create music. Combine those musical skills with my love for theatre, and you get a frankly mediocre actor. I hope to apply all of these attributes to my work at the Cohen Career Center so that everyone from Philly to Williamsburg has an equal shot at the career of their dreams.
Daphne Sink -- Ambassador since Fall 2017
I am currently a sophomore studying Chemistry at William & Mary with a dream to someday work for NASA. Outside of the Career Center, I am a part of the executive board of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority as Vice President of Intellectual Development. I enjoy hanging out with my friends in Swemromas, petting dogs in Colonial Williamsburg and curling up with a good book and a cup of coffee. I love being able to help the Cohen Career Center become even more of a friendly, welcoming place and helping students utilize everything it has to offer!
Olivia Thompson -- Ambassador since Fall 2017
Hello to all! I am a Freshman here at the college, looking to double major in Psychology and Sociology, concentrating in Law & Criminology with hopes to one day work in the Virginia Bureau of Investigation. I've lived in Mechanicsville, Virginia my whole life and thrive by volunteering at the Emergency Crew in Petersburg when I'm not on campus. Here on campus, I am a frequent visitor of Colonial Williamsburg as dog watching is one of my favorite hobbies and I have an appreciation for Blackbird Bakery. I love working with all the people at William & Mary, developing their career readiness skills, and watching the Career Center fill with excited and motivated students!