Cohen Career Ambassadors

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?
The Career Ambassadors also provide programming for student organizations and Greek life on campus. Interested in booking the Ambassadors? Fill out the request form and we will be in touch. 

*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.

Ambassador Profiles 
Thomeka Watkins — Ambassador since Fall 2016

Hello! I am a senior economics major and business analytics minor at the College of William and Mary. I hope to work as a data analyst with a federal consulting firm after graduation, and perhaps use data and supply chain logistics to reduce food waste at a large-scale level in the long-term. I also love working with nonprofits that aim to alleviate poverty and food insecurity, and I hope to incorporate it into my long-term career path. On campus, I am involved with Real Talk University, Martial Arts Club, and the Library Ambassadors. 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 
Hi all! I am a junior here at the College majoring in finance with a potential double major in Chinese Studies. I hail from Wisconsin and can be seen repping the Green Bay Packers at all times.  
On campus, I stay active in club volleyball, volunteer at the Undergraduate Admissions Office, and am the co-founder of the newest sports club on campus, the Scuba Club! I studied abroad in India the summer after freshman year, researching micro-finance and development and am planning on spending the Spring of 2019 in Shanghai, China, to improve my language skills.
This is my second year as an Ambassador and I am really looking forward to working with students to develop and polish their career skills and to see them succeed both in internships and post-graduation. 
Abigail Melton — Ambassador since Fall 2018

Hi! I’m a sophomore, hoping to major in anthropology and chemistry at William & Mary.  I volunteer in an archaeology lab on campus and studied abroad this past summer to learn archaeology field methods in Kenya.  I’m interested in past cultures as well as global health, which is why I am also a volunteer EMT in Williamsburg.  I am excited to help other students develop their career aspirations and learn about all the resources the Cohen Career Center has to offer. 

Julie Ricca — Ambassador since Fall 2018
Hi All! I am a sophomore here at the college hoping to major in Biology with a minor in Biochemistry with the dream of being a genetic counselor. I’m most recently from New Jersey but spent the first half of my life living in Southern California. Here on campus, I stay active through club volleyball and enjoy being a member of Tri Delta Sorority. Additionally, I work at the Campus Center Information Desk. As the daughter of a College Career Counselor, I’ve been around career centers my whole life at many different colleges around the country! I’m looking forward to helping students develop their career skills so that they may succeed while here at William & Mary and post grad.


Daphne Sink — Ambassador since Fall 2017

I am currently a junior here at William & Mary and I am studying to receive a chemistry major and mathematics minor. Someday I would like to do research on space technology and learn more about what is around our planet. Outside of the Career Center, I am a part of the executive board of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority as Vice President of Intellectual Development. In my free time 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!

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Grace Elman Ambassador since Fall 2018

Hello everyone! I’m a Sophomore at the College from Arlington, Virginia, studying public policy with a chemistry minor. I’m on a pre-law track and would like to practice one day. On campus, I’m a President’s Aide to President Rowe, and I serve as the Vice President of Ritual and Fraternity Appreciation for Alpha Chi Omega. In my free time, I sing with the W&M Women’s Chorus and keep close tabs on all the dogs on campus. I’m very excited to help students use all of Cohen’s resources to get ahead on their career paths!