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Professional Development Week

Take charge of your career

Join W&M alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and friends for an inspiring week (February 26 - March 1, 2024) to help you grow in your professional life! Virtual panels and workshops will connect you with experts. Networking events in person and online will help you build your connections.

Whether you are just starting to explore your career or have decades of experience — don’t miss this great opportunity to connect with and leverage your lifelong W&M network for professional success! View the full schedule and list of speakers below. #OneTribeOneNetwork

Brought to you by the Office of Career Development & Professional Engagement.

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Monday, February 26
Championing a Purposeful Career
Speaker: Oz Parvaiz ’99 (Capital One)
Holistic Success: The Eight Pillars of Wellness
Speaker: Kelly Crace (William & Mary)

Tuesday, February 27
Ascending Leadership: From Intern to Executive
Speakers: James Ambrose 07 (Microsoft), Royce McAllister 07 (Ticketmaster), Jane Raleigh 13 (Kennedy Center), Lydia Lee '24 (William & Mary) and Phil Heavilin (William & Mary)
Modern Leadership: Strategies for Inspirational Team Management
Speakers: JD Due (William & Mary), Jenay Barbee 05 (Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service) and Brian Jenkins ’16 (Armed Services Arts Partnership)      
W&M NYC Networking Breakfast
New York City | 8-9:30 a.m.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
W&M Richmond Networking Breakfast
Richmond, Virginia | 8-9:30 a.m.
Capital One, 1717 Innovation Center
W&M On-Campus Etiquette Dinner (For Students)
Williamsburg, Virginia | 4:30-7:00 p.m.
Alumni House, Hunter Hall
Wednesday, February 28
Take Ownership of Your Career
Speaker: Erin Ewart ’00 (Careers for Social Impact)   
Cultivating Organizational Culture
Speakers: Kristen Vaughan 00 (Accenture Federal Services), AJ Dronkers 08 (Paycom), Andrea Deege 94 (Korn Ferry) and Denis Beausejour 06 (O.C. Tanner)     
W&M Chicago Networking Breakfast
Chicago | 8-9:30 a.m.
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
W&M Charlotte Networking Breakfast
Charlotte | 8-9:30 a.m.
Dowd YMCA
Thursday, February 29
Understanding the Ethics and Power of AI in the Workplace
Speakers: Kira Allmann ’10 (William & Mary), Gabrielle Hibbert 17 (New America) and Catherine Gregory 09 (Ada Lovelace Institute)
Online | Noon-1 p.m. ET
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Tools for Productive Conflict
Speaker: Gráinne Sibley 99 (Alpha Omega Leadership)   
Online | 3-4 p.m. ET
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W&M D.C. Networking Breakfast
Washington, D.C. | 8-9:30 a.m.
W&M Washington Center
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W&M Atlanta Networking Breakfast
Atlanta | 8-9:30 a.m.
EY
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W&M Triangle Networking Breakfast
Raleigh | 8-9:30 a.m.
TowneBank
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Friday, March 1
W&M Professional Development Online Networking Hour

Online | Noon-1 p.m. ET
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