Partner with an Advisor
The Office of Career Development & Professional Engagement is available to partner with faculty and staff in a variety of ways.
Request a Presentation
Invite a staff member from the career advising team to present in your class, research lab, weekly/monthly “Lunch & Learn” series, or student employee staff. The material covered can be integrated into your course schedule or serve as a stand-alone component. Rather than canceling a class, consider a presentation by the Office of Career Development & Professional Engagement. Content and length can be flexible and adapted to fit your needs.
Presentation examples include:
- A 10-minute quick overview or a 30-50 minute “deep dive” of services, resources, and programs
- 30-minute “crash course” on resumes, interviewing, job or internship search, or LinkedIn/networking
- A combination of the above topics or topics tailored for student employee retreats or professional development days
- Industry-specific topics such as career paths for physics students, resumes for marketing careers, and the federal job search process
- Customized presentation to fit a specific class topic, or co-presentation with a staff member to cover both academic and career angles
Request a Program
Team up with a member from the career advising staff to add a career development programming element to your class, research lab, weekly/monthly “lunch & learn” series or symposium, or student organization you advise. There are a variety of topics and formats to consider:
- Employer or alumni-led presentation focused on a specific topic such as AI in healthcare. Are you bringing in an alum or other professional for a research or industry topic talk? Consider adding a career talk at the Office of Career Development & Professional Engagement as part of the speaker’s itinerary.
- Host a career panel with 3-4 William & Mary alumni. For example, highlight the variety of career paths for Anthropology, English, Philosophy, or Sociology majors. Or, bring your class to a career panel hosted by the Office of Career Development & Professional Engagement.
- Incorporate an Office of Career Development & Professional Engagement resource for a class assignment. Examples include: completing a mock interview utilizing Big Interview (link to page); taking mini assessments covering values, interests, and skills through Focus2 (link); exploring career paths through “What Can I Do With This Major?” (link to our landing page for this)
- Do you teach a capstone or other course with a final project and presentation? We can source alumni to serve as judges or observers, which can further develop communication skills.
- We can also help source alumni or employers to serve in different capacities for case competitions or other hands-on activities.
Career & Industry Newsletters
The Office of Career Development & Professional Engagement distributes regularly scheduled newsletters to students. “Career Conversations” is a weekly newsletter that is sent to all students (undergraduate and graduate) promoting a sampling of upcoming events and resources. "Jumpstart" is a newsletter that is sent to all first-year and sophomore students.
Students can also opt-in to receive industry-specific newsletters for: Business Careers, Creatives Careers, Education & Human Service Careers, Public Service Careers, and Science & Technology Careers. Our newsletters can also cross-promote your programs to a specific group of students or to the entire student body. If you have an interest in cross-promoting your events in our newsletters, please contact the staff member below who is responsible for the newsletter(s) you would like to use.
- Career Conversations: [[lrandolph,Lisa Randolph]] and [[kmbuckley,Kelly O’Shaughnessy]]
- Business Careers
- Creative Careers: [[clmcquillan,Cristen McQuillan]]
- Education & Human Service Careers: [[amartin01,Andrew Martin]]
- Jumpstart: [[kmbuckley,Kelly O’Shaughnessy]]
- Public Service Careers: [[amartin01,Andrew Martin]]
- Science & Technology Careers: [[dlsnyder,Don Snyder]]