Annual Events

Fairs
Career and Internship Fair - Fall and Spring Semesters

The fair is an excellent way to connect with companies and organizations who want to speak with students from all class years and majors, interested in full-time positions and internships opportunities.

Diversity Brunch - Fall Semester

This event is the same day as the Fall semester Careers and Internship Fair. It is a chance for students to connect with employers, specifically interested in recruiting diverse candidate, in a smaller setting before the fair. Bonus, you also get to enjoy a continental breakfast!

Fall Recruiting Consortium - Fall Semester

William & Mary is part of a consortium of five schools (Bard College, Swarthmore College, Connecticut College, and Wesleyan University) that plan an annual interview day in midtown Manhattan. This event allows employers to recruit and interview students for internships and full-time job opportunities. Students must be from a member school in order to participate.

Graduate and Professional School Fair - Fall Semester

This fair is an opportunity for students to learn about various graduate schools and programs. It is a chance to talk to admission representatives and ask questions about the application process and the program outcomes. There are also panel presentations about several topics related to graduate and professional school.

K-12 Education Interview Day - Spring Semester

This event allows students to have several interviews with local school districts recruiting for a variety of roles.

Meet the Firms Friday - Fall Semester

This event is a symposium centered on the career fields of consulting and accounting. The event includes panel presentations for consulting and accounting, networking opportunity, and an industry- specific career fair. While the event is focused on accounting and consulting careers, it is not limited by major or class year and all students interested in the fields are welcome to attend. It is held at the Mason School of Business.

Non-Profit and Government Career Expo - Spring Semester

William & Mary is part of a consortium of schools (NYU, UVA, Richmond, Georgetown, and Swarthmore College) that plans an annual career expo held in Washington, D.C. This event allows students to interact with employers from a wide range of fields in the government and nonprofit sectors and learn about internships and full-time job opportunities. Only students or degreed alumni from member schools are invited to attend.

Professional Development
Biennial Ferguson Blair Publishing Seminar - Fall Biannually

This seminar is a chance for students to learn about publishing first-hand and take advantage of this opportunity to network with outstanding professionals in the field.

Careers in Public Health Panel - Spring Semester

This program features a panel of 4-6 professionals (W&M alums and non-alums) representing different sectors and positions in the public health field. An open networking session follows the panel discussion.

Computer Science Night - Fall Semester

In collaboration with the computer science department, this program features a panel of W&M Computer Science alumni representing different sectors and positions in the tech field.  A networking reception follows the panel discussion. The winning Computer Science department t-shirt design is revealed and t-shirts are passed out to all attending students.

Etiquette Lunch - Fall and Spring Semesters

A great opportunity for students to polish their etiquette skills, so they can put their best foot forward in varied business and social situations.

Grant Thornton Case Competition - Spring Semester

Co-sponsored with Grant Thornton, this program gives students an opportunity to learn about consulting careers. Sophomores and juniors from all majors form 4-5 member teams to solve a real-world business problem provided by Grant Thornton. Teams are given 1 week to come up with their solution, and then give a formal presentation to a judging panel of Grant Thornton executives. The top 4 teams win cash prizes ranging from $250 - $1000.

On Campus Recruiting/Interviews - Fall and Spring Semesters

Employers come to campus to interview students for full-time or internship opportunities each fall and spring. Applications must be submitted on Tribe Careers to be considered for an on-campus interview. Also known as OCR (On-Campus Recruiting).

Scholarships/Funding
Annual Ferguson Blair Publishing Scholarship - Spring

The William Cross Ferguson and Harry L. Blair Scholarship in Publishing is an annual scholarship which is awarded to a graduating senior or recent graduate of William & Mary.

Funding for Unpaid Summer Experience (FUSE) - Spring Semester

With the help of generous donors, the Cohen Career Center and partner offices on Campus are able to offer several sources of funding for internship opportunities each spring.

Trips

"Cool Careers" D.C. Trip - Currently Occurs During Winter Break

The Career Center arranges a series of site visits to the workplaces of W&M alumni who are working on Capitol Hill as well as for federal agencies and non-profits.  A great way to find out what it is like to work in these organizations.  (This event will probably be reconfigured next year to include more industries/career fields.  It may also move to another time and city.)

Marketing Trip - Spring Semester

This program takes approximately 20 William and Mary students interested in careers in marketing, advertising and public relations to visit companies in New York City  and helps prepare them to be competitive for internships and ultimately for full-time employment. This program is not limited by major or class year and all students interested in the field are welcome to attend.

Science Road Trip - Winter Break

A trip to science-related organizations (usually in Richmond or Northern Virginia), featuring lab tours and discussions with scientists or other staff members. 

Wall Street Trip - Fall Semester

This popular program takes approximately 20 William and Mary juniors (with a GPA of 3.25 or higher) interested in careers in investment banking, trading systems and risk management platforms, hedge funds and asset management  to visit companies in New York City and helps prepare them to be competitive for internships and ultimately for full-time employment. This program is not limited by major and all students interested in the field are welcome to attend.