- Customized CV and Resume Assistance
- Cover Letter Strategy and Review
- Career Advising & Coaching
- LinkedIn Profile Assistance
- In-Person or Virtual Interview Practice and Techniques
Careers: Academia & Beyond
One of the best ways to explore the world of work is through reviewing job postings. Through postings, you will learn about employer expectations, such as the latest qualifications and requirements, as well as the value of experiential learning and research.
If you are interested in exploring careers beyond academia, a good first step is to search professional organizations for your academic area of expertise, such as:
- National Academy of the Sciences
- American Institute of Biological Sciences
- American Chemical Society
- Computing Research Association
- IEEE Computer Society
- Institute of Physics
- Association for Psychological Science
Whether searching regionally, nationally or globally, LinkedIn can be a great source to connect with alumni and professionals in your field of interest, which may bring up opportunities you wouldn’t find elsewhere. To learn more about how to utilize LinkedIn for networking, talk to an Office of Career Development & Professional Engagement advisor or view our Utilizing LinkedIn video clinic.
Recruitment Events, Programs, and Opportunities
Grad A&S Newsletter
Highlights of the latest career news for graduate students are shared through the Grad A&S Newsletter, published weekly during fall and spring semesters.
For the full list of job, internship, and event postings offered by the Office of Career Development & Professional Engagement, log into TribeCareers using your W&M username and password. Contact our office to learn how you can most effectively use this resource as a student completing an advanced degree.
The W&M Digest is the avenue of official communications for W&M faculty and staff. You have access! Professional events, opportunities, training, and programs from across campus are announced daily, Monday-Friday.
The Office of Career Development & Professional Engagement offers regular programs and events that may be of interest to you. Below are some examples of previous workshops, series, and other career-related programs:
- A&S Bootcamp
- Lunch & Learn Series: Prospecting v. Networking, Body Language for Interviews, and Leveraging LinkedIn
- Federal Resume Writing
- Wix: Building Your Personal Website
- Quick Advising
- Employer/Alumni Panel: Niche Careers
- Meet-Ups with Alumni/Employers: Research & Development, Museums, Science Communications, Environmental Science, Public Health & Health Policy, Data Science, Clinical Psychology
- Tech Trek
Big Interview is an online, customizable interview preparation software and a free service for William & Mary graduate students. Typically, a screening interview for employment – academia and beyond – will likely be in a virtual format, and Big Interview’s AI (artificial intelligence) module will help you understand how to be successful in a virtual interview. In fact, W&M users have improved their interview style and effectiveness by an average of 35% through the use of Big Interview. If you’ve never used Big Interview before, register and use your W&M credentials to create an account.
LinkedIn is an excellent tool for the job search. It helps you build your brand and expand your network, while remaining informed of news and happenings in your field of work. Thanks to William & Mary Libraries, graduate students have access to LinkedIn Learning, an online educational platform that helps you attain certifications, and also discover and develop skills and learning paths that can further enhance your candidacy for future opportunities.
Interfolio is an online dossier service platform that provides storage for confidential letters of recommendation and application materials. Account holders can schedule deliveries of their application materials electronically or by mail. Account holders can also search for jobs, grants and fellowships. Learn more about service and pricing on their website.
myIDP – Science CareersmyIDP – Science Careers is a free web-based career-planning tool tailored to meet the needs of PhD students and postdocs in the sciences. Designed for the purpose of career advancement, myIDP – Science Careers offers self-assessment, goal-setting, and mentoring.
InterSECT Job Simulations
Created in collaboration with Imagine PhD, InterSECT Job Simulations provides multiple job simulations for a variety of career fields, and offers a specific link for those focused on the humanities.