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Utilizing the Career Center


The Career Center offers many resources that are specifically catered to students.  These include tips on interviewing as well as formalizing a resume or CV.

Career Center "Talk": Important Phrases to Know
Career Advising Appointment

One-on-one meeting to discuss any career-related goal, objective, or concern.

Career Fair

An event featuring several employers from different fields coming to campus at one time in one location. Employers at career fairs recruit for internship and full-time positions.  Open to All Students, All Class Years, All Majors. 

Employer Information Session

A presentation by one employer, which highlights the organization and career opportunities for students. These presentations offer students a good way to meet an employer in a relaxed or casual atmosphere. 

Externship/Job Shadow

Observation of a professional or group of professionals in a given industry. Usually lasts for one day to a week over Winter Break. During these experiences, students will have the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of the field that they are considering, as well as begin to develop a stronger professional network.


A short-term structured career experience, usually completed over a summer, and designed to develop and enhance skill sets. Internships are available in most fields, and can increase a student’s marketability to employers.


My Active Career Exploration series. A six-week, non-credit seminar open only to freshmen and sophomores that examines common issues students face in the first and second year of college, including: exploring majors, academic advising, writing a resume, finding internships, exploring graduate school options, and developing transferable skills.

"Designing Your Next Step" Series

 A 7-week non-credit course for juniors and seniors utilizing the Design Thinking Process.

Mock Interview

A practice interview session, where students are asked interview questions and provided feedback on the content of their answers, their delivery, and their professional appearance. 

William & Mary also offers current students free access to Big Interview, where students can study the interview skills that they need.  They can use their W&M credentials to create a free account.

On-Campus Interviewing (OCR)

A formal program occurring during fall and spring semester, where a student can apply and interview for internship and full-time positions with employers who recruit on campus. Interviews are held in the Cohen Career Center.  


A fully integrated on-line system, where students can create and store a resume, search and apply for internships and full-time positions, and access multiple resources including job and career exploration databases.

Quick Advising

A service where students can get their resume or cover letter reviewed, or get answers to basic career-related questions. No appointment is necessary, first come first served basis.