Career Resources

Career Development, Tailored to Your Needs

Receive career guidance by setting up a Career Development Advising Appointment—a one-on-one session with an expert advisor ready to assist in helping you find the right path. We're here for you during business and evening hours each week.

BOOK A 30-MINUTE SESSION

Use Handshake to quickly and easily set up a time with our professional career advisors. Just long on, select an appointment time with your designated advisor, and follow the prompts to RSVP for an available spot.

YOUR CAREER QUESTIONS, ANSWERED

That's why we offer Career Development Advising Appointments—to make sure that you're guided every step of the way. Our expert advisors offer one-on-one sessions to provide you with the career answers you're looking for, and they're here for you during business and evening hours every week.

Classes, Workshops & Career Treks

  • Branding Yourself

  • LinkedIn Workshop

  • Interview Workshop

  • Conference & Career Fair Prep

  • Offer Evaluation & Negotiation

  • Career Treks

Classes, Workshops & Career Treks Descriptions

classes, workshops, and career treks descriptions
BRANDING YOURSELF

Discover the importance of creating and developing your own brand, and how to make it happen. You'll learn what makes a personal brand strong and the key components fo your brand—including brand statement examples and establishing your digital footprint using LinkedIn.

LINKEDIN WORKSHOP

Showcase yourself to potential recruiters and stand out in the crowd. LinkedIn is a valuable tool that's a direct line to alumni, recruiters, and other potential collaborators. You'll learn about the important basics like headshots, taglines, how to create a strong summary, advanced searches, and creating a customized URL.

INTERVIEW WORKSHOP

Gain the tools and skills to help you excel at the interview process—beginning with preparation and research. You'll also learn about the various types of interviews, like behavioral, logic, case, and technical. We'll discuss interviews in a variety of forms, including phone, Zoom, Google Hangout, in-person, and more.

CONFERENCE & CAREER FAIR PREP

Curious about how to stand out in a virtual format? We'll teach you about lighting, backgrounds, how to dress, and ways to look especially engaged virtually—as well as tips on how to look at the camera and be comfortable. You'll also learn the importance of preparing early by researching your target companies and who you want to connect with using databases like Vault, Hoovers, MarketLine, and more. Other topics include practicing your elevator pitch, the importance of a follow-up, expressing thanks for your interviewer's time, and building relationships with key corporate partners.

OFFER EVALUATION & NEGOTIATION

A crucial part of landing a job is the ability to examine an offer and evaluate it to ensure that it's fair. We strongly encourage students to share your offers so we can assist you with negotiations. We'll teach you how to assess and research this offer based on components like years of experience, the location of the job, and more. You'll learn and practice valuable negotiation tactics and types—salary, bonus, performance and merit increases, vacations and start dates are just a few important things that can be negotiated.

CAREER TREKS

Each semester, the GCMC organizes in-person career treks on various topics throughout the East Coast. These treks are open to a limited number of current MBA, MSBA, and MAcc students, and in the past have included visits to Washington D.C., Richmond, Charlottesville, Norfolk, Charlotte, and Raleigh/Durham.

Each trek provides W&M students with an in-depth view of the host company's profile—including their mission, culture, client profile, key projects, and more. Often hosts will present a Case Scenario, so visiting students can come away with a deeper understanding of the work done by the organization. Companies may use the visit as an opportunity to promote open positions, discuss skills required for employment, and explain the hiring process at their organization.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, our in-person treks have been converted and expanded to regional virtual gatherings via Zoom. Regions for virtual trek visits now include the West Coast, Mid-West, Northeast, and Southern areas.

Lead the Way

To serve as a trek host, employers are asked to commit to a one hour information session. To contact a member of our Corporate Relations Team and learn more about becoming a trek host, email [[m|hirewm]].

Virtual Resources

  • Handshake

  • Networking & The W&M Community

  • Internship & Full-Time Employment Search

  • International Employment Search

  • Interview & Negotiation Preparation

  • Professional & Leadership Development

Virtual Career Resources Descriptions

Virtual Career Resources Descriptions
HANDSHAKE

Our exclusive online recruiting portal will help make it happen. Handshake has everything you need at your fingertips. It's a place to search for full-time jobs and internship opportunities with employers specifically seeking to hire talented graduate students at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business. Plus, share your recruiting profile and employer preferences, learn about and RSVP for specialized events, and potentially have your resume included in direct referrals to hiring employers.

A Look Inside Handshake
  • Easily access Mason School jobs and take advantage of on-campus recruiting. You'll be alerted when positions of interest become available with a job search agent.
  • Have your up-to-date Career Profile and resume, ready to be sent to targeted employees.
  • Book 30-minute time slots with your career advisor with easy, up-to-the-minute scheduling.
  • Explore NACElink job postings. Over 6 million job opportunities—domestic and abroad—aggregated from major job boards and employer websites.
  • Access to online resources like CareerLeader, Career Insider by VAULT, and MBA Exchange.
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NETWORKING & THE W&M COMMUNITY

LinkedIn

Find and connect with Mason School's alumni to easily grow your network. Log into LinkedIn's W&M page, then sort through categories like "Where They Live," "Where They Work," or "What They Do" to find alumni by location, company, or job function. For full information and an instructional video, go to university.linkedin.com.

Mason Alumni Career Champions

Access a higher caliber of support in your career aspirations. The Mason Career Champion Program connects alumni with the next generation of students as you navigate your career search and explore new opportunities across various industries and functions.

My1693

Research and connect directly with alumni in order to tap into a powerful support system. Create an account in William & Mary's my1693—click the "Register" link in the top right corner, then select "Alumni." Click the link within the second option to create a request for a new user account. Search for alumni by Class Year, Alumni or Alumni Chapter Locations (U.S. or Worldwide), or by Name.

INTERNSHIP & FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT SEARCH

Handshake

As the central communication point for the GCMC, Handshake is a powerful tool that connects our employer and corporate relations group to graduate students seeking positions. It's an exclusive place to search for jobs from employers seeking Raymond A. Mason School of Business candidates, to share your recruiting profile and employer preferences as well as to include your resume in targeted referrals to employers.

MBA-Exchange

The MBA-Exchange is a smarter way to kick start your search—find leadership development programs, internships, and full-time jobs from top U.S. and international employers specifically targeting Master-level students.

WayUp (formerly LookSharp)

In a competitive landscape, it's more important than ever to match high-caliber talent with the best companies in business. With WayUp by InternMatch, you'll find Master-level internships, entry-level employment, and leadership development.

INTERNATIONAL EMPLOYMENT SEARCH

MyVisaJobs

Join the largest employment website for foreign workers seeking opportunities in the United States. With MyVisaJobs, you can search employer H1-B sponsorship history, create a free account, and upload your resume to find jobs—and be found by—U.S. and international employers that sponsor students with Visas.

INTERVIEW & NEGOTIATION PREPARATION

Raymond A. Mason School of Business McLeod Library Online Business Databases

You'll have a world of knowledge at your fingertips with our online business databases. The McLeod Library employs the latest database research tools, hosting over 30 business databases like Bloomberg, Hoovers, and Marketline Advantage. It's a unique opportunity for students and faculty to enhance their perceptions of the business world.

CaseQuestions.com

Supplement the case interview and competition strategies you learned and practiced with free access to Marc Cosentino's Case Preparation interactive tool. Designed especially to take your learnings further, the ideal way to use this site is to start at the top with the math drills and work your way down to the interactive cases and beyond.

The Ladders

Go farther, faster with Ladders. Find manager and executive-level jobs with salaries up to $80,000/year. Search by job function and track your application progress with a free account, or upgrade to a premium account—starting at $25/month—to find jobs with higher salaries.

Glassdoor

Take an in-depth look at future employers. Built on the foundation of increasing workplace transparency, Glassdoor offers millions of the latest job listings, combined with a growing database of company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary reports, interview reviews and questions, benefits reviews, office photos, and more. Create a free account using your Mason email address to access all Glassdoor features.

PayScale

Know your worth. PayScale links job seekers and businesses to the largest salary profile database in the world. Discover what your skills and experience are worth in today's job market, evaluate job offer compensation, research and compare average salaries, and find out how to get a raise and stay competitive in your chosen field.

PROFESSIONAL & LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)

LinkedIn Learning is an online educational platform that helps you discover and develop business, technology-related, and creative skills through expert-led course videos. With more than 5,000 courses and personalized recommendations, you can discover, complete, and track courses related to your field and interests. You can also choose to add these courses and related skills to your LinkedIn profile once you've completed them. W&M login required. 

W&M Leadership & Business Podcast

Listen, learn, and harness insights from the best in the business. this leadership & business podcast series features world-class CEOs, Executive Partners, and William & Mary faculty and alumni.

TED Talks

Educate yourself on everything under the sun, without ever leaving your couch. TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. Today TED talks span a wide range of topics—from business to science, from technology to global issues—in more than 100 languages.