Undergraduate Careers

Explore. Prepare. Connect.

Our graduates are trained to excel. That's why we're proud to report a (96%) job or graduate school placement rate within 3 months of graduation and the median starting salary among graduates is $69,671. When you start at the Mason School, your training, discipline, and hard work will truly pay off.

explore, prepare, and connect descriptions
EXPLORE the paths

Knowing the potential paths is a key first step. Through EXPLORE programming, students discover career options within the various business disciplines. Topics include:

  • Advising sessions by major or minor
  • Interactive panels with visiting organizations
  • Researching an industry
  • Developing a job search strategy
  • Navigating career events (just-in-time before large career events)
  • Informational interviews with alumni
PREPARE for success

Telling your story is an art. Being able to write and speak with impact so others will see the value is critical. PREPARE programming focuses on personal branding. One's personal story is developed through resume writing, interviewing skills, and online profiles.

  • Making your mark in ink
  • Interviewing as storytelling
  • Designing and managing your online profile
  • Flexing your brand for different opportunities
CONNECT through relationships

Relationships are essential for a good life, a good career, and a successful business. In CONNECT programming, students learn how to build their network by participating in events with alumni and organizations. These networking opportunities occur both at W&M and off-campus as students visit organizations.

  • Mapping your professional network
  • Networking for success at on-campus events
  • Building relationships with the W&M alumni family
  • Etiquette for following up on new connections
  • Social networking for the job search

Engagement Opportunities

  • 650+

    Unique Employers Recruiting on Campus or Posting for Full-Time Offers

  • 350+

    Unique Employers Recruiting on Campus or Posting for Internship Offers

  • 890+

    Engagements via the Office of Career Development & Professional Engagement

Professional Resources

It is essential to develop your own brand. One's personal story is developed and displayed through resume, cover letter and online profile writing; networking within your personal, professional, and W&M circles; and preparing for the interviewing process. The ability to write and speak with impact about yourself is critical in your search for internships and jobs. The Office of Career Development & Professional Engagement has developed tools to help you create the best personal brand possible.

Career Guides

The career guides are intended to give students an overview of the accompanying career paths associated with each area. Each guide provides core competencies, organizations & associations, skills & qualifications, employers actively recruiting, interviewing and/or hiring W&M students within your major area, job titles, and sample resume.

Kenneth Luong

Kenneth Luong '24

"My advice is to always appreciate the value of time. Time matters. It sounds cliché, but I didn't fully understand the value of time until my previous summer internship."

Office of Career Development & Professional Engagement

The Office of Career Development & Professional engagement partners in the educational process, empowering students and recent alumni to explore possibilities and navigate lifelong career development.