Career Network Volunteers

Many of us can point to Ephs who took a chance on us, provided career advice or a referral, or simply offered encouragement during a job search. What better way to thank them than by doing your part to keep the Williams network strong?

The easiest way to pay it forward is to make sure your Williams career profile is up to date. It takes just a few minutes, and your information is accessible only by Williams students and alumni. Then, if another Eph reaches out to you, take the call, reply to the e-mail, consider the LinkedIn invitation. You may not have the answers, but you likely know alumni who can help.

If you wish to get more involved, great! There are many ways you can volunteer your time and talents in a career capacity, benefiting students and/or fellow alumni. Current opportunities are listed below.

  • Share your views on mid-career changes, balancing work and family, embracing your entry-level experience and other career topics via our Alumni Career Commentary feature. Contact Wendy Webster Coakley ’85, Director of Alumni Career Networking, for editorial guidelines.

  • Reunion attendees with career/life coaching expertise are invited to serve as Ephs in Transition Advisors at Eph Meet-Up @ Reunion, held on the Saturday afternoon of Reunion weekend. Contact Wendy Webster Coakley ’85, Director of Alumni Career Networking, for more information. All alumni with consultative experience in career/life coaching and executive search are invited to list their credentials on our Career Services Marketplace as a professional resource for their fellow Ephs.

  • Help students and your fellow alumni navigate work/life decisions along their career journeys as part of Williams' state-of-the-art mentoring platform, EphLink, which allows you to customize your level of engagement. Contact Leigh Sylvia, Director of Mentoring & User Experience, for more information.

  • Support the college’s robust calendar of student-focused panel presentations and workshops by your active participation. Contact Dawn Dellea, Manager of Alumni/Parent Engagement Programs. You can also share your expertise with your fellow alumni via career programming at the local level. Contact your regional alumni association to offer your support.

  • Many alumni represent their companies or organizations in an effort to hire Williams students and soon-to-be graduates, both on-campus (industry meetups, employer information sessions, interviewing) and from afar (posting job opportunities). For more information, contact Scott LaChapelle, Associate Director of Employer Relations. In addition, you can share positions requiring real-world experience with your fellow alumni, as well as entry-level jobs and internships with students and recent grads, via EphLink. It's synched up with so you don't even need to be the hiring manager to post. You can also post short-term experiential learning projects on EphLink - anything from designing a logo to developing a web site to analyzing customer data.

  • Every year, alumni with start-up experience (founders and funders alike) serve as mentors, coaches and judges in the college’s annual Venture Pitch Competition. More information can be found at [email protected]. Contact Tonio Palmer, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, for more information.

  • The Career Center hosts a Winter Study internship program that allows students to experience career fields around the world. If you have an opportunity for a Winter Study intern at your workplace, please contact Dawn Dellea, Manager of Alumni/Parent Engagement Programs.