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.

  • Every year, alumni with start-up experience (founders and funders alike) serve as mentors, coaches and judges in the college’s annual Business Plan Challenge. More information can be found at Entrepreneurs@Williams. Contact Tonio Palmer, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, for more information.

  • 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 navigate professional, academic and extracurricular decisions as part of Williams' state-of-the-art mentoring platform, EphLink, which allows you to customize your level of engagement. Contact Leigh Sylvia, Associate Director of Mentoring & Transition Programming, 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 graduates, both on-campus (Job & Internship Fair, employer information sessions, interviewing) and from afar (posting job opportunities). For more information, visit the Career Center’s recruiting web site. Contact Scott LaChapelle in Employer Relations 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.