Class Year: 2010s

How Williams Shaped My Advocacy Work

I decided to go to Williams so that I could play golf. After several seasons on the women’s golf team, I got the political bug. I ditched my golf clubs and instead volunteered on campaigns; founded a mental health advocacy group on campus; and pursued various political and advocacy internships… Continue reading »

A Physician’s Most Powerful Tool

During my third year in medical school, I was not looking forward to my infectious disease rotation in the HIV clinic. I was worried I would only see sick, suffering patients with a complicated and chronic disease who couldn’t be helped. And I’d decided to become a doctor because I… Continue reading »

The Quiet Crisis of Unexpected Unemployment

In 1973, John R. Coleman — then president of Haverford College and a respected labor economist — took a sabbatical. Over the course of those few months, Coleman dedicated his time to working menial, blue-collar jobs on an incognito basis. He made sandwiches, worked farm fields and dug ditches. It was part intellectual inquiry… Continue reading »

The Social Chameleon’s Guide to Self-Discovery

I wasn’t one of those kids with a strong commandeering personality: the ones who seized what they wanted or could say “no” without a flicker of remorse or moment of doubt. I had a bubbly and adorable spirit, which was often confused for a strong personality. However, beneath my carefree… Continue reading »

How to Ace Your Interview at a Startup

Kaitlin Butler '11

If you’re interviewing for a job at a startup, the process can be worlds away from the hiring experience at large-scale firms and corporations. Startups, especially those that have not yet raised funding, have very little margin for error in their hiring process. Given their lean operations and generally tight… Continue reading »