Career Exploration

Prepared for Success Best Practices Guide

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Career Development Events & Programs

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The items in the following guide are to serve as things to consider if you find yourself in a variety of career-readiness and job related scenarios. From preparing to make your first alumni contact through starting your first job – we provide tips on topics such as: creating stronger emails to employers, strengthening LinkedIn, deciding/declining/accepting job offers, transitioning from student to employee and more. This guide is provided by the Boehly Center and based on recommendations from Boehly Center staff. Items are suggestions, not requirements.

The Office of Career Development & Professional Engagement in the Cohen Career Center offers a variety of programs, events and trainings to assist with career-readiness and finding jobs through their career fairs. Learn more by exploring their calendar of events.

Virtual Interview Practice

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Big Interview is a virtual interview-training platform. Questions are provided on the screen for you to respond. The system then records your responses so you can review or share your practice recordings with your advisors/mentors. You will also get hands-on practice with mock interviews tailored to your specific industry, job and experience level. This resource is provided thanks to the Office of Career Development & Professional Engagement in the Cohen Career Center at William & Mary.

Preparation Video Guides

Interviewing Clinic

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Interviewing Guide

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This video clinic, created by the Office of Career Development & Professional Engagement in the Cohen Career Center, will define types of virtual interviews, how to prepare for a virtual interview, and provide resources on how to practice for a virtual interview.

This video clinic, created by the Office of Career Development & Professional Engagement in the Cohen Career Center, will walk you through the components of an interview (i.e.: general interview questions, purpose of specific questions, and how to best prepare prior to an interview).

Networking Guide

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Wall Street
Jargon

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Consulting Guide

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This guide, created by the Office of Career Development & Professional Engagement in the Cohen Career Center, helps you understand what it means to network, who you should be networking with, and how to leverage those relationships to increase your knowledge of specific industries and/or career paths.

This guide gives you a quick summary of frequently used words and phrases on Wall Street.

This guide gives you a summary of consulting as a career, consulting jargon, and a walkthrough on case interviews and how to prepare.