Photo taken by Kester Messan-Hilla ’21, Communications Student Assistant for the ’68 Center

What exciting plans does the Science & Health Professions Career Community have scheduled for the spring semester? 
"In the Science & Health Professions career community, we are excited to continue discovering innovative ways to facilitate virtual learning opportunities and engage in dialogue around a broad spectrum of pathways, perspectives, and current topics in both the sciences and health professions. This semester, we’re exploring the fields of astrophysics, public and global health, health systems innovation, advanced practice nursing, medical sociology, and engineering as well as different medical specialties such as infectious disease medicine - just to name a few! We’re delighted to have just launched our very first Science & Health Professions Career Meetup as well, which gave students an opportunity to connect remotely with a variety of employers and graduate programs. We also look forward to welcoming a new Peer Career Advisor for Science & Health Professions to our team soon. Best wishes for the spring semester! Whether you’re remote, on campus, or somewhere in between - be well, stay safe, build community, and continue exploring! -- Rebecca Counter, MSEd, PgCert, Director, Science & Health Professions Advising/Associate Director
A Successful January Jumpstart!
With Winter Study 2021 canceled, we quickly pivoted to offer an immersive January experience for students. Thus, January Jumpstart was created! Over the course of the month, we hosted 31 events, had a total of 929 student attendees, with an average of 31 attendees per event. January Jumpstart showcased career exploration opportunities through wINTERNships, Career Treks, alumni speakers and panels, a Meetup, Career Preparation Essentials workshops, EphLink Projects and Job Shadowing, mentoring and adivising appointments! Thank you to all of the students and alumni who participated, volunteered their time, and shared their experiences!
Screenshot from Peer Panel: Demystifying the Eph Network Screenshot from Foreign Affairs Trek
Screenshot from Ephs in Education Trek
Update your Handshake Profile!
You can drive up your profile completion thus making your profile more appealing to employers by filling out all the different areas of your profile!
Here are the steps you can take to complete your profile:
  1. Fill out your Education Section.
  2. Fill out your Work Experience.
  3. Add an Organization and Extracurricular Activities.
  4. Add multiple skills, documents (resume or cover letter), courses, projects.
  5. Add a profile picture.
  6. Update your "Career Interests". Click on your name in the upper-right corner, then click on "Career Interests". Select (or de-select) the checkboxes as desired in each section.
Year-to-Year Posting Trends in Handshake
Above are industry specific year-to-year posting tends for the 10 most popular industries within Handshake. These trends show the sharp increase in sectors that were directly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The decreased percentage is not as sharp, but still highlights what industries are posting less opportunities.
EphLink Updates
EphLink now has an "Opportunities" tab available to all students where you will find short-projects, internships and jobs shared by alumni.  
New group on EphLink! Initiative for Advancing Accessibility Group  which was created to provide Williams students and alumni with information and resources to advance professional education and career opportunities for disabled students. 
We're Hiring! Peer Advisor for Arts & Communications
The Arts & Communications Career Community in the '68 Center for Career Exploration at Williams is looking for a responsible and energetic student to join our team for the spring 2021 semester! For more details and to apply, click below.
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For a full list of upcoming  events, please visit Handshake
Virtual Office Hours 
Mondays & Thursdays
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Use the following link to join Zoom and talk to an advisor! 
Join Office Hours
How'd You Get There? with International Student Alum Karim Sameh ’17
Tues, 03/02/21, 5 p.m. ET
How'd You Get There? with Dr. Conrad Liles ’80: Insight into the Physician-Scientist Pathway
Weds, 03/03/21, 2:00 p.m. ET
Career Preparation Essentials Series: Evaluating Workplace Culture
Mon, 03/09/21, 6:30 p.m. ET 
Williams Law Society presents LSAT Prep Workshop with TestMasters
Weds, 03/10/21, 7:30 p.m. ET
How'd You Get There? with Hannah Ratcliffe ’09
Fri, 03/12/21, 1 p.m.
How'd You Get There? with Amy Patterson ’99

Mon, 03/15/21, 12 p.m. ET
Career Preparation Essentials: Considering & Applying to Graduate School

Tues, 03/16/21, 4:30 p.m. ET
'68 Center for Career Exploration
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