Congratulations to the Class of 2020! We are so proud of you.

Student workers are core members of our team. We deeply appreciate all of the creative work and enthusiastic spirit they brought to the '68 Center this year. We simply could not do this important work without you! Thank you to our underclassmen, Gavin Li '22, Virginia Ontiveros '22, Essence Perry '22, Amanda Roff '22, Tiffany Chhuor '22, Rachel Porter '21, Tafara Makaza '21, Victoria Liu '21, Kennedy Long '21, and Joe Valencia '21. Lastly, thank you to our graduating seniors, Theophyl (Theo) Kwapong '20, Jazmin Bramble '20, Shaheen (Sha) Currimjee '20, Shivam Patel '20, Emily Tibbetts '20, and Justin Kugel '20. You did it, congratulations!
For a full list of upcoming employer events, please visit Handshake.
Students, if you missed an event or weren't able to make it, we are uploading all recorded sessions that were approved to share here for you to view.

Cultivating a Path During the Early Years
After Graduation

Please join us on Thursday, June 4 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm EST for a How'd You Get There with Hilary Dolstad '11, who 
will soon be starting a combined residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Boston Children's Hospital. Read more and register for the event here!

Pathways to Medicine
This week Brian Exequiel Benítez ‘18 (he/him/his) and Jesse Rodriguez ‘16 came together to speak with current Ephs about launching their medical school careers, and are both set to attend medical school in fall 2020. They shared their experiences and tips they have learned during their application cycle such as AMCAS application tips, interview tips, how to choose a medical school, etc.

Thank you Brian and Jesse for virtually meeting with current Ephs! 

My Pathway from the Purple Valley to a 

Covid ICU
Earlier this month, we were joined (virtually) by Dr. Michael Buscher ’03 for a special HYGT event. Dr. Buscher obtained his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and currently splits his clinical time between the Emergency Department and Medical ICU at Bridgeport Hospital/Yale New Haven Health. He is also a faculty member for the Emergency Medicine residency program at Yale and the Pulmonary/Critical Care fellowship at Bridgeport Hospital. He shared his reflections with a group of students, alumni, and staff on topics ranging from his unique path to medicine, to the preparation provided by a liberal arts education, the importance of mentorship, his advice for students, and his current experiences as a frontline healthcare provider. Thank you, Dr. Buscher!
‘68 Center Virtual Services Survey - We want to hear from you!

Leveraging Alumni Career Conversations and Connections, Covid-19 Edition

The 18 Best Remote Job Boards in 2020
- This list is primarily job boards to find full-time, permanent remote jobs. For freelance gigs, we recommend, and possibly TopTal.

Wall Street Journal's Exchange section recently released a series of Class of 2020 articles with advice for current seniors on piloting these turbulent times. WSJ has a number of resources for graduating seniors to help students navigate an uncertain job market. 

The ‘68 Center was proud to represent Williams College well in hosting the 2020 Small College Career Alliance virtual conference featuring forty-two peer liberal arts colleges with 235 participants sharing best practices with one another.
If you haven’t gotten the chance to read these opinion pieces in The Record, our colleagues, Anthony Pernell-McGee, Robin Meyer, and Tonio Palmer, offered some great insight for current Ephs. Check out the articles below. To The Record team, thanks for collaborating with us again! 

By, Anthony Pernell-McGee, Associate Director,
Director for Inclusive Career Exploration

What to do if your summer internship was waylaid by a global pandemic
By, Robin Meyer, Associate Director, Director of 
Employer Relations 
Bored and stuck at home? Put on your thinking cap!
By, Tonio Palmer, Associate Director, Director of Entrepreneurship

Past Record articles can be found in our April newsletter
addition here.
Review our virtual support page, which has many resources for you to utilize.
Class of 2020 website curated by colleagues from
The Office of College Relations which include updates from campus and beyond, and resources for you.

Graduating In A Pandemic: Advice For The Anxious Post-College Job Search from NPR
Education Industry: April - June is traditionally peak hiring time for schools. Charter School networks are still hiring, as you will see through Handshake. AmeriCorps positions are also currently going forward with hiring for the 2020-2021 service year. Education Technology is an industry seeing growth during the pandemic, including positions in software, sales, marketing and curriculum development.
Careers with Social Impact: Professional industry or subject matter associations/organizations are an excellent resource to search for opportunities and to network with like-minded professionals. These associations or organizations will list opportunities, including entry-level positions that are accessible to non-members. Look for those organizations that may offer a student or recent graduate membership fee that is affordable for your budget. Start your research by using career one-stop, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.   
Building your Williams family through mentorship and purposeful connections. These words are the foundation for the EphLink online community we’ve built over the past two years- and in a global pandemic, they resonate more than ever.  As we weather these unprecedented circumstances, join EphLink as an effective and efficient way to connect with fellow Ephs, as well as tap into the wealth of resources to be found on the platform, including discussion groups aligned around shared interests.   

The ‘68 Center for Career Exploration has received some questions regarding Handshake access for graduating Seniors. You WILL continue to have access to Handshake through your Williams College email account indefinitely, we hope that you continue to utilize this resource along with EphLink for your job, internship search, and networking opportunities.
The ‘68 Center Career Advisors are also available for continued support after graduation. The ‘68 Center is open throughout the summer and you can continue to reach out for career advice and support. We will continue to be here for you as a resource even as you transition to being young alumni.
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