Happy Fall!
The '68 Center for Career Exploration is here to support students' aspirations, whether a life-changing internship, dream post-graduate job, or exceptional graduate program.  Here are seven easy ways students can engage with us: 1. Learn how to leverage Handshake. 2. Empower students with EphLink. 3. Explore @ephcareers & @ephalumn on Instagram. 4. Sample the six Career Communities. 5. Access an advising appointment (on Handshake). 6. Evaluate our fall events. 7. Investigate internships for Winter Study or summer. This year we are also offering virtual Internship/job Meetups to connect students with liberal arts-loving recruiters across a wide range of industries. Wherever students are in their career exploration process, we are here to help. First-Years and first-timers are especially encouraged to begin linking their learning to life by working with us to create a Career Action Plan. All the very best for a safe, healthy, and Williams engaged year ahead!  -- Don Kjelleren, Executive Director
Ephamily Feud event for first year students. Purple Key Fair
Students & Recent Alumni Fully Engaged
'68 Center Career Educators provide individualized advising appointments for students and recent alumni, and we're thrilled to see students engaging early and often in both virtual and in-person meetings. Since August 15 when the first students arrived on campus for the fall semester, we've completed 482 advising appointments! We provided a full introduction to career exploration during First Days, meeting excited class of 2025 students and their parents, and more than 70% of first years have already engaged digitally with the '68 Center. We are so excited to support this new class of Ephs in their journey at Williams and beyond!
We have also launched a new series of learning modules for students and alumni through EphLink, called "Career Action Plans." These are step-by-step instructional guides to help users learn the essential "how to's" of career exploration. Recent launches include, "How to Make Your College Resume," "Getting Started with EphLink and Mentorship," and "Making Your Handshake Profile." Additionally, we'll launch the "Pre-Health Primer," "Writing Cover Letters," and "How to Start Career Exploration" Career Action Plans in October. Students are encouraged to use this new resource anytime, anywhere! 
Emma with First Years
Virtual Employer Events to Continue for Fall 2021
This fall the '68 Center is continuing with virtual recruiting offerings for our employer partners. We are happy to continue this offering, as many of our partners shared they were still able to make lasting connections with Williams students in the virtual recruiting sphere during these challenging times. The ‘68 Center is pleased to continue to provide a full suite of virtual recruiting events, as well as introducing students to a broader range of ever expanding employers!

2021 Business and Technology Meetup Recap
On September 15, 2021 the '68 Center for Career Exploration held our first Meetup of the semester. This meetup focused on employers and organizations in the business and technology field. Here are some key stats from the day:
  • 29 employers
  • 128 students
  • 50 group sessions
  • 186 1:1 sessions
Second Annual Diversity Career Day Meetup Recap
On September 24, 2021 the '68 Center for Career Exploration co-hosted the second annual Diversity Career Day with Amherst College. This was a great opportunity for students to connect with organizations that offer jobs and internship programs that are seeking diverse student applicants. We have some impressive stats from the day:
  • 77 employers
  • 190 students
  • 104 group sessions 
  • 325 1:1 sessions
Mountain Day 2021!
The wonderful Williams tradition continued on Friday, October 1st.
'68 Center staff joined students and colleagues in pausing to celebrate the beautiful Berkshires and the environment we live in.
Staff enjoyed leading hikes, partaking in the community picnic, and generally reveling in the exceptional fall weather.
Ephelia on Mountain Day!
Fall 2021 Drop-in Hours
We have a great group of Peer Advisors offering assistance with quick questions! 
Mondays: 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Wednesdays: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Thursdays: 2:00-4:00 p.m. 
Fridays: 1:00-3:00 p.m. 

How'd You Get There and How Do You Do That? Writing Lesson Plans with Jeffrey Rubel '17
October 18th, 2021 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Jeffrey, an Upper School Science Teacher at The Episcopal Academy, will share his demo lesson and how he decided what to include, as well as tips and tricks for impressing students and fellow teachers.
How'd You Get There and How Do You Do That? With Jared '10 and Izzy '12 @ Poker Flats Gallery

October 19th, 2021 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Co-founders Jared Quinton '10 and Izzy Lee '12 will share how they created their pop-up art gallery, Poker Flats.
Arts & Communications Meetup
November 3rd, 2021 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Employers from the industries of arts and communications will be virtually available to connect and speak with students about internship and post-graduate opportunities.
Mears House
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