Wondering what comes next for your career? Now's the time to make a plan.
Whether you want more from your current career or you want to change careers entirely, the Alumni Career Change Fellowship will help you get there.
The William & Mary Alumni Association has partnered with the career design experts at Mission Collaborative to bring you the Alumni Career Change Fellowship, a 30-day online program to help W&M alumni like you get the clarity and plan you need to find a fulfilling career that fits you.
Whether you're early, mid, or late career, the Fellowship will give you the structure and accountability you need to make the breakthrough progress you've been struggling to achieve on your own, while fitting into your busy schedule.
Who this is for
We've designed the Fellowship to help you figure out exactly what you want next from your career and develop a plan to get there, regardless of your age, background, or industry.
The Fellowship is perfect for you if you're:
Unsure about your future in your current career
Wondering how your skills and experience translate to other career paths
Feeling unfulfilled, burned out, under-appreciated, or not using your strengths at work
Transitioning to a new phase of life and want to reinvent your career
Kim: Moved to a better
"This experience was more than well worth it, especially for busy professionals. You'll get superb resources, top-notch career ideas, and insight that will set you on a promising path towards your next career move."
Laura: Software sales
"I had already wasted a ton of time trying to change careers on my own with no actual progress and a lot of fear. The Fellowship helped me understand what I want and how to get it, and the community is priceless."
Scott: Lawyer to
small business owner
"The course platforms were easy to use, flexible, and the whole program fit into my busy schedule. I even developed a detailed action plan that I used immediately to identify new career opportunities."
How it works
The Fellowship has been designed to give you a step-by-step process and to hold you accountable.
Starting April 25th, you'll spend about five hours per week doing the following:
Complete assignments on your own time
Watch videos, explore resources, and complete self-assessments to structure your career change. Just get the work done by the recommended deadlines.
Weekly team working sessions
Video conference with your team to help you think boldly and hold you accountable. Choose between Wednesdays at 7pm EST or Thursdays at 9pm EST.
1-on-1 calls with your partner
Get out of your head and talk things through with your hand-picked Accountability Partner (you schedule the calls at a time that works for both of you).
Leverage the whole community
Crowdsource ideas, resources, and connections from other W&M alumni, your personal network, and the facilitators. You're not alone; put your growing network to work for you!
What you'll experience
Expect to spend five hours per week working through the program. Once per week on Wednesdays at 7pm EST or Thursdays at 9pm EST (you pick!) you'll have a 1.5 hour video call with your assigned Team.
April 25 - May 3
Identify your strengths, transferrable skills, and interests
Use assessments, self-reflection, and conversations to know yourself better
May 4 - 10
Define what you want and identify options that align
Prioritize criteria you want your career to fit and start discovering potential options
May 11 - 17
Choose your top potential career paths to explore further
Use our proven decision framework to narrow down your options
May 18 - 24
Create and start executing your Action Plan
We'll help you start networking and making progress towards your next career
Additional resources and lifetime access to the curriculum
5 steps to land your next job as a career changer + tools and templates
"This was the greatest investment I've made thus far into advancing my career"
- Ogechi, Journalism to healthcare
We're committed to offering W&M alumni outstanding experiences that are accessible to everyone.
Compare to career coaching ($150-$350/hr) and Mission Collaborative's public Fellowship ($349).
The next Fellowship starts October 24th.
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Enroll by 4/20
We're confident you'll love it. There's really no risk in joining!