Professionals Week

Feb. 28 - March 4, 2022

Rethinking Your Relationship with Work

The W&M community came together for W&M Professionals Week 2022, Feb. 28-March 4. In this series of virtual events, experts addressed today’s pressing topics — such as redesigning your career path, managing today’s workforce challenges and building community in your workplace. Read a recap of the week's events.


Redesigning Your Career Path

Are you feeling pandemic burnout in your career? Looking to realign your career path or need to check in on your career goals? Whatever stage of your career you are in watch this interactive workshop created in partnership with career design expert Ashley Artrip from Mission Collaborative. Career design is all about understanding yourself, your goals and your options, then making a plan and taking thoughtful steps towards more fulfillment. In this session, you will self-reflect and learn practical tips for designing your own career plan.


The Great Resignation: Competing for Talent in a Changing World

The “Great Resignation,” burnout, remote work, the four-day work week — today’s workplace looks different than it did before the pandemic. What are companies doing to compete for talent today? How are employees driving change, and what can you do to rethink your relationship with work? HR leaders Clem Cheng ’86, senior vice president of human resources at Comcast, Christa Hokenson ’93, chief human resources officer at Strategic Education Inc., Chris Lee, chief human resources officer at William & Mary, and Holly Tyson ’93, chief people officer at Cushman & Wakefield, discuss ways to best support the needs of employees today. The session is moderated by Latoya Asia J.D. ’09, director of talent acquisition and workforce planning at Dominion Energy.


Young Professionals Networking Workshop

Enhance your networking skills with a 10-minute workshop led by career and networking professionals Maegan Crews Fallen ’12, director of the Career Development Center at Randolph College, and Michael Steelman, director of alumni career management and professional networks at William & Mary.


Building Community in the Workplace

What does it mean to bring your whole and authentic self to work? How does diversity strengthen or challenge community in a workplace? Watch introductory remarks by alumna Erika Moritsugu ’94, senior executive in U.S. Government, followed by a discussion moderated by Erika with W&M alumni S. Douglas Bunch ’02, J.D. ’06, partner at Cohen Milstein and chairman of Global Playground, Nina Cavazos ’13, director of corporate relations at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Rita Sampson 89, senior executive in U.S. Government, and Amandeep Sidhu ’00, partner at Winston & Strawn and co-founder of the Sikh Coalition.



Questions? Please contact:

  •   Michael Steelman,  Director, Alumni Career Management and Professional Networks
  •   (202) 823-2549
  •   masteelman@wm.edu