I am Michelle Shaw, a 1995 Williams alumna and I advise students and alumni about careers with a mission-driven focus. I have had a career trajectory in public service that reveals the very best of a liberal arts education.
Recently I was reviewing the history of the founding of the College when I discovered this little known fact: Williams College started out as a tuition-free school. One might say then that Williams stands here today on a solid foundation of philanthropy and service.
Not to be outdone, many Williams students carry on this tradition of public service and, in fact, recognize service as an essential component of their liberal arts education. While not intended to be exhaustive, Careers with Social Impact (CSI) include work in environment, sustainability, nonprofits, government, law enforcement, social finance, nonprofit consulting, impact investment and social entrepreneurship.
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Chaplain’s Office - The chaplains provide spiritual direction and counseling, and seek to support and facilitate the growth and development of all students. The chaplains work closely with the Center for Learning in Action to support student efforts in community service and other needs in the surrounding community.
The Davis Center - The Davis Center advances broad campus engagement with complex issues of identity, history, and cultures as they affect intellectual, creative, and social life.
“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.