The power of the Williams network is vast, and, as we weather these unprecedented times we ask for your help. If you have a need on your team for an intern, full-time employee, someone to complete a project or if your organization is hiring, please take just a few minutes to share your opportunity with students and soon to be graduates through EphLink and the ‘68 Center for Career Exploration.
To post a job, internship or project:
- Please create an account or log-in to EphLink, our community building platform. If you need assistance on how to use EphLink, email [email protected] and we will be happy to help.
- IMPORTANT: As soon as you have registered and/or posted your project or opportunity in EphLink, please email [email protected] to let us know. This will ensure that your opportunity is promptly and widely shared with current students.
For more information regarding our recruiting policies, please visit the ‘68 Center for Career Exploration Employer page.
Tips for a successful virtual project:
Projects can include anything from market research for your industry to social media plan development. These short term (just a few hours, to up to 6-weeks in duration) commitments give our community the opportunity to work with and learn from experienced professionals. Meanwhile, organizations gain valuable support, access to talent, and a fresh perspective. Virtual opportunities can be paid or unpaid but must entail resume building work, networking, and career exploration opportunities. The student or students should be obtaining skills and experience that will help them succeed after their time at Williams or gather relevant experience as a young alumnus.
Projects could include:
- Designing a logo
- Supporting content marketing
- Analyzing data
- Developing or designing a website
- Editing or proofreading content
- Executing science research
- Conducting industry analysis
To make project creation simple, you can choose from a library of examples when posting or create your own custom project. All project postings are then publicized on EphLink’s Opportunities page – along with jobs and internships – for students and alumni to search. With all opportunities, you select who can view them: students, alumni or both.
Helpful elements of Project work:
- Having Designated Goals – As an organization or company posting a virtual project, please make sure to have designated goals, tasks, or deliverables that your student or students should be meeting.
- Assigning a Supervisor – What makes Williams so special is our community. We ask that if you hire a student or students, that they are assigned a supervisor that can help guide them and set expectations throughout the virtual project.
- Communication – The new realities of virtual learning and working from home has shed a light on how important open communication is between supervisors and staff. Please make sure to schedule frequent check-ins.
- Providing Necessary Tools – Make sure that your student or students have access to all necessary software or materials to succeed during their virtual project.
- Mentor – This is a fantastic opportunity to mentor a current or recently graduated Eph. Please feel free to share your journey with them from Williams to where you are today.
- Contact the ’68 Center – We are here to answer any questions or concerns that you may have, do not hesitate to reach out at [email protected].
Thank you again for showing the strength of the Eph network by providing an opportunity to a current student or recently graduated Eph.