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As you might expect, Peer Advisors come from all walks of life. Accordingly, everyone’s reason for joining the PA program is different. We asked our Executive Board to share why they chose to get involved! Andrew: “I think my favorite part of peer advising is seeing the difference I can make firsthand in a new […]
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In order to explain why I chose William & Mary, it’s probably first worth mentioning that I am an extremely indecisive person. So, when I began the college application process four years ago, I was apprehensive. I had no idea how to go about choosing a school, and I was stressed about making what seemed […]
Learning at William & Mary does not just happen in the classroom. A top-notch liberal arts education like W&M teaches you how to think the unthinkable and solve the unresolvable. It is then up to you to test these learnings in real life. During my time at W&M, I am fortunate to intern at different […]
In early January, with two of my research students, we escaped winter’s cold by heading to the Sultanate of Oman for a week of field research. Oman is a delightful place, and even more so in January with its warm temperatures and cheery sunshine. What follows is the first of three posts that will highlight […]
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How did you spend Spring Break 2018? Although, a getaway is not a mandatory component of this week-long holiday, it appears that many take the advantage of ideal weather in states like Florida, and Hawaii, just to spend their days on the beach. I had an unconventional ‘getaway’ to Baltimore, Maryland. Through Branch Out Alternative Breaks, […]
My first stay in Williamsburg was before I knew anything about William & Mary I was visiting Busch Gardens with my family and was roaming around Colonial Williamsburg when I noticed that bricks were everywhere. I continued onto the W&M campus where I noticed more bricks. Even the Integrated Science Center had bricks. That was […]
Guest blogger Alexander Nocks’ reflection on the impact of Barbara Johns, civic rights leader, as described at the 2018 Active Citizens Conference. The Active Citizenship Conference’s keynote speaker told the story of Moton High School. I had never heard of Moton, but I definitely knew the story. In fact I had seen it in the […]
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The admissions process is as tough as choosing a college. As a person who went through this situation as a freshman and then again as a transfer, I have waited to choose William & Mary. I have done it for so long that I wish I could tell a story about this. 12th Grade – […]
In 2008, I had a bad day at work. Unlike other days, when I would brush it off and move on, I thought it was a sign that I should get serious about looking for a new gig: one that would offer new challenges and stretch me a bit, while also being fun. I saw […]
Guest blogger Cameron How writes about his perspective on leading with humility. To me, humility is generated from confidence in one’s own values, beliefs, and opinions, balanced properly with open-mindedness to others’ values, beliefs, and opinions. This concept is woven throughout the structure and scholastic exploration of this course. Humility is reflected in our readings […]
William & Mary’s history gives us a unique perspective on the importance and meaning of civic engagement and public service in a democracy. Often referred to as the “Alma Mater of the Nation,” William & Mary is in position to be a model for public service and civic leadership. In recent years the university has […]
As the DC Spring Break seminars go into full swing, I have found myself in awe of so many of the speakers that have already taken the time to talk to us. Not only have they been interesting and engaging, but they have been so helpful in answering all my professional questions and needs. They […]
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The more you talk to students about why they chose William & Mary, the more you start to see a theme: when they set foot on campus, they just felt home. They felt comfortable. They felt like they belonged. It doesn’t happen to everyone, but it does seem to happen in a higher concentration than […]
Yesterday marked the last day of class before spring break. However, a select few William & Mary students will be ditching the sand and sunscreen for concrete and columns in this next coming week. That’s right, DC spring break seminars are upon us, and the students involved are eager to learn through interactive site visits, […]
I can’t give you any specifics about the first time I visited William & Mary. I can’t remember what buildings I saw or what the tour guide said or even what month I visited, but I can remember what I felt – I felt like this place, uneven bricks and all, could be a new […]
With all the ‘grown-up’ decisions that must be made in college, selecting a major is arguably one of the most difficult. My fascination for finance originated as a wee freshman, and before I knew it I was a member of all five Boehly Center clubs. Imagine a club centered around investments, a commonplace for students […]
As part of William & Mary’s official guided tour of campus, some prospects and their families will step foot into the Earl Gregg Swem Library for the first time. Passing Aroma’s on their left, they will be welcomed to the first floor, and made aware of our noise ‘hierarchy’ system within the library; third floor […]
The W&M Geology Department’s spring field trip dashed out of Williamsburg on Saturday for a one-day jaunt from the Tunnel to the Temple. The tunnel is the Blue Ridge Tunnel that Claudius Crozet engineered beneath Rockfish Gap in the 1850s. The temple is the LOTUS (Light Of Truth Universal Shrine) temple that forms the centerpiece […]
William & Mary is my dream school. So it surprises people that I only go to my dream school half of the time. Why would you go anywhere else if you already go to the place best suited for you? Its complicated. I am in the Joint Degree Programme with the University of St Andrews, […]
As W&M is preparing to send out their first round of admission letters, and as the end of my senior year gets closer and closer, I am considering even more how far I’ve come and what brought me here in the first place. Your journey, your story, of how you made it to the Tribe […]
“Where is home to you?” This is one of the most common questions I got from people. As an international transfer student coming from an ocean away, it is hard to pinpoint the answer that reflects all the places I have lived. It was not until that I attended William & Mary that “a global […]
Last weekend, some friends and I participated in the 24 Speed Filmmaking Competition, an annual event hosted by William & Mary Libraries’ Charles W. Reeder Media Center. In just 24 hours, student and alumni groups compete to create short films. All of the films are later screened at the Kimball Theatre, located just a few […]
This semester has been filled with preparing for the “real world.” I went to my first career fair last week and have been editing my resume. When I am not in class or club meetings, I am researching jobs through Tribe Careers. Tribe Careers is an online portal exclusive for William & Mary students to find […]
Hi guys! As my first blog post for the spring semester, I didn’t really know what to focus on so I think I’ll just talk about the entire start of the semester. I think the main thing most people have been talking about on campus is how cold it has been this year so far. […]
One of the things I love about being abroad is how much I try to live in two places at once. Keeping up with time zones and American football games, elections and annual family gathering photo shoots. As easy as I make it seem to live in two continents at once, it comes with some […]
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