Zoo Curator I Courtney Janney I ’03

When Courtney Janney was five years old, her teachers asked her to draw a picture of herself decorated with images of what she wanted to be when she grew up. Without pause, Janney sketched herself in a lab coat, caring for tigers—she was a big cat veterinarian. Two-plus decades… Continue reading »

The Geologist Designer I Carissa Carter I ’01

It’s easy to get trapped into thinking that each of us is predestined for one path—that happiness is contingent on finding our one and only perfect career. For four years at Williams and five more afterwards, Carissa Carter was convinced that she was going to become a geology professor. Continue reading »

Clothing Designer (and TV Star) I J.J. O’brien I ’05

After starring on the most recent season of “The Bachelorette,” he’s become a household name across teenage America. He has tens of thousands of Instagram followers and can hardly take the train without being stopped for a picture. For more than half a decade, though, J.J. O’brien’s post-Williams life… Continue reading »

Macroeconomist I Philip Bartels I ’03

Seniors who have no idea what you want to do, you’re not alone. Not only did Philip Bartels leave college unsure of his path, it took him nearly a decade of searching before he found a position that truly excited him. During stints as a legal assistant, banker, and grad… Continue reading »

Sports Executive I Will Kuntz I ’06

The Williams alumni network is an amazing thing. Just ask Will Kuntz ’06. Kuntz, an avid sports fan, spent all his undergraduate summers working for the New York Yankees. After graduation he joined the Yankees full time, working his way up to director of pro scouting or “Yankees’ Whiz Kid,”… Continue reading »

Google’s Green Czar | Sam Arons | ’04

Sam Arons ’04  Interested in working on climate change? Think you’ll end up as a researcher or activist working for a nonprofit somewhere? For as long as he can remember, Sam Arons has been interested in the environment. After two years of grad school at UC Berkeley, he sought real-world… Continue reading »

Community Organizer | Aaron Jenkins | ’03

Aaron Jenkins is the program director of Operation Understanding DC (OUDC), a Washington D.C.-based youth leadership organization. Before working at OUDC, A.J. worked as a legislative aide on Capitol Hill. What is the mission of OUDC? Our mission is to build a group of community leaders, with the idea… Continue reading »

Real Estate Developer | Akilah Rogers | ’04

Akilah Rogers is an entrepreneur and real estate developer based in Chicago. She created her company, Rogers Empire, in the final semester of her M.B.A. program at Harvard. What is the Rogers Empire? It’s a real estate company. I buy foreclosed properties on the south side of Chicago (in… Continue reading »

Line Cook | Payson Cushman | ’05

Line Cook Momofuku Ssäm www.momofuku.com New York, NY   At the time of this interview, Payson Cushman was a line cook at Momofuku Ssäm in New York City. He is now at Craft (www.craftrestaurant.com), also in New York City. What… Continue reading »