William Chichester, III

William Chichester, III

Campus Recruiting Diversity Lead


Capital One

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
My teachers & guidance counselor pushed me to be great & become a 1st generation college student.
Won the Ron Brown & Gates Millennium Scholarships which allowed me to afford college at UVA.
Volunteered at UVA Career Services (exposed me to career counseling & campus recruiting).
Earned HR certifications (PHR, CDR) which allowed me to transition to Human Resources.
Joined HR associations (SHRM, NACE, NAAAHR) which allowed me to network with other professionals.
Keep following my journey

Education

High School
Fauquier
Bachelor
Foreign Affairs
University of Virginia

Career

Campus Recruiting Diversity Lead

Hiring future innovators to change banking for good.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Education
Travel
Helping People

Day to Day

My job is cyclical and revolves around the college academic calendar. In the Summer, I plan for how I wish to recruit college students for the next academic year, partnering with alumni at Capital One & career services. From September to March, I execute all of the summer planning by traveling to my respective colleges, attending career fairs, hosting events with student organizations, interviewing candidates and wooing offerees to accept their offers with us. Then I repeat the same process.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Passion for students and desire to help them find their niche in this world. Sales. Believe it or not, the best recruiters are great sales people. Influencing skills. You have to be able to influence your alumni teams, senior leaders and your candidates. Event planning skills. Analytical & Problem Solving Skills.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Talk with career services & network with alumni from your college who are doing what you want to do. Gain insights from them.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

undergrad
Bachelor
Human Resources

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

"I couldn't get admitted into nor afford college. I couldn't get into Corporate America because I was a liberal arts major. I couldn't get into my career choice (Human Resources) because I had no previous experience."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student