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William Chichester, III

William Chichester, III

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William's work combines: Education, Travel, and Helping People

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Day In The Life

Campus Recruiting Diversity Lead

Hiring future innovators to change banking for good.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School


  • Bachelor's Degree

    International Relations and Affairs

    University of Virginia

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Human Resources Specialists:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Human Resources Development

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    My teachers & guidance counselor pushed me to be great & become a 1st generation college student.

  • 2.

    Won the Ron Brown & Gates Millennium Scholarships which allowed me to afford college at UVA.

  • 3.

    Volunteered at UVA Career Services (exposed me to career counseling & campus recruiting).

  • 4.

    Earned HR certifications (PHR, CDR) which allowed me to transition to Human Resources.

  • 5.

    Joined HR associations (SHRM, NACE, NAAAHR) which allowed me to network with other professionals.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    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.

  • How I responded:

    I overcame the first noise by surrounding myself with my personal "cheerleaders" (teachers, mentors, family). With their encouragement, I applied to many scholarships & colleges. I won many of those scholarships & got into UVA. I overcame the liberal arts major noise by talking with fellow liberal arts majors in business & recruiters who said I could do it, and I did. I transitioned from call center management to HR by earning HR credentials, networking & applying until I got a bite.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • I surrounded myself around positive people who believed in me and I applied to many scholarships and colleges. Ultimately, I graduated from college 100% debt free.