From the Office of Career Counseling:

As we are in the midst of fall recruiting here at the Williams College Office of Career Counseling it is a good time to remind you that we are happy to post your job and internship opportunities and schedule your on-campus recruiting events.

Williams is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts institutions. This year Forbes and U.S. News and World Report have ranked Williams the #1 college in the nation and the #1 liberal arts college, respectively. Our students come from every part of the country and world, and from every imaginable background. They share formidable intellectual drive and pursue their varied interests with passion. It’s our goal to help you fill your job and internship opportunities with these bright and talented students.

Nothing wrong with this e-mail and I am always eager to help out my friends at OCC. It is also important for Williams to emphasize to non-alumni the high quality nature of our students. Lots of people, both inside and outside the US, would have trouble differentiating between, say, Williams and MCLA. Citing US News makes the distinction clear.

But doesn’t Williams have a (silly) holier-than-thou policy in which we promise not to mention rankings? If so, I am glad that OCC ignores it. Doing so helps out our students by increasing the quality and quantity of organizations willing to hire Ephs.

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