After W&L

After W&L

Together with on-campus programming, off-campus career trips, our robust alumni network and cross-departmental partnerships, students grow in an environment where they develop the confidence, skills and tools to pursue their goals. With a liberal arts education, an array of opportunities, personalized career advising and a dedicated alumni network, W&L graduates find success in their chosen careers all around the world.

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Internships and Fellowships

A full college education cannot exist within the walls of a classroom alone. That’s why we encourage and support students who decide to pursue nationally competitive scholarships, internships and fellowships.

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Preparing Your Path

Students benefit from personal attention from early career exploration to post-grad preparation. On-campus programming, career trips, and a supportive alumni network, ensure students have the confidence, skills and tools to pursue their professional paths.

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The Alumni Network

W&L is home away from home for students who have their own unique interests and aspirations. Here, you join an engaged, welcoming community of individuals who often become friends for life.


Live from the Paris Olympics

Alex Maragos ’13’s love of journalism started through the profession’s inside access to sports. He brings it full circle in covering the 2024 Paris Olympics for NBC 5 Chicago.

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W&L Outcomes: Jackson Hotchkiss ’24

Hotchkiss is spending the next year competing in professional cycling events.

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W&L Outcomes: Lillie Taylor ’24

Taylor is moving to Niigata Prefecture, Japan, to work as an assistant language teacher for the JET Program.

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Running the World

With a goal to run a marathon on every continent, Julia Poppenberg ’19 sets her sights on Antarctica.

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W&L Outcomes: Pari Ahmadi ’24

Pari Ahmadi ’24 will be working as a clinical research coordinator at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute before attending medical school.

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Kentucky Derby

Larry Connolly’s Running for the Roses

The 1979 W&L alumnus has two horses running in the 2024 Kentucky Derby with his syndicate, West Paces Racing.

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Rector-Elect Wangdali C. “Wali” Bacdayan ‘92

Wangdali C. “Wali” Bacdayan ’92 Sworn in as Rector of Washington and Lee University

The board elected Bacdayan as the university’s 32nd rector during its October 2023 meeting.

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Chronicles: Racing Into History

A statue of Secretariat made a stop in Lexington last spring, as the man whose dream produced the Virginia-born racehorse was a W&L alumnus and trustee emeritus.

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Dan Einstein ’83 and Seng-Kah “Henry” Baey ’83

Friends Without Borders

Lifelong friends Seng-Kah “Henry” Baey ’83 and Dan Einstein ’83 reflect on their time at W&L.

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Mary Hipp ’90

Empathy & Compassion

In May, Mary Hipp ’90 said being a member of the second class of women undergraduates at W&L taught her a lot— although she didn’t realize it at the time.

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Chrishon McManus '14L

From Big Law to Foreign Assets

Chrishon McManus ’14L—attorney and competitive swimmer—radiates calm when it counts.

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Ross Draber '10 is the executive vice president and chief operating officer of United Bank. (Photo courtesy of United Bank)

For Ross Draber ’10, people come first

The United Bank senior executive engages with the W&L community through student recruitment and event participation.

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