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.


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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Secretariat statue

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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Reporter Rachel Adams-Heard '16 working out in the field.

Rachel Adams-Heard ’16 wins prestigious business journalism award

The Bloomberg reporter was recognized for her work on investigative podcast “In Trust.”

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Laura Lemon ’16

Catching up with Laura Lemon ’16

W&L’s campus culture — from small classes to the Speaking Tradition — gave Lemon the communication skills and confidence to succeed.

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Mike Weaver ’20

Catching up with Mike Weaver ’20

Weaver’s advice for current students: Take advantage of every opportunity and embrace respectful debate.

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Sarah Tilbor ’08

Catching up with Sarah Tilbor ’08

For Tilbor, W&L instilled a healthy curiosity and a lifelong love of learning.

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Kathryn Young ’19

Catching up with Kathryn Young ’19

Young learned the critical skills to excel at her job from the veteran journalists in Reid Hall.

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Wes Haydon ’09

Catching up with Wes Haydon ’09

Haydon credits the W&L community for inspiring him and guiding him toward success.

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