William Chichester

Hometown: Warrenton, VA

high school: Fauquier

college: University of Virginia

MAJOR: Foreign Affairs

William Chichester, III is the Advanced Degree Campus Recruiting Lead for Capital One. After successfully piloting a graduate recruiting effort for Small Business & Retail Bank divisions in Spring 2019, William will have the opportunity to launch and scale MBA & Specialized Masters recruiting firmwide in this newly created role. Previously, he built out and managed a twenty person experienced hire recruiting team for the new Small Business & Walmart Partnership division, earning 100% people leader & team engagement scores. Prior to his stint in professional recruiting, William enjoyed a successful 13-year career in undergraduate relations & diversity recruiting for some of the nation’s largest financial firms including a seven year run with Capital One’s Campus team. During that time, he played several roles as a recruiter, first ever diversity & inclusion lead, and talent acquisition manager for five of Capital One's 10 rotational programs. A proven, results-driven HR innovator, William elevated Capital One’s talent brand by building strategic relationships with over 10 national diversity professional associations and 40 colleges during his tenure. Through those relationships, he's hired over 500 students and boosted the firm's diversity results year over year for women & underrepresented minorities. Outside of work, William offers career & college admissions coaching to students, parents & professionals.  

Active in the community, William led the Ron Brown Scholar Alumni Association and serves on several non-profit boards committed to college & career readiness. He is also a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., 100 Black Men of America and an alumni spokesman of the Sallie Mae Fund's Kids2College Program. 

William holds a BA in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia where he earned $100,000 in scholarships & grants and residency on The Lawn. William also holds FINRA Series 7, 24 & 63 licenses & HR designations, including his PHR & CDR.

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