William Syms began his career as a 16 year old President of the Pasadena City College chapter of the NAACP. At Clark Atlanta University, he worked with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and the NAACP.
William worked as a Congressional Field Representative for Congressman Adam Schiff. He then returned to work with the NAACP as a youth organizer and served on the National Campaigns team for Amnesty International.
Currently, William is working with Pasadena City College to build programs for male students of color.