Internships 101: What families need to know
WWU student Trang Lam, center, was a
Photo by Lisa Megard/WWU
Internships can give students a powerful career boost even in a bad economy, helping students find jobs faster, and at higher starting salaries.
Learn how families can help students complete this critical part of their education.
New resume, portfolio builders help students highlight their skills
The new program is free to students and allows them to easily format and change their resumes and to maintain different versions, both in paper and on the Web, while highlighting their leadership accomplishments through multimedia clips.
Learn more about student leadership opportunities
No matter what their passion or interest, students can find -- or create -- a place at WWU to become a leader.
WWU students bring fifth-graders to campus to get a glimpse of college
WWU students showed fifth-graders
ropes during Compass 2 Campus.
Photo by Rachel Bayne
Hundreds of Western Washington University students have become mentors to fifth-graders this fall in a proactive effort to get more youngsters to see themselves as college-bound.
Roommate troubles? RA's can help
Families shouldn’t be surprised if they hear more complaints about roommates this time of year, particularly amid the stress of midterms. Learning to live together in a small space is bound to create friction, but can families help? Should they?
More funds for international course offerings
WWU will soon offer more courses in International Studies and Russian and Mongolian languages thanks to a new grant from the Department of Education.
Lost your job? Tell Financial Aid
Families should tell WWU if they’ve income they had been counting on to help their students pay for college because some aid types, such as federal Pell Grants and federal student loans, do not run out.
Flu news: Prevention works
WWU isn’t experiencing as much flu as other campuses because students seem to be taking flu prevention seriously.
Help from families comes in all forms
There are many ways families can support Western. Here are a few you may not have thought of.