Each quarter, undergraduates have the opportunity to apply for Research and Creative Opportunities for Undergraduates, grants of $100 to $500 for individual student projects. Read what these students did with the money.
The recent survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers shows that employers plan to hire about 9.6 percent more recent college grads than they did last spring.
“We know students who have internships have skills that employers are looking for,” says Aaron Ignac, assistant director of the Career Center. “They get hired more quickly after graduation, and their starting salaries are typically higher.”
Western's Office of University Communications and Marketing gives students week-long turns to tell Western's story at instagram.com/ourwestern.
Students who live off-campus are introduced to new choices and new responsibilities and you may find yourself wondering if your student has the knowledge and experience for this level of independent living.
Like you, Western wants your student’s off-campus living experience to be enjoyable and successful. We want students to make good choices, be good neighbors and become active community members.
Families who want to stay in the loop when emergencies hit campus must register online to receive Western Alert text and email messages.
University Communications Intern Jordan Whitford is one of more than 3,900 Western students each year who put their academic skills to work in the community through service-learning.
Whitford writes about his work with a legal assistance group in Bellingham and explores what other students are doing for service-learning projects.
Soon after Farrah Greene-Palmer arrived on campus to coordinate Western’s suicide prevention programs, she helped organize an art show meant to get students thinking about strength and resilience.
“It’s not just an art show,” said Greene-Palmer, “but a piece about teaching students what resiliency and recovery means. It’s a visual representation of it.”
The show was organized by BRAVE, Building Resilience and Voicing Empathy, Western’s suicide prevention program funded by a three-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Gifts to the Parents Fund support critical student services that are not covered by tuition, like the Career Services Center. These resources help turn students’ hard-earned education into successful careers by providing services like career counseling, career fairs and employer outreach, workplace preparation workshops, and guidance in the search for jobs, internships and graduate schools.
The Phonathon also supports programs like New Student Services/Family Outreach which fosters student learning and development by supporting new students and family members in their transition to the academic, personal, and social experience of WWU.
Many donors to the Western Stands for Washington Campaign want to create scholarships for students and ensure more students have the opportunity to get a college degree.