Next week's Spring Career Fair helps students get ready for hiring season
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.”
Students looking for summer internships – and fulltime jobs – should check out the Spring Career Fair Thursday, April 23. The event, in the Viking Union Multi-Purpose Room, is Western’s largest career fair of the year with more than 85 potential employers from a wide variety of areas.
Reconnect with your student at Back2Bellingham Alumni and Family Weekend
The improv show “Whose Live Anyway,” featuring Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis and Joel Murray, will be the headliner show at next month’s Back2Bellingham Alumni and Family Weekend.
New this year are the B-Side Tour of Campus, with fun and quirky facts about Western, and several downtown activities, including a cruise on the 160-foot schooner and a tour of Bellingham’s more colorful history.
Research grants boost students' projects in sciences, arts, humanities
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.
It's time to start planning ahead for Summer Session
With over 500 courses offered, Summer Session is a great way for students to keep up with their classes and work toward their degrees -- and still have enough time to work and enjoy summer. Class sizes are typically smaller than during the year, which offers a more interactive experience with faculty, and most classes can be completed in just six weeks.
Building Resilience and Voicing Empathy - BRAVE - is the heart of Western's suicide prevention efforts
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.
Check out the student-run 'Our Western' Instagram feed
Western's Office of University Communications and Marketing gives students week-long turns to tell Western's story at instagram.com/ourwestern.
Fall quarter classes to start Sept. 24
The first day of 2015 fall quarter classes will be rolled back one day and is now Thursday, Sept. 24.
The reason for the adjustment is due to a conflict with Yom Kippur, Sept. 23, a significant religious observance.
Parent Annual Fund Drive helps support crucial services for students
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.