Contrary to popular belief, the Career Services Center does a lot more than help people get jobs. Sure, we provide job search assistance to graduating seniors and alumni, but we also help undecided students identify their interests and explore careers in order to make good academic decisions, assist students gain internship experience in order to gain valuable career-related experience and much, much more! It's never too early to visit the Career Services Center. Come see us soon to get started on mapping out your personal career plans.
Three good on-line resources found on our website include What Can I Do With This Major?, the Graduate Outcomes Report of WWU Grads, and our Employer Database. The database has a listing of all the employers who have connected with our office and can be sorted by major, company name, or industry. You can search for potential fields or specific employer! Of course, you can always meet with one of our career counselors for additional guidance in what you can do with your specific major.
Yes! We have qualified Career Counselors who will help you make that tough decision about what major to choose. We also offer three different assessment tests. The Strong Interest Inventory will help you identify career options that are consistent with your interests. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator measures your preferences based on your personality and the core values you identify. Both assessments offer helpful insights to majors and career options that might appeal to you.
I think I know which field I'd like to get into. When is a good time to start looking for an internship?
Finding an internship is a great way to get real experience in your field of choice. If you know what you want, starting as soon as your sophomore year could be a good idea. There are new internships posted weekly on Handshake and you can register at any time to receive those postings right in your email. It's probably best to begin your internship search the quarter before you'd like to begin. That way, you'll have time to respond to listed positions and initiate contacts on your own as well. Lead time can give you a competitive edge when it comes to composing an effective cover letter or tailoring your resume to a desired internship. You may receive credit for an internship, but you will need to talk to someone in your "major" department.
Yes, there are many opportunities to meet with job recruiters on campus. Check the On-Campus Interviews page to see who will be here this quarter and what steps you need to take to get an interview. Many recruiters also attend our career fairs!
Phone the Career Services Center at 360-650-3240 to schedule an appointment for either service.
Online Resume Checks
Email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Resume Review" in the subject line and we guarantee to have someone look at your resume and will send it back to you with feed back in less than 48 hours (Monday-Friday only). Please also send the job posting or description that you are applying to if you have it. This will help us, help you, tailor your resume.
Graduate and Health Professions Advisors work specifically with students interested in graduate school. They are available for individual as well as class and club presentations.
Definitely. We suggest you start by making an appointment with a counselor to talk about job opportunities and different employers who might be interesting to you.
How can the Career Services Center help me after I graduate?
The Career Services Center continues to be available to our alumni after graduation. Do not hesitate to reach out for an appointment to meet with our Career Counselors even after you have graduated! We will always be here for you!
Please see the link on our website that provides information about the Peace Corps as well as contact information for the representative who has an office in our center.
In support of the University’s educational mission, Western Washington University provides access to computing and information resources for students, faculty and staff. To learn more, click here.