WWU Career Services Center is Operating Remotely
The Career Services Center provides services for faculty, staff, students, and alumni of WWU only.
What does that mean?
Our office doors in Old Main 280 are closed but our entire team is set-up remotely and is ready to support you!
We continue to observe main office hours of Monday to Friday, 8am-5pm PST.
How do I make an appointment?
How are appointments scheduled if I can’t come in to see you?
Appointments are now being scheduled using Zoom/Teams/Skype/Phone/E-mail – let us know what you prefer.
Do you have drop-ins available? I just have a couple of quick questions and do not need a full appointment.
- Pre-Healthcare and Graduate School Advisors are available for ZOOM drop-in advising on Mondays and Thursdays from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm.
Use: Meeting ID: 961 2016 9125, Passcode: 369683
I am a student or alumnus of WWU – how can you support me? What types of appointments can I schedule?
- Schedule to meet with a Career Counselor
- Common topics include: 1) career exploration, 2) choosing a major/what can I do with this major 3) job & internship search strategies, including materials like: resumes and cover letters 4) how to prepare for an interview 5) how to create a LinkedIn profile and how to navigate/search the resources available through this platform
- Meeting with a Health Professions Advisor
- Our Advisor can help you in making informed decisions about professional health graduate programs (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, PT/OT, PA, Vet, etc.) plus answer questions about course selection and receive support with your application, gap year(s) and overall action plan.
- Pre-Law Coaching
- Appointments can help you in making informed decisions about law school plus receive support with your application, gap year(s) and overall action plan.
- Graduate School Advising
- Do you have general questions about applying to graduate school? Contact us to speak to an advisor about how to best prepare and what you may need to consider when applying.
I just need someone to look over my resume. How do I do that?
Email your resume to email@example.com 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.
How else can I connect with you and learn about career related topics?
Beyond appointments, we encourage students to also check out our event page for a listing of our new “Virtual Wednesday Noon Hour Workshop Series.” Our website also has a lot of great resources.
How do I connect with employers and jobs?
You are encouraged to continue utilizing Viking CareerLink to search for internships and jobs. Please also check our events page as additional remote and virtual opportunities arise for you to connect to employers. LinkedIn continues to be a valuable tool to use in researching companies, job opportunities and connecting to alumni and recruiters for advice.
I am an employer. How do I connect with you?
We want to reassure you that we continue to be available to help you with your recruiting needs. Please contact Britta or Jenny to learn more about how we can help and to learn about our plans for virtual employer meet ups with our students.
Britta Eschete, Office Assistant 3, Britta.Eschete@wwu.edu
Jenny Spurgin, Assistant Director of Employer Outreach, Jenny.Spurgin@wwu.edu
What resources are available to help me to manage my stress?
Our counselors are here to help you navigate your career development and to support you in staying on track with your career goals.
If you are in crisis, please call WWU’s Counseling Center Monday - Friday 9am-4pm PST to talk to a counselor. When the Counseling Center is closed, please call 360-650-3164 and press "1" to reach the after-hours service.
I am experiencing financial hardship and need assistance. Is the Career Services Center aware of how I can get some immediate help?
For Current Students: Western recognizes the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on our students. In this time of uncertainty, several offices from across campus are working to provide resources in the local community and on campus to those in need. A web page with some key resources, and a brief needs intake form, can be found here: https://wp.wwu.edu/officeofstudentlife/covid-19-student-assistance/
After a student submits the intake form, a staff member will contact them with personalized short term assistance. Examples of assistance might be a grocery gift card, swipes for meals in a dining commons, assistance with emergency housing, and/or laundry cards.
Students in financial crisis or facing emergent needs may also contact the WWU Financial Aid Office for help at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 360-650-3470. If you choose to email, please include your student ID and if possible please send your message from a WWU email address. This site at Financial Aid also has a list of food and shelter assistance as well as on and off campus resources: http://www.finaid.wwu.edu/client_services/pages/resources/food_and_shelter.php.
For Alumni: If your employment is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis (layoffs, furloughs, standby, or time off due to illness or care for a family member) contact Washington State Employment Security Department to learn about options related to paid sick leave, family and medical leave and unemployment benefits. This page includes a worker Q&A that is continuously updated as programs are added or amended: https://esd.wa.gov/newsroom/covid-19.