Each year Career Services hosts a number of personal and professional development workshops and events for WSU Vancouver students, alumni and members of the community. Check out the great workshops, and visit the Events Calendar to see when they are offered!
Resumes and cover letters
Learn how to write an effective resume and cover letter that will make employers want to learn more about you and your experience. Whether this is your first time developing a professional resume and cover letter or you are trying to update an older version, this workshop will provide you with great tips, tricks and reminders that will help you develop polished professional materials.
Learn how to use LinkedIn effectively in your job or internship search, get tips on how to expand your professional network and work on your profile with help from Career Services staff. If you haven’t created an account already, now is the time.
Job and internship-seeking strategies
Searching for a job or an internship can be really challenging, especially if you don’t know where to start. Maximize your opportunities by learning the most effective job-searching strategies, tips and tricks.
While interviews can be anxiety-provoking and nerve-racking, there are a number of ways you can build confidence and better prepare for interviews. You'll gain a better sense of how to prepare and practice for interviews so you can establish strong connections during your interview and know how to appropriately follow-up afterwards.
Negotiating salary can be challenging, but negotiation is an important part of the hiring process. Learn how to negotiate salary effectively and practice engaging in necessary conversations so you feel more at ease as you transition into the world of work.
Hosted each fall, the Etiquette Dinner provides an excellent opportunity for students to practice networking skills and dining etiquette while learning tips and tricks from an expert in the field of etiquette. Students from all majors are encouraged to attend, and this event is particularly beneficial for students in their junior or senior years.
Registration is required. There is a cost to attend.
Career and internship fair
Each year in October and February, Career Services hosts Career and Internship Fairs that bring more than 55 employers to campus to connect with WSU Vancouver students and alumni. The event is FREE and open to all current WSU undergraduate and graduate students and alumni. Most people benefit from attending the fair multiple days because employers are often looking for candidates from a variety of majors. The Fair is also a good place to practice interacting professionally with employers.
To get a better sense of the employers who have attended Career and Internship Fairs in the past, please see the registered employer lists below:
- Spring 2017 Career and Internship Fair
- Spring 2016 Career and Internship Fair
- Spring 2015 Career and Internship Fair
Are you having a difficult time choosing a major or career? The Strong Interest Inventory asks a series of questions designed to synthesize your preferences about occupations, school subjects and leisure activities. The goal is to provide insight into your interests while matching them with occupational, educational and leisure pursuits. Taking the Strong Interest Inventory and exploring your results with Career Services staff can help you determine appropriate career paths to explore.
Registration is required.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is an instrument that can help you better understand personality and the attributes of personality that make you a unique person. The information you learn through the MBTI can help enhance your understanding of self, your motivations, your natural strengths, and your potential areas of growth. Taking the MBTI also allows you to develop a better understanding of your personal traits and become aware of the interrelationship between self and occupational choice.
Registration is required.
If you can't find a workshop or event that fits your schedule, please come by the Student Resource Center, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-546-9155.