Workshops and events

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.

Students—sign up for online workshops at wsu.joinhandshake.com.


Workshops

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.

Job and Internship-Seeking 101

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.

How to Ace the Zoom interview

While interviews can be anxiety-provoking and nerve-racking, there are a number of ways you can build confidence and better prepare for interviews. 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.

Navigating Identity and “Professionalism” in the Workplace

What does “professionalism” mean in the modern world? Where does your personal identity fit in? This workshop will assist you in navigating the changing workplace and how to recognize and find a sustainable workplace environment for you.

Navigating Networking in the Digital World: Advanced Linkedin

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.

Negotiating Salary: Closing the Wage Gap

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.

Strong Interest Inventory

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.

Applying for Graduate School

Are you thinking about applying to graduate school? Making an informed decision about pursuing an advanced degree requires planning and preparation. Attend this workshop to learn more about the graduate school application process, personal statements and the research you will want to do to find the programs that best fit you and your goals.

Making the Most of the Online Career Fair

Planning on attending the Career and Internship Fair? Attend this workshop to learn how to set yourself up for success and to gain tips for preparing for and following up after the fair in the online world.


Events

Etiquette Dinner

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, Career Services hosts career and internship fairs that connect employers with 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 check past employer attendance.


Can't find a workshop or event that fits your schedule?

Email van.career@wsu.edu or call 360-546-9155.