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.
Get personalized tips on how to develop a great resume. If you have a rough draft or old resume you would like to update, bring an electronic copy with you. This is also a great place to start a resume if you do not already have one.
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.
Finding employment while in college
Working while attending college is a necessity for many students and the benefits you gain from work experience and involvement outside of the classroom are priceless. Whether you are searching for on-campus employment or striving to find a position off campus, this workshop will help you prepare for your search.
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.
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.
Cougar networking nights
Cougar Networking Nights provide an opportunity for WSU Vancouver students, alumni, faculty, staff and local professionals to come together and connect. Whether you are hoping to learn more about what is happening on campus and in the local community or you want to start building your network, this is a great event to attend. Registration is required.
Career and internship fair
Each year in February, Career Services hosts a three-day Career and Internship Fair that brings more than 85 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 the Career and Internship Fair in the past, please see the registered employer lists below:
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.
New alumni career connection
Each year in May Career Services hosts workshops for new alumni who have recently graduated from WSU Vancouver. The dynamic workshops provide you with the opportunity to connect with Career Services Staff, discover more about resumes, cover letters and interviewing skills, and learn how to develop polished professional materials that market your strengths and skills to potential employers.
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.