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  • Career Services

    Whether you are an undergraduate student, graduate student, or alum, we are here to help support your career goals with counseling and resources. At Career Services, we understand that you may change majors and career goals several times during your university experience. Career exploration during your college years is healthy and strategic, allowing you the opportunity to fine-tune what you really want to do in the world. 

    Our career counseling helps guide you during this important period of exploration. Here are a few of the ways we can help:

    • Cultivate and grow relationships with businesses and organizations interested in employing Worcester State students and alumni.  
    • Help you understand the connection between majors and careers.  
    • Maintain a jobs database that you can access as a student and for the life of your career. 
    • Partner with you to facilitate lifelong career development and decision making.
    • Provide faculty with information and programs to keep them up to date on the career-related needs of students.
    • Reach out to alumni, parents, and employers to serve as key networking resources.
  • Alumni Services

    As a graduate of WSU, you are welcome to access all our career services at no cost for 1 semester following your graduation. After that period, you may make appointments during summer and winter breaks, when current students are away from campus. 

    Services available to alumni include:

    • Career counseling for advancement and career change
    • Job-search consultations
    • Graduate school planning advice
    • Information on job and career fairs

     You may also access LancerLink, our online internship and job database.

    Employer Services
    If you are an employer interested in hiring a WSU student for a job or internship, our office is pleased to help you. Our services are available at no cost to you.

    Job, Internship, and Volunteer Postings
    We offer employers and community organizations an online job and internship posting service. You can post your opportunities directly to LancerLink, our online internship and job database. Openings for part-time and full-time jobs, summer jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities can be advertised to our students at no charge. You also may fax them to 508-929-8011.

    Career Events and Information Tables

    To reserve an information table or schedule a “career event” on the WSU campus, please contact us at careerservices@worcester.edu or 508-929-8072.
    Testimonial

    When it comes to internships, Career Services can help you with a wide range of options. Here’s a story from Assistant Director Dianne Matos about one of the internship sites that accepts our students:

    During a summer internship with The Washington Center in Washington, D.C., public health major Breeyn Green ’16 had the opportunity to immerse herself in the pressing political discussions of the day, including implementation of the Affordable Care Act and other issues affecting clients of Iona Senior Services. As the intern for the Senior Advisory Coalition, it was Green’s job to research topics of vital interest to the coalition and brief the group on those issues. She also helped to maintain and facilitate relationships with local nonprofit organizations and city officials.

    Green’s goal is to become a doctor in the United States Navy, and she was able to connect with a naval cardiothoracic surgeon through The Washington Center alumni network. Dr. Hassan Tetteh, who also teaches at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, quickly became an important mentor.

    “Attending an NIH Graduate School fair, going to D.C. City Council meetings, talking to Representative James McGovern (D-MA), listening to some of the top analysts and experts in their field discuss problems and solutions to those problems, being present for the Supreme Court’s overturning of DOMA, researching information needed to petition the local government to engage in making needed changes—all of these things have shown me that I can be a part of something bigger.”

    Read the WSU news article about Breeyn Green and her summer at The Washington Center.

    Partnerships

    Our office has developed relationships with the following organizations to provide valuable career connections or internships. Here are a few examples:

    • Aflac
    • Behavioral Concepts Inc.
    • Devereux
    • Elder Services of Worcester
    • Robert F. Kennedy Action Corps
    • The Key Program
    • UMass Medical Center (Administrative side)
    • Unum Group
    • Valet Park of America
    Additional Information

    As a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers, the Career Services Office adheres to: