| LIFE AT WSU | Student Services | 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:
office has developed relationships with the following organizations
to provide valuable career connections or internships. Here
are a few examples:
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.
available to alumni include:
You may also access Lancerlink, our online job database.
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.