Student Services

  • Career Services

    Whether you are an undergraduate student, graduate student, or alum, the Career Services Office at Worcester State University is here to help support your career needs. Our office is dedicated to providing high-quality service to prepare students to meet the needs of today’s workplace through assessments, counseling, events, and resources. We also facilitate professional connections between students and employers.

    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:

    • Facilitate and assess lifelong career development and decision making
    • Assess the connection between WSU majors and careers
    • Introduce you to LancerLink, our online internship and jobs database
    • Collaborate with employers and alumni to increase internship and job opportunities
    • Teach career-related workshops for academic departments and clubs
    • Administer career fairs and networking events
  • Career Fairs and Events

    The Career Services Office at Worcester State University hosts a variety of academic and recruitment programs that will help you plan your on campus activities.

    Fall 2015 Events

    Part-time Job and Internship Fair
    September 16, 2015
    11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Sheehan Hall

    Career Mentoring Event
    November 18, 2015
    5 - 8 p.m.
    Student Center’s Blue Lounge

    Spring 2016 Events

    Psych Day
    April 5, 2016
    11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Sheehan Hall Lobby

    Career Mentoring - Mock Interviews
    April 12, 2016
    5 - 8 p.m.
    Sheehan Hall Multipurpose Room (109)

    Dining Etiquette
    March 14, 2016
    6 - 8 p.m.
    Student Center’s Blue Lounge

    Reverse Career Fair
    A Reverse Career Fair will be held this year in conjunction with the Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity, an annual tradition that gives the WSU community the opportunity to showcase the outstanding work that our students and faculty are doing in research, scholarship, and creative projects. The celebration will take place on April 16, 2016. Details will be coming soon.

    Note for Employers/Recruiters
    If you are an employer or recruiter, please note that space is limited at all of our events. If you are interested in participating in any of our events, please contact us.

    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 Connections

    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

    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.

    Additional Information

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