LIFE AT WSU

  • Career Services for Students and Alumni

    At Career Services, we understand that as a student 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.

    Upon graduation from Worcester State University, you are welcome to access services Career Services offers at no cost for 1 semester following your graduation. After that period, you may make appointments during WSU’s summer and winter breaks, when current students are away from campus. (Check WSU’s Academic Calendar for dates.)

    Career Services offerings available to students and alumni include:

  • Career Counseling

    You’re encouraged to make an appointment with a career counselor for resume and cover letter critiques, assistance in preparing a portfolio, guidance on graduate school personal statements, mock interview practice, and more. We also offer:

    • Group career guidance and planning
    • Career assessments, including:
      • Myers Briggs Type Indicator
      • Holland Self-Directed Search
       
    • Guidance on choosing a major and which path(s) to take
    • Job-search guidance, including help with resumes and cover letters
    • Internship and job search consultations
    • Discussion on career changes

    Planning for Graduate School

    Whether you are pursuing a career that requires an advanced degree, feel you need to know more about your chosen field of study, or want to increase your earning power and competitiveness in the job market, deciding to go to graduate school is a big decision. Give yourself plenty of time to make this decision. It may take up to 2 years to go through the selection, application, standardized testing, and acceptance processes.

    Our graduate school planning services include helping you:

    • Determine if graduate school is right for you immediately after graduation
    • Find graduate school programs that fit your needs and budget
    • Prepare your applications

    You may make an appointment with a career counselor in LancerLink - powered by Handshake, our online internship and job database/platform.Merely claim your account using your school email and password. Click on Career Services/Appointment/Schedule A New Appointment. Then answer the questions about your need(s). Alumni, may make an appointment during breaks when school is not in session. (Check WSU’s Academic Calendar for dates.)

    What Can I Do with this Major?

    Whether you are exploring multiple majors or searching for information about your chosen field, the What Can I Do with this Major? website will help you connect major disciplines to careers.

    Learn about the typical career areas and the types of employers that hire people studying in particular fields, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate. Continue your research on major disciplines and careers through the websites provided.

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    LancerLink - (free online internship and job database)

    LancerLink is our free online internship and job database dedicated to help students and alumni make professional connections with employers and be aware of on-campus career development recruiting programs and fairs.

    The LancerLink system allows you to create and manage your own online professional profile. The information you input will be available to prospective employers who post positions in LancerLink and search for qualified candidates. Please upload your resume/CV (Microsoft Word, PDF, etc.) to support your internship/job searching efforts.

    Access LancerLink - Students/Alumni

    If you need help with your resume/CV, download our Resume and Cover Letter Guide for assistance. (It is also available to download in the LancerLink Document Library.)