Career Services

1. What resources are available to help students choose a career and prepare for the world of work?

The Engaged Learning and Career Action Center for Students (ELCA) offers career services, including career counseling and career assessments, at no additional cost for current students and recent WSU Vancouver alumni (within two years of graduation). Career services staff can assist with major and career exploration, professional skill development, and preparing to transition into the world of work. A list of the services and workshops offered can be found on the Career Services website. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call 360-546-9155 or email van.career@wsu.edu.

2. Are there resources available to help my students search for jobs and internships or apply to graduate school?

Career Services staff is available to meet with students individually to discuss their search and to assist with resumes, cover letters and personal statements. There are also two campus-wide Career and Internship Fairs offered each academic year; the fall fair is typically held mid-October and the spring fair is typically held mid-February. Each of these events typically brings over 55 employers to campus to network with students. The Washington State University system also has an online job board called Handshake where employers can market open positions with their companies to students and alumni free of charge. This is a great place for students to find job opportunities with employers who are interested in hiring Cougs!

3. Is someone from Career Services available to come to my class to talk about services for students in my discipline specifically?

Absolutely! Career Services staff welcome the opportunity to connect with students both inside and outside of the classroom. If you are interested in having a Career Services staff member lead a workshop for your department or class, please send an email to van.career@wsu.edu. If you are a club advisor, please know that we also accept outreach requests from clubs as well.