The Career Center offers comprehensive career advising services to Walla Walla University students and alumni. Here is a brief list of services available to you.
Graduate School Application Process
We can assist you in obtaining information about graduate school options, how to select the program that is right for you, and provide information on how to improve your candidacy. In addition, the Career Center coordinates a Graduate School Fair each year in the fall. Over 30 universities and colleges participate in this event. This is free, and open to all students and alumni.
The Career Center provides a Mock Interview service that allows you to practice your interview skills in a professional setting. You are invited to schedule a Mock Interview by calling (509) 527-2664 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be asked to provide a résumé with an objective, a job description (if possible), and to dress professionally.
Job Search Preparation
In addition to helping you develop the necessary "tools" you’ll need to conduct a successful job search (such as a professional résumé and confident interview skills), we can review your job search strategy and provide pointers on how to make it more effective. Learn more by attending one of our scheduled workshops.
The Office of Alumni Relations and the Career Center have partnered together to provide opportunities for networking. Contact the Alumni Director at (509) 527-2644 or email email@example.com to learn about upcoming networking events in your area. Job shadowing and informational interview opportunities can also be arranged.
WWU has also created an alumni group on LinkedIn where you can network with fellow alumni and graduating WWU students. We encourage you to share ideas, trends, and employment opportunities through this venue, as well as develop professional relationships within your industry.
Résumé Writing Review and Tips
A Career Advisor can help you learn the basics of writing an effective résumé, and then critique it before you send it to employers or graduate schools. After you have developed a rough draft of your résumé, schedule an appointment in-person or by telephone. Send a copy of your résumé as a Microsoft Word document via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To contact the Career Center, call (509) 527-2664.
A Career Advisor can help you explore career options. The Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator are two of the assessment tools used to help you identify your strengths. Contact the Career Center to receive the log on and passwords necessary to access the on-line assessments and to schedule an appointment to review the results of completed tests.
Last update on October 22, 2012