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Career Services

Making decisions about your career can often be a confusing and stressful time. Most students don't enter college already knowing exactly what career path they will be taking. Career planning involves discovering who you are, setting goals, and developing an effective strategy to realize those goals.

It's important to understand and accept that career planning is a continuous process, and it will change as your life changes. To help you succeed, we offer the following services:

  • Career Assessment Reviews
  • Career Coaching
  • Cooperative/Internship Registration (no appointment needed)
  • Cover Letter Critique
  • Graduate School Application - questions, CV or personal statement critique
  • Job/Internship Search 
  • LinkedIn Evaluation
  • Mock Interview 
  • Resume Critique

Schedule an appointment

Appointments may be scheduled with the Student Development Center to discuss careers, jobs, internships, graduate school and majors. All services are free for current students. Career assessments are available to Alumni with Alumni ID presented. All other services are without charge.

If you are out of the area, we may be able to help you through Skype, email, or phone.

To schedule an appointment:

Drop in hours

Drop-in hours are available to help you with your resumes and cover letters! Just show up to our office during our drop-in hours with a hard copy of your resume or cover letter. These drop-in sessions are 15 minutes long. Students are helped in the order they arrive.

 

 


Resources

College Central Network

Walla Walla University uses College Central Network as its official job and internship posting service. Local employers post jobs exclusively to our school via the CCN site. Students and alumni can use this program to:

  • Easily search and apply to local and national Full-time, Part-time, Internship/Co-op job opportunities
  • Access event announcements, career advice documents, podcasts, videos and articles

Using your account for the first time:

  • Click the Students icon
  • Click the "Forgot your Password" link in the "Sign in" area
  • Enter your Student ID in the ID field
  • Enter your school email address
  • Click the Find Account button
  • An email will be sent to you to establish a password and finish your registration

Focus 2 Career Assessments

The Career Development Center offers a free online, self-guided, interactive program for students and alumni that is designed to help you select a major and plan your career based on your personal interests, values, skills, personality, and aspirations.

First time users: Create a new account using access code: wwuwolves

Returning users: Log on to your account using the username and password you already created.

Tips for using Focus 2

  • Start by working on sections that are more relevant to you. You do not have to complete every section. Select the ones that best meet your needs at this time.
  • Each section takes 10 to 15 minutes; the whole program takes less than 2 hours to complete. 
  • You may exit and return to the program at any time.
  • If you have questions or would like to review your reports with a career counselor, email career@wallawalla.edu or call (509) 527-2664.

Career values interview

If, after taking the Career Assessments, you still have a difficult time deciding what you would like to do as a profession, our office can give you a Career Values Interview to assist you in narrowing down options.

Discover your personality type. This indicator can be very beneficial in showing why and how we like to work. It takes approximately 30 minutes to complete online. If you would like to review your results further, contact the Career Development Center for an appointment. Bring a printout of your results with you.

  

ENFJ >
Extroversion, Intuition, Feeling, Judging

ENFP >
Extroversion, Intuition, Feeling, Perceiving 

ENTJ >
Extroversion, Intuition, Thinking, Judging 

ENTP >
Extroversion, Intuition, Thinking, Perceiving

ESFJ >
Extroversion, Sensing, Feeling, Judging 

ESFP >
Extroversion, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving 

ESTJ >
Extroversion, Sensing, Thinking, Judging 

ESTP >
Extroversion, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving 

INFJ >
Introversion, Intuition, Feeling, Judging 

INFP >
Introversion, Intuition, Feeling, Perceiving 

INTJ >
Introversion, Intuition, Thinking, Judging 

INTP >
Introversion, Intuition, Thinking, Perceiving 

ISFJ >
Introversion, Sensing, Feeling, Judging 

ISFP >
Introversion, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving 

ISTJ >
Introversion, Sensing, Thinking Judging 

ISTP >
Introversion, Sensing, Thinking Perceiving 

Career research

Bureau of Labor & Statistics
This site is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, business, and labor. It also serves as a statistical resource to the Department of Labor.

Buzzfile
This site is a comprehensive business information database and LIST builder with information on 18 million U.S. businesses. 

CareerBliss
Use this site to search jobs, salaries, and company reviews.http://www.careeronestop.org/

CareerOneStop Portal
Maintained by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, this site contains an extensive amount of career, salary, education, and job search information.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Occupational Outlook Handbook is maintained by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics in the U.S. Department of Labor. It has an extensive listing of careers and information on daily tasks, education required, salary, job outlook. The handbook is revised every two years to ensure up to date information.

O*NET
This site, also maintained by the U.S. Department of Labor, is able to assess your skills, values, abilities, and interests and match them up with career information in the extensive database. This site makes the information from the Occupational Outlook Handbook interactive as you are able to reach it through a variety of searches, not just alphabetically.

Salary.Com 
In addition to the salary information you can find in the above sites, you can also find salary information specific to your zip code through the use of Salary.com

Last update on September 8, 2017