Career Development

The Mission of Career Development

The mission of Career Development is to support career preparedness by encouraging career advising, career development & counseling, programming and continued instruction. Through interactions with the members of Career Development, our plan is for students to comprehend and prepare for trends that are related to local hiring efforts, while setting goals that align with their values, interests, personality and skillsets. Also, engagement with Career Development will allow students an opportunity to apply academic competencies acquired in the classroom to experiential opportunities offered by industry leaders.

Career Development helped me create a professional skill set...that will continue to enhance and grow.

James H. Mechanical Engineering student

Connecting Students and Employers

Handshake is Washington State University Tri-Cities’ free online employment resource for students, alumni, and employers. Handshake is a digital platform that connects students and alumni to professional full-time, part-time, internship, and on-campus employment opportunities. Create your profile and get started on your career path today.

Be Career-Ready

Graduates of WSU Tri-Cities leave campus fully ready to enter the workforce. The Career Development Office offers workshops on how to develop a job search strategy, write a compelling résumé and cover letter, and sharpen interview skills – all of which will help students land a job in today’s competitive market.

The Career Development Office posts on- and off-campus positions for student employees and also works with students to identify internships, cooperative work experience, and post-graduation career opportunities.

Explore Your Interests

Not sure what you want to study yet? Don’t worry – one of the benefits of attending a university is that it’s an environment that encourages you to choose from a wide variety of courses that will introduce you to new ideas about the world and yourself.

One good way to determine which major is a good fit for you is to evaluate how your career interests relate our programs of study.

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