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.

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.

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

James H. Mechanical Engineering student

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.

Looking for internships and career opportunities?