Student Services

The WSU Tri-Cities career development office offers many services for students. Students are always welcome to set up one-on-one appointments to go over their resumes, cover letters, or internship and job search. Professionals are available to help students prepare for interiews and give career advice. There are also many online resources available to students. Stop by Career Development in Floyd 140 or Student Services in Floyd 269 to get assistance with career services.

Resume Help

  • Check out Resume Coloring Book.  Washington State University is on the cutting edge regarding the Resume and Cover Letter resources we provide! WSU is the first university to launch The Resume Coloring Book as an on-line resource.  We recommend using Resume Coloring Book as a starting tool to building that perfect resume. After creating your resume make an appointment with career development to go over your resume.
  • One-on-one assistance. Make an appointment with career development today to go over your resume and cover letter.

Job and Intership Search

  • WSU partners with Handshake to connect students and employers together.  It is an online employment resource for students and alumni. First, set up an account and let the job and internship hunt begin. Many employers will use Handshake to recruit student.
  • Stuck in the job hunt and not sure where to start? Connect with the career development office and schedule an appointment to get one-on-one career coaching.
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One-on-One Career Coaching

It doesn’t matter if your resume is already perfect or barely begun, we can review it for you. Let us help you avoid these common resume mistakes:

  1. Your resume is the same one you use for all applications. The best resumes are targeted to the job for which you are applying. We can help you target your resume.
  2. Your resume doesn’t survive the 7-second scan. If your resume doesn’t show what the employer is looking for in 7 to 30 seconds, you may miss out on opportunities.
  3. Bad grammar and misspellings! Let us be another set of objective eyes to keep this document error free.
  4. Lack of detail. You state you are hard-working (and it’s true!) but what do you think lazy people put on their resumes? Strengthen your resume with evidence of your skills.
Resume Reviews

The Career Development Office offers personal one-on-one career coaching to any current student or near-term alumnus of WSU Tri-Cities. Services are free, comprehensive and confidential. While we can accommodate some drop-in appointments, most will be seen by scheduled appointment. To schedule an appointment, simply:

Cover Letter Help

A great cover letter entices the employer to look at your resume and tells your story in a way that brings value to your application.  Our simple, effective approach to cover letters will keep you from giving irrelevant information or simply repeating your resume.

Interview Preparation

What do you say when the interviewer asks, “What is your greatest weakness?” or “Tell me about yourself.” There are positive ways to answer these and other difficult questions that avoid the pitfalls into which many fall.

We can prepare you with interview strategies and then put you through a mock interview to practice your skills!

Career Guidance

Not sure what major to pursue?  Not sure what career to pursue with the degree you are earning?  Let us help.  With online resources and assessments, we can help narrow your search and supply you with strategies to position yourself for the career marketplace.

Discover the WSU Tri-Cities Major that best fits you here!