Student Services

Professional Development Workshops

What to Expect:

  • Free lunch!
  • 30-40 minutes of great information
  • A chance to interact and win prizes
  • Can’t make it to a workshop? Get an individual appointment to speak to a career coach!

DECEMBER WORKSHOPS

11 a.m. to Noon Tuesday, December 1st Negotiating Salary and Benefits

11 a.m. to Noon Wednesday, December 2nd Interview Preparation

JANUARY WORKSHOPS

11 a.m. to Noon Tuesday, January 26th Volunteering & Your Resume
1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 27th eEtiquette

FEBRUARY WORKSHOPS

11 a.m. to Noon Tuesday, February 2nd Finding Internships and Jobs
1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 3rd Applying to Graduate/Professional School
11 a.m. to Noon Tuesday, February 9th Resume Writing
1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 10th Cover Letter Writing
11 a.m. to Noon Tuesday, February 16th Interview Preparation
1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 17th Dining Etiquette

MARCH WORKSHOPS

11 a.m. to Noon Tuesday, February 1st Dining Etiquette
1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 2nd Resume Writing
11 a.m. to Noon Tuesday, February 8th Negotiating Salary and Benefits
1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 9th Networking 101
11 a.m. to Noon Tuesday, February 22nd eEtiquette
1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 23rd Finding Jobs and Internships
11 a.m. to Noon Tuesday, February 29th Cover Letter Writing
1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 30th LinkedIn and Social Media Mgmt.

APRIL WORKSHOPS

11 a.m. to Noon Tuesday, April 5th Applying for Graduate/Professional School
1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 6th Me, My Major and My Career
11 a.m. to Noon Tuesday, April 12th Interview Preparation
1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 13th Office Etiquette
11 a.m. to Noon Tuesday, April 19th Networking 101
1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 20th LinkedIn and Social Media Mgmt.

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 and comprehensive including all the topics listed below. While we can accommodate some drop-in appointments, most will be seen by scheduled appointment. To schedule an appointment, simply:

Check out our weekly workshop covering many of the same topics and more!

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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 take?  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!