Explore Careers

Are you ready to get started?

It’s hard to decide what you might want to do after Western if you don’t know what all your options are! ​
Are you curious what a day in the life of a job looks like or what experience you need to get started in a certain career? ​

The Career Center is here to help! We offer a wide variety of resources to assist you in clarifying your interests and career values, identifying skill sets, and exploring the endless number of opportunities that will be available to you after graduation. ​

Below are some ways that you can start (or continue) to explore your next step. ​
And remember, we’re available for individual appointments!​

Explore your next step

You can explore career options by talking to people who are doing the work. This can be done through an informational interview, a 20-30 minute conversation with a professional giving you opportunities to ask questions, gather current and first hand information, and learn what people do on a daily basis. Check out our informational interview for more tips on how to request and conduct an informational interview.

  • Career Counselor
  • WWU Faculty & Staff
  • Alumni
  • Friends & Family
  • Industry Professionals
  • Recruiters

Considering careers that require/prefer a graduate degree?
Schedule an appointment with one of our team members when you are ready to start exploring programs!


Attend career fairs, employer info sessions, workshops, networking events, student club meetings, professional association meetings, and social events.​

​Go to our Events Calendar to see upcoming events hosted by the Career Services Center and more.​

Explore these online tools for Career Exploration

Online Tools for Career Exploration

Use the resources below to learn about different career paths, including job duties, key skills, educational requirements, job growth trends, insight from industry professionals and more!

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Occupational Outlook Handbook

Snapshot of key information for a career you are considering, including salary, education level, job growth and how to begin a career.​

Blue circle with a yellow line through it and the word O-Net in white letters. Next to the circle are the words O*NET OnLine in dark blue

O*NET Online 

Learn about typical work activities, necessary skills, and more. This job exploration site compiles national career data into occupation-specific information pages.​

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Washington Career Bridge

Find career information specific to Washington State.​

Blue bolded text that says My Next Move


Interactive online tool to explore different career options based on interests, skills, and values. It provides information on job outlook, work tasks, and related occupations.​