Graduate Students

We are here for YOU!

We welcome students and alumni of all identities and experiences. We are here to support and empower you,​
wherever you are in your career journey, with a wide variety of resources, programs, and tools.​

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Career Workshops

We provide workshops on improving your Resume & Cover Letter, Successful Interviewing Strategies, Optimizing your LinkedIn Profile, Job Search and more! ​

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Individual Appointments

Self-schedule an appointment to meet with our team and get one-on-one support to help make the most of your graduate degree. ​

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Job Postings

Explore extensive job postings on Handshake, Western’s recruitment platform and employer database!​

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Career Closet

FREE business attire for you to keep! Find professional attire for interviews, career fairs, or your first day on the job! ​

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Employer Events

Connect with employers at our quarterly Career Fairs, Employer Spotlights, or networking events. ​

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Graduate Outcomes

Find out what alumni with your same graduate degree are doing now—whether that PhD programs or joining the workforce! ​

Individual Appointments

The Career Services Center conducts appointments in-person, virtually, and over the phone!
Appointments can be self-scheduled using Handshake.
Directions for utilizing Handshake to schedule your appointment are below.
​If you'd like to speak with someone in our office to make an appointment, please call us at 360-650-3240.​

Just because you’re in graduate school, doesn’t mean you have to have it all figured out! Identify and explore possible career paths and set career goals. 

Take one of the career assessments we offer and meet with a counselor to understand how your results inform your understanding of personal interests, skills, values, and lifestyle preferences, which impact your career decisions.​

One of our team members can review your resume and/or cover letter and provide feedback over email. If you'd like more in-depth support, you can schedule an individual appointment.

Learn strategies and tips for your job search, including information on networkingLinkedIn, and navigating job offers and salary negotiation.  

Practice your interview skills through a mock interview or learn interview techniques to prepare for future interviews. 

Interested in pursuing your PhD?? Talk with one of our graduate school advisors to learn more about the process and get help preparing your application materials.

Schedule an Appointment on Handshake

  • Log into your Handshake account using your WWU email address
  • Once logged in, click on Career Center, top right of the page
  • In the next screen, click on the box labeled Appointments
  •  In the Appointments screen, select Schedule New Appointment
  • Choose a Category: Pick your current status (Current Student, Alumni, etc.)
  • Choose an Appointment Type
  • Choose a date and time that works for you!

Career Counseling, Graduate School Advising and Health Professions advising services are available by appointment only, with scheduling dependent upon current staff availability. While Career Services will attempt to accommodate all past, present, and future students who request services, services for current students will be prioritized during times of high demand. 

Based on staff discretion, students who have not received services may be prioritized over students who have received services, and/or service requests may be denied due to labor market circumstances, previous service attempt failures, or impolite or threatening treatment of staff.