Pick a popular program we have done in the past, or we will work with you to create a custom program that matches your particular needs. We are happy to serve as guest speakers in your class, offering instructions on career planning and job search topics.
Use our easy form to request a Career Center program for your classroom. It is never too late or too early to visit the Career Center. Please encourage your students to visit us and utilize our online guides and resources. For a full list of our services, please contact us. Career Advising The Career Center has trained Career Advisors who will meet one on one with your students to discuss resumes and cover letters, internship and post graduate search strategies, negotiating offers, and much more.
Whether a student knows exactly what they want to do after graduation or they are still uncertain, our Advisors and Student Career Peers are here to help. Resume and Cover Letter Assistance In addition to the resume and cover letter information available online, our highly trained career peers can review the content and presentation of resumes during Quick Question Drop In hours. Students are also welcome to make an appointment with a career adviser to review their resume and cover letter.
Interview Preparation and Mock Interviews The Career Center offers mock interviews with career advisors by appointment. Students can learn the best strategies for interviewing and practice skills with this online tool. Graduate School Application Preparation The Career Center has a wealth of information to help students preparing for graduate school after graduation.
Our career advisors can help students prepare application materials and advise best practices for getting into the school of their choice. Search job and internship opportunities, upload resumes, and learn more about employers that work with Washington University. Employer Information Sessions We help employers organize sessions on campus to introduce students to their companies and build their brand on campus. These events are a great way for students to learn more about an organization, and make a connection with a possible future employer.
Career Fairs and Events We host two campus-wide career fairs during the academic year, one in September and one in January or February. This allows students to develop networks and meet employers from a variety of organizations. Students from all class levels and departments are encouraged to attend! Self-Assessments One of the first steps for students is to think about their interests.
What are they passionate about? What is their dream job? I would love to be an editor at one of the major publishing companies. They can be extremely helpful in deciding on a career or finding meaningful summer experiences.
After attending a summer medical school program, I realized I wanted to do something else. Two summers ago, I interned with the Clayton city manager as part of my urban studies program. I learned a lot about the inner workings of city management and local government, which was very exciting to me. While I am not a finance major, I love public policy and this experience opened the door to corporate policy. Talk to people who have completed internships.
Ask about applying and about their experience. I knew my business degree would prepare me to succeed in any industry, but I also looked to supplement my skill-set and develop contacts during my time at Washington University.
I asked the Career Center to notify me if any opportunities in the fashion industry arose. By participating in the case competition three years in a row, I enriched my education, expanded my professional network, and ultimately landed a job after graduation. In five years, I hope to manage the online marketing department of a fashion retailer.
Internships are the perfect way to find out what you like before you commit to a company or industry. I first considered myself a photography student, then a communication design major, and later in the game I found myself most passionate about architecture and finding that seamless blend between art and design and how to marry different materials with structural techniques and building codes. Discovering how things are built now and how that continues to change over the years has been a fascinating exploration.
I used that as an opportunity to research the firm before reaching out to them to discuss their work. After a successful interview, I accepted the position and jumped right into hands-on projects. I traveled to project sites, relayed architect messages to contractors, and provided photography for clients and art directors. Thanks to my internship, I left MSA with several contacts and recommendations!
A look inside the office of Max Strang Architecture in Miami, FL Sailing with friends on the Florida coast over a summer weekend I had the privilege of meeting world-famous architect, Daniel Libeskind, on campus. He studied abroad in Spain and plans to pursue international law. I am very passionate about making a change in the world. I love connecting with new people so that I can understand diverse perspectives and work to foster relationships between groups of all types of socioeconomic, religious and ethnic backgrounds.
At Washington University in St. Throughout this process, I have discovered my passions in political philosophy and learning new languages.
I plan to practice law and ultimately pursue a career in international relations. Career Center advisors helped me craft the perfect cover letter for law schools. She interned with Gensler in their Seattle office, a global design and architecture firm. The idea of networking was certainly outside my comfort zone, but I knew it was essential to finding hidden job opportunities.
I started by asking around for any connections in the architecture field and contacting everyone recommended to me.
At first I was hesitant to continue emailing and calling people, but I realized people are just busy. They appreciated when I followed up! After persistent communication, they offered me an internship working with their Director of Marketing. I worked with designers and architects on putting together graphic marketing booklets as a way for them to market their their work to potential clients.
My internship take-away I enjoyed seeing how a large, global firm like Gensler works. This summer my main goal was to figure out if I wanted to be a doctor or a scientific researcher. I thought the best way to do that would be to test both of them out. Before beginning my search, I visited the Career Center for help with my resume. I emailed 10 of them about their research and asked if I could meet with them.
With a few choices, I ended up working in a lab where I researched potassium channels in the uterus and how they affect contraction and relaxation before and during labor. In the evenings, I shadowed emergency doctors.
I enjoyed the intellectual challenge of research, but felt a much stronger and fulfilling connection with patients when I was shadowing. Both of my experiences this summer helped me realize that. On our way to a Wash. I came to Wash. I went in for resume help and attended their different events that help you with planning your internship search. Due to those experiences, I felt very prepared for the application process.
Additionally, the different personality and career aptitude tests they offer have helped me discover the types of environments in which I would excel and thrive. The entertainment industry is very hard to break into and I had a lot of trouble applying from abroad. My internship really reinforced the fact that I want to work in an industry where there is constant creation and activity. I had previous government internships but I felt like there was a creative aspect that was missing for me.
At Sony, I worked with many people who knew the industry well and I was able to hear how they achieved success. I plan on applying to more entertainment jobs going forward andeventually obtain an MBA. Studying abroad in Milan, Italy was an incredible experience.
What does it all add up to? I care deeply about women, families, education and health care. He has helped me navigate my changing interests, how to explore them, and what resources to tap on campus and online. Bringing together my quantitative skills and my deep interest in health care.
I am not yet sure how to best accomplish this goal, but I really want to be part of making our health care system more efficient. He introduced me to the Google recruiter. While waiting for a response from Google, I attended the Career Fair and on-campus interviews, just in case. My work at Google allowed me to apply both my interest in strategic thinking as well as the user experience.
I also had the opportunity to prepare and present a pitch to Bare Essentials. In both instances, I learned a lot.
Above all, I learned how to create ideas that stick. Thanks to my internship, I have a sense where my career may take me. Ideally, back to Google. Louis as an intern with FleishmanHillard, a global integrated communications and public relations firm.
I wanted to study organizational psychology when I first came here, but the psychology department does not currently offer those courses, so I decided to create my own program by majoring in psychology and minoring in organizational behavior. Studying in both Arts and Sciences and Business provides me with a wide variety of opportunities, peers, and mentors that broaden my experience. One of them was a WashU alumna, who offered to submit my resume directly, saving me the trouble of applying online.
Later that month I visited their table at the career fair and was persistent in demonstrating my interest in the position. In my spare time, I compete on Wash. Proud member of the Pi Beta Phi Wash.
Connections are super important, so build them whenever and wherever you can. Now I get to use my mathematics expertise to play with hardware, software, and data processing both inside and outside of the classroom.
I had spent a good month interviewing with a company with which I had high hopes in getting an offer - after several rounds of interviews I was turned down. I met with the founder and CEO when he visited campus for an alumni weekend. We had gotten dinner to talk more about the company, which definitely helped when it came time to applying. I look forward to testing out that option this fall as a part-time analyst with a venture capital firm in St. I began with a list of internships I found through the Washington Post internship search engine.
After exploring their website, I found their internship program and applied. Within three weeks, they responded for an interview. After a phone interview with the Intern Coordinator and a Skype interview with the Manager of Foundation Relations, I was offered an internship in May. What I did as an intern I wrote letters of inquiry and assisted in the editing process for grant proposals.
My contributions were valued even as an intern, and I believe that being able to work closely with my supervisor allowed her to see my dedication to given assignments. I enjoyed working with a small group of interns and learning from their experiences after graduating from college.
Being able to discuss post-graduate plans with those who are in graduate school and looking for nonprofit work was incredibly valuable. I enjoyed being able to directly contribute to the organizations fundraising efforts.
Being an RA for freshmen has been an incredible learning and leadership experience. She served as the Washington University Politcal Review co-editor-in-chief. Adding to my love of public service and dialogue, as co-editor-in-chief of the WU Political Review, I get to hone my leadership skills while fulfilling all kinds of intellectual curiosities.
I know that public service will be a part of my life in some way. Life on campus with its many academic and extracurricular activities has allowed me to explore different fields. Working at Bloomberg this past summer made it very clear to me what kind of company I want to work for — one that is innovative and charismatic.
The Career Center has helped me improve my resume and be more comfortable writing the dreaded cover letter. He also studied abroad in Madrid, Spain. It also helped me realize I prefer to move around and interact with people on the job, instead of sitting at a desk and crunching numbers all day. The Career Center advisors have taught me a lot about networking and finding jobs.
I secured several interviews and formed valuable connections based on the advice I received. Louis last summer. For me, classroom materials finally came to life in the lab during summer research projects. I felt I was applying both my mind and education. My passion for science was undeniable, but I also realized my future career had to take place in a people-oriented environment. The combination of science and communication is what led me to apply to medical school. Preparing for medical school applications, I signed-up for mock interviews with different professionals at the Career Center.
I knew with stiff competition for both jobs and graduate programs, a good interview could make all the difference. I would like to work for an academic hospital after medical school. As a physician, I hope to do three things: treat patients, teach medical students and perform clinical research.
A summer internship can be invaluable in that discernment process. Ashoka is a global organization that identifies and invests in leading social entrepeneurs. At the end of our conversation, the liaison generously offered advice on how to successfully apply.
By supporting Ashoka Fellows worldwide, I found a different form of gratification in working from a birds-eye view, rather than an on-theground vantage. Jordan Aibel Class of and I at Ashoka this summer. Jordan was an invaluable mentor and advisor to me. The studios in architecture and my internship experiences helped me develop the skills I need to enter the workforce.
And, after interning at Pure Design in Shanghai, I wanted to explore what the industry was like in the U. In December, I started preparing my resume and portfolio and targeting organizations. Plus, I saw through a project from concept to construction. Through my internships, I discovered that I really enjoy talking to clients and interacting with people. Brian completed a sixmonth co-op with SpaceX in Los Angeles. The science of aerospace has always been a curiosity of mine, but I was uncertain about turning that curiosity into a career.
I decided to use a co-op position to try out the industry and began researching organizations to pursue. At the fair, I went to their booth, attended their employer information session afterward, and within a few weeks, I got a phone call for an interview.
I plan to bring together my mechanical engineering skills and aeorspace interest in order to work towards an ultimate goal of increased human space travel. Employers love seeing commitment and consistence. Knowing the important role networking plays in landing a summer internship, I began my search by reaching out to anyone I knew in my field of interest: advertising. My experience take-away Our intern project made for a thrilling, challenging, and fulfilling experience, allowing me to connect with team members and realize my potential as a worker and thinker.
After my internship, I felt like I had truly expanded my mind and charted bravely outside of my comfort zone. Singing with the Greenleafs Serving as co-editor-in-chief for Armour during my time with the Magazine has offered me an incredible all-female a cappella group experience. Learn how they made it to the positions they hold and what facets of the job excite them. Here, I love the studio culture, the study abroad programs, and the professors. But, something was missing.
I would like to work in the interior design department at a big architectural firm, in an environment with a collaborative spirit and team mentality. Through Wash. I started out in engineering, but when I took an art elective class, I realized that I also had a creative side, too. Combining my engineering and design skills allows me to ensure ideas are both feasible and aesthetically pleasing. With the help of Martin Padilla, my career advisor, I developed a portfolio that would be well received by employers in the industry.
Finding a mechanical engineering position at a design firm. In a few years, I would like to enroll in an industrial design graduate program.
My final CAD project Sneakers: a bit of an obsession of mine! These experiences helped shape my goals and career aspirations, and helped me discover where I want to work and with what kind of people I want to work. My internship at the Embassy over the summer helped me see that I am interested in international trade and working abroad. I want to be involved in international trade and consult for emerging markets.
Ideally, I would love to work in commercial service and work in Asia or Africa. I was a commercial service intern at the U. Ambassador Huntsman to a movie premiere during my internship in China! My Wash. I find that fascinating. Two summers ago, I interned with BAE Systems, studying configurations of optical and acoustic sensors to detect gunfire. Throughout the last fall and spring, I worked with Professor Nussinov to study oceanic rogue waves. And last summer, I did computational nanophysics research with Professor Yang.
Short-term, my PhD work. Longer term, I plan to make a difference, based on my interests in physics and the outdoors. Use your summers to try out different career options. Wilderness Project: love rock climbing and being outdoors Jazz music is another passion of mine.
After completing a course on environmental justice issues, I was inspired to work on environmental issues in Washington, D. I started informational interviews early sophomore year to get an idea of where I might want to gain more experience.
As an intern with the Office of Sustainability during the school year and a summer intern at ELI, I gained two very different perspectives immediate, concrete results versus broad, analytical processes. I first met with Carol, my career advisor, during sophomore year, and I meet with her once or twice a semester.
In the summer, I participated in Wash. I really enjoyed both internships, but at the Center I could really see the positive effect of my work. At this point, I am not sure if I want to be in government, at a think tank, or with a private organization. On a winter break service trip to Belize My summer internship Playing foot ball at Wash.
I enjoy problem-solving but also the ambiguity behind every answer.
My Career Advisor Amy Heath-Carpentier helped me improve my applications, resumes, and cover letters. So, in my junior year, I applied for an internship with Martha Stewart, whom I admire greatly. In a few years, I would like to enroll in an industrial design graduate program. I asked the Career Center to notify me if any opportunities in the fashion industry arose.
Louis as an intern with FleishmanHillard, a global integrated communications and public relations firm. I met with the founder and CEO when he visited campus for an alumni weekend. After a phone interview with the Intern Coordinator and a Skype interview with the Manager of Foundation Relations, I was offered an internship in May. My internship really reinforced the fact that I want to work in an industry where there is constant creation and activity.