WSU's Career Services is dedicated to meeting the career management needs of students and alums. We promote student retention and success through university and employer collaborations and learning outcomes assessment. Our purpose is to empower individuals to engage in lifelong career management.

While serving our students is our top priority, we know data* is essential to all our stakeholders, including parents, University staff and faculty, and employers.

Wayne State at a Glance

Quick Facts & Reports


Career Services at a Glance

2022-2023 academic year numbers

Handshake data (11/17/2023)

  • 77,192 WSU users on Handshake (undergrad, master, doctorate, post-doctorate, and alum)
  • 39,518 WSU alum on Handshake
  • 26,064 employers connected to recruit at WSU

Office services and resources

  • Career Counseling
  • Career Education
  • Career Presentations
  • Career Events
  • Career Fairs (virtual & in-person)
  • Career Resources (job searching, resume writing, interview techniques, salary information, application assistance, diversity & inclusion, career planning, career development, mock interviews, career competencies)   
  • Employer Recruiting Services (career fairs, networking events, information sessions, industry days, job boards, online events, professional development presentations, customized events)
  • Mobile Recruiting App (Handshake)
  • AI Interviewing Tool (Big Interview)
  • Micro-Internship Platform (Parker Dewey)
  • Career Planning Tools (Focus 2, MyPlan)
  • Job Simulations (Forage)
  • Video Channel (Career Spots)
  • Career Competency Education
  • Student Employment Program
  • Federal Work-Study Program
  • Internship Program
  • Canva Career ToolBox Module

Three career offices serving ten schools and colleges

  1. Career Services - Six University Counselors on staff supporting eight colleges (Liberal Arts & Science, Nursing, Honors, Education, Social Work, Information Science, Pharmacy & Health Sciences, and Fine, Performing & Communication Arts)
  2. Mike Ilitch School of Business Career Planning and Placement - Three staff supporting one college
  3. College of Engineering Career Resource Center - Two staff supporting one college

Affiliations: five National Associations

  1. NACE National Association of Colleges and Employers        
  2. Mid-West ACE Mid-West Association of College and Employers
  3. Southern ACE Southern Association of Colleges and Employers
  4. MCEEA Michigan Career Educator and Employer Alliance
  5. MASEA Midwest Association of Student Employment Administration