Resources for job seekers

Centralized Career Services provides extensive career-related resources to students and alumni from all academic disciplines. Please explore the menu options on this page to get detailed information about your specific interests. Looking to figure out what to do with your majors? Want to work on campus? Need to get an internship or full-time job? Let us help! 

Looking for a job? Career Services invites you to navigate through our various resources, tools, and information to enhance your job hunting process. Use the menu to the left to find articles and information about resumes, cover letters, references, job openings, applications, interviews, salary negotiation, community-specific resources, and more. Use the tools below to access our job board, practice interviewing, create a resume, see examples of career-related documents, take a career course, view career videos, and more.

Virtual Mock Interview Program

Practice interviewing one-on-one with employer volunteers. These 45-minute sessions allow you to strengthen your interviewing techniques by practicing with a recruiting professional. Mock interviews are scheduled on Handshake and you must have a resume posted in order to participate.

Winter 2023 Career Fairs

Looking for a job or internship? These career fairs can help. Speak with hiring employers about available jobs. 

Student registration will begin on February 1st.

WSU All Majors IN-PERSON Career Fair

Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location and details: Student Center Building, WSU Main Campus, Detroit, MI

Bring a resume and meet face-to-face with hiring employers. Talk one-on-one in person about part-time, internship, and full-time jobs. Register on Handshake to participate. All students from any major are invited to attend.

Career Service All-Majors VIRTUAL Career Fair

Date: Thursday, March 2, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location and details: Handshake

This video-chat recruiting event run on Handshake allows students to sign up for 10-minute, 1:1 meetings or group sessions, to talk with employers about full-time, internship, and part-time paid job opportunities. All students from any major can attend the Career Services All Majors Virtual Fair via Handshake. 

College of Engineering & Computer Science IN-PERSON Career Fair

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location and details: Student Center Building, WSU Main Campus, Detroit, MI

College of Engineering & Computer Science VIRTUAL Career Fair

Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location and details: Handshake

MISB Business VIRTUAL Career Fair

Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location and details: Handshake

Handshake

Explore WSU's main job networking site, Handshake, to help you identify career events, job fairs, company information sessions, and full-time, part-time, internship, and campus job opportunities. Active WSU students are already preloaded onto Handshake. Log in with your WSU Access ID and password to activate your account. 

Getting Started in Handshake.

Big Interview

Get hands-on practice with mock interviews tailored to your specific industry, job, and experience. Create a resume with an online resume development tool. Watch video tutorials on interviewing and resume writing. Practice tough interviewing questions with the ability to record, review, and share your answers. This step-by-step system combines expert video lessons with AI-based virtual practice interview tools. 

Getting Started with Big Interview (video)

Parker Dewey Micro-Internships

Paid contract projects for college students and recent graduates who want to work on short-term, professional projects so that they can generate income while demonstrating capabilities and gaining practical experience. Micro-Internships can take place year-round, typically range from 5 to 40 hours of work, and are due between one week and one month after kick-off. 

Parker Dewey FAQ's.

Career Ready Guide

Complete a self-guided interactive career course authored by leading career development professionals. This self-guided, online course features 18 Videos, Reflective Questions, Checklists, Case Studies, Dive Deeper Assessments, Action Plans, and Chapter Quizzes. This FREE ONLINE interactive course is designed to help you understand, assess, and develop the "power skills" also known as career readiness competencies, companies seek when hiring today's employees. Each chapter takes about 20-30 minutes to complete and it can be completed on your timeline.

CareerSpots Videos

Explore our career-related video channel with topics including career planning, writing resumes, finding openings, applying for jobs, interviewing, negotiating a salary, career competencies, and more. Short 1 to 4-minute videos providing advice on job search and career readiness topics.

Career Services' Career Ready Basics Booklet

Download this pdf. from Career Services containing career tips and sample resumes, cover letters, thank you letters, interview questions, and more. Information for students and alumni about the different components of the job search process.

Professional attire at The W Food Pantry and Wardrobe

Have an upcoming in-person or virtual interview? Need to attend a job fair? Don't know what to wear? Then visit the W Food Pantry and Wardrobe. This campus resource supplies gently used business attire for interviews, career fairs, networking events, and other career-related engagements.