Resources for job seekers

Centralized Career Services provides extensive career-related resources to students and alums from all academic disciplines. Please explore this page's menu options for 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! 

Are you looking for a job? Career Services invites you to navigate our 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.

Senior/New Grad Checklist

Senior year is crunch time for job searching. Ensure you understand your job options and keep an open mind on employment opportunities. Use our checklist to keep on track and set a Career Counseling appointment if you need help.

Career Services 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 to participate.

Fall 2023 Career Fairs

Are you looking for a job or internship? These career fairs can help. Speak with hiring employers about available positions. 

Career Fair Detailed Instructions

Career fair tips.

NEW PRO TIP: Download the Handshake mobile app to view the employers, their jobs, and to register for the fairs.

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Career Service All-Majors Virtual Career Fair

Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location and details: On Handshake - Details & registration are on Handshake

Career Services All Majors Virtual Career Fair is open to students from any major. This video-chat recruiting event hosted on Handshake allows students to sign up for 10-minute, 1:1 meetings or group sessions to discuss full-time, internship, and part-time paid job opportunities with employers.

Career Service All-Majors In-Person Career Fair

Date: Thursday, October 12, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location and details: 2nd floor, Student Center Building - Details & registration are on Handshake

Career Services All Majors In-Person Fair is open to students from any major. This in-person recruiting event hosted at the Student Center Building allows students to meet face-to-face with employers to discuss full-time, internship, and part-time paid job opportunities. Bring your resume to share with employers.

College of Engineering In-Person Engineering & Computer Science Career Fair

Date: Thursday, October 5, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location and details: 2nd floor, Student Center Building - Details & registration are on Handshake 

Mike Ilitch School of Business Meet the Account Firms Career Fair

Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Time: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: In Person - Mike Ilitch School of Business, 2771 Woodward Avenue - Details & registration are on Handshake

Mike Ilitch School of Business In-Person Career Fair

Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location and details: 2nd floor, Student Center Building - Details & registration are on Handshake

College of Nursing In-Person Career Fair

Date: Friday, November 1, 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Location and details: College of Nursing, 5557 Cass Avenue - Details & registration are on Handshake


Explore WSU's leading 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. All registered WSU students are provided a Handshake account. 

Getting Started in Handshake.

 NEW: Download the Handshake mobile app to join the WSU Handshake career network. Log in with your WSU Access ID and password to activate your account. 

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Big Interview

Get hands-on practice with mock interviews tailored to your 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 to 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 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 alums 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.