Career planning and readiness

Career Services provides services and resources to assist students with career planning and readiness. Our goal is to help with the career exploration process, including career options, academic preparation, occupational research, decision-making, goal setting, and implementation. We are here to help. Schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor to get started.

Career Services 4-Year Career Readiness Plan 

WSU undergraduate students can use the Career Services 4-Year Career Readiness Plan as a guide to being career-ready by graduation. You can start anytime, but working on your career planning and readiness early and often is best. 

What is career planning? 

Career planning is the process of developing career choices, establishing career objectives, and deciding on education and development to improve the skills required to achieve your career objectives. It includes short- and long-term career goals and the actions you can take to complete them. Career planning can help you decide what classes to take and identify the extracurricular activities, research, and internships that will make you a strong candidate for the jobs that interest you. 

What is career readiness?

Career readiness is a foundation that demonstrates requisite core competencies that broadly prepare the college-educated for success in the workplace and lifelong career management. Career readiness is critical to ensuring successful entrance into the workforce for new college graduates. Career readiness is the foundation upon which a successful career is launched.