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Career Services

Career Counseling

What Is Career Counseling 

Students often view career counseling as a “one-stop” activity, instead of as a process. Students can also make the mistake of thinking that a career counselor can choose the “right” major/career for them. Click here to find more information on what Career Counseling actually is, and how it can benefit you as a student and future job seeker.



Individual counseling is available to enrolled students, by appointment or on a walk-in basis. A career counselor can assist in the following areas:
  • Selecting a major or graduate program  
  • Personal career inventories
  • On-line assessments
  • Resumes and cover letters
  • Interviewing skills and preparation
  • Successful internship and job search strategies
  • Graduate school process and application
  • Employer research
  • Career direction and career transition
  • Alumni mentoring
  • Informational interviews
  • Individual Studies Major

Individual counseling is available to enrolled students as well as Alumni by appointment or on a walk-in basis.

Experienced counselors are available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m. in Bouillon 206 on the Ellensburg campus. Call 509-963-1921 between 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. for an appointment.

Westside Counseling

CWU-Lynnwood: To make an appointment, e-mail Merridy Rennick at or phone 425-640-1574 x3878.
CWU- Des Moines: To make an appointment, e-mail Angela Engel at or phone 206-439-3800 x3841.

Online Career Counseling

Online career guidance is a service for Central Washington University students and alumni. This service is designed to assist individuals who are not able to meet individually with a career counselor. We will attempt to respond to questions within two business days of CWU normal working hours. Please submit your questions to We will also review resumes and cover letters via email. Please allow one week for revisions.

Due to the unsecured nature of the Internet, CWU Career Services cannot guarantee the confidentiality of your comments. If you are concerned about the confidentiality of your questions, please contact our office at 509-963-1921 to set up an office appointment. If you prefer, you may also schedule a phone appointment with one of the counselors. Most of our counselors have been trained in distance counseling and credentialed through the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE).

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