CWUCareer Services NewsCareer Services News Quarter Resume/Cover Letter Drop-in Hours, 23 Sep 2015 13:18:05<p>Bring your resume and/or cover letter and have it reviewed by our trained Peer Advisors. No appointment necessary.</p><p><strong>ALL DROP-IN HOURS WILL BE HELD IN OUR OFFICE IN BOUILLON 206</strong></p><p><b>Mondays: 11am-2pm, 3-5pm</b><br><b style="line-height: 1.4;">Tuesdays: 9-10am, 11am-2pm, 3-4pm<br>Wednesdays: 9-10am, 11am-1pm, 2-3pm<br>Thursdays: 9-10am, 11am-2pm, 3-5pm<br>Fridays: 10am-12pm, 1-3pm</b></p><p><b style="line-height: 1.4;">Drop-In hours are subject to change and will not be held on the following dates:</b></p><ul><li><b style="line-height: 1.4;">10/8</b></li><li><b style="line-height: 1.4;">10/15</b></li><li><b style="line-height: 1.4;">11/11</b></li><li><b style="line-height: 1.4;">11/25-11/27</b></li><li><b style="line-height: 1.4;">12/7-12/10</b></li></ul><p>Questions? Contact Career Services at or (509) 963-1921.</p></br></b style="line-height: 1.4;"></br></br></br></b style="line-height: 1.4;"></b style="line-height: 1.4;"></b style="line-height: 1.4;"></b style="line-height: 1.4;"></b style="line-height: 1.4;"></b style="line-height: 1.4;">Spring Career Fair Brings Employers to Students, 21 Apr 2015 12:02:40<p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/career/sites/" style="width: 450px; height: 338px;"></p><p>Opportunity filled the SURC ballroom during CWU’s annual spring career fair. More than 80 firms and graduate schools from all kinds of industries were represented. They’re looking for safety specialists, paramedics, project engineers, camp counselors, pilots, aviation mechanics, cruise directors, police officers, social media interns, Peace Corps volunteers, forestry technicians, and various other professionals. Recruiters are interested in every major.&nbsp;</p><p>This is the 42nd year Career Services has matched companies in need of fresh talent with job-ready students embarking on new careers. More than 630 people attended, making it one of the biggest career fairs in years.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Amazon</a> was among the agencies looking to hire CWU students. Management and safety positions are available at fulfillment centers in Maryland, Florida, Texas, California, New Jersey and Wisconsin. Brittany Fox, a safety specialist for Amazon, said the company is looking for outgoing applicants who have strong problem solving skills and leadership qualities. And once you get your foot in the door, there are many opportunities to advance. Fox started as an intern before being hired full time at Amazon’s fulfillment center in Arizona. “It’s pretty awesome,” she said about the job. “It’s something different.”</p><p><img alt="" src="/career/sites/" style="width: 300px; height: 225px; float: right; margin: 5px;"><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Aaron Score, a corrections deputy with the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, talked to law and justice majors about starting their careers. The sheriff's office is hiring several positions—a sign of a recovering economy, said Score, a 2007 </span>CWU<span style="line-height: 1.4;"> graduate who works alongside several other Central alumni. “It’s a great experience,” Score said. “You can learn a lot about the law and justice system, so for anyone interested in pre-law, it’s enlightening."&nbsp;</span></p><p>To help students look their best for a great first impression, Career Services hosted a hospitality booth at the career fair. Blazers, jackets and collared shirts were available for loan. Students also could pop a mint and print copies of their resumes.&nbsp;</p><p>Estefano Piña arrived dressed to impress. The senior business administration major from Auburn was excited for the chance to get his feet wet with recruiters. Piña is specializing in HR management. He says he doesn't want to set his sights on just one kind of job. "You kind of don't want to have tunnel vision," Piña said. He applied for an internship at Amazon and received a lot of great advice from several other companies. "This helps with the transition," he said. "I feel like I'm prepared."&nbsp;</p><p>In addition to job fairs, <a href="" target="_blank">Career Services</a> helps students select a major or graduate program, prepare resumes and cover letters, practice interviewing skills, successfully search for jobs, apply to graduate school, research employers, and provides alumni mentoring, all in person or online.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><iframe class="youtube-player" frameborder="0" height="390" src="//" title="YouTube video player" type="text/html" width="480"></iframe></p></p style="text-align: center;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></p style="text-align: center;">Recommended Courses for Career Development, 02 Dec 2014 11:13:37<p><strong>UNIV 103: Career Exploration</strong><br>Designed to assist students in researching and assessing their career goals through classroom coursework and career-related interest and<br>personality inventories. (2 credits)</p><p><br><strong>UNIV 301: Career Management</strong><br>Identify work suited to interests, personality, goals and values. Maximize ability to obtain work in chosen field, manage career moves to maintain interest and growth through economic changes and life stages while minimizing economic dislocation. (2 credits)</p><p>Career Services will also be offering a section of UNIV 301 in fall quarter 2015 specifically for international students.&nbsp;It is a 2-credit class that will meet on Fridays 10:00-11:50. The goal of this course is for you to identify your unique strengths and skills in order to start your career. The class is designed to offer practical skills needed to find a job as well as identify experience/training you may need prior to graduation to be more marketable. Some of the topics include: Effective resume and cover letter writing, informational interviews, networking, and interview practice. Because this class is only open to international students, we will have opportunities to address questions and concerns related to immigration.&nbsp;</p><p>For more information contact our office at 509-963-1921 or</p></br></br></br></br>