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Career Services

Services Offered

Career Counseling

Individual counseling is available at no cost to enrolled students, alumni, faculty and staff by appointment. Community members are also welcome to use our services; please call our office for rates. Appointments are available Monday through Friday 9 - 5 p.m. in Bouillon 206 on the Ellensburg campus. For scheduling please call 509-963-1921.

A career counselor can assist in the following areas:

  • Selecting a major or graduate program
  • Personal career inventories
  • On-line assessments
  • Resume and cover letter reviews
  • Interviewing skills and preparation, including mock interviews
  • Successful job search strategies
  • Graduate school process and application
  • Employer research
  • Career direction and career transition
  • Alumni mentoring
  • Informational interviews

Drop-in Career Counseling
For current drop-in counseling hours, please call our office at (509) 963-1921 or click here.

For Appointments With Westside Counselors (current Westside students only):
CWU - Lynnwood:
Merridy Rennick,, (509) 963-3878.
CWU - Des Moines: 
Steve Laing,, (509) 963-3841.

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 face to face 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 at least 5 business days for revisions. Skype and phone appointments are also available.

Internships/Cooperative Education

Career Services coordinates all the paperwork and registration for academic credit internships. For more information, go here.

Employment Support

Check here for information on upcoming workshops and events.

Placement Files
We keep placement files for teachers and education administrators. For more information, click here.

Wildcat Career Network
We have a database that helps you search for jobs and internships.  Students can access it through their myCWU account (under Applications).  Alumni also have access and can register for an account by clicking here. It also contains career exploration information including some useful online assessments.  

Career Education

Academic Classes
University 103: Career Exploration and University 301: Career Management classes (2 credits each) are offered in most quarters. University 301 also has a class just for international students. Click here for more information on these courses.

Workshops and Presentations
Along with our regularly offered workshops, our staff and peer advisors are available to present to students, staff and faculty on campus.

Topics Include:

  • Resumes & Cover Letters
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Dependable Strengths
  • Typefocus/MBTI Interpretation
  • Strong Interest Inventory Interpretation
  • Cooperative Education/Internships
  • Job Search
  • LinkedIn Basics
  • What Can You Do with a Major In...?

Request a presentation here.

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. 

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