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Career Services

Services Offered

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Individual counseling is available to enrolled students, alumni, faculty and staff by appointment or on a walk-in basis. Community members are also welcome to use our services, please call our office for rates. Appointments are available Monday through Friday 8 - 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
  • Resumes and cover letters
  • Interviewing skills and preparation
  • Successful job search strategies
  • Graduate school process and application
  • Employer research
  • Career direction and career transition
  • Alumni mentoring
  • Informational interviews

Westside Counselors

CWU - Lynnwood: 
Merridy Rennick, rennickm@cwu.edu, 425-640-1574 x3878

CWU - Des Moines: 
Angela Engel, engela@cwu.edu, 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 career@cwu.edu. We will also review resumes and cover letters via email. Please allow at least 5 business days for revisions.

Career Employment

Career Employment, located in Bouillon 206, assists faculty and staff in locating jobs. Career Employment provides: subscriptions to newspapers, magazines & other periodicals that profile job vacancies; industry information that includes a variety of directories that help job and internship seekers uncover potential employers in particular industries or in specific areas of the country; graduate school and entrance exam information; workshops are offered on resume writing, interviewing skills, placement file preparation, internships and finding jobs in a competitive market; many books, videos and handouts are available from our extensive Career Library; and several computers for job search use.


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).