CWUCareer Services NewsCareer Services News 2020 Services & Resources, 09 Jul 2020 09:40:39<p>Career Services will remain (virtually) open throughout Summer 2020, with counselors and other staff&nbsp;available Monday-Thursday. <a href="/career/node/4172" target="_blank">Book an appointment online</a> and make sure to check out our other online services and resources:</p> <ul> <li><a href="/career/sites/" target="_blank">Career Guide</a>&nbsp;- PDF with helpful information about everything from choosing a major to writing a cover letter.</li> <li><a href="" target="_blank">Wildcat Career Network</a>&nbsp;- Online portal to job postings, event information, mock interviews, and more.&nbsp;</li> <li><a href="" target="_blank">Career Services YouTube channel</a>&nbsp;- Uploads include short interviews with CWU alumni about their career paths and recorded workshops.&nbsp;</li> <li><a href="" target="_blank">Comprehensive list of online services and resources</a></li> </ul> <p>Questions? Contact Career Services via <a href="">email </a>or call us at (509) 963-1921.&nbsp;</p> </a href="">Book an Appointment with a Career Counselor!, 13 Apr 2020 10:55:02<p>You can now book your own appointments with Career Services staff! Find the appropriate counselor below, click on their link, and follow the user-friendly process through Bookings to make your appointment. Appointments are held virtually, via Zoom. The link for your session will be emailed to you with your appointment confirmation. If you have any questions, or have difficulty scheduling an appointment, please contact us at <a href=""></a> or (509) 963-1921.&nbsp;</p> <p>Please note that Ellensburg counselors serve undeclared students, as well as online students from East of the Cascades.&nbsp;</p> <hr /> <h3>CWU Lynnwood &amp;<br /> Online Students (from the Northern Puget Sound Area &amp; Out-of-State)&nbsp;</h3> <p><img alt="Merridy Rennick" src="" style="width: 175px; height: 263px;" /></p> <p>Merridy Rennick, <a href=""></a><br /> <a href=";;sdata=EXeI6Q8xILH%2F3dow%2Fv6vI%2BppCZHpxisSYg0eF7qjmno%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">Book an appointment with Merridy</a></p> <hr /> <h3>CWU Des Moines, CWU Pierce County,&nbsp;<br /> &amp; Online Students (South of Seattle &amp; West of the Cascades)<br /> <img alt="Steve Laing" src="" style="font-size: inherit; font-weight: 400; width: 175px; height: 175px;" /></h3> <p>Steve Laing, <a href=""></a><br /> <a href=";;sdata=OWJzuZPfke5ohfXCGq5N%2BuyFkIGhK2hkcJdDBMNgw%2FI%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">Book an Appointment with Steve</a></p> <hr /> <h3>CWU Ellensburg: College of Education and Professional Studies</h3> <p><img alt="Jessey Allen" src="/career/sites/" style="width: 175px; height: 235px;" /><br /> Jessey Allen, <a href=""></a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Book an appointment with Jessey</a></p> <hr /> <h3>CWU Ellensburg: College of Business</h3> <p><img alt="Jay Pfeiffer" src="/career/sites/" style="width: 175px; height: 215px;" /><br /> Jay Pfeiffer, <a href=""></a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Book an appointment with Jay</a></p> <hr /> <h3>CWU Ellensburg: College of Arts &amp; Humanities</h3> <p><img alt="Aaron Woods" src="/career/sites/" style="width: 175px; height: 180px;" /></p> <p>Aaron Woods, <a href=""></a><br /> <a href="">Book an appointment with Aaron</a></p> <hr /> <h3>CWU Ellensburg: College of the Sciences</h3> <p><img alt="Chuck Zimchek" src="/career/sites/" style="width: 175px; height: 233px;" /><br /> Chuck Zimchek, <a href=""></a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Book an appointment with Chuck</a></p> <hr /> <h3>Director</h3> <p><img alt="Vicki Sannuto" src="" style="width: 175px; height: 218px;" /></p> <p>Vicki Sannuto, <a href=""></a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Book an appointment with Vicki</a></p> </a href=""></a href=""></a href=""></a href=""></a href=""></a href=""></a href=""></a href="">Available Services During Coronavirus Outbreak, 16 Mar 2020 10:45:29<p>Due to the viral outbreak and, following the guidance of administration and government leaders, Career Services will be limiting available services, while still trying to provide students and alumni with opportunities for career counseling, professional development, and more. Please see below for our current guidelines and availability.&nbsp;</p> <p>Counselors are available for Skype &amp; Zoom (online video conferencing)&nbsp;appointments only. Schedule an appointment <a href="" target="_blank">online via Bookings</a> or by emailing our office at <a href=""></a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>Spring workshops <a href="/career/sites/" target="_blank">(download a Word document listing spring workshops and events)</a> will be available online only. Links to upcoming workshops will be found here:&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Spring Career, Internship, and Grad School Fair will now be a virtual event, to be held on the Wildcat Career Network from May 11-15. More information about this event will be forthcoming.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Wildcat Career Network has many online resources, including virtual mock interviews, resume examples, and job postings. Current students can log in through <a href="" target="_blank">MyCWU</a> (click on Wildcat Career Network under &quot;Applications&quot;).&nbsp;</p> <h3>For more information on online services, go <a href="">here</a>.&nbsp;</h3> <p>If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at <a href=""></a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </a href=""></a href="">Placement File Information for Education Majors, 30 Aug 2016 11:33:15<p><strong style="line-height: 1.4;">As of August 2, 2016, our long-standing placement files system was retired</strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;">. Currently active placement files will remain maintained and active for those students that have them and graduated as of June 2016. &nbsp;New placement files will not be opened after August 2, 2016.&nbsp;</span></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.4;">Why?</strong></p><p>There are two reasons. First, the majority of districts have online application systems, complete with a letter request system if they require confidential letters of recommendation. Otherwise, those systems expect the applicant to upload all information themselves. Second, very few students use placement files, and fewer still update their files with current information.&nbsp; Therefore, we are following suit with other Washington universities and colleges and moving to self-managed credentials.</p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.4;">What do I do now?</strong></p><p>If you have a signed Options form on file with us, you can still submit your letters of reference for your file.&nbsp; You must have graduated as of June 2016 at the latest.&nbsp; We will continue to send placement files to school districts upon request.&nbsp;</p><p>If you graduated after June 2016 and should a district require confidential letters of recommendation and not have a letter request system in place, you might consider opening a new account with an independent credential service provider such as <a href="">ChronicleVitae</a>. That account and its maintenance will be under your sole control and responsibility.</p><p><strong>What does this mean for cooperating teachers, student teaching supervisors, and faculty members?</strong></p><p>If you do not have an Options form on file with us as of June 2016, all letters of recommendation requested by you from cooperating teachers, student teaching supervisors, and faculty members should be sent directly to you rather than to Career Services.</p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.4;">Can students still get help and advice on creating and maintaining their placement file?</strong></p><p><strong><em>ABSOLUTELY.</em></strong>&nbsp;We strongly encourage undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni to ask any questions about self-managed credential files to call our office at 509.963.1921 or email <a href=""></a> for assistance. &nbsp;</p></strong style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></strong style="line-height: 1.4;"></strong style="line-height: 1.4;"></strong style="line-height: 1.4;"></a href="">New Wildcat Career Network Offers ‘One-Stop Shop’ for Jobs and Internships, 18 Feb 2016 11:25:12<p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">There’s a new way for </span>CWU<span style="line-height: 1.4;"> students and alumni to look for jobs or internships. The Wildcat Career Network is a job and internship database that is easily accessible through a student’s </span>myCWU<span style="line-height: 1.4;"> account, and external login for alumni.</span></p><p>“The new system allows employers or our department to upload jobs and internships and control information about events and interviews on campus,” said Vicki Sannuto, Director of Career&nbsp;Services. “Additionally, the database includes off-campus job listings from the Office of Student Employment.”</p><p>According to Sannuto, the Wildcat Career Network creates a “one-stop shop” for students and alumni to find career opportunities. She said one of the biggest complaints she has heard over the years from students is the difficulty in finding good, solid job or internship leads in a single place.</p><p>“When students say they don’t know where to go to find a job or an internship. Now there is a place where all that information can be easily accessed,” Sannuto said.</p><p>In addition to internships and jobs, the site will list career fairs, potential employer visits and presentations, and other similar events. Users will also be able to RSVP to a career fair or workshop and look at information about employers or internships. An additional feature is that it can connect students to professionals as mentors. It also allows a faculty member to review and evaluate resumes, letters and other information uploaded by a student.</p><p>Sannuto said students will get the most out of the network if they fill out their profile completely, a process that only takes a few minutes.</p><p>The network encompasses a local and national database (the latter is called the NaceLink Network). The combination of the two databases provides users with access to more than two million job listings.</p><p>“It’s a very sophisticated tool that can be a great resource for anyone who is searching for a job or an internship,” Sannuto said. “My hope is that eventually people will get used to it and integrate it into their systems for whatever they need in terms of employment or internships.”</p><p>For more information, contact Vicki Sannuto, Director of Career&nbsp;Services, 509-963-1921,</p></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;">