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Students participating in WCU's Career Fair

Welcome to the Center for Career and Professional Development at Western Carolina University! We are here to help you find potential resrouces, gain skills, and plan your future career path. Please see below for some potential places to start. Remember you can always reach out to us at 828-227-7133, careerservices@wcu.edu, or by visiting us at our office in the Reid Building Room 150 (it's on the backside of the building!).

What Can We Help You With Today?

MAJOR & CAREER EXPLORATION

DEGREEPLUS

CAREER BUILDING EXPERIENCES

INTERNSHIPS

RESUMES/COVER LETTERS

INTERVIEWING

JOB SEARCHING

GRADUATE SCHOOL

       

Major & Career Exploration

Don't wait until you are ready to graduate to explore the types of careers WCU's majors will prepare you for. Use your time in school to test out different fields, jobs, and career paths to find what fits best with your skills, abilities, and interests.

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DegreePlus

DegreePlus is designed to give you opportunities to get involved in extracurricular activities that can provide the transferable skills you need to reach your goals for employment, graduate school, professional school, and other post-graduate plans.

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Career Building Experiences

 Participation in career building experiences can help you to gain hands-on experience and make you a competitive candidate for future opportunities. It is important to supplement your academic learning with these types of activities.

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Internships

Internships are one of the best ways to obtain real-world experience and skills. Often these opportunities can lead to full-time job offers and will increase the likelihood of securing a job by graduation and receiving a higher salary.

The presence of job and internship announcements provided through our JobCat system does not indicate an endorsement or recommendation from WCU or the CCPD. Students should remain vigilant to fraudulent postings and use discretion when applying (see our handout below for common red flags). If you see any posting that may be fraudulent or discriminatory on JobCat please call CCPD at 828.227.7133.

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Resumes & Cover Letters

Often, the most important step toward securing your first job is a professional resume and effective cover letter that showcases what you can add to the organization where you hope to work. Don't underestimate the importance of a carefully written and professionally presented package.

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Interviewing

After impressing your future employer with your resume, you'll need effective interviewing skills. We highly recommend participating with us in mock interviews or using our Big Interview system to practice prior to a job or internship interview.

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Job Searching

Use this link If you are interested in on-campus job searching

Job search strategies should be multifaceted and tailored to each individual student's goals. We help students identify the variety of job search tools and resources that will help them achieve their next steps.

The presence of job and internship announcements provided through our JobCat system does not indicate an endorsement or recommendation from WCU or the CCPD. Students should remain vigilant to fraudulent job postings and use discretion when applying (see our handout below for common red flags). If you see any posting that may be fraudulent or discriminatory on JobCat please call CCPD at 828.227.7133.

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Graduate School

Choosing to further your education is an important step in broadening career options. For some, a graduate-level degree is a requirement in their field of study; for others, a graduate degree will make them more marketable and competitive in today’s ever-changing world of work.

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