Recruiters across the nation said Cougars are among the best prepared to hit the ground running in a “Top 25” ranking of universities published the Wall Street Journal. WSU’s Academic Success and Career Center (ASCC) plays a major role in students’ success. Its budget stretches to pay the $30,000 annual subscription to an online job-connections database used by 9,500 students and over 9,850 employers. ASCC also pays to host the twice-yearly Career Expo. And it offers career counseling, testing, and for-credit courses; etiquette dinners and industry tours; resume critiques and mock interviews; and on-campus networking events with prospective employers.
“I like the amount and variety of companies available to students all in one easy location. They come to us, and often they are companies that we wouldn’t be easily able to talk with a representative, let alone face to face.” – Brenton Griffin
“It was very informative, and a great way to get your foot in the door as a future employee.” – Samuel Schweiter
“As a Freshman, I thought it was a great opportunity to get my name out. I already have a step up on getting an internship this summer because I met employers this year.” – Jonathan Moore
“Because of the Career Expo, I learned about opportunities I wouldn’t have known about before, and I have engaged in several interviews because of it.” – Natalie Powell