Meet our very own Senior Career Coach/ Advisor James Bledsoe!
James, what drives you to help students succeed in their careers and how you can help them?
“I am completely devoted to helping people prepare for life after college. I enjoy working with students one on one, in small groups, or even large groups. My entire professional career of 27 years in K-12 and Higher Education has been focused on helping others to prepare for college, to go to college, succeed in college, and graduate from college. I work very hard to inspire, enrich, equip, and empower all students who desire a college degree, unconditionally.” -James
Fun fact about James is that in the June of his 12th grade year in high school, James was drafted in the 7th round by the Chicago White Sox Professional Baseball Organization. His baseball career lasted through 1985-87, and then he entered college at the age of 20, where he earned a football scholarship to attend Portland State University in Oregon. His undergraduate major was Social Science with a Certificate of Black Studies, Studied Abroad in Kingston, Jamaica and served as Student Body Vice President.
James all time favorite quote is “Keep Hope Alive”
Thank you James for all your hard work to help students succeed and for having an amazing personality!
Schedule an appointment with James or any Career Coach at wsu.joinhandshake.com or stop by our office at Lighty 180 and we will gladly schedule you a time for you!
Our career development counselors view career decision making as an on-going “life-planning” process, rather than a one-time choice. Through one-on-one meetings with students, career counselors help evaluate and improve self-understanding, knowledge of the work world, and decision making skills. By integrating the results of a variety of assessment tools, they can also help you find ways to implement career choices and to facilitate adjustment to work and educational environments. All career counseling services are confidential.
Career Coaching Services are Available to:
- All Current Students (Graduate and Undergraduate)
- Recent Alumni (Within Six Months of Graduation)
- Former Students Returning to WSU
Individuals who are community members or staff/faculty of the university are not eligible for career counseling unless they meet one of the above criteria but are encouraged to use community resources such as:
WorkSource Pullman Affiliate
Address: 350 Fairmont Rd #2, Pullman, WA 99163
Phone: (509) 332-6549
Idaho Department of Labor – Moscow
1350 Troy Road Suite 1
Moscow, ID 83843-3995