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New Professional Experience Series Launches

The Academic Success and Career Center has launched the Cougar Career Community, a Professional Series that helps students connect with a network of professionals. Working with our on-and-off campus employers we have developed specific Career Discussions to help student understand and network with this vast network of professionals.

Starting off our series will be E&J Gallo Winery on Sept. 9 who will focus on personal selling in a virtual age. They will cover topics that will be very instrumental to students success at the upcoming Career Expo, including how to present yourself professionally online, sell yourself at Career Fairs, market yourself as a student athlete and an elevator pitch workshop.

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On Sept. 16, City Year‘s Marcu Ramirez will share his insights and experience working in the non-profit sector. Before he began working with City Year, Marcus served in AmericaCorps and will be speaking to students about worldly travel.

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As one of the largest employers of students at WSU Pullman, University Recreation remains a popular and sought after student employment position. Membership Coordinator David Grassi will connect with students to speak about what he looks for in student employees and the hiring process at UREC.

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Amazon, on Sept. 30 will finish off our series talking about open employment with their company, leading up to their visit at the WSU Career Expo

Please register for the events on Handshake to receive Zoom contact information.

Online Remote Positions Available

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has provided a resource list for remote work opportunities:

Open House Set for Jan. 21 at the WSU Academic Success and Career Center

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Contacts:

Terese King, Director, Academic Success and Career Center, WSU Office of Undergraduate Education, 509-335-6000, taking@wsu.edu
Christie Motley, Assistant Director, Academic Success and Career Center, WSU Office of Undergraduate Education, 509-335-6000, cmotley@wsu.edu

PULLMAN, Wash.—The Academic Success and Career Center (ASCC) at Washington State University is opening its doors from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, to welcome guests to its recently remodeled facilities in the Lighty Student Services Building, rooms 160 and 180.

“We have new spaces and a new look now to go along with our name change and newest services,” said Terese King, ASCC director. “We cordially invite all students, faculty, staff, and the public to meet our counselors, advisors, and student tutors and to take a tour of our department.”

Changes to layout and decor were underway throughout fall semester. A new, multi-purpose resource area is available to students in Lighty 180. In room 160 across the hall, new facilities have been added for Student Employment services. Also in 160 is office space for a new WSU representative for the Peace Corps.

ASCC staff and office space are from the former Center for Advising and Career Development (CACD), which was also a program in the Office of Undergraduate Education.  In time for the start of fall semester 2014, ASCC announced its mission (to cultivate successful scholars and professionals) and its method (to offer unique, no-cost services and programs to freshmen through seniors and graduates from every major).

Showcased at the open house will be ASCC’s numerous services, including those that were introduced in fall— Academic Success Coaching, the Drop-in Center, and Student Employment.

In addition to being the academic home to dozens of sections of career and college success courses, other long-time ASCC services are Career Expo, centralized training and consulting services, academic advising to students between majors, peer in-person and online academic tutoring in most lower-division courses, career testing, skill-building for-credit workshops, and mentoring for students in such programs as College Bound, Washington State Opportunity Scholars, Passport to College, Governor’s Scholars, and the College Success Foundation’s Achievers Scholars.

Refreshments will be served at the open house, and attendees can win gift cards.

For more information on the open house, the Jan. 28 ASCC-hosted etiquette dinner, or the Feb. 3 Career Expo, visit http://ASCC.wsu.edu. Registration for the event is not required.

Find this news release at WSU News online at http://bit.ly/1DDYRDD.