Gain Student Employment

Career-Ready Cougs!

The Academic Success and Career Center helps students find jobs and learn relevant skills in the workplace–while going to school. Your degree will help you land jobs, but experience can set you apart from other job-seeking individuals.

Check out the resources below, or email for personalized help with your job search.


Set an appointment with a career coach for resume help and review some resume/cover letter guides or resources.

Complete your profile in Handshake:

  • Activate your account with your WSU email
  • Complete profile questions
  • Upload resume and complete work history

Handshake can connect you to on-campus employers but also employers across the country. Filter jobs by location, full-time or part-time jobs, internships, etc.

Jobs on Handshake have been filtered by Handshake and WSU staff, but remember to avoid/report jobs that seem suspicious or require upfront costs.

Wear professional attire, arrive early, and it wouldn’t hurt to bring a printed copy of your resume.

Remember, you have resources to help you!

  • The Cougar Closet (Lighty Student Services Building Rm 160) provides free access to donated business attire for students
  • Interview preparation resources
  • Salary negotiation best practices
  • Workshops

Student Employment Fair

Looking for part-time employment in Pullman? Join us August 13th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm to meet on-campus and local employers. Register now on Handshake.

In preparation for the fair, get involved with some end-of-summer success events.


Featured Articles

Handshake Tips for International Students

Are you an international student looking for part- or full-time employment? Watch this short video to learn how to check if employers are open to OPT/CPT or willing to sponsor U.S. Work Visas.

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Student Employee of the Year 2024

Each year outstanding students are nominated to receive the Student Employee of the Year Award for their efforts and diligence in the workplace. Last month we celebrated nominated students with an awards soiree.

We appreciate all of the nominators and …

By McKenzie Godfrey
McKenzie Godfrey Student Employment Coordinator
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Drop-In Advising for the Summer

Happy summer, Cougs! To best serve your needs this summer, we will not offer drop-in academic and career advising from Monday, May 6, through Friday, August 9. We will still be available to connect with you during regular business hours, …

By Amanda Morgan
Amanda Morgan Associate Director
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Professional Attire Guide

Here is a video from Candid Career about Business Formal, Business Casual, and work attire according to occasion. If you’re headed to the Cougar Closet, check out this resource beforehand!

Dress For Success

By McKenzie Godfrey
McKenzie Godfrey Student Employment Coordinator
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12 strategies for acing your first job interview.

Although some employers like Amazon have stopped interviewing candidates for some jobs such as package handler, the reality is that virtually all candidates for virtually all jobs are interviewed by recruiters, hiring managers, and others.

Some interviewers are well-trained. Sadly, …

By College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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Featured Resources

Focus 2 Career Assessment

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Contact & Location

(509) 335-6000

Lighty Student Services Rooms 160 - 190
1815 NE Wilson Rd
Pullman, WA

ASCC Hours

Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm