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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 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.

We appreciate all of the nominators and nominating departments that participated. Congratulations to nominees and category winners!

  • Mason Burns
  • Jennia Garduno
  • Ramon Hernandez
  • Hingry Mendez Lopez
  • Jacqueline Meza
  • Madeline Mickas 
  • Samantha Page
  • Cooper Razey
  • Manuella Tossa
  • Elyse Tse
  • Shu Umehara
  • Zachary Seivers – Leadership
  • Lilia Thompson – Community Service
  • Ethan Jaeger – Critical Thinking
  • Zachary Mayer – Technology & Innovation
  • Sophie Mejia – Diversity & Inclusion
  • Ariana Williamson – Overall Student Employee of the Year
  • Student Employee of the Year Awards Soiree -- group photo
  • Soiree area
  • Nominee, Cooper Razey with nominator, Andrey Tillery
  • Nominee, Mason Burns
  • Lilia Thompson, student employee of the year in the category of community service, with nominator.
  • Nominee, Hingry Mendez Lopez
  • Nominee, Shu Umehara, with nominators
  • Nominee, Jennia Garduno, with nominator
  • Nominee, Samantha Page
  • Nominee, Ramon Hernandez
  • Sophie Mejia, student employee of the year in the category of diversity and inclusion.
  • Nominee, Manuella Tossa
  • Nominee, Jacqueline Meza with Nominator, Nancy Hernandez
  • Zach Seivers, student employee of the year in the category of Leadership
  • Nominee, Madeline Mickas

On April 10th, 2024, we celebrated the nominees for this distinguished award. We are grateful for all those that attended in-person and online.


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Featured Resources

Focus 2 Career Assessment

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