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Student Success Center

When you graduate from WSU Everett, you'll be career-ready and citizen-ready.

We offer a safe, supportive environment where all students are welcome to make the most of their education. Our Student Success Center provides academic resources that empower students to overcome challenges, improve skills, and gain a competitive edge.

The Student Success Center is designed for students at every stage of the academic journey. Located on the second floor of our state-of-the-art building, it houses the Student Involvement Office, ASWSUE Office and our Veteran’s Resource Center. Also housed in this space is two banks of computers and ample space to study and work collaboratively.

No matter where you are on your journey, the Success Center empowers you to take your college experience to the next level. And the best part? You know you’ll never have to do it alone.

Read on to learn more about our services and resources.

Career Services

At WSU Everett, we are focused on a career ready experience! Employers love graduates with good grades and a degree, and they also look for candidates with strong leadership, conflict resolution and problem solving skills.

Whether you are ready for that full-time job, an internship or you are currently crafting your resume, Your WSU Everett Career Advising team is here to help! 

Your Job Search

Start early and stay focused! Following are some job search tips to help you on your way:

Join Handshake. Handshake is the comprehensive job search website for WSU college students at all campuses. You can post your resume and cover letter, and employers can view and look for your resume. Join Handshake 

Set up your LinkedIn profile and follow WSU on LinkedIn.

Give yourself the gift of time. Applying for jobs and internships is time-consuming. Sometimes the hiring process is quick while some employers may take some time to respond to applications. As a rule of thumb, start applying for jobsthree to five months beforeyou need one.

Read your student newsletter. Every Monday during the academic year, Student Affairs sends out a letter with important information and job opportunities for WSU Everett Students. Be sure to check your WSU email daily!

Reach out to your personal network. Reach out to family, friends, peers, current/past supervisors, professors and advisors to discuss your career goals and job search. Ask your contacts to share opportunities with you when they arise.

Collect references. Contact your professors and former employers to inquire about whether they will serve as a reference for you.

Take advantage of the informational interview. Do your research: search for professionals at companies you want to work at on LinkedIn. Learn about the companies, their employees and inquire about meeting for an informational interview.

Join professional associations related to your field of study. Many professional associations have local chapters that offer discounted membership for students. These associations host networking events and it’s a great opportunity to meet people!

Internships & Microinternships

Distinguish yourself in the job market and earn credit toward your degree with an internship or micro-internship! Industry-based opportunities offer students a way to apply classroom knowledge to real-world situations, while directly establishing industry connections. 

Consult directly with your academic advisor to discuss opportunities and eligibility.

Virtual Work Experience

Looking for other ways to beef up your resume? InsideSherpa offers free simulation case studies of real business situations in a self-paced online module format. Projects take 5-6 hours to complete and simulations are created by industry professionals. While unpaid, all projects are considered professional experience and can be included on your resume. 

Additional Career Resources **LINKS TBD

Cover Letter and Resume references 

  • Sample Communications Officer Cover Letter
  • Sample Hotel General Manager Cover Letter
  • Sample Mechanical Engineering Cover Letter
  • Veteran Student Resume and Cover Letter
  • Tips for an effective resume

Interviewing references 

  • Interviewing
  • Interviewing skills packet
  • Personal pitch worksheet

Graduate school references 

  • Graduate School
  • Graduate school exploration
  • Graduate school packet

Student Involvement

STARTING OR REACTIVATING AN ORGANIZATION

The Department of Student Involvement inspires and empowers students and organizations to prepare for life after WSU Everett through meaningful involvement. 

To start a new Organization or Reactivate a current organization at the beginning of each year please complete the Registered Student Organization Activation/Reactivation Form.

Please send any questions to ASWSUE.Pres@wsu.edu 

STUDENT EVENT REGISTRATION

All Student events will need to be registered starting Fall 2020, please complete the following form to register your event. Registered events will be added to the event calendar and promoted to all WSU Everett students! 

Student Event Registration Form

Places & Spaces

Veteran’s Center

For our students that are veterans or active military we have a Veteran’s Resource Room located within the Student Success Center. Room 200C is open to all veteran or active military students. Currently this is a quiet space for studying, relaxing and grabbing a cup of coffee. Learn more about Veteran Affair’s at WSU.

Please email veterans@wsu.edu or call 509-335-1234 with questions. Our local WSU Everett contact is Mark Beattie, mabeattie@wsu.edu.

We thank all of you for your service.

Gender Inclusive Restroom

WSU Everett is committed to creating an inclusive, accessible environment where all students can thrive. WSU Everett’s Gender Inclusive Restroom is located on the second floor at the entrance of the office wing on the westside of the building. A gender inclusive restroom is one that anyone of any gender can use. They benefit all people, including people who are gender diverse, transgender, parents/caregivers and people with caregivers or personal attendants. WSU Everett’s gender inclusive restroom is a single-stall restroom, also known as single-use restroom. 

Lactation and Meditation Room

The lactation and meditation room is located on the second floor, office side wing in room 201A. This is a private, quiet space for students, employees and visitors to nurse or pump. Additionally, this space is for students and employees to meditate and pray. The room includes a locking door, comfortable seating, countertop space and access to electricity, running water and refrigeration. 

On Campus Housing

Everett Community College (EvCC) now offers on campus housing to enrolled EvCC and WSU Everett students. They offer on campus housing in the Cedar Hall and Mountain View Hall buildings. For more information on how to apply visit everettcc.edu/housing. 

Edmonds College also offers on campus residence halls to enrolled students.