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!