The Center for Service Learning & Career Development provides a comprehensive approach to career preparation, professional development, and service to the community through relevant experiential education opportunities. We aspire to develop aware, engaged, and thoughtful citizens who contribute to the greater society by taking action, encouraging change, and applying knowledge in the workforce and the world.
We are a primary source of service learning, career development, and student employment information and services for Western Oregon University students and faculty, on & off-campus community partners, alumni and job, internship and graduate school recruiters.
SERVICE LEARNING - Help students find volunteer opportunities, connect faculty with community partners and sponsor community service programming.
CAREER DEVELOPMENT - Assist students in selecting a major, gaining experience in internships and job shadows, provide job internships search coaching and advice, and graduate school preparation guidance.
STUDENT EMPLOYMENT - Facilitate the work study and part-time job listing process.
Read on for more detailed descriptions of the many services our office can provide!
Career Exploration Opportunities
Internships, Service Learning Opportunities, Job Shadow, Volunteer Activities and Community Service are all supported and encouraged by our department. This is a valuable experience for all to gain knowledge about intended career fields. Our office can assist students in locating an appropriate experience to support their career objective.
Service Learning: Community Service
Resources for Community Service activities and involvement are available. Service Learning materials for the classroom for faculty are located in our Resources Library.
Campus Programs / Events
Informational programs are scheduled throughout the year to raise awareness and knowledge of careers, graduate schools, Service Learning and other related topics. Some programs include:
Interview Skills Workshops
Graduate School Speakers
Law School Speakers
International Career Panel
Students In Service Education Award
Job Search Techniques
Staff is available to meet with students to talk about deciding on a major and/or career direction. Students are welcome to set up an appointment to talk about job search strategies for today's job market.
Appointments & Drop-ins
The Service Learning and Career Development Office offers resume critique drop in hours. Staff will be available from 8:00am-5:00pm Monday - Friday to critique your resume. Bring it in and see what improvements we can make! Career Counseling, Mock Interviews and Resume Critique are all available with the director on an appointment only basis. Feel free to call our office to schedule an appointment for any of these services.
Job Listing Services
Various employers post job listings with our department. We offer on-line services to post all job openings on campus, off campus, part time, full time, work study and non work study. We utilize careercenterjobs.org and the student employment pages connected with our homepage at http://www.wou.edu/student/career/.
Within our office we house current, updated books, periodicals, directories and other reference materials on career paths and job titles, employer information, and full-time, summer and internship position announcements. Our library includes career advisement, graduate school admissions, resume writing, and much more to help anyone on their path to having a successful career experience.
Centralized location for career-related full-time, part-time, summer and internship openings. Our office houses work-study, non-work study, on campus and off campus employment opportunities. Interview opportunities with campus recruiters are scheduled throughout the year and are available on an employer pre-screened, or on a first-come-first-sign-up basis. Our office provides career fairs to bring the recruiters to the students and help make the connections easier.
Service Learning & Career Development 503-838-8432 | or e-mail: email@example.com
WUC119 | Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
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