Career Services

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Visit us at Morgan Hall 137 or call 785-670-1450 for an appointment. Office hours are 8-5, Monday - Friday.

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SALT Personal Finance
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SALT is a game-changing new membership program that helps students and families navigate financing higher education, successfully manage any resulting debt, and build money skills for life. Develop a budget, manage student loans, learn about credit cards and banks all at your own pace.

Free Personal Finance Resource
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CashCourse: Define your finances. Define your future. CashCourse is a personal finance website specifically for Washburn students. Plan a budget, learn how to manage your finances.

Career Services

December Graduates: Please respond to the Career Outcomes Survey!

Spring Career Fair: February 18! See List of Currently Registered Employers Here - updated daily

NEW: Job Market for Class of 2015 Looks Bright!

NEW!: Online Resume Writing Tutorial - (To view in Firefox, click on download link to open with Adobe Reader)

Temp spaceMorgan 137 (Middle Wing), our temporary space during the Morgan Hall construction project.

What You Can Expect

Career Services provides assistance to Washburn University students in two major areas:

  • Deciding on majors and careers, including career counseling
  • Job search preparation and execution.

It is the goal of Career Services to help students learn about and develop lifelong skills, techniques, and resources that will help them with career development. Career Services is not an employment agency; we refer all qualified candidates but do not recommend individual students to employers nor individual employers to students.

Our services are free to Washburn University students. Alumni services are free as well, with the exception of fee-based advanced career assessments and access to BodJobs. Services to community members are available, with the exception of advanced career assessments; there is a fee for BodJobs. Resumes for America is an independent provider that offers free access to students; others can access their services for a fee at Services to employers are free with the exception of attendance at career events.

Use the links below and on the right for more information about our services and to reach resources for your career development.

What We Do and Resources for YouIchabod resume review

Also see the Quick Links on the right.

WU Career Services Mission

The mission of Washburn University Career Services is to empower students and others to make optimal use of their knowledge, abilities, and values to successfully:

  • Explore and choose academic majors and career options
  • Obtain career-related skills and experience
  • Develop and pursue post-graduation career plans, including graduate and professional school and employment.

NEW: Job Market for Class of 2015 Looks Bright! Expand for details!

Job Market for Class of 2015 Looks Bright

Employers expect to hire 8.3 percent more new college graduates from the Class of 2015 for their U.S. operations than they did from the Class of 2014.

As the economy has improved, many organizations have increased the number of new college graduates they bring on board.

Employers expressed the most interest in new college graduates at the bachelor's degree level in the business, engineering, and computer/information sciences field. Among individual majors, finance, accounting, and computer science graduates are most sought-after by survey respondents. (Editor's note: In general, demand for specific types of graduates is driven by the nature of responding employers. Not all industries are represented.)

Employers also expect to "sweeten the pot" some for their new hires. Overall, respondents said they plan to raise starting salaries to new college hires by 3.6 percent.

Courtesy of the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

On-Campus Student Employment

Find an on-campus student job, either Federal Work Study or departmental. On-campus student job postings are managed by Financial Aid.

On-Campus Student Employment
Give Us Feedback

Provide us with feedback about your interactions with Career Services staff via appointment or virtual career advising.

How'd We Do?
Employers - Recruit and Post

Find your new interns and employees at Washburn!

Career Services employer site
Quick Links and Tools
Link to BodJobs

Post your resume, search for jobs and internships. Now includes Resume Creator to help you get started with a resume and save directly in BodJobs! If you are an employer and wish to post a job or internship, see link above for employers.

What Can I Do With This Major?

Link to FOCUS 2

Take the FREE FOCUS 2 career assessment to find out more about occupations that might be a good fit for you. ACCESS CODE: ichabods

Try our Resume Builder!
RFA Link

Create a resume from scratch with Resumes for America and WU Career Services! FREE to WU students! Resume Builder assists you to create an effective and professional resume by providing expert tips, writing examples, and helpful suggestions. The software also comes with a cover letter builder, thank you letter builder, and more.

Quick Resume Tutorial Online (To view in Firefox, click on download link to open with Adobe Reader)