Western Washington University’s Career Services Center invites faculty, staff, students and alumni to their Open House between 2-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at the Career Services Center in Old Main (OM) 280. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP via the Western Involvement Network (WIN) at https://win.wwu.edu/event/4578052 .
The Career Services Center, located on Western’s main campus, provides services and resources to Western students and alumni that help them prepare for jobs and internships, as well as help undecided students identify their interests and be empowered to explore, connect and create their future.
Amongst new staff, the center has welcomed Effie Eisses, as new director of the Career Services Center, along with two new career counselors: Julina Pyanoe and Page Roth. In addition to new staff the Career Center is also introducing several new initiatives.
Beginning Fall Quarter, the Career Services Center is hosting drop-in advising Monday-Friday from 3-4 p.m. Students can drop in at any time during that hour to meet with a career counselor. Also as part of a recent remodel, the Career Services Center added two interview rooms that students and alumni can use to conduct phone, Skype/Zoom or in-person interviews. Over the summer, the Center was able to hire a Career Clothing Closet Development Intern, Madeline Rosenvinge, to oversee the development of a professional clothing closet. The closet will provide free re-purposed business professional clothing and accessories that all students and alumni will be able to use for interviews, networking events or career fairs.
In addition to the Open House, the Career Services Center will host several fairs this quarter, including: A Health Professions (for students aspiring to be medical doctors or other health professions) & Graduate school fair on Oct. 17; an Internship & Volunteer Fair on Oct. 24, a Law School fair on November 6; and a Business Career fair on Nov. 7.
The Career Services Center is proud to produce two resources that highlight outcomes for graduates and data on career services utilization: The Career Services Center Annual Report and a Graduate Outcomes Report.
“By utilizing these services and resources, students can be career-ready earlier, and it can relieve some of the anxiety around finding a job or internship. They can be better prepared and more confident when they interview for positions they’re interested in” Eisses said.
Open House schedule:
2:15—Overview of Career Center Services, Sandy Brown, Career Services Center Counselor
2:30—Moving Toward Zero Waste, Hope Peterson, Zero Waste Western Coordinator and Kay McMurren, Student Transportation Supervisor
2:45-- Western Hub of Living Essentials (WHOLE): Meeting Student’s Basic Needs
Presenters: Alberto Rodriguez-Escobedo, Interim Coordinator for Student Advocacy and Identity Resource Center & Kayl Gillihan, AS Student Advocacy and Identity Resource Centers Outreach and Representation Corodinator
3:00—The Impacts of Fast Fashion, Rebecca Williams, WWU Graduate Student
3:15— Introduction to the Career Closet, Madeline Rosenvinge, former WWU Career Closet Development Intern, MBA Candidate
3:45— Overview of Career Center Services, Julina Pyanoe, Career Services Center Counselor
4:15— Overview of Career Center Services, Page Roth, Career Services Center Counselor