Students gain new perspectives on career planning

cacd-logo-175PULLMAN, Wash. – Students are considering new perspectives in their career searches this week as the Center for Advising and Career Development (CACD) celebrates National Career Development Month.

“Our career advisors, counselors and interns have arranged programs and drop-in sessions to specifically help students consider a number of career-related questions and issues from new perspectives,” said Christie Motley, director of career services, one of the programs in the CACD at Washington State University.

“For example, they ask ‘What actually is a job market?’ and ‘What are good tips and strategies for your internship search?’ These are fundamental questions that job- and internship-seekers may not have ever considered,” she said. “Working with CACD staff will help students really think about what it means to ‘develop a career.’”

Students are eligible for a drawing for a Bookie gift card. Upcoming events are:

Wednesday, Nov. 6, “Internship Workshop,” 12:10-1 p.m., CUE 406.

Thursday, Nov. 7, “What are Your Career-Related Questions and Concerns?” 11 a.m.-1 p.m., CUB. CACD representatives will address questions and share resources relating to job and internship searches.

Earlier this week, CACD held sessions on job/internship search strategies and resume preparation.

Upcoming events will include on-campus interviews with numerous companies and organizations Jan. 27-March 28; Career Expo Feb. 4 and the “Make it Big Career Night” fashion show and “Be a Star!” etiquette dinner Jan. 30.

CACD, located in Lighty 160 and 180, serves WSU students year-round with professional academic advising and career counseling, workshops and print and online resources.

For more information, visit the website at and the Career Corner at