We encourage our students to take ownership of their future and to fully understand the time and commitment necessary to become truly career ready.
Our programs, services, and events support a holistic approach to career readiness that integrates personal and professional development into the academic process.
Career Fairs and Events – Annually, Career Services hosts two University-wide career fairs and more than 10 industry-specific events. Interactive professional development events, including the Mocktail Party and Fashion Show, Mock Interview Week, and Career Kick-Off Tailgate Party. View a complete list of upcoming career fairs and events.
CareerShift – A comprehensive job search management system, provided by Career Services (access code: wvsenior) to supplement MountainerTRAK.
Choose a Major – Meet with a career counselor equipped with state of the art technology and training to assist in making a well informed decision about a major.
Credential Services – We can collect and disseminate confidential faculty recommendations and transcripts for graduate school applications.
Graduate School Advising – Provide guidance relative to applying to graduate school, polish your personal statement, and identify schools that will help you achieve your academic and professional goals.
Internship and Job Search – We can help you develop a strategy to find opportunities locally and nationally.
Mock Interviews – Sharpen your interview skills with a practice interview with a career counselor, who will provide feedback on strengths and weaknesses. Mock interviews can be video-recorded as well.
MountaineerTRAK – WVU’s premier site for searching internship, part-time and full-time employment opportunities. Students can also sign up for on-campus interviews and learn about career fairs and professional development events.
On-Campus Interviews – Employers from diverse industries conduct on-campus interviews throughout the academic year. Students can apply for interviews on MountaineerTRAK or by speaking directly to recruiters at career fairs and other on-campus events.
Personal and Professional Assessment – We offer career assessments, including FOCUS2, to help you explore majors and career paths, and determine which career directions might prove rewarding for you as an individual.
Personalized Career Counseling – Meet one-on-one with a career counselor to discuss anything career related, including career exploration, job and internship search strategies, career assessments, interview preparation, and more.
Professional Development Workshops for Student Groups – We can customize a presentation for your organization. Request a workshop for your student organization, fraternity/sorority, residence hall floor, or class by contacting Toni Jones, associate director, at Toni.Jones@mail.wvu.edu. View our list of professional development workshops.
Resume and Cover Letter Reviews – Our career counselors can help create and review your resumes and cover letters.
Workforce Recruitment Program – Federal program providing recruitment opportunities to highly motivated students with disabilities eager to prove their abilities in the workplace.