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WSU launching new online career database — Handshake replaces CougLink

By Beverly Makhani, WSU Office of Undergraduate Education

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PULLMAN, Wash. – A new online career database named “Handshake” will go live July 1 for Washington State University students and potential employers. It will replace the current “CougLink” system. » More …

Employer registration open for WSU Tri-Cities Career Fair

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The 2015 fair. (Photo by Justin Hawkes, WSU Tri-Cities)

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – Registration is open for employers who want to host a booth at the Washington State University Tri-Cities Career Fair, which will be 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in the Consolidated Information Center building on campus. » More …

WSU among schools favored by job recruiters

 

 

WSU ranks among the state universities that have become the favorites of companies recruiting new hires, according to a Wall Street Journal newspaper survey reported today (Sept. 13). WSU tied for 25th on the list.

 

The survey of top corporate recruiters, whose companies last year hired 43,000 new graduates, found recruiters find it’s more efficient to focus on fewer large schools and forge deeper relationships with them. Recruiters said graduates of top public universities are often among the most prepared and well-rounded academically and fit well into corporate cultures.

 

“The ranking strongly indicates that WSU … » More …

Clark Center hosts Nursing Job Fair at WSU Vancouver

VANCOUVER– Employers seeking current and graduating nurses for open positions in their organizations will be available at a Nursing Job Fair 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Feb. 12, in the Clark Center Community Room at Washington State University Vancouver. Several area health care employers are recruiting for registered nurses, certified medical assistants, nursing certified assistants and more. The Nursing Department at WSU Vancouver and the Clark College Career and Employment Services office are co-hosting the event. For more information on nursing programs at WSU Vancouver, visit http://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/programs/nurs/home.html. For Clark College nursing information, visit http://www.clark.edu/academics/programs/heoc/nursing/index.php. WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek … » More …

Liberal arts/tech degree has employers recruiting

A new WSU degree combining technology and liberal arts has employers eagerly seeking qualified graduates. The degree is called digital technology and culture (DTC).To create this unique degree, liberal arts and technology courses were combined. Today there are 150 students majoring in DTC.If a parent questions: Can my child get a job with this degree? said Pullman coordinator and assistant professor of English Patricia Ericsson, “the answer is, there has been no placement issue at all.”The initial concept for a degree began seven years ago on the Vancouver campus in response to the technology industry’s demand for graduates who were both computer literate and had … » More …

Finding a WSU job not Mission: Impossible

Bob Kesler is on a mission to find you a job. And with new technology, it’s not Mission: Impossible. Kesler is in charge of recruiting WSU staff, student and hourly employees. He operates as the middle man, connecting applicants with potential employers. In fact, Kesler is so busy that he has two titles. As a human resource assistant, senior, for Human Resource Services, he recruits WSU staff. As a job development specialist for HRS, he recruits student and hourly employees. Although Kesler estimates about 80 percent of recruited employees come from outside the WSU system, approximately 20 percent are current WSU employees looking for advancement. … » More …

Career Expo, events planned for students

More than 130 employers and graduate schools will be recruiting students and graduates from Washington State University and the University of Idaho for a variety of work experiences at the Oct. 11 “Fall Career Expo of the Palouse”.The career expo is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the WSU Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum. The event is free, no registration is required. Students are urged to attend in business attire and to bring polished resumes.Employers will look for candidates from every academic discipline for internships and career opportunities and for students who wish to further their academic interests. Additional expo features include mock interviews, … » More …