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Sept. 28: WSU Tri-Cities to host career fair featuring new programming

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

tricities_career_fair_RICHLAND, Wash. – A career fair will be hosted by Washington State University Tri-Cities, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, in the Consolidated Information Center and Student Union Building. » More …

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 …

Hiring program aids employers and international students

PULLMAN, Wash. – Hiring international graduates benefits employers as well as students, according to the Office of International Programs (IP) at Washington State University. And the process is simpler than employers might expect.

“Fortunately, there is little paperwork for an employer who hires international graduates through Optional Practical Training (OPT),” said Cheryl Hansen, IP’s director of global services. “All employment authorization is handled by the student, IP and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. This often surprises students and employers.”

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“OPT is an excellent way for a non-citizen to enter professional life in the U.S.,” said Vincent Fricaud, … » More …

College of Pharmacy to cut funding of research center

PULLMAN – The WSU College of Pharmacy will suspend state funding for its Chronic Illness Research Center (CIRC) co-located on the Pullman and Spokane campuses effective Aug. 31. The suspension of state funding will eliminate one half-time administrative professional position at WSU Spokane and two full-time administrative positions at Pullman.

 

James P. Kehrer, dean of the pharmacy college, said the decision will not affect WSU’s pharmacy students.

 

“In anticipation of budget reduction scenarios which could require cuts expected to average as much as 12 to 20 percent across the university, we have decided to be proactive and take this step now in order … » More …

Student senates at WSU and the U of I are sponsoring the 2009 Career Fair

PULLMAN – Over 35 employers will be visiting the Palouse to talk with students about summer employment, internships and career positions.

 

The 2009 WSU-UI Career Fair will take place on Jan. 27 at WSU’s Ensminger Pavilion and Jan. 28 at the UI Sub Ballroom from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

Recruiters representing large national and international companies, smaller regional businesses, and state and federal agencies will be seeking employees.

 

Undergraduate and graduate students in all majors are encouraged to attend either location. Students should bring their resumes as some employers will be doing on-site interviews.

 

For more information about the … » More …

Service corps seeks members

College and high school graduates, retirees and workers now can serve the country at a community level with the help of the Employment Security Department’s Washington Service Corps.

 

“Many people think that national service means entering the military or joining the Peace Corps,” said Terri Barbee, director of the Washington Service Corps, which is administered by the state Employment Security Department.  “We offer an alternative that lets our members serve the country at a community-based level through Service Corps and AmeriCorps programs.”

 

Members are paid a monthly stipend and receive health insurance.  In addition, a service commitment of 10½ or 12 months makes … » More …

Michael Di Filippo named “Best Student Employee”

Photo: Michael Di Filippo with Terry Shultz.Though he was hired in fall 2006 to do basic lab maintenance chores, Washington State University junior Michael Di Filippo’s extra hard work paid off when he was named not just the “Best Student Employee” at the university, but also in the state.Di Filippo, 25, from Spokane, received a certificate and a portfolio holder from WSU, and a plaque and cash from Washington State Student Employment Administrators, part of the western division of the National Association of State Employment Administrators organization. A presentation ceremony at WSU was on April 9, the first day of the state’s student employment week.“I … » More …

Student job changes aid education

Computerized matchmaking between employers and students seeking jobs will become available mid-September thanks to new software marketed as JobX. It’s one of the innovative changes to student employment services brought about over the summer. Others include:• Establishing a Student Employment Center. Located in Career Services, it’s a joint effort of that office and Student Financial Aid. Previously part of Human Resource Services, student employment was relocated as part of a larger reorganization of HRS.“By moving student employment to Career Services, students’ work study and other jobs can be more deliberately aligned with their career aspirations, internship opportunities, and their academic studies,” said Mary Wack, interim … » More …

Major change made in employment process

Washington State University will make a major change in its employment process on June 17 when it implements an online employment process for classified staff, student, work study and temporary hourly positions.  The system will not be used at this time for faculty or administrative hiring. This online system change will make the employment process more efficient and accessible for both job seekers and hiring managers. It allows for up-to-date information as job postings are updated daily.The new employment system allows job seekers to conduct the entire application process online, including searching for positions, completing and submitting job applications, attaching resumes and other supporting documents, and tracking … » More …