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Gaining Experience



When it comes to career and personal development, experience is the key. Through experience and engaging with others, you learn about yourself and the world, gain skills and confidence and demonstrate your passion to employers and graduate schools.



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Intern, Volunteer and Study Abroad

International experience is highly recommended and can prepare you to work with diverse people and develop adaptability and confidence that is essential to career success.

Volunteering Abroad
Study Abroad
International Internships

Part-Time Jobs (off campus)

Students, who work up to 15 hours/week, do better in college, gain skills and real world experience, and help finance their education. There are many opportunities in the local area.

Preparing to find a Part-time job
Strategies for finding a Part-time job


On Campus Employment

On campus employment offers great flexibility and convenience for students. On average,1385 students are employed at WOU during the school year, so your chances of finding a position are great.

Prepare to find a job on campus
Strategies for finding On-Campus Employment


For personal assistance with exploring and choosing majors and careers, schedule an appointment with one of our career counselors. Call 503-838-8432, or schedule online here.