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.
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.
- American-Scandinavian Foundation
- AustraLearn – Internship programs in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific
- Blum Center for Developing Economies
- Cultural Vistas
- Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
- Foreign Policy Association
- Fulbright Grant
- Peace Corps
- US Department of State
- Idealist.org – Searchable database of internships with NGO’s worldwide.
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.