Wednesday, August 2, 2017

WSU Recent Grad Online Networking

WSU Global Campus graduates won't want to miss out on this incredible opportunity to network with other WSU recent grads from your city and around the world! Join fellow WSU alumni to share your experiences, exchange career tips, and build your professional network -- all online! This free engagement opportunity is brought to you by the WSU Alumni Association and will include a series of quick one-on-one chats, allowing you to network with new people and exchange contact information. Each chat is saved, making it simple to look back at your history, review your notes, and follow-up.

How do I know if I'm a recent grad? If you have graduated from WSU within the last 10 years, you are considered a recent grad. And whether you've been away from WSU one year or 10, we can't wait to reconnect with you!

Register HERE.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Last Report on Salary Stats for Class of 2016

According to a recent report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers, "The overall average starting salary for a Class of 2016 bachelor’s degree graduate stands at $50,359, in comparison, Class of 2015 bachelor’s degree graduates closed out with an average starting salary of $50,219. As these data indicate, starting salaries are holding steady, with a gain of less than 1 percent."

For undergraduate majors relevant to WSU Global Campus students, the salaries for "graduates earning bachelor’s degrees in business stand at $52,047, which is in line with the overall increase for all graduates. The average starting salary for graduates in the social sciences and health sciences is also on the rise and is up 14 percent from last year’s average of $40,964 to $46,749. Graduates earning bachelor’s degrees in psychology also have higher starting salaries than their Class of 2015 counterparts. Their overall average is $36,548, which is up 5 percent over last year’s average of $34 801."

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Last Minute Networking Opportunity in Seattle

Seattle | July 13th
Seattle Center | Exhibition Hall   9am - 5pm

Amazing Main Stage Presentations By Our Titanium Sponsor, Powerteam International
Network w/ Thousands of Business Owners
20+ Free Business-Building Workshops
Speed-Networking Sessions
Business Card Showcase
Huge Exhibitor Hall

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Switch from CougLink to Handshake

On July 1, 2017, the Washington State University online job board will switch from CougLink to Handshake. More will be shared about features in the future, but here are some important points from the WSU News release

"Students and employers currently using the CougLink system have through June 30 to retrieve and download all documents they wish to keep,” which refers to any resumes and cover letters that students posted in the past.

Some Handshake features:

  • It has a similar look and functionality to popular social media platforms, which works well on both traditional and mobile devices.
  • It gives WSU users access to postings from more than 120,000 employers including a high percentage of Fortune 100 companies.
  • Students and alumni can create online portfolios to include examples from academic projects, evidence of writing and presentation skills, and even letters of recommendation.
  • Students can store multiple resumes and employer-specific cover letters and RSVP for career events.

If you are a Global Campus student with questions about the new platform, send me an email at

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Public Health Online Education Fair

Register Now to attend the FREE Virtual Fair 
on July 11, 2017

Meet Public Health Representatives from Schools Live Online!

SOPHAS Virtual Fair image - click to go to registration page

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Virtual Student Foreign Service Internship Program

If you are a WSU Global Campus student interested in an online internship, check out this opportunity from the Department of State. Each year more than 32 federal agencies can submit requests for virtual project support from U.S. undergraduate and graduate students. Students apply to their top three VSFS projects and then are contacted for a virtual interview. Selected applicants then commit 10 hours a week (sometimes less) for eight months to help their assigned agency.

VSFS is accommodating and flexible. Through VSFS, students can intern from anywhere in the world with a broadband or internet connection. Students set their own schedules too – working on projects on a timetable that fits their life.

Projects include helping to strengthen human rights monitoring, developing virtual programs, engaging in digital communications, mapping, economic and political reporting, data analysis, graphic design, and app building. This year’s project list has just been released.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Jobs & Internships for Global Campus Students

If you are a WSU Global Campus student or alum looking for a job or internship, be sure to familiarize yourself with CougLink.

CougLink is the job and internship posting board for WSU, and it's updated throughout the entire year, including the summer.