Outstanding Career Services

We link career preparation with all facets of our curriculum via our holistic approach to advising. It all begins with the four L’s.

  • Learn: Staff come into the classroom to help students make the connections from the liberal arts programs to exciting careers and graduate school.
  • Leverage: Staff work with students to build relationships to find summer work opportunities, internships, fellowships, and alumni networking opportunities – all are part of the package for every student.
  • Launch: Staff support students to develop resumes, apply for jobs and practice interviews.
  • Land: We don’t quit when you graduate – staff help manage the transition to the professional world, share your successes with new students.

Building Connections

Interested in learning more about an occupation? Eager to find alumni who are working internationally? Hoping to start your own business? Through your OWLink Profile, you’ll connect with our network of alumni and friends who want to help you learn, connect, explore, and succeed.

You will also have the opportunity to build your network through a mix of on and off campus programming, including:

  • Job & Internship Fair
  • Alumni Connection Socials
  • Industry panels
  • NextAVL
  • Employer Visits

Career Development is part of the Center for Integrated Advising and Careers. All of the offices in the Center work together to support students in being successful at Warren Wilson and achieving their goals.


One of the things that I learned from Warren Wilson that I took with me throughout my career was the work ethic.

Nate Gazaway '00

Nate Gazaway ’00 is Vice President of Global Customer Success at Veeva Systems, a software development firm for the Global Life Sciences industry. As a student at Warren Wilson, he served on the Landscaping Crew and the Tree Crew. He went on to work at a landscaping company in Atlanta where he learned the software logistics program that led to his current role as a Senior Leader in a large software development firm.

Grandpa on beach

Finding her Path

Deanna Dragan ’15, Psychology major, came to Warren Wilson interested in working with children and immediately began Community Engagement work during her freshman year. This work gave her the insight she needed to realize that working with children was not, in fact, what she loved doing. After connecting with Career Center staff to reflect and process, she changed her major to Psychology, began volunteering at a treatment program for the elderly, and upon graduation, enrolled in a Ph.D. program for geropsychology at the University of Alabama. Learning by doing and reflecting throughout her college experience helped Deanna find her place post graduation.

Fortune Teller

Gaining Clarity

Finding your career doesn’t have to be conventional. A partnership between Career Services and Spiritual Life has led to the development of Clearness Committees. Clearness Committees are a tool for working through big questions, like “What should I major in?”, “What do I want to do after graduation?”, or “Which of these two opportunities should I accept?” Based on the belief that we all have the answer within ourselves, the process utilizes trained students who ask open and honest questions of the focus person wrestling with their decision.