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
  • Local Career Treks

My internship experiences all directly related to my current role. I’m able to take things I learned in both the classroom and the field to design curriculum, form new partnerships, connect to community, and work to help make my organization a welcoming environment (both internally and externally) for all people.

LaKyla Hodges ’22
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Warren Wilson’s Internship Program is designed to be flexible and robust, and fully integrated with our Academic, Work and Community Engagement programs.

Learn about our Internship Program.

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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.