We can help you explore your calling, find employment opportunities, and provide resources to help you navigate the application process.  Career Services are an integral part of a student’s education. Discovering your career calling is usually a process we have guides to come alongside you to help you process and resources to aid in this exploration.  As students more fully understand their values, skills, and interests, they’re better prepared to pursue a meaningful career and life plans.

Career services offered

Writing tutors in the Academic Success Center can always help you go over grammar, punctuation, and spelling on your resume and/or cover letter. Find them in the library. For broader guidance on constructing a resume or cover letter contact Rod Johanson (rjohanson@warnerpacific.edu).

Resume and Cover Letter Guides

Resumes and cover letters are often an employer’s first introduction to you.  They tell your employment story in a page or two.  Guides posted on Handshake can give you a great start on these.  Then, if you like, have one of our tutors or our academic success coordinator give you feedback on your work.  To access the guides or schedule an appointment for feedback on your resume or cover letter use your handshake account at warnerpacific.joinhandshake.com.

Resources

Career Development Workshops

Every year Warner Pacific University Career Center offers a variety of career development workshops (networking, interviewing, and resume writing).  You can learn about these and workshops offered at other universities through you handshake account at warnerpacific.joinhandshake.com.

Career Fairs*

There are many career fairs locally and nationally.  Participating in these can be a great time of career exploration, job searching, and networking to find a job.  You can find local and national job fairs through your handshake account at warnerpacific.joinhandshake.com.

Lunch and Learn Career Development Workshops  from 12:30 – 12:45 pm

Fall 2018 Career Events

  • October      15       Resume Workshop
  • November  5        Interview Workshop
  • November  12      Networking Workshop

Spring 2019 Career Events

  • March   11    Interview Workshop
  • April      8     Resume Workshop
  • April      22   Networking Workshop

Online Career Exploration and Job Listings*

There are lots of great career and job exploration sites available online.  We have made a short list of some students have found to be very helpful.  These can be found on your Handshake site warnerpacific.joinhandshake.com.

LinkedIn Jobs Search*

LinkedIn Jobs LogoJoin the Warner Pacific community on LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional social network, to learn about career paths, connect with key contacts, and stay in touch with the University.

  • Create a LinkedIn profile to help you stay connected to your network and to identify new contacts. A strong network is built on real connections with others. Don’t attempt to build your contacts with people you have never met. Likewise, don’t accept invitations from people you do not know.
  • Add Warner Pacific University to the Education section of your profile.
  • Use LinkedIn Job Search to leverage the power of your network and get hired.
  • Provide relevant information in your LinkedIn profile:  headline, photo, work history, and education. This is your online resume.
  • Join Groups purposefully. LinkedIn offers groups for people who share certain interests. For example, join the Official Warner Pacific University Alumni Association group to search for WPU  grads who work in a specific industry, organization, career, or geographic region.

*While we seek to post jobs consistent with our mission, vision, and values, it is a student’s responsibility to do their due diligence in the job search process.  WPU does not assume responsibility for the jobs posted through the links provided.


Employers

If you have employment, volunteer, or internship opportunities and are looking to recruit our students and alumni. Please post any jobs on Handshake. Students are joining the system daily and alumni will join them shortly.  Want more information? Visit Handshake’s Employer Site here: https://support.joinhandshake.com/hc/en-us/articles/115004897268-The-Employer-Onboarding-Process

During the summer of 2017, we will still be receiving and posting jobs received by email Rod at rjohanson@warnerpacific.edu. Shortly after the fall of 2017 WPU will only be receiving jobs posted through Handshake.  All job postings received are not guaranteed to be posted.  WPU seeks to post jobs consistent with our mission, vision, and values.

If you have any questions or would like more information on this or any other career-related material feel free to contact us at WPCCareerServices@warnerpacific.edu.

The career center is overseen by the Academic Success Center.

Director of Academic Success Rod Johanson 503-517-1010

Academic Success Coordinator Tirzah Allen  503-517-1692