Center for Professional Pathways

How does the investment in a W&J College education help you take the lead in your career? You can integrate your academic and intellectual pursuits with your career ambitions and prepare early for life after graduation. The Center for Professional Pathways provides active and continuous career development and facilitates your connection to alumni mentors that will help you identify your career path and map your way.

Career Path Planning From Day One

Career development begins during your first year as you start your search to find a career you love and develop your skills and interests in courses and activities. It's never too early to schedule an appointment with career services and attend training to prepare for your job or internship search. Creating a resume early on prepares you for the rest of your time at W&J College.


At Center for Professional Pathways you have access to these services:

  • Job search preparation
  • Online personal branding
  • Career assessment tools
  • One-on-one career counseling
  • Training for resume writing, interviewing, networking, and more
  • Focus2 online career- and education-planning tool
  • Mock interviews
  • Graduate school assistance
  • Internships
  • Job and internship fairs
  • Employer recruitment
  • Numerous online resources

Graduate Outcomes

At Center for Professional Pathways, we regularly hear feedback from employers about our talented and prepared graduates. When you're a graduate of W&J College, you're a competitive candidate for employment and graduate study.

88% of students complete an internship or other professional experience while at W&J. After graduation, 97% of students accept employment offers or are accepted into graduate school, with 68% employed and 29% continuing their education.

Graduate Outcomes Report

Download the current report or see our past reports.


Handshake, a career management platform, connects students and employers. W&J College partners with Handshake so that students can locate the best job and internship opportunites for their career path at over 300,000 employers, including all Fortune 500 companies.

For Students

Create an account and take the lead to find amazing internships and jobs, or even employment right on campus while you are a student. So you can get right to the good stuff, your basic information has already been added to your profile. To get started in Handshake, all you need to do is claim your account.

For Employers

If you're looking for the best new talent and graduates who are well prepared for the opportunities you have, you'll find the best candidates come from W&J College. Register with us to post your full-time, part-time, internship, seasonal, or freelance opportunities. Once you register, the Center for Professional Pathways will review your registration. After you're approved, you can start connecting with our students.

More Resources

See our MyW&J page for more information, resources, and links.