Career Services

The Office of Career Services assists students in integrating their liberal arts education with their career aspirations. In addition, the office engages students as active participants in their career development. We facilitate the connection between students and alumni mentors to provide opportunities to explore and interact with professionals in a variety of career fields.

We offer the following services:

  • Job search preparation
  • Career assessment tools
  • One-on-one career counseling
  • Career library
  • Internships
  • Graduate school assistance
  • Job and internship fairs
  • On-campus recruitment
  • Workshops
  • Many online resources

Graduate Outcomes

Chart showing student outcomes: 67 percent employed, 33 percent continuing education, 5 percent searching (5 percent are both employed and continuing education)

Based on the confirmed respondents who are either employed or in graduate school, professional school, or continuing additional undergraduate education, the Career Outcomes Rate is 95%.

  • 67% of the confirmed respondents accepted an offer of employment. 33% of the confirmed respondents were accepted into graduate school, professional school, or continuing additional undergraduate education. (The Career Outcomes Rate of 95% reflects that 5% were both employed and continuing their education.)
  • The number of students completing an internship, related, or professional experience (e.g. research, volunteering, shadowing, or employment) remains solid at 81%.

Current Students

Great news! Washington & Jefferson College is now partnering with Handshake, your new career management platform, to help you discover new career paths and find amazing jobs and internships.

We understand students can be busy, so we've pre-populated some basic information on your profile for you. Go ahead, claim your account, and let's get this career thing figured out!

Current students, faculty and staff can find out more information and resources on the Career Services Wiki.


Thank you for your interest in W&J. We use Handshake, which is the ultimate career network and recruiting platform for college students and young alumni. With 700+ U.S. universities, 14 million students and alumni, and 300,000 employers (including all Fortune 500 companies), Handshake is designed to transform the college-to-career journey for students, recruiters, and career centers.

Please click the link to register: W&J Handshake

Any employer who wants to post full-time or part-time jobs, internships, seasonal, or freelance jobs is eligible to register with us. All employer registrations will first pass through the Office of Career Services for approval. Once registered, you'll appreciate the user-friendly features of Handshake and this innovative means of connecting with W&J students.

Please let us know if you have any questions.