Student FAQs

Q:  What can Career Services do for me?
A:  
Career Services can assist you with:

Q:  Are your services going to cost me money?

A:  All of our services are free to registered WSU students and alumni.

Q:  How would I set-up an appointment to see a career advisor?

A:  Call Career Services in Winona at 507-457-5878 or stop in at 314 Maxwell and request an appointment be set-up.  Or for the Rochester campus call 800-366-5418 or stop in at Student Services 125.

Q: I have no idea what to major in, what can I do?

A:  Take action! Join a student club or organization, find an on or off-campus job through EZlink or volunteer in your community. These things will help you learn more about who you are.  Also, think about different careers or areas of study that interest you and learn more about them. Talk to professors in the program and professionals active in your field of interest, and take time to view a list of websites providing in-depth information on a wide range of careers. You can also make an appointment to see a career advisor for a Discover tutorial. Finding a suitable major or career is a goal worth pursuing and may require considerable effort on your part.

Q:  I do not qualify for work study, are there other on-campus jobs available?

A:  Yes, Winona State University also offers student-help positions that are available to all WSU students.  In these positions, you will earn a regular paycheck like you would at any other job.

Q:  How can I find out about on-campus jobs?

A:  On campus positions are posted on our EZlink system.  You can obtain a username and password in Career Services, 314 Maxwell. After you login, there will be a link on the main page to both work-study and student-help positions.

Q:  What services do you offer if I need a local part-time job or internship?

A:  Our EZlink online job search system allows you to search for those types of positions as well.  You will also be able to search for employer information and contacts. We have several books in our resource library providing many state and national internship opportunities. Career Services can increase your chance of obtaining those types of positions through resume and cover letter critiques and with assistance on enhancing your interviewing skills.

Q:  How can I connect with Career Services online?

A:  Career Services has a webpage that provides career development resources (print materials) and information on resumes, cover letters, interviews, jobs and internship search techniques, essay writing and more!  Career Services also regularly posts information about upcoming events and career tips on its Facebook fan page.  Students are encouraged to comment on the site.

Q:  Who will I meet when I go to Career Services?

A:  Career Services invites you to meet our staff.

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