FAQs

Planning your career and finding a job can seem like an overwhelming task, and many students have questions along the way. Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions about the job search process. 

WSU-Rochester has a career counselor available on a daily basis who can help students with:

  • major and career exploration
  • creating resumes and cover letters
  • developing interviewing skills
  • searching for jobs or internships

To schedule an appointment, please call 507.285.7100 or email wsurochester@winona.edu.

You can set up an appointment to meet with the WSU-Rochester career counselor by calling 507.285.7100 or emailing wsurochester@winona.edu.

You may also stop by the Student & Campus Services Offices in SS 128 to make an appointment or see if there is walk-in availability. Please bring a copy of your current resume if you have one.

The WSU Career Services website also has some online resources to help you write resumes and cover letters.

The best place to start is Warrior Jobs, WSU Career Services’ online job database where students can:

  • search for jobs and internships
  • sign up for career events
  • upload their resume
  • connect with employers and more
Additional job and internship resources can be found on the WSU Career Services website.

Mock interviews are a great way to get practice interviewing. You can set up an appointment to meet with the WSU-Rochester career counselor by calling 507.285.7100 or emailing wsurochester@winona.edu. Appointments can also be made in-person at Student & Campus Services Offices in SS 128 to make an appointment or you could see if there is walk-in availability. 

The online tool InterviewStream is another way to practice job interviews because you can access it anywhere you have internet service.

Lastly, additional tips and strategies for interviews are available on the WSU Career Services website as part of the Career Prep Toolkit.
 

If you aren’t sure what direction you want to take your career, the best place to start is with the self-guided Focus2 online self-assessment.

You can also meet with the WSU-Rochester career counselor to complete a self-assessment to help you identify career options that may be a good fit. Assessments include the Strong Interest Inventory (SII), Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and StrengthsQuest.  

To schedule an appointment, please call 507.285.7100 or email wsurochester@winona.edu.

For career research, WSU Career Services recommends a number of online tools to help you learn about careers, salaries and job outlook. Two good places to start are the Occupational Outlook Handbook and O*Net Online.