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YOUR CAREER STARTS NOW

Take advantage of the B&E Center for Career Development from the moment you step onto campus. Take steps each year to reach your career goals.

Make Sure You're on Track

What We Offer

  • Career coaching and advice to help you target your internship and job search based on your major
  • On-campus interviews with employers for internships and full-time opportunities
  • Guidance on finding valuable internship experience whether or not you’re planning to pursue course credit for the internship
  • One-on-one career resume reviews & mock interviews to help you get a job
  • Personal assistance in crafting graduate/professional school statement of purpose
  • Weekly CareerLink emails to keep you informed of the latest job search & career information
  • Professional Development events to further prepare you for your career and provide an opportunity to network with employers

Scheduling an Appointment

The CCD will do our best to accommodate walk-ins, but we recommend scheduling an appointment with a team member in advance. Login to MountaineerTRAK and follow the steps below.

  • Select “Calendar” from left-hand menu
  • Select “Counseling Appt”
  • Click “Request New Appointment”
  • Complete the form to request an appointment (Only available appointment times will be shown as options.) 

If you need assistance in knowing who to schedule an appointment with, please call our office. We will be happy to assist. 

What Can I do with This Major?

Whether you’re exploring majors or searching for information about your chosen field, What Can I Do With This Major? will help you connect majors to careers. Learn about typical career areas and types of employers that hire people with each major, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate.

On-Campus Interviews

Undergraduate and graduate students from the WVU College of Business & Economics and recent alumni are eligible to participate in on campus interviews in the Center for Career Development. By applying through  MountaineerTRAK, students are able to view open positions, interview schedules and apply. Each employer determines specific qualifications needed to be eligible for the position and manages the application process. Internship opportunities are often open to students from all grade levels. 

Internships

In today’s business environment, students face an increasingly competitive job market. Employers often consider prior experience the single most important factor in making an applicant’s resume stand out. Internships are the perfect way to acquire relevant job experience before entering the job market.

Why Get an Internship?

Early Job Offer
Most recently, 45% of graduating B&E students who participated in an internship received a full-time job offer as a result of their performance as an intern.

Gain Exposure
Internships can give you a glimpse of what your career may look like which can help to reinforce your major and career path or allow you to adjust if need be.

Build Your Resume
Your resume will stand out more with applicable experience.

Networking Opportunities
Internships will help you meet people in your industry, network with business professionals and learn what it takes to be successful in your future career.

Earn Course Credit for your Internship

At the WVU College of Business and Economics, students can earn credit for their internship experience by registering for a Professional Field Experience (491) course. Students must be admitted into a B&E major, have completed 15 credit hours of upper division (300-400) level coursework, and be in good academic standing.

For More Information about Earning Course Credit, Contact:

Katherine Kopp
Assistant Director, Center for Career Development
304-293-9807
katherine.kopp@mail.wvu.edu

Applying to Graduate School

When considering graduate school, the first thing to consider is why you want to go in the first place. Students should make sure graduate/professional school aligns with their career goals and isn’t just a back-up plan in case they’re unable to obtain a job upon graduation. The CCD team is happy to work with students to build the best strategy for achieving their career goals. 

Questions to Consider:

  • What are my long term career goals and will graduate school be necessary or helpful?
  • Do I have the money, time, and energy to meet the obligations of graduate school?
  • Would it be best to go to graduate school right after completing my Bachelor’s degree or should I gain work experience in advance?
  • What topic/subject/idea/issue am I passionate about?