Student Career Resources

Our primary focus is our students. We want to ensure that every student graduates from the COB prepared for the next step in their professional journey. To help make that a reality, we offer the following services and programs to aid in students’ career development.


An internship is an experience where you learn by taking on a responsible role as a worker in an organization and by observing and reflecting on the various roles in a specific career.

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COB Experience

Built-In Career Planning

The COB Experience program is designed to give you an edge in the career arena.  This program consists of four graded, required 1-credit courses (undergraduate programs only) that cover a comprehensive list of career development topics and skills.

BUSM 100: Management Lectures

BUSM 100 covers the basics of how to succeed in college, and to introduce students to the different programs in the College of Business.  You’ll also learn the basics of LinkedIn, resume writing, and e-portfolios to begin keeping track of your accomplishments and experiences.

BUSM 200: Intro to Career Development

BUSM 200 introduces students to the process of self-assessment and career exploration.  Through this course, you’ll take multiple assessments to help expand your career ideas, and learn how to conduct effective research on career paths that interest you.

BUSM 300: Job & Internship Search Strategies

In BUSM 300, students will learn how to conduct an effective job search, write high-quality professional documents, build their professional networks, and thrive in job interviews.

Mock Interview Policy

BUSM 400: Advanced Career Development

We’re taking the training wheels off.  BUSM 400 will require students to actually conduct a job search, give a public workshop presentation in collaboration with industry professionals, demonstrate their knowledge of their major field, and make the transition to life after college.

Career Counseling

One-on-One Assistance

Whether you’re a first-year undergraduate trying to figure out what to do with your life, or a seasoned professional in the Executive MBA program, the university career center staff can assist you with your career planning and goals. Common topics:

  • Self-assessment
    • Including psychometric career assessments (e.g. Myers-Briggs, Strong Interest Inventory)
  • Career Research & Exploration
  • Job search
  • Résumés and cover letters
  • Interview preparation
  • Offer negotiation
  • Internships
  • Grad school applications

Logo: Handshake

You can schedule an appointment with a career counselor online through Handshake

  1. Log in using your PNW career account
  2. Click on “Appointments”
  3. Follow the prompts to schedule a meeting with one of our staff

Contact Us

Krystie Reed
Career Management Coordinator
(219) 989-3223

Samantha Horn
Director of Belonging
and Student Engagement
(219) 989-2218