CAREER COUNSELING PRACTICUM

Career Services offers a limited number of career counseling practicum opportunities to
qualified graduate students in Counseling Psychology or related fields. The practicum
program is designed to equip graduate students with knowledge and skills essential to
helping others in their career development, including career/life planning and
internship/job search. The competencies career counseling practicum students acquire
through participation in the program will help them to perform effectively as career
counseling or student affairs professionals. Practicum students will be provided with
individual supervision in addition to weekly group training. Specific responsibilities will be
determined on the basis of each practicum student’s interests and competence, and Career
Services’ needs. Practicum students are expected to work at least 10 hours per week (not
including breaks) and are unpaid.

                          Potential Activities and Responsibilities

1. Career Counseling: Meet with clients for individual appointments. Lead or co-lead
   specialized groups. Assist clients with a variety of issues, including career/major
   decision-making, internship preparation, job search strategies, graduate school
   application, resume/letter writing, interview preparation/feedback, and more.

2. Drop-In Hours: Provide assistance to students during the regularly scheduled drop in

3. Outreaches/Workshops: Design and facilitate outreaches and workshops to campus
   groups on career-related issues, such as job search, interview, resume, and major/career

4. Test Interpretation: Interpret career assessment tools to aid clients in decision-making.

5. Teaching: Assist with teaching the career exploration or career planning courses.

6. Program Evaluation and Planning: Assist faculty and staff of Career Services in
   evaluating and enhancing the delivery of services.

7. Observation: Sit in on classes, groups, outreaches, and individual counseling session
   conducted by professional Career Counselors.

         Application Process: Deadline typically in early April of each year

To apply, submit the following to Ronda McLean at Career Services (180 Lighty or email as
Word attachments to
       1-cover letter detailing your interest in this position & highlighting relevant
       2-resume that includes your WSU student ID number, degree & program you are
       3-names and contact information of two references
          Contact Ronda McLean via email ( or phone (509) 335-4005
                                   if you have any questions.

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