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Tacoma, WA
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Career Center
Howarth Hall 101
(253) 879-3161
General hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Summer appointments are available.
Employment Services?
Placement Services?
Other Career Services
  • Career events
  • Comprehensive resources and counseling
  • Internships and job search assistance
Best Student Jobs On Campus
  • Fitness center
  • CafĂ© or catering services
  • Tour guide
Worst Student Jobs On Campus
  • Security
  • Cafeteria
Best Places to Work Off Campus
  • Babysitting
  • Dog walking
  • Bar, restaurant, or coffee shop
Advice on Finding a Job/Internship
Working over the summer in Tacoma is ideal because the rent is really cheap (sometimes half of what you pay during the school year, about $200-$250 a month), and you may be able to get a job or internship that will value longer-term commitment so you could continue working during school.
Firms That Most Frequently Hire Grads
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Amazon
  • American Cancer Society
  • Boeing
  • CNN
  • Cranium
  • EarthCorps
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Goldman Sachs
  • IBM
  • Intel Corp.
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Microsoft
  • National Park Service
  • Oregon Symphony
  • Peace Corps
  • Providence Health System
  • RealNetworks
  • Russell Investment Group
  • Starbucks Coffee
  • United Way
  • Weyerhauser Company

Student Polls

How strong is the alumni network at your school?    Based on 29 responses

  • 3% Almost non-existent. After graduation, alumni have little or no affiliation with the school.
  • 10% Somewhat weak. There are a few alumni events but no real connection with alumni.
  • 38% Somewhat strong. There are some events and you can connect with alumni if you want.
  • 48% Very strong. Alumni are involved in lots of events and do a lot of campus recruiting.

How helpful is the career center in helping students find jobs or internships?    Based on 30 responses

  • 7% Totally ineffective. They make little or no effort to help you find a job/internship.
  • 3% Somewhat ineffective. There are some resources, but you're pretty much on your own.
  • 27% Somewhat helpful. The career center offers resources but not much individual attention.
  • 63% Very helpful. They help you find jobs/internships and provide lots of tools and workshops.
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