Jobs & Internships

Location
Swannanoa, NC
Undergrads
845
Tuition
$27,740
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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Career Center
Career Resource Center CPO 6328
(828) 771-3033
www.warren-wilson.edu/~careers
Employment Services?
Yes
Placement Services?
Yes
Other Career Services
  • Business start-up assistance
  • Funding for projects
  • Internship opportunities
  • Job search
  • Life/work planning
  • Mentor program
  • Résumé/coverletter assistance
  • Time management
Advice on Finding a Job/Internship
The Director of Career Services in Career Services is indispensable. Get to know him as soon as possible, and get to work on your resume. There are lots of environmental internships provided through the Environmental Leadership Center. Some are local, some are distant, and they focus on some really cool issues. Wilson is a small school, but its name is recognizable around the world. Employers appreciate that WWC grads have committed to the Triad of Academics, Work, and Service, and sometimes students will get called for an interview just because the experiences listed on their resumes are so interesting. Don't be afraid to think about your career while you're at Warren Wilson. Talk to the Career Center staff and your professors and look into your options. At the same time, don't be afraid of being unsure. Some of the best opportunities are completely unexpected. Have a general idea of the path you want to take but be open to changes. You'll learn a lot at Wilson about yourself and your options, so let yourself change your mind. Often, Warren Wilson graduates tend to seek out jobs that are emotionally worthwhile, like nonprofit work. Students tend to value jobs with intrinsic value, where they feel like they are making a difference in the world and being fulfilled as human beings, rather than high-paid work. Sometimes the two happily happen together.
Firms That Most Frequently Hire Grads
  • Adventure education programs
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Environmental nonprofits
  • Human services nonprofits
  • Independent artists
  • National and international service organizations
  • Public and private schools

Student Polls

How strong is the alumni network at your school?    Based on 8 responses

  • 0% Almost non-existent. After graduation, alumni have little or no affiliation with the school.
  • 38% 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.
  • 25% 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 10 responses

  • 0% Totally ineffective. They make little or no effort to help you find a job/internship.
  • 10% Somewhat ineffective. There are some resources, but you're pretty much on your own.
  • 20% Somewhat helpful. The career center offers resources but not much individual attention.
  • 70% Very helpful. They help you find jobs/internships and provide lots of tools and workshops.
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