Support for Graduate Students


Know yourself

As you pursue your graduate degree, you will learn valuable things about your field that will help determine the course of your career. Or you might even discover that you want to utilize different strengths and explore an entirely different path!

Your career exploration begins with knowing who you are and what you have to offer. Getting to know yourself through assessment is a great place to start! At the Westminster Career Center, you can dive deeper into your:

  • Personality through the Myers Briggs Type Indicator
  • Strengths by taking the StrengthsFinder Assessment
  • Interests using the Strong Interest Inventory
  • All of the above and more by meeting with a Career Coach to discuss the approach that is right for you

Find out what is out there!

Through learning about career paths and opportunities, you will be better equipped to identify roles and industries that are right for you. We can help you explore what jobs are out there and what industries and organizations might be the right fit for you.

We can help you prepare a plan that could include:

  • Mentoring Programs
  • Tuesday Talks
  • Professional Organizations
  • Experiential Learning
  • Internship Opportunities

Put the knowledge into action

If you know where you want to go, we can help you get there. Meet with a Career Coach to discuss:

  • Job search strategies
  • How to construct an effective resume and cover letter
  • Creating a professional and effective online presence
  • Utilizing your online presence in an effective way through LinkedIn
  • Interview preparation (in-person or via phone or HireVue to practice your digital interview)
  • Professionalism

Engage with your Westminster network

The Career Center can help you determine your goals and then take action!

  • Build your profile and start searching Handshake for specific jobs and opportunities that match your experience
  • Identify those members of the Westminster community who are willing to help
  • Connect with employers who are anxious to hire Westminster graduates

You have the offer now what?

Getting the offer is worth celebrating, but it’s also a good time to work with a Career Coach to:

  • Evaluate the offer and the organization to make sure it feels like the right fit
  • Prepare any negotiations which are necessary either in salary or benefits
  • Respectfully accept or decline an offer to keep future opportunities open