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Career Center

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Westminster's team of certified career coaches provides free, lifetime service to students and alumni. Through application of the most current tools and industry insights, we can help you with:

  • Career exploration and pivots
  • Internship and job searching
  • How to find remote opportunities
  • Networking
  • Personal branding on LinkedIn
  • Cover letter and resume development
  • Digital and in-person interview prep
  • Strengths and career assessments
  • Salary negotiation
  • Mock interviews
  • Personal statements


The best way to access the Career Center team, resources, events, jobs, internships, and campus-based student employment opportunities is through Handshake.

  • If you're a current student or a recent graduate still using your email address, log into Handshake with your Westminster email credentials and create your profile.
  • If you're an alumnus no longer using a email address, log into Handshake and follow the steps for alumni account creation. To gain access to the full menu of appointment types, be sure to complete your profile and select "Alumni" as your school year.

Book an Appointment with a Career Coach

Career coaches are available to you for in-person, phone, or virtual appointments. Once you've activated your Handshake account and completed your profile, log in and click Career Center, then select appointments.

Access Current Resources

The Handshake Resources Library is open 24/7. Log into Handshake, click Career Center, then select Resources. The library is stocked with current tools to help you with:

  • Your COVID-19 job search
  • LinkedIn profile
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Interviewing
  • Personal branding

For general Career Center questions, reach out to us at


CareerShift is the newest tool available to Westminster students and alumni to help manage your job and internship searches, access networking contact information, and search which employers are currently hiring. Access this members-only platform for free—the Westminster Career Center has already paid for your membership.

  • Go to the CareerShift website
  • Select "Sign Up Now"
  • Complete the required questions to set up your account (use a Westminster or personal email)


Fine-tune your interview skills using StandOut, a mock video interviewing platform, by recording yourself practicing the most common interview questions. Play it back for yourself or submit your video to a career coach for feedback.

  • If you're a current student, a StandOut invitation email was sent to your address with access instructions for your account. Email to have your invite resent if you cannot locate it.
  • If you're an alumnus, email with your full name, your graduation year, and the email address you'd like attached to your account. The Career Center will create your account and you'll receive an invitation email from StandOut.


Student Employment

Hundreds of students are hired every year to work in a variety of offices and departments on campus.


Get information about internship eligibility, requirements, registration, and policies.

Job Search Websites

Check out a list of job search websites curated by the Career Center's career coaches.

Supervisor Resources

Faculty and staff who supervise student employees on campus can access hiring, payroll, interview, and other resources.

Employer Resources

Employers in the community can use Handshake to promote open positions to Westminster students and alumni.

Career Center Assessments

The Career Center offers career assessments to students and alumni to further their understanding of how to maximize a career that is best for them.

Considering a graduate degree?

If you completed (or will complete) your undergraduate degree at Westminster and apply to a graduate program at Westminster, you'll automatically be considered for the Westminster Alumni Scholarship, valued up to $6,000. Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester (4 for MBA summer term). Students entering the Doctor of Nursing Practice or Doctor of Nursing Practice - Nurse Anesthesia programs are not eligble for this scholarship.

Learn More

Career Center Hours

Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.


The Career Center at Westminster College creates access and connections between students and employers. The Career Center's job posting database, Handshake, is provided free of charge to employers and to anyone (students and alums) searching for a job or an internship.

All hiring and compensation for work is handled directly between the employer and the job or internship seeker. The Career Center does not guarantee the quality of the job or internship seeker, as we do not perform background checks on individuals applying for jobs. Employers and applicants are encouraged to request reference information from each other as needed to establish qualifications, credentials, and an overall fit between the employer and the applicant.

All job opportunities are posted at the discretion of the Career Center. The Westminster College Career Center abides by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles for Professional Practice. The Career Center may deny and/or remove access rights for organizations that do not support the policies and procedures of NACE, Westminster College, or that violate state and/or federal law.

Registering and logging into Handshake indicates you have read, understood, and agreed to terms and conditions of the agreement outlined below:

  • The Westminster College Career Center reserves the right to deny access to any student, alum, recruiter, vendor, employer, school, or organization from participating in any recruitment event/service including, but not limited to: on-campus and off-campus recruiting, resume referrals/books, or employment postings.
  • By utilizing Career Center events/services, organizations agree they will adhere to the National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE) Principles for Employment Professionals.

The following posting guidelines are provided:

  • Positions that require any form of monetary commitment from students prior to employment cannot be posted.
  • Third-party recruiters may post positions if the name of the company/organization is available to the candidate.
  • Positions that are compensated only by commission can be posted if the payout structure is clearly defined to the candidate.
  • Positions that appear to discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, veterans or marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and any other protected group status will not be posted.
  • Positions that do not comply with Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) standards will not be posted.
  • Internships, both paid and unpaid, that do not comply with the U.S. Department of Labor's Fair Labor Standards Act for Trainees or Students will not be posted.
  • Unpaid internship postings with "for-profit" private sector employers that do not encompass the six criteria as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor's Test for Unpaid Interns will not be posted.
  • Part-Time/Temporary postings offering compensation lower than the U.S. Department of Labor's Guidelines for Federal Minimum Wage will not be posted.