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
- 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
99% of 2022–23 graduates say their Westminster degree helped them achieve their professional goals.
82% of 2022–23 graduates say liberal arts courses broadened and encouraged their personal and professional development.
78% of 2022–23 graduates say they are or will be employed or continuing their education after graduation.
73% of 2022–23 graduates say their Westminster experience greatly contributed to their knowledge of career- and self-development, communication, critical thinking, equity and inclusion, professionalism, and teamwork.
The best way to access the Career Center team, resources, and events is through Handshake.
- If you're a current student or a recent graduate still using your westminsteru.edu email address, log into Handshake with your Westminster email credentials and create your profile.
- If you're an alumnus no longer using a westminsteru.edu 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.
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 job search
- LinkedIn profile
- Cover Letter
- Personal branding
For general Career Center questions, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 westminsteru.edu address with access instructions for your account. Email email@example.com to have your invite resent if you cannot locate it.
- If you're an alumnus, email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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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 eligible for this scholarship.
Career Center Hours
Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
- Career Center: email@example.com or 801.832.2590
- Student Employment: firstname.lastname@example.org or 801.832.2590
- Internship Questions: email@example.com or 801.832.2590
The Career Center at Westminster University 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 University 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 University, 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 University 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.