A Message Regarding COVID-19

Dear parents and families, First, we hope that you and your family are safe and healthy during this time.  On behalf of our entire team at the Career Center we are sending you our best wishes and good thoughts. We want you to know that the Career Center Team remains committed to supporting your student’s […]

St. Louis Recommendations for Family Dinner and Entertainment

St. Louis Recommendations for Family Dinner and Entertainment

Bringing your student to campus is an exciting time. While you’re in St. Louis, you may need a recommendation for a restaurant or family activity. Here are a few of my favorite places, all within walking or 10-20 minute driving distance. Dining Options $15+ Bar Les Freres (French) 7637 Wydown Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105 314-725-8880 […]

3 Steps to Volunteering at a Local Organization or Shadowing a Professional

Volunteering at a local organization or shadowing a professional in a career of interest is a great way for students to gain additional value from a summer. Such endeavors will allow students to learn more about potential fields of interest, help their communities through volunteerism, and increase the size of their professional networks. Here are […]

10 Tips for Young Professionals to Stay Productive this Summer

Whether your student is studying abroad this summer, working at a summer internship, or still unsure of what may come, they can still be improving professionally in order to be a competitive applicant for their next summer position or post-graduate job. Summer is the best time to step back from academic work and focus wholeheartedly […]

Fail Better

“Fail Better” spotlights Washington University in St. Louis students, faculty and staff who have “failed.”

Find Your Tribe – Part 4

Career Center Associate Vice Chancellor & Director Mark Smith continues his networking series with who to network with.

Find Your Tribe – Part 3

Associate Vice Chancellor & Director Mark Smith continues his networking series with who to network with.

Find Your Tribe – Part 2

Associate Vice Chancellor & Director Mark Smith continues his networking series with who to network with.

Find Your Tribe – Part 1

Career Center Associate Vice Chancellor & Director Mark Smith explains why networking is important and why people want to help you.

5 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Summer Internship

While landing a summer opportunity is an accomplishment in itself, it is just the beginning. Make sure your student does his or her homework and is prepared for the internship start-day by following these 5 tips.

Thanks for reading my blog

Welcome! Throughout my blog posts, I hope to answer frequently asked questions, shed light on the reality of recruiting, and in any way possible, help your Washington University students succeed throughout their time here and beyond.