One of the Center for Professional Pathways’ goals is to provide opportunities for students to gain professional and community experience to prepare them for life after WOU.

In addition to career counseling, resume and cover-letter reviews, help with graduate school applications, practice interviews, and many other services, we support a number of programs that give students experience that they wouldn’t necessarily receive in the traditional classroom.

Look below to learn more about how the Center for Professional Pathways can help you strengthen your college journey through experiential learning!

Study Abroad

Study Abroad is one of the most sought after and transformational forms of experiential learning for undergraduate students.

What most students don’t realize is that Study Abroad takes on many different forms, from internships to faculty led programs. No matter what your interests, we have something for you! Explore and discover more about our programs. 

Contact our staff and email us with the subject title: “Study Abroad” for more information on how to get started.

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WOU Community Internship Program

WOUCIP provides meaningful, paid internship opportunities for WOU students. These opportunities are located on campus and throughout the local community.

Students apply for the program in the Fall term of each academic year and work ten hours a week through the Winter and Spring terms.

Some recent internships include Linguistics Research Assistant, Marketing and Graphics Intern, and Alumni Relations Assistant. Visit our WOUCIP page for more information. 

Contact Program Staff at if you have any questions.

Students are invited to submit their applications at the beginning of Fall term and typically recruitment is only open for a few weeks to a month. Contact Justin Sunada (sunadaj@wou.edufor information on other internship opportunities.

Community Volunteering

Each year, students are invited to participate in community service projects ranging from a couple of hours to a full day. Projects range from working with residents in retirement communities, cleaning community gardens, supporting local food pantries, and more.

See our list of community partners if you would like to volunteer on your own or organize a project for a group.

Sign-up for our Volunteer newsletter by emailing down below if you would like to be notified of upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Contact Program Staff at for more information on how you can become involved.

Thank you to all who joined our WOU Community Impact Day volunteering on Memorial day weekend!

Stay in the Loop!

If you would like information about any of the programs listed above, please take a minute to email our staff below!

Alternatively, you can fill out the form at the link below. We will let you know about upcoming Alternative Break, Internship, and/or Volunteer opportunities.

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