How you can help current WOU students

The Service Learning and Career Development Office offers a variety of ways for Western Oregon University alumni to share their knowledge and experience to help current students in their career decision-making. Here are some of the ways in which you can help the SLCD:


Join the College of WOU SLCD Mentor Network group on LinkedIn. This group connects current students with alumni, graduate students, friends of WOU, and employers who are willing to exchange ideas, advice and knowledge about their education and career experiences. It is a forum to share career-related knowledge, information, referrals, and advice across industries and geographic locations. Alumni are encouraged to join this group and serve as a mentor to current WOU students.

Your participation simply involves a willingness to share advice and information regarding careers, employers, geographic regions, and the job search process in general. You have complete control in choosing your level of involvement, such as contributing to questions posted for discussion, communicating with students/alumni individually via LinkedIn messages or email, in-person/phone informational interviews, providing an opportunity for shadowing at your place of business, providing referrals to business associates or professional associations, etc.

Not familiar with LinkedIn? Check out our social media page for more information.

For questions or additional information about the Alumni & Student Career Network group, contact the Career Center.


Post job and/or internship opportunities in your organization for Western students.
Contact the Human Resources department in your place of employment or business regarding recruiting at Western Oregon University
For how to post an internship/job/volunteer opportunity for Western students, visit our Wolflink page:


We are always looking for alumni who can volunteer to help with our events. Alumni can help conduct mock interviews, be a table host at an etiquette dinner, host a tour of their company or organization, provide job shadowing opportunities, or serve as a panelist/presenter.  Connect with our director, Adry Clark, for more resources and information on this! clarka@wou.eduTo indicate your interest in becoming a volunteer for any of these services, please contact our office.



Service Learning and Career Development

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