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Career Development

  • Professional Development Workshops (RSVP required)


    Friday 10/21 2:30pm-3:30pm - Presidents Leadership Council (PLC) Career Panel

    Come meet members of the PLC - Richard and Arlene Bookbinder, Peter Johnson, Elizabeth and TR Lazo, Paul Noto, Kenneth Oehlkers, Connie Rue, Joe and Kate Van Name, and Jay Yerkes. Learn about their career journey and hear them talk about what it takes to be successful in career and business. You won’t want to miss this opportunity!

    To see a complete list of the members of the PLC, what they do, and where they are located, click: PLC Directory

    Saturday 10/22 3:30pm-5:00pm - Careers in International Studies Panel (In Collaboration with Dr. Oros/International Studies department)

    Come learn more about careers in International Studies and hear from WAC Alumni about their diverse experiences and careers in government, consulting, publishing, graduate school, etc. Hear about what they wished they knew about the world of work and life after Washington College. You don’t have to be an IS major to attend. Great opportunity to network. Dress is Business Casual. Event location: Hynson Lounge


    Friday 10/28 12:00pm-2:00pm - Danaher & Dow Chemical Human Resource Panel Lunch and Learn

    Come hear from panelists from Danaher and Dow Chemical as they provide some thoughts from their experience of interacting with job candidates over the years. Topics covered will include how to translate a liberal arts degree into a job/career, effective 30 second pitches, how to sell your work experience even if you only have a little, should you really go to grad school, the job search, networking, and more.




    For full schedule of workshops, click here.


 Career Planning is a lifelong process of defining and working to achieve career goals. 

The Center for Career Development at Washington College is here to help you with all aspects of this process including self-assessment, career exploration, career experience and job search or graduate school planning. 

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Stories & News

  • When a dream internship turns into a dream job, everybody wins. When Lauren Bacharach ’16 traveled to North Carolina for her summer internship after graduating from WC in May, she had no idea what opportunity would surface next.
  • For Julia Bresnan ‘17, the result of the environmental policies she studies in class really became tangible when she attended the dedication of the Tall Pines Preserve, a brand new state park in New Jersey.
  • Laurel Jones ’16 is combining art and chemistry in her Senior Capstone Experience project, part of which is on display at the Kohl Art Gallery as artwork made of soil-based paint.

  • Students and local entrepreneurs will have a chance to pitch their ideas on the STRT1UP Road Show bus, which kicks off its annual Maryland tour on Sept. 10 in Martha Washington Square.
  • Madeline Poethke ‘16 is spending a summer in the stunning landscape of Oregon, training in the kind of science that leads to environmental change.
  • Kelin McCloskey ’19 spent her summer interning for Cochlear Americas, the same company that provided her with a cochlear implant at the age of three.