Career Success Certificate

Get your EDGE in the competitive job market!

The Career Success Certificate (CSC) program offers students a structured yet flexible plan for optimizing career and job-search success.  In the CSC program you will have opportunities to pursue Self-Exploration, Career Exploration, and Job/Internship Search skills.

Self-Exploration:  The better you know yourself -- your strengths, skills, interests, and values -- the more likely it is that you will find satisfying work that allows you to excel.

Career Exploration:  What types of careers are out there and how can a student explore these options?  Find resources that explain different careers, their requirements, salaries, and the likelihood of employment opportunities in the future.

Job/Internship Search Skills:  The elements leading to a successful job search are not "rocket science," but they do require specific, learnable skill sets such as knowing how to tailor your resume, what to do at a career fair, how to network, and how to conduct an excellent job interview!

 The Career Success Certificate is flexible and can be completed within one quarter (if you're very organized!) or over an entire academic year -- whatever fits your schedule best.  We recommend that you give yourself at least 2 quarters (i.e., start no later than during Winter Quarter) in order to maximize your options.

The CSC Requirements include (a) completion of eight sections, (b) the CSC Summary Worksheet, and (c) a simple CSC Completion Packet (for keeping track of your progress).

 Ready to get started?  We hope you'll join us!!

To get started on your Career Success Certificate:

1. Attend a CSC Information Session and/or just Sign up Here.

    Next CSC Info Sessions 10/4/2013 at 3:30 (MGH 134) & 10/30/2013 at 3:30 (MGH 134)

2.  Review the 8 CSC sections (CSC Requirements) and select one to get started.  It's that simple!

3.  Print out or download the CSC Summary Worksheet to help you keep track of your progress.

4.  Check out our Career Success Certificate FAQs.

 Whenever you have questions or concerns, just let us know at cscert@uw.edu .

If you'd rather talk to one of us in person, just call Lynnea Erickson at 206-685-4096.