Career Services

Career Services helps Western students and alumni  create and critique career-related documents: résumés, cover letters, and personal statements. Additionally, we guide students as they develop, evaluate, and implement career plans including gaining experiential learning: internships, volunteer experiences, and jobs. We can help you polish your interviewing skills and career-search techniques. Be sure to check the campus calendar for career-related events sponsored by Career Services.

Career Awareness Week 2016

5 Minute Resume Reviews

Monday, Oct. 3rd 10 am – 6 pm

UC Center 1st Floor Hallway

Bring your resume by for quick and easy tips on how to create or polish your resume.  Peer Academic Leaders (PALs) as well as representatives from Career Services and the Office of Career Success within the School of Business will be ready to help!  Students of all levels and majors are encouraged to take advantage of this free service. 


Mock Interviews

Tuesday, Oct. 4th 10:40 am– 12:40 pm

Wednesday, Oct. 5th 3-5 pm

UC Boardroom

What better way to tackle the stress of an interview than to prepare with a 20 minute mock interview!?  This panel mock interview experience provides you with feedback on how you can improve your interviewing skills for future interviews, when it really counts.  You must call 970-943-7122 to reserve your 20 minute time slot.


Resort Recruitment Day – Jobs/positions open to all students!

Tuesday, Oct. 4th 9-12:30 (Meet and Greet) 12:30-4:30 pm (Interviews)

Borick Business Building

A number of organizations in Crested Butte are hiring for openings during the 2016-2017 ski season:  Crested Butte Mountain Resort (Lodging Intern, Lift Ops, Ski School, CB Vacations Sales Agent, Rental Tech, Retail Tech, Culinary, Camp CB Childcare Attendant, and more!), Eleven Experience (Administration/Hospitality Intern, Marketing Intern, Sales Intern), Elevation Hotel and Spa (Server, busser, line cook, front desk agent), Club at Crested Butte (Member Services Coordinator, Shuttle Driver, Slopeside Concierge).  Students from all academic majors are encouraged to apply!  You must sign up for an interview time slot by contacting Mariah Green, Career Services Coordinator at 970-943-7122 ASAP. 


Study Abroad Fair

Tuesday, Oct. 4th 11 am – 2 pm

UC 2nd Floor Hallway

Preparing for your future incorporates seeking out opportunities.  Explore the possibilities of where you can go and familiarize yourself with the programs Western associates with.  Study Abroad and internships abroad are great additions to any resume and helps you develop as a well-rounded, cultured citizen. 


Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset Workshop

Tuesday, Oct. 4th  7-8 pm

Taylor Hall 104

Learn about what a growth mindset is and how you can incorporate it into your academic, personal, and professional life.  Applicable to all students.  Refreshments provided.


Finding a Job/Internship Workshop

Wednesday, Oct. 5th   12-12:45 pm

UC South Conference Room

Trying to figure out good strategies for job or internship hunting? Attend this interactive workshop to gain insight as to the free resources that are at your disposable to help you get employed!


Target Corp. Info Session

Wednesday, Oct. 5th   3:30-4:30 pm

Borick 122

Come learn about Target’s internship program from one of Western’s very own, Alex Peot who participated in the opportunity during this past summer 2016.  The Executive Internship is a role where you will gain a realistic job preview into life as an executive team leader.  You’ll learn how to lead, motivate and influence a team, including the opportunity to lead a department. Target is one of the world’s most recognized brands and one of America’s leading retailers. 


Graduate School Fair

Thursday, Oct. 6th   11 am – 1:30 pm

UC 1st Floor Hallway

Interested in pursuing a graduate level degree or at least researching them a bit? Stop by to visit with a wide variety of schools representing numerous programs.  Universities in attendance include: Colorado State University, Across the Pond, Colorado Christian University, Colorado Mesa University, Boettcher Teacher Residency, University of Denver, University of Colorado Denver, and Western State Colorado University.


Boettcher Teacher Residency Info Sessions

Thursday, Oct. 6 th  3-4 pm (UC North Conference Room)

Thursday, Oct. 6th   5:30-6:30 pm (UC South Conference Room)

Boettcher Teacher Residency (BTR) is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 cohort.  BTR is the largest teacher residency and alternative licensure program in Colorado supporting over 150 aspiring teachers to gain the skills, knowledge and expertise needed to become great teachers in their communities. We also provide an intensive and supportive teacher preparation program which combines master’s level coursework with hands-on learning in a K-12 classroom. No prior teaching experience is required. Attend one of these information sessions to learn more about the program!


Career Services Open House

Friday, Oct. 7th  1-3 pm

Taylor Hall 302E – Career Services Office within the Academic Resource Center

Stop by the Career Services Office and sneak a yummy treat while learning about some of the free resources available to help students in their career development.  Refreshments provided.   

Events are co-hosted by the Career Services Office and the Office of Career Success in the School of Business


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Dewey Color System


is a JOB/INTERNSHIP POSTING SERVICE and online career-management system that connects Western students and alumni with employers. This career network offers an efficient and easy way to access professional jobs, internships while tracking your individual career preparation progress. 

The Dewey Color System assessments provide 2 different career selection tests.  Each assessment only takes a couple of minutes and is based on color selections as opposed to a traditional question approach.  The reports you receive will provide you with an extensive list of professions that might work well with your personality type.

is a web-based, personalized career- and education-planning system. After assessing your personal attributes, the system searches its career and occupational information database to identify and analyze occupations and career paths that match your personal characteristics.  *Use the access code: mountaineer to login for the first time.

An online professional social media outlet where students can create FREE profiles and search jobs, gain professional connections, and connect with Western State Colorado University a development and engagement program designed to help college students achieve success in academics, career, and life. StrengthsQuest gives students the opportunity to develop strengths by building on their greatest talents. The assessment cost is $10.Explore salaries, compare positions, and research organizations using this online tool.


Logann Peterson

 "I accepted a full-time position within the marketing and communications disciplines after completing an internship with the same  organization.  I am so thankful for all the help Career Services was with  getting me my internship.   If I wouldn’t have used their guidance  with the resume process, I don’t think I would have landed the internship nor would I be where I am today!"  -Logann Peterson (2013)