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.

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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.Scan your social media networks for FREE.  Run a report showing any content on your profile(s) that might cause you harm during the professional job hunt.  Click on the link above, then click on "Social Media Cleaning" and login to your Facebook account. Click on the "Upgrade" Now after the initial free scan.  Enter coupon code, Western,  under "PREMIUM" then click "Upgrade Now" to gain a premium report at no charge!

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)