Leave of Absence Guidelines

Support of Career Education During the 2020-2021 Academic Year

Leave of Absence Guidelines for the Washington University in St. Louis Career Center and the Weston Career Center Fall 2020-2021 ACADEMIC YEAR

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing extraordinary career education support to all students. This support will continue and will be available to students who may choose to take a Leave of Absence from the University during the 2020-2021 academic year. The below guidelines reflect a temporary Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 Leave of Absence policy around career education for WashU students in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Current WashU students (Class of 2021, 2022, and 2023) who choose to take a Leave of Absence during Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 will continue to have full access to all Career Center resources.
  • Incoming WashU students (Class of 2024) who choose to take a Gap Year experience will be extended full access to all Career Center resources when they matriculate to the University
  • Students who take a Leave of Absence and wish to participate in recruitment or career education experiences through CAREERLink will be asked to meet virtually with a Career Coach at the Career Center or the Weston Career Center prior to continued access to CAREERlink. This meeting will provide an opportunity to develop a personalized and on-going strategy for continued career education throughout the Fall 2020-2021 academic year. Please reach out to your Career Center to schedule this meeting.
  • As always, students are expected to accurately represent their academic progress on their resume, LinkedIn, and throughout the recruitment process with prospective employers.

The Career Center and Weston Career Center Teams look forward to continuing to support your career education during the 2020-2021 academic year. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.