Prepare for Life After WashU

Find Your Path in the World Outside WashU

Job? Graduate School? Research? Travel? Internship? The opportunities are endless, but we want to help you make sense of them. Whether you’re looking for resume help or scholarships to apply to, we can help you begin to make sense of the world past Brookings.

Featured Graduate Student

Our students prepare for the next big step after college in many ways. Applying for professional or graduate school. Volunteering to test out an industry or interest. Taking an internship to dig into real-life issues.

Zaneta Belay

Zaneta Belay

Zaneta Belay is a graduate student studying control engineering in the School of Engineering & Applied Science.

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A Guide to Getting Started with Career Planning

Confused about how to start planning for your future? The Career Center can help you get started! 

Academic Credit for Internships

It is possible to get academic credit for internships; see the steps for getting credit within each of the WashU schools.

Alumni Career Externship (ACE) Program

The Alumni Career Externship (ACE) Program is an opportunity to shadow an alum in his or her professional environment for anywhere from one to five days during spring break.

Applying for Graduate School and Requesting Letters of Recommendation

Get tips and information on applying to graduate school and requesting letters of recommendation.

Applying to Law School

A summary of important things to know in making the decision about whether law school is a good fit for you.

Applying to Medical School

Learn about preparing for and applying to medical school.

Architecture Career Fair

The Career Center and the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Art will host top architecture firms during the annual Architecture | Urban Design | Landscape Architecture Career Fair. 

Big Interview

Use Big Interview to learn and practice your interview skills, whether you’re interviewing for a job or graduate school.

Associated Departments

  • Career Center

    We’re here to support all WashU students wherever you are on your career journey.

  • Campus Life

    Campus Life empowers students to discover and define themselves and their communities through advising, programs and resources.

  • Office for International Students and Scholars

    The OISS enables international students and scholars to thrive academically and socially.