Center for Career and Professional Development

Alumni Resources

WCU Alumnus doing job recruiting at WCU


The Center for Career and Professional Development and the Alumni Affairs office offer a variety of opportunities and support for both alumni and students to help each other and pursue career-related goals. These offerings range from broad networking and affiliation to specific services and tools. They include formal and informal job shadowing, internship and job listing services and job searching assistance, guest speaking, career counseling and consultation, and on-campus recruiting. Our Alumni Career Services program is offered in partnership through both offices and seeks to enhance students' opportunities while strengthening Western Carolina University's network of alumni throughout the region, the state, and the world beyond.

Career Support for Alumni

Our resources continue to be available to all Alumni after graduation. We are happy to review your resume, make suggestions about job markets if you are changing jobs, provide testing and counseling for those of you who may want to change careers and give you access to our online job program JobCat. Alumni who want to participate in on-campus job fairs or interviews are invited free-of-charge.

Alumni who are interested in any of our services should contact us at 828-227-7133. We also enjoy seeing Alumni who come back to campus as recruiters for companies - please let us know if you are attending any of our job fairs or interviewing on campus.

Alumni Spotlight Job Shadowing Program

Please watch the video below to learn about the Atlanta/Asheville Job Shadowing program!

Bright Light, Big Opportunities: Students turn to Atlanta-area alums for career insight

To participate as a host, please contact Alumni Affairs at 828.227.7335.

Alumni Classroom Engagement and Speaking Opportunities

We welcome our alumni on campus and in the classroom, please contact either the Center for Career and Professional Development or Alumni Affairs to express interest in speaking with students in a major or classroom.

Please contact either office to learn about the Alumni Speaker Series and other related programs. In the past the Center for Career and Professional Development has monitored alumni/career education panels on subjects like, creative professions, job searching in a difficult economy, green jobs, mathematics, computer science, and STEM careers, and accommodating disabilities in the work place.  Please contact the Center for Career and Professional Development or Alumni Affairs if you are interested in speaking on a specific topic.

Internships, Professional Opportunities, and Recruiting

We welcome alumni to participate in or recruit at job fairs as well as to list jobs and internships on JobCat.  Please contact the Center for Career and Professional Development at 828.227.7133 for assistance or more information.

  • Job Cat 2.0 - Where alumni can see or promote local, regional, national and international job opportunities.
  • Please click HERE for all available recruitment activities for potential alumni employers.
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