The Career Services Office provides programs, services and resources designed to encourage and assist students in all aspects of career planning. The office also fosters partnerships with employers, alumni, faculty and the community to provide opportunities for students to build the foundation of a successful career.
Handshake is Woodbury University’s online career network where students can find job and internship opportunities, view career-related events, and schedule appointments with Career Services!
Create your Handshake profile today to find jobs that are a good fit for you. You can filter and search through jobs based on your interests while discovering new career possibilities. Best of all, recruiters will message you directly with event invites and job opportunities.
Students at Woodbury have many options for developing the skills and experience they need to pursue their career goals. Some of the services we provide include:
Internships are a graduation requirement for all majors. Woodbury’s Los Angeles/Burbank location provides a wealth of internship opportunities that allow students to gain practical work experience in their field of interest. The Career Development office offers career guidance and support to assist students in finding appropriate internship experiences, as well as employers in becoming host company partners.
Internship requirements vary from major to major, but typically:
Woodbury offers a variety of resources and tools that students can take advantage of to help them succeed. View the four-year plan by expanding the panels to the right.
• Find a part-time job on or off campus to build your work experience.
• Keep your resume updated as you add skills and experience through studies and professional development activities.
• Work with your department to develop your portfolio.
• Continue to build communication, teamwork and problem-solving skills through student activities and organizations.
• Build your professional social media presence by updating your profile on LinkedIn, and establishing professional accounts on platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, and begin following professionals in your field.
• Develop a professional statement / “Elevator Pitch” that will serve as your introductory statement when meeting others at networking events, interviews, professional functions, etc.
• Start exploring internship options for you major/areas of career interest to become familiar with the internship timelines & process, preparing you to find an internship in your junior year.
• Research potential internship opportunities in your field to ensure that you are gaining the necessary skills and experience needed to promote yourself as a strong candidate for internships you will be pursuing in the near future.
• Talk to alumni and conduct informational interviews to learn about the specific career options available in your discipline.
• Pursue leadership opportunities in student groups and service organizations in order to gain experience that can enhance your resume and other professional profiles.
Answers to some frequently asked questions related to Career Services at Woodbury
Students who are looking for assistance creating a new resume and/or cover letter should stop by the Career Center for handouts that can help to guide them through the process.
For students who would like their resume reviewed, they can bring a copy to the Whitten Center and ask for an appointment, or email a copy to [email protected], then make a review appointment by calling (818) 252-5232.
Interview preparation handouts are available at the Career Center, as are appoints for interview prep.
Students who would like to schedule a mock interview can email their resume, cover letter and the job description of the position to [email protected] and request an interview appointment.
Throughout its long history, Woodbury has produced alumni who have done extraordinary things. Woodbury graduates have founded and built businesses, led national publications, become notable fashion designers, won design competitions, held public office, directed nonprofit organizations, and much more.