Parents, the Office of Career Development Services offers a number of programs that are essential to your students professional development.  Please familiarize yourselves with our services and encourage your students to actively participate in our programs.

On-campus Recruitment

Various corporations visit the campus throughout the year recruiting for internships, cooperative education and full-time employment.

Experiential Learning Programs

Experiential Learning Programs provide opportunities to gain valuable work experience and academic credit prior to graduation. Students with at least a 2.5 GPA and 30 semester hours may elect to participate in cooperative education.


A structured educational strategy-integrating classroom studies with learning through productive work experiences in a related field to a student's academic or career goals.


Any career related work experience of limited duration that provides students an opportunity to gain experience before they graduate while earning credit hours. The student works in a professional setting under the supervision of at least one practicing professional.

Student Employment

A program in which students seeking part-time jobs or summer employment can receive help. Staff members identify positions and note specific job requirements. Employers make the final hiring decisions.

Community Services & Service Learning

A program at WSSU operates under the name of Project G.I.V.E. (Getting Involved {through} Volunteer Experiences). The goal of the program is to provide opportunities for WSSU students to combine classroom learning with real-world experiences. Project G.I.V.E. coordinates community volunteer placement and training.

Resume Writing

The staff of the Office of Career Development Services offers Resume Writing workshops throughout the year. The primary focus of the workshop is to educate students of the basic resume format. This includes writing a good, clear and concise objective, listing education, the chronological order of previous jobs, and how to capitalize on various activities and clubs in which the student has been an active participant. The Resume Writing workshop also discusses how to write a cover letter and the all-important "thank you" letter after an interview!

Dressing for Success

These workshops teach students the differences between Casual, Business Casual and Business Professional- a necessity in today's work environment! Students are invited to model their own "Dress for Success" attire!

Interview Skills

Our intensive mock interview session helps to prepare students for the various types of interviews they may encounter. During the mock interview, students are exposed to one-on-one, group, stress and behavioral interviews. They are also provided with lists of the most commonly asked interview questions, along with suitable answers.

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601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Winston-Salem, NC 27110

Phone: (336) 750-2000

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