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Career Development - Transitional Programs

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Need a Career Appointment?

We are still available to serve our students online!

Email Mandi McRaven At:
with a day and time that works with your schedule!

Available Services:
  • Resume Building and Review
  • Cover Letter Review
  • Mock Interview & Interview Assistance
  • Personal Statement Assistance
  • Job & Internship Searching
  • Career Navigation
  • Graduate School Application
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Grant Kasal: Graduate Student
"Career Development is a huge help when it comes to working with students. I have met multiple times with advisors, mainly Mandi McRaven, and they have helped me along with my process of applying to dental schools. They provided aid in perfecting my personal statement, coaching of how to properly ask professors for letters of evaluation, and direction of where to look on schools websites for their application prerequisites. I am still waiting on response from the schools I have applied to, but my experience with this department made me feel confident about my application."

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John Avelar: Senior - Law Enforcement & Justice Administration, Marine Corps Veteran
"When I found out that WIU had a Career Development Center, I quickly wanted help on my federal resume. I wanted to make sure I had all the pertinent information needed for my resume. The service that I got was constructive and informative. It should be a duty for all students who are applying for jobs and/or internships to have their resumes checked. Take advantage of other services Career Development provides like interview practice, career fair, and overall career advice. Give it a chance, you'll be glad you came in."

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Spencer Cotton: Graduate Student - Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration
"During my time at Western, I have used Career Development for many purposes including resume building, mock interviews, career fairs, cover letters, skype interviews, and career advice. Taking advantage of the CDC resources has allowed me to develop my professional image as a young adult. The staff is very friendly and they truly want you to succeed in whatever career path you set to accomplish."

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Lauren Coffey: Senior in Biology, Medical Sciences Option
"As a student, I came to the Career Development Center for a mock interview. It was extremely helpful in preparing me for my medical school interviews. I received feedback on both the content and delivery of my answers. I felt confident going into my first interview knowing that Career Development had helped me be as prepared as possible."

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Devin Johnson: Human Resource Management (Senior)
"The Career Development Center is a great place to get help with resume building, interview tips/practices, and getting set up on Linkedin. I was also advised best practices for marketing experiences such as studying abroad and academic awards on my resume. These are all of the services that I have utilized throughout my time here at WIU and I've been very satisfied working with the caring staff in the office."


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Contact Info

Transitional Programs - Career Development
Memorial Hall Lower Level
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Phone: (309) 298-1838