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Career Services

Welcome to the Office of Career Services

The mission of William Woods University's Office of Career Services is to educate and empower students and alumni in the development of lifelong career strategies for a diverse world. The Office of Career Services provides a wide range of services for students and alumni of the university, including Career Exploration and Planning, Networking Events, Resume and Cover Letter Development, Job and Internship Searches, Graduate School Search Assistance, and Study Abroad Information.

Career Exploration

Career planning begins the moment a student enrolls at William Woods University. The Office of Career Services provides the tools to assist students in planning for the future and developing a plan of action to reach their ultimate career goals.

Career Planning

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The Office of Career Services offers students additional services through CAREERlink by PurpleBriefcase, the William Woods University online career platform. Search for full-time or part-time jobs, internships or summer opportunities. Explore the vast resource library for tips, tricks and insight for your job search. Network with potential employers. CAREERlink is a vital tool in the process of preparing students for the job search and setting them up for future success. CAREERlink is available 24/7.

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Networking Opportunities

The Office of Career Services provides various opportunities for students to network and connect with potential employers, alumni, and faculty and staff. Check CAREERlink by PurpleBriefcase for future events.

Graduate School

A graduate or professional degree can give you a great advantage. Graduate school is a great way to advance your education while enhancing your marketability to employers. The Office of Career Services has many resources available to you as you search and prepare for the graduate program that best fits your needs.

Study Abroad

Study abroad gives you an opportunity to experience a different academic and cultural environment. There are programs to fit any area of interest, advancing academic achievement, promoting global awareness, encouraging personal development, and setting the foundation to become an actively engaged world citizen. The experiences you create while studying abroad will enhance your market value and career opportunities.

Where are our graduates now?

You can find our alumni all across Missouri and the United States working for various employers, some of which include:

  • Able Hands Interpreting Services
  • Alpha Hart Lewis Elementary School
  • American Midwest Conference
  • American Outdoor Brands Corporation
  • Audrain County Children's Division
  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Blue Springs Animal Hospital and Resort
  • Boeing
  • Bull Valley Stables
  • Cabela's Corporate Office
  • Callaway County Juvenile Office
  • Cerner Corporation
  • City of Columbia Missouri (Parks and Recreation)
  • Clayton Law
  • Columbia Public Schools
  • Devore Stables
  • EquipmentShare
  • Farmers Insurance
  • Focus Pointe Global
  • Fulton State Hospital
  • IBM
  • Indiana State Senate
  • Jefferson City Public Schools
  • Ligonier Equestrian Center
  • Mexico Public Schools
  • Missouri Department of Transportation
  • Purdue University
  • Samaritan Center
  • Schreimann, Rackers & Francka LLC
  • Sinclaire Research Center
  • St. Louis Crisis Nursery
  • State Farm Insurance
  • State of Missouri Department of Mental Health
  • United Services Inc.
  • Veteran's United Home Loans
  • Worldwide Technology
  • And so many others


Interested in posting jobs or internships for William Woods University students and alumni? Please register and post for free on CAREERlink by PurpleBriefcase:

Contact Amy Dittmer, Director of Career Services and Student Transition at for more information.