Career Center takes operation on the road

Students invited to network cross-country during winter break

This winter break, the Career Center at Washington University in St. Louis is providing all students with several opportunities to network with industry professionals and interview for jobs and internships in cities across the country.

To take advantage of these opportunities, students need to sign up or apply by Monday, Nov. 28. The events are open to all students.

The students arrange for transportation and lodging in the cities. Students are able to apply for a stipend within the application. Transportation between company visits is provided. More information and details about all Career Center events can be found online at

Winter Break Road Shows

Winter Break Road Shows are set for Jan. 4-13, 2012. Most road shows last two days and include site visits to four or five select organizations and industries, as well as a networking event with alumni.

This January, students will visit New York for art direction and publishing; San Francisco for architecture; San Jose for biotechnology and technology; and Washington, D.C., for careers in government, nonprofit and public health.

Career and Internship Connections Career Fairs

The Career Center also is co-sponsoring Career and Internship Connections (CIC) Career Fairs in Washington, D.C., Boston, New York and Los Angeles. These visits, which will feature an open, career-fair format in the morning and interviews in the afternoon, will be held Jan. 4-12, 2012.

All WUSTL students and young alumni are invited to attend the morning career fair portion. Business attire and an updated resume are highly recommended.

To be selected for a pre-screened afternoon interview, students must first apply for positions online before the fair. To apply, students should create an account online using the password CIC2012 by Monday, Nov. 28, and upload a resume at

Last year, several WUSTL students received the opportunity to interview. Chelsea Kritzler, a senior in the Olin Business School, interviewed with several organizations at the fair in Los Angeles.

“On the CIC website, I submitted my resume directly to the companies that I was most interested in, and several weeks before the event, I received a notification that I was asked to interview with three different companies at the event,” Kritzler says. “I received a summer internship offer from one of the companies I had interviewed with, IMAX Corp., which I ended up accepting.”

WUSTL Winter Parties

Additional winter break plans include WUSTL Winter Parties co-sponsored with the Office of Alumni & Development. The parties will take place Jan. 5-11, 2012, in Boston, Washington, D.C., and New York. These parties allow past and present students to meet and network.