WCNR CAREER SERVICES

CSU Career CenterCSU Career Center

Leanna Biddle
Career Educator, Career Center and Warner College of Natural Resources


Welcome! 

WCNR Career Services is a satellite office of the CSU Career Center. Our mission is to assist WCNR students and alumni in all aspects of their career development process and work with NR employers to get information about their jobs and internships in student's hands.

Drop-in Hours
CSU Career Services Drop-in Hours: M-F 10:00 am - 2:00 pm in the Career Center (Lory Student Center, Room 120).

Come see Leanna on Tuesdays from 2 pm to 4 pm for WCNR Drop-in hours (NR 103).

Want to make an appointment?
Please call the Career Center at 970-491-5707 to schedule an appointment.

Wondering what you can do to ensure your career success?
 

WCNR Career Checklist

FIRST YEAR STUDENTS
→To Do
Explore career options for your major - Check out RAM CAREER READY & RAM CAREER TOOLS!
Create a resume and learn how to write a cover letter, RAM CAREEER READY is our new training module that helps guide you in this process.
Log into Handshake,the job and internship board for CSU.
Sign up for WCNR jobs listserv at https://lists.colostate.edu/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/nrcc, which include Federal Outreach notices and postings only.  Please also consider setting up a saved search on USAJOBS!  See FEDERAL OPPORTUNITIES tab for more info.
  
→Build Your Resume
  
Join a student organization.
Volunteer with a local nonprofit or government agency.
 
→WCNR Events
 
Attend the Ag/NR Career Fair Day - See who’s recruiting (February).
 

SECOND YEAR STUDENTS    
 
→To Do

Update your resume with WCNR Career Services and RAM CAREER READY.
Discuss career goals with WCNR Career Services and get career development tips.
 
→Build Your Resume

Take a leadership role in a student organization.
Volunteer in service or research projects.
Look for a summer field work or internships. Use all your resources: Handshake, the Ag/NR Career Fair, and faculty and advisors.
 
→WCNR Events
 
Attend the AG/NR Career Fair Day in February.
Attend the WCNR Networking Dinner.



THIRD YEAR STUDENTS

→To Do

Update your resume.
Learn how  to apply for government jobs/internships, if applicable (about 2/3 of graduates go on to work for government agencies).
Schedule two informational interviews with alumni or employers in your field.
Learn how to research employers and alumni on Linked In.  Build a profile.  Get trained on how to do this on RAM CAREER READY.
Begin to explore graduate school options ( See Grad School Checklist).
Get to know your faculty in your areas of interest.
      
→Build Your Resume

Look for a summer field work or internships. Use all your resources: Handshake, the WCNR job lists, the Ag/NR Career Fair, and       faculty and advisors.
Take a leadership role in a student organization.
Volunteer in service or research projects.
Take certification/ courses  like Outdoor Field Skills or Red Cross Certification.
 
→WCNR Events

CSU and Ag/NR Career Fairs – Network both events!
Attend WCNR Networking Dinner.



FOURTH YEAR STUDENTS
 
→To Do

Begin your job search nine months before graduation.
Polish your resume and cover letter. Have them reviewed by WCNR Career Services.
Update Handshake job search options.
Learn how to successfully apply for government jobs (about 2/3 of graduates go on to work for government agencies).
Connect to alumni and classmates on Linked In and follow potential employers.
Upgrade your Linked In profile working with WCNR Career Services.
Review interviewing skills and schedule a mock interview at 970-491-5707.
Discuss other job search strategies with WCNR Career Services.
Finalize graduate school applications.
 
→Build Your Resume

Develop and secure professional references.
Finalize your leadership role in a student organization.
Volunteer in service or research projects.
Look for opportunities to attend professional conferences.
 
→WCNR Events

CSU and Ag/NR Career Fairs – Apply!
Attend WCNR Networking Dinner