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Career Development Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update


The WKU Advising and Career Development Center (ACDC) will continue to offer career support to all students during this time of transition due to COVID-19. Our goal is to address your career questions in a way that is most convenient for you. 

Connect with a Career Coach, Monday-Friday from 9:00 am-4:00 pm Central Time.
To schedule an appointment outside of business hours, email CareerHelp@wku.edu.

Use our Drop-InCareer StudioZoom Video Chat Waiting Room
NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY; open Monday-Friday from 9 am-4 pm.

  • Click on this link: https://wku.zoom.us/j/761330360 (Download Zoom if necessary)
  • Wait for a staff member to greet you!
  • Please be patient in the waiting room as the Career Coach meets with students one at a time. They will keep you updated as you wait in line. Wait time is usually no longer than 10-15 minutes.

Make your own appointment using Handshake

Log into Handshake using your NetID and password (https://wku.joinhandshake.com/login)

  • Click on Career Center, Appointments, Schedule New Appointment
  • Find your Career Coach by College, Choose a time, Select the appointment medium of either phone or video
  • Be sure to put your phone number and email address in the “What can we help you with?” box.
  • Please Note: All appointments are made in Central Time

Call 270-745-3095 to chat with one of the Career Coaches
or get help scheduling an appointment

Monday-Friday from 9 am-4 pm Central Time

  • If you get directed to voicemail, please speak clearly and leave your name and phone number.  Your call will be returned within one business day.

Email CareerHelp@wku.edu

  • This is a good way to receive feedback and assistance with resumes, cover letters, and other career issues. You will receive a response within 24-48 business hours.

Prefer immediate feedback?

Want a Career Coach to contact you?


  • Complete the Online Request Form
  • Providing a phone number and a time to call will make it easier to reach you, though an email address can work also.

Current students can apply for opportunities through Handshake. Go to https://wku.joinhandshake.com and log in using your Net ID and password. Be sure to complete your profile.

New Students Please Note:
You should be able to access your Handshake account 15 days after you register for classes. Questions? Email  CareerHelp@wku.edu.

All in-person employer events and on-campus interviews will now happen virtually. New internships, jobs and employer events will be updated daily on Handshake. Watch your Toppermail for information about ways to connect with employers.

WKU Career Development Staff are here to help you transition to recruiting using virtual tools during the COVID-19 travel restrictions. WKU students and alumni are looking forward to learning about your recruitment opportunities.

Advertise available opportunities to WKU students and alumni for FREE

If you have a Handshake account, please login and select Western Kentucky University as a school where you would like to recruit. Your organization will be approved shortly after! You will then be able to share your opportunities at Western Kentucky University.

If you do not have a Handshake account, please use this link to create a free account. Signing up is easy and takes less than 5 minutes. Please post any jobs that you have open.

Help WKU students learn more about your company

Please submit your information session request in Handshake (wku.joinhandshake.com) using the event type VIRTUAL SESSION, along with the details for how students may connect to your session virtually. 

Once your request has been received, our Employer Relations Coordinator will contact you to finalize the details and begin marketing your event.

Please note: All on-campus information sessions will be converted to a virtual format until further notice.

Interview a WKU Student or Alum!

All on-campus interviews will be converted to a virtual format until further notice.

Please submit your on-campus interviewing request in Handshake (wku.joinhandshake.com) along with details for how students may connect to your interview virtually.  Be sure to account for time zone differences.

If you submit a pre-select schedule, you may use Handshake's scheduling feature. 

If you submit a room only schedule, it will be your responsibility to schedule interview time slots. 

Once your request has been received, our Employer Relations Coordinator will contact you to finalize the details and begin marketing your event.

Recruit WKU Students and Alumni

At this time, many of our 2020-2021 Career Fair dates have been set! 

We are hopeful that on-campus events will resume in the fall.  However, we are also preparing to transition to virutal events should that become necessary. 

Market your company to WKU students and alumni

If you have a short recruitment video that you wish to share with WKU students and alumni, contact our office at 270-745-3095.


We encourage you to take advantage of the resources our website and those housed in Handshake.


Don't hesitate to reach out to us at CareerHelp@wku.edu or call 270-745-3095. We’re here to help!

  • 270-745-3095
  • CareerHelp@wku.edu
  • Advising and Career Development Center
    Downing Student Union, Room 2001
    1906 College Heights Blvd., #11052
    Bowling Green, KY 42101-1052




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 Last Modified 9/10/20