Workshops and Networking Events

On-Campus Events 


Network with professionals in the field as they share tips and strategies about their career success. Pizza, refreshments and raffle prizes as well.

Art, Theatre and Music Professional Networking Night
Thursday, October 24, 2019
5:30 pm- 7:30 pm
Dower Center

Criminal Justice/Pol Science Professional Networking Night 
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
5:30 pm- 7:30 pm
Scanlon Banquet Hall

Psy, Soc. and Social Work Professional Networking Night 
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Scanlon Banquet Hall

Life Sciences Profesional Networking Night 
Thursday, December 5, 2019
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Scanlon Banquet Hall


Stop by the Career Center and speak with faculty from various departments about the major and possible career paths

Art Dept. 
Wed., September 18, 2019, 10 am - 12 pm
Criminal Justice Dept.
Tues., October 15, 2019, 10 am - 12 pm
Math Dept. 
Thurs., November 14, 2019, 10 am - 12 pm
Life Science Dept.
Wed., November 20, 2019, 10 am - 12 pm
Comm. Dept.
Mon., December 9, 2019, 10 am - 12 pm

Speak with a career advisor at one of our Information tables held in the Ely Campus Center twice a semester. We can provide a quick tip or schedule an appointment.

  • Ely Campus Center - 1st Floor Lobby
  • September 24, 2019, 11 am - 1 pm
  • October 29, 2019, 11 am - 1 pm


Visit our table/tent held in various outdoor locations on campus. Speak with an advisor to find out how we can assist you with your career goals. Refreshments and free raffles.

Career Center Entrance 
September 3, 2019   10 am - 3 pm
Wilson Entrance 
September 18, 2019   10 am - 1 pm



Off-Campus Networking Opportunities

Young Professional Society

The Young Professional Society is available in almost every major area.  The Young Professional Society of Greater Springfield is a great way to start building up professional connections with young professionals in the greater Springfield area.  Monthly Third Thursday events offer a more comfortable atmosphere to meet area professionals. 

Career One Stop

CareerOneStop's online directory of professional associations provide you with a comprehensive listing of professional associations by industry field.  Professional associations are a great way to meet professionals in your desired industry.

Online Networking


LinkedIn comes up in the top 5% of all Google searches making it a key site to present your best professional face to the working world.  Connect with professionals sharing similar interests.  Get started by joining the Westfield State University Careers group!  If you need help crafting your message, check out Mango's free email builder. Also, check out these tips on how to optimize your LinkedIn profile.