Career Development and Education services at UWT

Information you need to know regarding the NUWC Division and UWT Career Development.

UW Tacoma’s Career Development department continues to offer several events and job opportunities for students to take advantage of. In a recent event, Career Development along with The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Keyport, hosted a virtual all industries career fair on Oct. 14 and 15. The virtual event was created in order for the students at UWT to meet with recruiters as well as learn about various opportunities and openings available. 

According to their website, the NUWC Division notes that they are “focused on developing and applying advanced technical capabilities to test, evaluate, field, and maintain undersea warfare systems and related defense assets. Our workforce of civilian federal government employees directly support the full spectrum of Navy undersea programs.” 

Their main goal, as stated on their Facebook page, is to attract and recruit diverse, top-talent at all levels.

Although the Ledger was unable to contact the NUWC Division to gain more information about the career fair, the UWT Career Development service is still open to all students. 

Due to the classes at UWT being almost exclusively virtual, the Career Development and Education departments now provide virtual career resources to all students. The staff is available to answer questions by email during normal business hours.

“We’ve been working remotely since March, providing career fairs, coaching, workshops, discussion groups, and resources virtually.” said Career Development. “Handshake has become even more useful and relevant now — students can find jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities, remote work, workshops and more — all on Handshake.”

Students should know that appointments take place via Zoom and they can schedule for any career related questions Monday through Friday. 

The Career Development and Education departments offer information on both career and volunteer opportunities, tips for financial support and application reviews. They also provide resume and cover letter tips, mock interviews and information about the benefits of internships. 

As stated on their website, “Career Development assists undergraduate, graduate students and alumni with developing, evaluating, and implementing career and educational decisions.”

They equip employers that are interested in becoming involved with the UWT with resources to further engage students. They also supply services and resources for alumni and undocumented students. Individuals have the option to virtually meet with a Career Development Counselor if they choose. 

Their goal is to support student endeavors toward a rewarding college experience and successful professional growth beyond UW Tacoma.

If you are interested in meeting with a counselor or if you’re curious about what the department has to offer, visit for more information and upcoming opportunities.