Career and Graduate School Advising
Networking with Fellow Alumni
Post a Job or Summer Internship for Warren Wilson Students
Offer a Sophomore Externship
Talk with Your Employer About On-campus Recruitment
Offer Summer Housing
Serve as a Career Mentor
Gap year opportunities (also called term of service or year of service opportunities) refer to a prolonged period (often, but not always, a year) between a life-stage, when students undertake some form of work or service experience. College students and recent college graduates tend to be a large percentage of the participants in these programs. Students will often take a year off from their studies to take part in one of these programs, or will participate after completing their degree. These programs are popular with students upon graduation, since they can provide a great entry-level experience in a variety of fields, or provide a transitional year before continuing further studies. From battling HIV in Africa to saving endangered species in Alaska, there are literally thousands of interesting ways to spend a year serving, while gaining experience and learning more about yourself and your world.
Review the links to learn more about the many gap year opportunities available domestically and worldwide. Also, visit the Career Services Office or call 828-771-3759 to schedule a meeting to discuss gap year experiences with an advisor.
Launching A Venture
Warren Wilson College may naturally attract students with novel ideas or perhaps through their triad experience, students hone their skills in taking initiative and ownership. Whatever the reason, we can count among our alumni a significant number of entrepreneurs. Do you have an idea for starting your own business? Thanks to the an support of Wilson graduate Warren Wall ’79, we are able to offer scholarships for selected students to attend the MountainBizWorks Foundation Seminars. If you are interested in attending this seminar, there is an application process that includes submitting your resume and completing a short application.