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Student Resources

Whether you’re a prospective or current student, there are many resources to learn more about ways to succeed and get involved.

Career Ready

Handshake is WSU’s #1 job and internship search tool for students and alumni.

Also, check out WSU’s online interview practice tool,, for students and alumni. Video record your practice interviews!

Need job search assistance, schedule an appointment with a career advisor and check out these additional job search tools.

Scholarships & Grants

Counselor Education Department Scholarships

The Counselor Education Department strives to support students through three scholarships: Academic Excellence Scholarship, Minority Scholarship and Student Scholarship.

Deadlines for applications are April 1 for the following academic year, and directions for each application can be found within each scholarship description.

There is also the Professional Identity Development (PID) Grant. Learn how to apply for the Counselor Education Professional Identity Development (PID) Grant (PDF)

Capstone Projects

The Counselor Education Capstone collection includes graduate students’ in-depth literature explorations of a topic important to them and their professional field.

View the full collection of capstone projects through OpenRiver.

Capstone Manual

The Counselor Education Department Capstone Project Manual (PDF) provides an overview of CE 695 Capstone Project. The manual includes the description of the project, its requirements, a writing format, grading rubric and APA style resources.


Counseling Careers

Learn more information about counseling careers and their job outlooks and average salaries.


Explore the forms that are used by students within the Counselor Education Department.

Graduate Assisstantships

WSU offers many opportunities to serve as a Graduate Assistants. When you serve as a degree-seeking GA you can earn up to $10,000 a year in compensation plus full tuition for 4 to 9 graduate credits per semester.


The Counselor Education Program Handbook gives current students an in-depth overview of the Counselor Education program. The handbook includes information on the department's mission and goals, different program options, admission information, financial information and more.

Loan Forgiveness & Repayment Programs

The Minnesota Department of Health provides information about Minnesota Loan Forgiveness and Repayment Programs. The US Department of Health & Human Services also provides information about a Loan Repayment Program.

Professional Organizations