Prospective Students

Welcome future Owls!

We are so happy you are considering Westfield State University and look forward to welcoming you to campus soon!  Identifying a major and/or career path can be a daunting process, but we are here to help.  The Career Center will work with you with every step on your career journey to create a plan that sets you up for success.  We offer lifetime services and provide individualized assistance with:

Major/Career Exploration

Career advisors and students work as a team to identify career development goals, action steps, and plans to ensure that you are intentional in college and competitive in the job market.  We offer several resources, such as What Can I Do With This Major, the MBTI, Strong Inventory, and CareerExplorer assessment to help along this journey.

Internships & Experiential Education

Westfield State University offers students up to 15 academic credits (an entire semester) for completing an internship – that’s how much we support students gaining real-world experiences.  We partner with many local and regional employers to offer internships year-round. We also work with The Washington Center Program, a highly prestigious internship program in D.C., to offer credit-bearing internships with the nation’s most exclusive employers.  Students also have the opportunity to spend a semester at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL, and gain a competitive edge for employment with any Disney affiliate.  Westfield State University also has a rigorous study abroad program, biannual undergraduate research and creative activity conferences, and more to help students grow as professionals and individuals.

Employer Engagement

The Career Center partners with employers from various industries regionally and nationally to cultivate robust internships and employment opportunities.  Students have the opportunity to connect with employers in person and virtually at networking events, information sessions, and career fairs.  Students are also provided immediate access to Handshake, our job and internship platform, which houses over 800,000 employers, covering all 50 states!  Students and alumni work as interns and employees at notable organizations such as:

3M, Booz Allen Hamilton, Boston Red Sox, Massachusetts General Hospital, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Charles River Laboratories, HP Hood, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Definitive Healthcare, Environmental Protection Agency, PlateletBio, Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, Pegasystems, USDA Rural Development, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, MassMutual, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, Definitive Healthcare, Moderna, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Massachusetts State Senate, Springfield Water and Sewer Commission, Walt Disney World, and Massachusetts Department of Children and Families.

Check out our Post-Graduate Report for more details on where our alums land!


Contact & Location


Westfield State University
Parenzo Hall, 130
577 Western Avenue
Westfield, MA 01086

Career Service Hours

Day of the week
Hours of Operation Summer Hours
Monday 8:30 am- 5:00 pm 8:00 am- 4:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am- 5:00 pm 8:00 am- 4:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am- 5:00 pm 8:00 am- 4:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am- 5:00 pm 8:00 am- 4:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am- 5:00 pm 8:00 am- 4:00 pm