Jobs and Internships

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Handshake Career Portal

The Handshake Career Portal connects employers with the W&L student and alumni candidates they're seeking.  Employers can post internships, full-time jobs, fellowships and other opportunities for candidates to access and apply.  Log in using your W&L credentials or contact our office with questions about how to get started.

LACN (Liberal Arts Career Network)

Database of jobs and internships posted to the 30 selective liberal arts schools in this consortium. Go to "Forgot Password" and use your W&L email address to get started.

SLAC (Selective Liberal Arts Consortium)

SLAC is an exclusive consortium composed of 13 selective liberal arts schools. Every year, SLAC conducts regional interviewing days held in Chicago, Boston, New York, and DC. A variety of career industries are represented in each city and applicants are pre-selected for interviews.


CareerShift's set of tools and applications provide a very unique opportunity to job hunters. While other web services provide bits and pieces of the job hunt process, only CareerShift provides an easy-to-use approach for bringing all these parts together to manage the job hunt all in one place. Students may sign up for an account with their email address.


A database of all of the fellowships that W&L has researched for students to apply for, managed by the Office of the Associate Dean of the College.


Networking does not need to be a mysterious or challenging process. Networking is speaking to individuals who know about an industry, a company, a location or a career path that interests you. Your goal is to talk with people who share your interest and can offer insights to gaining experience.

International Opportunities

Are you considering a job or internship abroad? Explore these online resources to get started. Stop by our office or make an appointment with a career advisor and begin networking to learn more.

Industry Specific Resources

Do you have an idea of what field you may be interested in but have no idea where to go from there? Utilize these industry specific resource pages to explore careers, network with key alumni, and search for jobs and internships.

Summer Opportunity Funding

Washington and Lee University provides access to a host of summer programs, including international internship programs and summer research programs. Students may apply for funding to cover expenses related to their respective program.

Diversity Resources

Check out our career advice and job resources for LGBTQ students, students with disabilities, international students, multi-ethnic students, and women.