Explore Career Options

Whether you are a first-year just starting your career exploration or a junior looking for an internship it is never too early or too late to explore career options. Not sure where to start? Here are some resources that can help:

Four-Year Plan

Divided by year, this guide suggests how you can prepare for a future career while at Washington and Lee.

Industry Specific Resources

Interested in exploring specific industries? Our Industry Specific Resource pages allow you to explore careers, find jobs or internships and connect with alumni in the field.

Vault Guides by Career Insider

***You do not need an account to access the Vault Guides over a W&L internet connection. However, if you want to access Vault Guides off campus you will need to create an account through this link.***Forbes Magazine has called Vault Guides, "Cliffs Notes for careers," with their concise nature and wide array of topics driving the comparison. To get a well-researched overview of a career search or industry-related topic, Vault Guides should be one of your primary sources. These guides are made available to you through Career Development’s annual subscription!

Spotlight on Careers

Want to know more about a career field? Spotlight on Careers has information on jobs, internships, resumes, salary expectations and more! Washington and Lee, along with 30 other top universities, contribute to Spotlight on Careers to assist job seekers and students exploring career options. To log in from off campus, please contact our office.


Unsure of your interests and how they could relate to your career plans? If you are struggling with career direction or are confused about your choice of major, these inventories and assessments can help you gain a better understanding of your interests, values, and personality.