Mission

We connect Whitman students and alumni to the communities and experiences that help them cultivate their futures. Since 2010, we've helped members of the Whitman family volunteer, find internships, secure jobs, change careers, and chase the myriad dreams available to liberal arts students and graduates. Read our full story here.

Juniors & Seniors: Community Fellow Applications Are Open

Learn more about these paid ($13/hour), year-long positions doing substantive work at Walla Walla organizations here and look for the descriptions on Handshake.  

Handshake Contest: Win Prizes!

Handshake_LogoHandshake, our new job board and events platform, allows students and young alumni to access internship and job openings both in Walla Walla and nationwide. Over 180,000 employers are using Handshake to find undergraduate and recent grad talent.

Current students can participate in our Handshake drawings. The entry period ends at midnight on Thursday, August 31.

If you complete one of the activities below, you'll be entered in a drawing for one of twenty $10 gift cards to the Whitman Bookstore. If you complete two, you'll also be entered in a drawing for one of ten $15 Taqueria gift cards. If you make it through three, your name will be included in an additional drawing for one of five $20 gift cards to Hot Poop. For those who finish all four tasks, the final drawing is for three professional swag bundles: a Handshake t-shirt, a set of fifty personalized business cards, an informational interview prep session and an actual informational interview with a community member in a field that interests you.

Here are the four activities:

  • Complete your profile (the progress bar will turn blue and read "Profile Level: On top of the world")
  • Upload your resume
  • Make an appointment (the appointment can be scheduled after the conclusion of this contest)
  • Take a picture with the Handshake chair (which will make an appearance at the Activities Fair) and post it on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #whittieslovehandshake. Tag the Student Engagement Center to make it easier for us to find your photo!

How do I get started?

Look for an email (in your Whitman account) that arrived around August 1 from Handshake inviting you to complete your profile to log in and start browsing jobs and internships. If you cannot locate that email, use this link, click "Whitman College Sign On," and use your CAS credentials to log in.

Office Information

Reid Campus Center 219 & 233
280 Boyer Ave
Walla Walla, WA 99362
509-527-5183