Carson Professional Network

Carson College of Business’s commitment to students extends beyond the classroom. The college is invested in the development of students’ professional talents, actively assisting them on their career path by demystifying the after-college steps and providing professional development before and after graduation. The Carson Professional Network creates an opportunity to build the vital skills and relationships to prepare for success.

The Carson Professional Network builds active, professional relationships between three member categories: current business students, recent alumni and industry executives. At each level, members create and attend events, building relationships and sharing information that serves as the heart of the Network.

Network Activities

Activities include but are not limited to:

  • Carson Network Mixers
  • Carson Coaching
  • Guest speakers or panel discussions
  • Career preparation via mock interviews, resume and cover letter review
  • Career trek to employer office or employer open house
  • Informational interviews and job shadows
  • Signature career events (accounting and professional sales)

Students

Benefits:

  • Build an experienced professional network
  • Develop skills employers expect
  • Learn about different career paths
  • Eligible to apply for a Network scholarship
  • First priority to register for Network events

To be eligible:

  • Earn first-year Carson Career Amplifier badge or is on the Crimson Pathway
  • Commit to participate in six or more Network activities during the academic year

Network membership is open to all Carson College of Business students regardless of campus location. Students are invited to sign up today.

Student sign up

Recent Alumni

Benefits:

  • Build mentoring skills by sharing experiences with current students
  • Develop career network with industry executives

To be eligible:

  • Graduated from WSU within the last seven years
  • Commit to participate in four or more Network activities during the academic year

Recent alumni—sign up today.

Alumni sign up

Industry Executives

Benefits:

  • Get to know our students and recent alumni as individuals
  • Help students better understand your industry and career paths
  • Help students develop the relationship and communication skills vital for success in your industry

To be eligible:

  • Commit to participate in two or more Network activities during the academic year
  • Invest in a sponsorship to support Carson College of Business and students

Industry Executives—sign up today.

Industry sign up

Carson Professional Network Sponsorship Levels

$5,000 Crimson level sponsorship

All Silver level benefits+

  • Exclusive opportunity to be invited to events with students and university leadership
  • Customized professional development conducted by WSU Vancouver Carson College of Business faculty and staff for your employees

$3,000 Silver level sponsorship

All Cougar level benefits+

  • One named scholarship for a student in the Carson College of Business Vancouver
  • Two tickets to the annual Scholarship Recognition event to meet your scholarship recipient
  • Invitation to professional development event hosted by WSU Vancouver Carson College of Business
  • Promotional materials, printed and electronic, may be displayed in the WSU Vancouver Carson College of Business Center for Students Success

$1,500 Cougar level sponsorship

  • Complimentary space at one WSU Vancouver Carson College of Business-sponsored career fair
  • Network sponsorship prominently recognized at events, in promotional materials and with job/internship promotions with students
  • Recognition on the WSU Vancouver Carson College of Business website
  • Recognition on WSU Vancouver Carson College of Business’ social media platforms

$500 Network sponsorship

  • Eligible for Industry Executive members during their first two years in the Network and Recent Alumni members during one to seven years from their WSU graduation
  • Recognition on the WSU Vancouver Carson College of Business website
  • Recognition on WSU Vancouver Carson College of Business’ social media platforms