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Carson College of Business Carson Career Spring Series

Carson Career
Spring Series

The Carson Career Spring Series will introduce various virtual professional development workshops to better prepare you for upcoming online career fairs and networking events. Content will focus on several topics ranging from preparing for the career fair, getting employer feedback on your résumé, recruiter tips on how to have a successful interview, and more. These events will also give you the chance to network with employers, enhance professional development, and learn about internship and career opportunities.

The Carson Career Spring Series is FREE to all WSU students, alumni, faculty, and staff.

Register and learn about the virtual sessions below. You will need to register for each session. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Amplifier Tiers and Crimson Pathway students: Participating in the Carson Career Series programs support requirements for Amplifier.

The Carson College of Business thanks our employer partners for their support of Career Networking Night and the Carson Career Series.

Featured Events:


PACCAR Professional Development Series

Tuesday, March 23 at 4 – 6:30 p.m. PST
In Person – Location: CUE 319

Host: David Danforth, PACCAR Parts General Manager & PACCAR Inc Vice President
Topic: Leadership
Agenda: 4-5PM Leadership talk, 5:30-6:30PM Meet-and-Greet with PACCAR professionals and Mr. Danforth

General Manager of PACCAR Parts since 2013 and Vice President of PACCAR Inc since 2014. David has been with PACCAR for 34 years. As the PACCAR Parts General Manager, David is responsible for all global aftermarket sales, marketing, operations and financial performance. Prior to his current role, David held positions of increasing responsibility at Peterbilt in engineering & marketing and at PACCAR Parts in marketing, technology, operations, and sales. He also worked at Corporate Purchasing as the Senior Director in charge of Global Powertrain Initiatives and new product development. David earned a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering from Washington State University and a Master of Business Administration in Technology Management from the University of Portland. He also completed the Wharton Global Advanced Management Program and the Stanford Executive Program.

Featured Employer: PACCAR


Amplifier Badge(s): TBA

How to Negotiate a Job Offer

Thursday, March 24 at 5 – 6:30 p.m. PST
In Person – Location: CUE 119

Are you graduating this semester and seeking full-time positions? Then you need to practice negotiating your first job offer to maximize your chances of receiving the best salary, start date, benefits, potential signing bonus, and relocation package. Students must arrive by 4:30 pm to participate in the interactive workshop portion, led by Dr. Hunter and Dr. Tripp, then followed by a panel discussion with guest speakers in industry.

Featured Employer: Carson Center for Student Success


Tier 4 - Career Essentials BadgeCrimson Pathway 2

Boeing Speaker Series

Thursday, April 7 at 4 p.m. PST
Virtual on Webex

A panel of Washington State University alumni share their journeys in transitioning from the academia to the workplace after graduation and answer student’s questions on this topic.

Featured Employer: Boeing


Amplifier Badge(s): TBA

The Carson Career Spring Series is an opportunity for business students in the Carson Career Amplifier Program.
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