Office of Career Services

Career Services is here to help you get ahead!

You’re smart - that’s how you got here - so you can do many things.

And you probably chose a liberal education because you have a wide array of interests - so you want to do many things. 

That combination creates the “perfect storm” of career possibilities to sort through, and Career Services is here to help.

We teach career-management skills you’ll need your whole life (e.g. resume writing, interviewing, job search strategies). We provide opportunities to explore a variety of occupations and gain experience. And we help you make connections to employers, grad schools and other resources.

Whether you’re an entering student just starting to check things out or a graduating student or alumnus/a ready to tackle a specific search process, our resources empower you to navigate the exciting journey that is your future.

Career Services News

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    For the fourth consecutive year and fifth time since it began ranking career centers in 2008, The Princeton Review’s survey of 143,000 students nationwide finds Southwestern University among the top 20 career services in the U.S. The Princeton Review’s new book, The Best 381 Colleges: 2017 Edition, ranks Southwestern University Career Services fourth in the U.S.
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    The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) reports that 17.7 percent of 2015 bachelor’s degree grads pursued continuing education, while 25.1 percent of 2015 SU grads reported doing so.
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    Senior Clairisse Cheniae, an elementary education major with a passion for science and nature, earned Southwestern’s 17th consecutive scholarship for a pre-service teacher from the Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators (TASPA).

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Southwestern Success Stories

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    A psychology major, Josh interned at the UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas in Dallas, TX.
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    As an Audit Associate for “Big 4” accounting firm KPMG LLP in Houston, Mandy Smith is implementing the career choice she pursued throughout her time at Southwestern.  An accounting and Spanish major, Smith prepared for her first job after college through classroom learning, internships and extracurricular activities, including as an intercollegiate volleyball player and Kemper Scholar.
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    A 2010 computational mathematics graduate, Daniel works as a software engineer for IBM in Austin, TX.

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