Office of Career Services

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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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    Alumnus Andrew Richey graduated with a BFA in Theatre from SU before earning an MFA at USC. Before embarking on film-making, he also taught English and Theatre in Taiwan. Now the award-winning documentary about a Los Angeles ER he co-produced makes its debut. 
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    New York Arts Program internships offer Southwestern arts and communication students big (Apple) opportunities.
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    We always knew internships were important, but SU alumna Brooke Chatterton ’14 conducted research on Career Services’ data and discovered empirical proof of the value of internships. And she earned herself publication in the Huffington Post’s “The Thesis Project” as an excellent example of undergraduate scholarship.  Congratulations, Brooke!

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Southwestern Success Stories

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    A 2010 communication studies graduate, Alma works as an elementary school teacher through Teach for America in San Antonio, TX.  Previously, Alma interned with mtvU in New York, NY, as part of the New York Arts Program.
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    A graduate in chemistry, Phuong is beginning her medical studies toward an MD at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
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    James, a communication studies graduate, is pursuing an MA in advertising at The University of Texas at Austin.

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