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 175 years, graduating Pirates have embarked on a host of different career journeys. As you research and brainstorm where you could head after graduation, compare your ideas to where alumni from 1876 to 1932 ended up, not to mention the Pirate who helped modernize Mexican transportation, some of the first Rhodes Scholars from Texas, the patron of the McDonald Observatory in west Texas and more. Read on and friend Ichabod Black on Facebook for more Pirate career history.
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    Career Services conducted its first-ever survey of graduates 10 years after they left Southwestern.
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    Senior Relda Comer, earning a Bachelor of Science in education and certifying to teach secondary math and special education, secured a $2,000 scholarship from the Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators awarded annually to a pre-service teacher. Relda will receive her award at the annual TASPA conference in Austin in December.

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Southwestern Success Stories

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    A 2010 kinesiology graduate, Lorena is a Spanish teacher at KIPP Academy in Houston, TX, through Teach for America.  Previously, she interned with the City of Pasadena Parks and Recreation department in Pasadena, TX.
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    Zoe Pham, economics and mathematics graduate in 2013, is pursuing a PhD in economics at Rice University in Houston. Not only did she earn admission, but she also earned a four-year departmental graduate stipend and full tuition waiver.
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    Cordelia interned with the Texas House of Representatives in Austin, TX.  She is a Latin American Studies major.

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