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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    Alex, an economics graduate, works as an investment analyst for Tauber Oil Company in Houston, TX.
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    Debra, a music education major, interned with the Georgetown High School Music Department in Georgetown, TX.
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    Sociology graduate Nathan Tuttle works as a communications specialist at San Antonio Clubhouse in San Antonio, TX.

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