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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    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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    For the third time since it began ranking career centers in 2008, The Princeton Review’s survey of 130,000 students nationwide finds Southwestern University among the top 20 career services in the U.S. The Princeton Review’s new book, The Best 379 Colleges: 2015 Edition, ranks Southwestern University Career Services eighth in the U.S. and best in Texas.

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    As a result of the 2008–2009 economic downturn and increased budget constraints, federal hiring has been on the decline. In this competitive environment, what characterizes successful new federal hires?  The Partnership for Public Service analyzed recent hiring data to shed light on the story.

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Southwestern Success Stories

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    A psychology and Spanish double-major, Samanda works as the Residential Life Coordinator for The Village School in Houston, TX.  The Village School is a coeducational non-denominational college preparatory day and boarding private school for grades Pre-K through high school.
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    Erin, a 2010 biology graduate, is enrolled in a doctorate of physical therapy program at Texas Woman’s University in Houston, TX.
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    John Grimshaw ’12, communication studies graduate from Llano, has some words of comfort for his fellow job seekers: “There is life after the job search.” 

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