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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    Austin native and psychology graduate Sanna Maknojia ’16 wanted her work to benefit people. She considered pursuing social work but discovered an entrepreneurial spirit and desire to try something new. Using research and communication skills developed at Southwestern, and the same ethic of care that motivated her major selection, Maknojia recently co-founded Trek, an Austin ridesharing company, together with her cousin. Proving that you never know where your career direction will take you, she quipped, “I’m a psychology graduate who accidentally turned into businesswoman!”
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    Recently, Phuong-Hieu Nguyen ’14, Associate at PwC in New York, NY, celebrated the value of the Southwestern University network during an encounter with fellow accounting alumnus Marlin Brown ’89 in Bangkok, Thailand.
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    Ryan Galloway, a senior education major with a secondary math focus, is the 16th consecutive SU student to be awarded the TASPA (Texas Association of School Personnel Administration) scholarship. Ryan plans to seek employment in the Georgetown/Round Rock area after graduation and is interested in working toward a master’s degree in school administration. He is an Army veteran who did two tours of duty in Iraq, and is married with two young children. 

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Southwestern Success Stories

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    Chris, a physics graduate, is pursuing an MS in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas.
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    Art history grad Laura Cook is working as a programming assistant at the Tampa Museum of Art. When asked whether her outcome meets her expectations, Laura stated, “In fact, it exceeds my expectations in this economy.  I hoped to volunteer and network, and when I interviewed with the Programming Director, she took me on as an intern.  I created many of my own projects and took initiative, and she hired me when the museum opened an assistant director position for her.”
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    Rachel works as an AmeriCorps VISTA at College for All Texans in Austin.  She graduated with a degree in English and served as editor and in numerous other roles for The Megaphone, Southwestern’s student newspaper, while at SU.

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