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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    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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    For Chelsea Marshall, Rachel Wallis and Alana Buenrostro, studying abroad was their favorite experience while they were at Southwestern. Now the three graduates have turned those experiences into international careers – right here in Texas.
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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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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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    Education and Spanish graduate Katie Elder works as an elementary teacher for Round Rock ISD in Round Rock, TX.
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    Rory, a history and German graduate, is an English teaching assistant with the U.S. Fulbright Program in Germany.

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