Office of Career Services

About Us

The primary mission of Southwestern University Career Services is to assist students in finding a direction for life and guiding the development of skills which make for personal and professional effectiveness through focused learning in the areas of occupational exploration/self-knowledge, gaining career experience, engaging in job search strategies, and in life-long career decision making.

What?

We teach career-management skills (e.g. resume writing, interviewing, job search strategies), provide opportunities to explore a variety of occupations and help students and alumni make connections to employers, graduate and professional schools and other resources. Students and alumni can access these services through visits to our office and by attending our programs.

Who?

Four professional staff, as well as student staff, serve Southwestern students and alumni throughout the year. Click here to meet the staff.

Where?

Career Services is located in the Prothro Center for Lifelong Learning (#15 on the campus map) on University Avenue/Highway 29.  Exit 261 from I-35 in Georgetown and travel east on University/Hwy. 29.  The university is located between Maple Street and Southwestern Boulevard on your left. Visitor parking is designated on the campus parking map.

When?

Career Services is open throughout the year (except university holidays) Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. We recommend you contact us to schedule an appointment if you need to talk with a career advisor. Drop-in advising is available some days.

Why?

There’s good reason to work with Southwestern University Career Services - whether you’re a student or graduate wants help with career development or an employer who wants to recruit new team members.  Our award-winning office consistently earns (and helps students earn) recognition.  A few examples include:

2014: #7 Nationwide for Best Career Services, The Princeton Review’s Best 378 Colleges: 2014 Edition
2012: Pre-Service Teacher Scholarship (Kesley Weldon ’13): Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators
2012: 20 Colleges with the Best Career Services, BestCollegesOnline.com
2011: Southern Star Award (Roger Young), Southern Association of Colleges and Employers
2011: Pre-Service Teacher Scholarship (Sarah Ayers ’12): Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators
2011: Innovation Excellence Award (Marketing and Branding), National Association of Colleges and Employers
2011: National Intern of the Year Award (D’Artagnan Bebel ‘11), Cooperative Education and Internship Association
2010: Pre-Service Teacher Scholarship (Dylan Hickey ‘11), Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators/Texas Association of Employment in Education
2009: Southern Star Award (Alexandra Anderson), Southern Association of Colleges and Employers
2009: Pre-Service Teacher Scholarship (Samantha Lingamfelter ‘10), Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators/Texas Association of Employment in Education
2008: Best Practice Award, Career Services Institute West
2008: National Intern of the Year Award (Caitlin Cooper ‘09), Cooperative Education and Internship Association
2008: Top 10 Nationwide for the Best Career /Job Placement Services, The Princeton Review’s 2008 Best 366 Colleges
2008: Pre-Service Teacher Scholarship (Kristin Lahaie ‘09), Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators/Texas Association of Employment in Education
2007: Pre-Service Teacher Scholarship (Jessica Ratcliffe ‘08), Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators/Texas Association of Employment in Education
2006: National Intern of the Year Award (Melinda Smotherman), Cooperative Education and Internship Association
2006: Pre-Service Teacher Scholarship (Cassandra Ashby ‘07), Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators/Texas Association of Employment in Education

Contact us

Phone: (512) 863-1346
Fax: (512) 863-1270
Email: career.services@southwestern.edu


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Mailing Address:
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Southwestern University
Career Services
P.O. Box 770
Georgetown, TX 78627-0770

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Southwestern University
Career Services
Prothro Center, 1st Floor
1001 E. University Ave.,Georgetown, TX 78626