Office of Career Services

Campus Recruiting

Thank you for considering Southwestern University students and graduates for your hiring needs. Career Services offers high-tech and high-touch service to customize your recruiting experience to your needs, whether you want to post a job or visit campus to conduct interviews or information sessions. Southwestern uses SU PirateLink, a web-based system which is part of the NACElink Network, as both a campus recruiting management system and an electronic bulletin board for almost all positions.

For more details about how an intern might be helpful to your organization or how to host an externship (job shadowing site visit) to your workplace for an individual or group of students, please see the links to the right.  You can also download our recruiting brochure and download our policies and procedures for employers.

Posting a Job

Postings for full-time, part-time or internship positions targeted at SU students and graduates are free to employers. Employers must register with PirateLink the first time they access the system prior to posting. Postings typically require one business day for approval by Career Services before being activated. For a nominal fee, employers can choose to post jobs to students at multiple schools in the NACElink Network. For more information, visit PirateLink FAQs and the SU PirateLink Privacy Policy.

Register with PirateLink or log in when you are ready to post a position.

Hiring an SU student to tutor

If you seek to employ an SU student to tutor your K-12 student (or if you’re seeking a fellow college student to help you out), you can post opportunities through Career Services. In addition to posting to our PirateLink job board, you can use a special service we offer to connect with prospective tutors. Each semester we recruit prospective tutors and maintain a list by subject area. Please contact us at career.services@southwestern.edu or 512.863.1346 to let us know of your needs.  Please note that our semesters typically end before K-12 semesters, and our students are often out of town during breaks. To that end, recruiting a tutor just in time for final exams may be challenging.  We encourage you to reach out earlier in the semester. 

On-Campus Student Employment

On-campus jobs can also be posted to PirateLink to provide centralized access for all students seeking on-campus employment and to get campus positions the most visibility possible. Campus departments which have hired students recently have already been preregistered in PirateLink.  Any additional departments or additional contacts for already registered departments can also register. Campus departments can specify in the posting how they want students to apply (e.g. direct applicants to a URL on departmental website, direct applicants to download an application, stop by in person, etc.). While all students are eligible to work on campus, departments should place a priority on hiring students who have federal work-study aid as part of their financial aid package (all other qualifications being equal), as the university seeks to maximize the use of those funds.

On-Campus Recruiting

Interviews: To set up on-campus interviews, employers will

  • Complete a recruiting information sheet (PDF) and return via fax or email. Please complete all parts of the Recruiting Information Sheet, indicating N/A if necessary. Incomplete forms will delay or impede recruitment opportunities. Thank you for your consideration!
  • Correspond with Career Services, who will contact you upon receipt of your form, to set up a date for your visit, and send you copies of resumes that meet your criteria for prescreening.
  • Register with SU PirateLink, where you will be able to post your job for all students to see.

Information Table or Session: Employers who want to set up an information table or session in the Red and Charline McCombs Campus Center rather than conduct on-campus interviews should still contact Career Services. Also, please fill out an information table/session request form and fax or email it to Career Services.

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Southwestern University Career Services is a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers and follows its Principles for Professional Conduct with regard to career development and employment practices.

When you’re ready to contact us or have more questions:

Southwestern University Career Services
P.O. Box 770
Georgetown, TX 78628
Phone: 512-863-1346
Fax: 512-863-1270
career.services@southwestern.edu