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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    Whitney is pursuing a Master of Science in Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin.  She graduated in 2010 with a degree in psychology.
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    Maria, an education major, is working at KIPP Academy in Houston as a Fellow, teaching Spanish and technology to kindergartners and first-graders. 
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    A 2010 Chinese graduate, Lindsey is pursuing a Master of Arts in East Asian studies at Yale University in New Haven, CT.

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