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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    Jennifer Gingrich Christianson ’99, a German/music grad and current high school German teacher, was one of eight educators to receive the Goethe‐Institut/AATG Certificate of Merit at the recent annual convention of the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG).
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    For the fourth consecutive year and fifth time since it began ranking career centers in 2008, The Princeton Review’s survey of 143,000 students nationwide finds Southwestern University among the top 20 career services in the U.S. The Princeton Review’s new book, The Best 381 Colleges: 2017 Edition, ranks Southwestern University Career Services fourth in the U.S.
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    The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) reports that 17.7 percent of 2015 bachelor’s degree grads pursued continuing education, while 25.1 percent of 2015 SU grads reported doing so.

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Southwestern Success Stories

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    Joel, a business graduate and entrepreneur, helped start Fountain Forward in Houston, TX, where he works as a business solutionist.
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    Lori is pursuing a Master’s in journalism at New York University in New York, NY.  A former Kemper Scholar, she graduated from Southwestern with a degree in international studies and history.
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    A psychology graduate, Ben works as an emergency medical technician for North Blanco County EMS in Johnson City, TX.

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