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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    For 175 years, graduating Pirates have embarked on a host of different career journeys. As you research and brainstorm where you could head after graduation, compare your ideas to where alumni from 1876 to 1932 ended up, not to mention the Pirate who helped modernize Mexican transportation, some of the first Rhodes Scholars from Texas, the patron of the McDonald Observatory in west Texas and more. Read on and friend Ichabod Black on Facebook for more Pirate career history.
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    Career Services conducted its first-ever survey of graduates 10 years after they left Southwestern.
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    Senior Relda Comer, earning a Bachelor of Science in education and certifying to teach secondary math and special education, secured a $2,000 scholarship from the Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators awarded annually to a pre-service teacher. Relda will receive her award at the annual TASPA conference in Austin in December.

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Southwestern Success Stories

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    Nicole, a sociology graduate, is pursuing an MA in museum education/studies at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA.
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    After earning her Bachelor’s in Sociology, Nicole will pursue a Master of Science in Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin. In addition, Nicole earned a scholarship from Alpha Xi Delta toward her graduate study and two awards from the Southern Sociologial Association and American Sociological Association for her senior capstone paper.
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    A biochemistry graduate, Michael is pursuing a PhD in biomedical science/neuroscience at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine.

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