Office of Career Services

Career Services Calendar

August 22nd, 2014

  • Image preview Student Employment Orientation
    F.W. Olin Building 105
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
    First-year and transfer students who are eligible to work on campus as part of a financial aid package need to attend this meeting. Learn about your rights and responsibilities as a student worker, as well as how to search for on-campus and off-campus positions. Fill out necessary payroll paperwork and be sure to bring your work authorization documentation.
  • Image preview It’s a Pirate’s Life for Me: Student Life Welcome
    F.W. Olin Building (patio facing Robertson Center)
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Cool off with free snow cones while you meet and greet the Student Life team. Drop by to learn about resources to get involved, stay healthy, stay safe, and get ahead. Games and prizes!

September 3rd, 2014

  • Image preview Pop in for Popcorn (drop-in internship advising)
    Prothro Center, Career Services (Ste. 140)
    3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Pop in for snacks and some internship triage.  Stop by with quick questions about internships. First come, first served. Please email any documents for review (e.g. resumes, cover letters, applications, etc.) ahead of time to career.services@southwestern.edu. If your questions require more extensive conversation, we will gladly schedule an appointment for you.

September 10th, 2014

  • Image preview Getting into Graduate School
    McCombs Campus Center, Marsha and Lynda Ballrooms
    12:20pm - 1:20pm
    Learn how to select a school, when to apply, preparing for entrance exams, getting recommendation letters and funding issues.  Get general advice about preparing for and applying to grad and professional school from faculty and Career Services.
  • Image preview Pop in for Popcorn (drop-in internship advising)
    Prothro Center, Career Services (Ste. 140)
    3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Pop in for snacks and some internship triage.  Stop by with quick questions about internships. First come, first served. Please email any documents for review (e.g. resumes, cover letters, applications, etc.) ahead of time to career.services@southwestern.edu. If your questions require more extensive conversation, we will gladly schedule an appointment for you.

September 15th, 2014

  • Image preview MCAT Information Session by Kaplan
    Red and Charline McCombs Campus Center, Roy Shilling Room
    12:20pm - 1:20pm
    Are you planning to apply to medical school and need to take the MCAT? Take advantage of this FREE workshop offered by Kaplan in collaboration with Career Services. Learn the latest on this important exam. Reserve your spot via Career Services.
  • Image preview LSAT Information Session by Kaplan
    Red and Charline McCombs Campus Center, Margaret Shilling Room (Commons)
    12:20pm - 1:20pm
    If you’re applying to law school in the future, you’ll need to take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Learn strategies for preparing for and succeeding on the exam and understand test structure, content and scoring.

September 17th, 2014

  • Image preview Pop in for Popcorn (drop-in internship advising)
    Prothro Center, Career Services (Ste. 140)
    3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Pop in for snacks and some internship triage.  Stop by with quick questions about internships. First come, first served. Please email any documents for review (e.g. resumes, cover letters, applications, etc.) ahead of time to career.services@southwestern.edu. If your questions require more extensive conversation, we will gladly schedule an appointment for you.
  • Image preview Pirate to Pro: Chart Your Course (Internships 101)
    McCombs Campus Center, Marsha and Lynda Ballrooms
    4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Don’t be forced to walk the plank, Pirates! Navigate the tricky waters to professional success via “Pirate to Pro.” Internships are a vital part of your professional preparation, so get valuable advice from employers who hire interns on how to search for internships and how to compete for them (e.g. resumes, interviewing). And it wouldn’t be a Pirate event without treasure!  Did I mention the $100s in door prizes?? And snacks!
  • Image preview Pirate to Pro: Set Sail (Jobs 101)
    McCombs Campus Center, Marsha and Lynda Ballroom
    6:30pm - 7:30pm
    Don’t be forced to walk the plank, Pirates! Navigate the tricky waters to professional success via “Pirate to Pro.” Seniors, get valuable advice from employers who hire college grads on how to search for jobs and how to compete for them (e.g. resumes, interviewing). And it wouldn’t be a Pirate event without treasure!  Did I mention the $100s in door prizes?? And snacks!

September 22nd, 2014

  • Image preview GRE Strategy Session by Princeton Review
    McCombs Campus Center, Lynda McCombs Ballroom
    12:20pm - 1:20pm
    If you’re applying to Master’s or PhD programs in the future, you’ll probably need to take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Learn strategies for preparing for and succeeding on the exam and understand test structure and content and scoring. Reserve your spot online (choose GRE Strategy Session).

September 24th, 2014

  • Image preview Pre-Med Preview
    McCombs Campus Center, Lynda McCombs Ballroom
    12:20pm - 1:20pm
    First-year and sophomore students* in ALL MAJORS should join us for our pre-med kick-off event of the year.  Even if you think you know how to get there, be sure you’re aware of the timeline and milestones that will be important and learn of numerous resources and events to help you apply to medical school and explore a career in medicine. Presented by Pre-Med committee faculty members Dr. Maria Cuevas, the Center for Academic Success and Career Services. (*Upperclassmen also welcome.)
  • Image preview Pop in for Popcorn (drop-in internship advising)
    Prothro Center, Career Services (Ste. 140)
    3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Pop in for snacks and some internship triage.  Stop by with quick questions about internships. First come, first served. Please email any documents for review (e.g. resumes, cover letters, applications, etc.) ahead of time to career.services@southwestern.edu. If your questions require more extensive conversation, we will gladly schedule an appointment for you.

September 27th, 2014

  • Image preview Practice MCAT by Princeton Review
    F.W. Olin Building 113
    12:00pm - 7:00pm
    Try out the medical school entrance exam, the MCAT, for FREE, courtesy of test-prep provider Princeton Review. Reserve your seat by signing up online (click “More information” below and entering the ZIP code “78626”).  Practice test is a computerized simulation. Results available Thursday, October 2, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Career Services.

September 30th, 2014

  • Image preview Practice LSAT by Princeton Review
    F.W. Olin Building 209
    6:30pm - 10:30pm
    Try out the law school entrance exam, the LSAT, for FREE, courtesy of test-prep provider Princeton Review. Reserve your seat by signing up online (click “More information” below and enter the ZIP code “78626”).  Practice test is a paper-and-pencil simulation. Results available Thursday, October 2, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Career Services.
  • Image preview Practice GRE by Princeton Review
    F.W. Olin Building 207
    6:30pm - 10:30pm
    Try out the graduate school entrance exam, the GRE, for FREE, courtesy of test-prep provider Princeton Review. Reserve your seat by signing up online (click “More information” below and enter the ZIP code “78626”). Practice test is a paper-and-pencil simulation. Results available Thursday, October 2, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Career Services.

October 1st, 2014

  • Image preview LinkedIn 101
    F.W. Olin Building 113
    12:20pm - 1:20pm
    You know Facebook, but you need to know LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network.  Grow and leverage your connections with other students, faculty, alumni, employers and other contacts to help you explore career options and ultimately land internships and jobs. Join us for a step-by-step introduction to LinkedIn, including building a profile, making connections, exploring career options and networking.
  • Image preview Pop in for Popcorn (drop-in internship advising)
    Prothro Center, Career Services (Ste. 140)
    3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Pop in for snacks and some internship triage.  Stop by with quick questions about internships. First come, first served. Please email any documents for review (e.g. resumes, cover letters, applications, etc.) ahead of time to career.services@southwestern.edu. If your questions require more extensive conversation, we will gladly schedule an appointment for you.

October 3rd, 2014

  • Image preview Med School Insider: The Application Process
    McCombs Center, Connie McNab Ballroom
    12:20pm - 1:20pm
    SU alumna Dr. Jennifer Peel and Dr. Bob Nolan, both on the faculty of the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio, share valuable advice and insight about applying to medical school.  All students welcome.

October 6th, 2014

  • Image preview Careers in Math: Market Research
    McCombs Campus Center, Margaret Shilling Room
    12:20pm - 1:20pm

    You have strong quantitative and analytical skills.  What kind of career fields benefit from those skills?  Get valuable advice and make connections to help you explore career options. Our first session of this series features alumna Anna James ’98, who works in market research (and regularly hires interns!) at National Instruments in Austin. 

     

October 8th, 2014

  • Image preview Trip to UT Liberal Arts Fall 2014 Internship & Career Fair
    Prothro Center for Lifelong Learning (meet at Career Services)
    11:00am - 2:00pm
    Wear your suit, bring your resume and meet employers ready to hire you or grad schools of interest to you! Look for internships and full-time jobs or just network. Transportation may be provided, depending on student interest.  Business attire. All students are welcome, but space is limited. Sign up at Career Services by Monday, Oct. 6, at 5 p.m. to reserve your spot.
  • Image preview Pop in for Popcorn (drop-in internship advising)
    Prothro Center, Career Services (Ste. 140)
    3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Pop in for snacks and some internship triage.  Stop by with quick questions about internships. First come, first served. Please email any documents for review (e.g. resumes, cover letters, applications, etc.) ahead of time to career.services@southwestern.edu. If your questions require more extensive conversation, we will gladly schedule an appointment for you.

October 15th, 2014

  • Image preview Trip to UT Communication Job and Internship Fair
    Prothro Center for Lifelong Learning (meet at Career Services)
    11:00am - 2:00pm
    Wear your suit, bring your resume and meet employers ready to hire you or grad schools of interest to you! Look for internships and full-time jobs or just network. Transportation may be provided, depending on student interest.  Business attire.  All students welcome, but space is limited. Please reserve your spot at Career Services by Friday, October 10, at 5 p.m.
  • Image preview Pop in for Popcorn (drop-in internship advising)
    Prothro Center, Career Services (Ste. 140)
    3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Pop in for snacks and some internship triage.  Stop by with quick questions about internships. First come, first served. Please email any documents for review (e.g. resumes, cover letters, applications, etc.) ahead of time to career.services@southwestern.edu. If your questions require more extensive conversation, we will gladly schedule an appointment for you.

October 16th, 2014

  • Image preview Careers in Music: Music Therapy/Private Teaching/Composition
    A. Frank Smith, Jr. Library Center, Prothro Room
    6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Music is your passion. Can you also make it your livelihood?  Get valuable advice and make connections to help you explore career options. This session features David Pencil, who composes for film, games and media, as well as teaches privately, and Erin Bobruk 

     

October 20th, 2014

October 21st, 2014

  • Image preview Etiquette Dinner
    Red and Charline McCombs Campus Center, McCombs Ballrooms
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Enjoy a four-course meal while learning the ins and outs of business dining and networking etiquette from a professional etiquette speaker. Business attire. RSVP to invitation in your SU Box.

October 22nd, 2014

  • Image preview Careers in Math: Curriculum Design/Publishing
    McCombs Campus Center, Margaret Shilling Room
    12:20pm - 1:20pm

    You have strong quantitative and analytical skills.  What kind of career fields benefit from those skills?  Get valuable advice and make connections to help you explore career options. This section features Katie Rojo ’00, senior curriculum specialist at Six Red Marbles in Austin, TX.

     

  • Image preview Pop in for Popcorn (drop-in internship advising)
    Prothro Center, Career Services (Ste. 140)
    3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Pop in for snacks and some internship triage.  Stop by with quick questions about internships. First come, first served. Please email any documents for review (e.g. resumes, cover letters, applications, etc.) ahead of time to career.services@southwestern.edu. If your questions require more extensive conversation, we will gladly schedule an appointment for you.

October 23rd, 2014

  • Image preview Trip to UT Law Fair
    Prothro Center for Lifelong Learning (meet at Career Services)
    11:00am - 2:00pm
    Wear your suit, bring your resume and meet employers ready to hire you or grad schools of interest to you! Look for internships and full-time jobs or just network. Transportation may be provided, depending on student interest.  Business attire.  All students are welcome, but space is limited. Please reserve your spot at Career Services by Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 5 p.m.

October 29th, 2014

  • Image preview Pop in for Popcorn (drop-in internship advising)
    Prothro Center, Career Services (Ste. 140)
    3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Pop in for snacks and some internship triage.  Stop by with quick questions about internships. First come, first served. Please email any documents for review (e.g. resumes, cover letters, applications, etc.) ahead of time to career.services@southwestern.edu. If your questions require more extensive conversation, we will gladly schedule an appointment for you.
  • Image preview Careers in International Business
    A. Frank Smith, Jr. Library Center, Prothro Room
    6:30pm - 7:30pm
    SU political science alumnus Matt Beck and Career Services invite all students to learn about opportunities to work internationally in the for-profit sector.  Hear from a panel of professionals in marketing, finance, business analysis, sales and trade compliance about what they do and how they got there.   

October 31st, 2014

  • Image preview Careers in Math: Teaching
    McCombs Campus Center, Lynda McCombs Ballroom
    12:20pm - 1:20pm

    You have strong quantitative and analytical skills.  What kind of career fields benefit from those skills?  Get valuable advice and make connections to help you explore career options. Bring your lunch, if you like. This session features Southwestern University President and Professor of Mathematics Dr. Edward B. Burger. All students with mathematics coursework (e.g. natural sciences students), including but not limited to math majors, are invited.

     

November 5th, 2014

  • Image preview Being “Out” in the Job Search and at Work
    McCombs Campus Center, Cove Media Room
    12:20pm - 1:20pm
    LBTQIAAP students are invited to join a Q&A and learn about resources related to being out (or not) in the job search and at work, learning about LBGT-friendly employers and states with non-discrimination laws, etc.
  • Image preview Pop in for Popcorn (drop-in internship advising)
    Prothro Center, Career Services (Ste. 140)
    3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Pop in for snacks and some internship triage.  Stop by with quick questions about internships. First come, first served. Please email any documents for review (e.g. resumes, cover letters, applications, etc.) ahead of time to career.services@southwestern.edu. If your questions require more extensive conversation, we will gladly schedule an appointment for you.

November 12th, 2014

  • Image preview Pop in for Popcorn (drop-in internship advising)
    Prothro Center, Career Services (Ste. 140)
    3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Pop in for snacks and some internship triage.  Stop by with quick questions about internships. First come, first served. Please email any documents for review (e.g. resumes, cover letters, applications, etc.) ahead of time to career.services@southwestern.edu. If your questions require more extensive conversation, we will gladly schedule an appointment for you.

November 19th, 2014

  • Image preview Pop in for Popcorn (drop-in internship advising)
    Prothro Center, Career Services (Ste. 140)
    3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Pop in for snacks and some internship triage.  Stop by with quick questions about internships. First come, first served. Please email any documents for review (e.g. resumes, cover letters, applications, etc.) ahead of time to career.services@southwestern.edu. If your questions require more extensive conversation, we will gladly schedule an appointment for you.