Office of Career Services

Career Services Calendar

August 25th, 2017

  • Image preview Student Employment Orientation
    F.W. Olin Building 105
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
    New students who want to work on- or off-campus while in college should attend this meeting to learn about how to search for positions, how on-campus employment works with financial aid and how hiring paperwork works.

August 29th, 2017

  • Image preview On-Campus and Part-Time Job Fair
    Prothro Center for Lifelong Learning Lobby and Atrium
    11:30am - 1:00pm
    Meet SU offices and local businesses looking to fill part-time positions.  Please come prepared with resumes and dress professionally.

September 7th, 2017

  • Image preview Alumni Phone Networking Night
    Hugh Roy and Lillie Cullen Building, Phonathon Room (2nd floor)
    5:45pm - 9:00pm
    Come network with SU alumni! The Phonathon call center will be open for students to call and seek career advice from Pirates who came before them. All students welcome. This is a unique opportunity to engage with more than 1,000 alumni from across decades and industries. Hands-free technology and easy access to alumni contact info! Co-sponsored by Annual Giving and Alumni & Parent Relations.

September 8th, 2017

  • Image preview Free Friday Foto
    Prothro Center for Lifelong Learning, Ste. 140
    11:00am - 1:00pm

    Need a headshot for LinkedIn?  Drop in to Career Services—we will be your own personal paparazzi and get you ready to launch your professional brand.

     

  • Image preview Peace Corps Information Session
    Prothro Center for Lifelong Learning, 147
    12:20pm - 1:20pm
    Today’s Peace Corps is more vital than ever, working in emerging and essential areas such as information technology and business development, and contributing to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Peace Corps Volunteers continue to help countless individuals who want to build a better life for themselves, their children, and their communities. Join us for more information about becoming a Peace Corps volunteer or visit http://www.peacecorps.gov/.

September 13th, 2017

  • Image preview Pirate to Pro: Get Connected
    McCombs Campus Center, Marsha and Lynda Ballrooms
    4:00pm - 5:30pm

    Juniors and Seniors, the transition to the professional world can be daunting, but SU’s new Career Communities model will help you leverage the most powerful job search strategy—networking! Learn about our six career communities from experienced alumni and other professionals and get started connecting for success today.  And it wouldn’t be a Pirate event without treasure!  Lots of giveaways and snacks!

     

September 15th, 2017

  • 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 school from faculty and Career Services. (Note: Separate sessions about law school and medical school take place later in the month.)

September 18th, 2017

  • Image preview GRE Strategy Session by Princeton Review
    McCombs Campus Center, Lynda 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 19th, 2017

  • Image preview Pirate to Pro: Get Ready
    McCombs Campus Center, Marsha and Lynda Ballrooms
    6:30pm - 7:30pm

    First-years, did you know you’re already getting ready for your career, even if you don’t know what it will be?  It’s never too early to cultivate the skills for success in the world of work. Hear from Pirate upperclassmen and recent grads about how they developed eight essential competencies in demand by all employers. And it wouldn’t be a Pirate event without treasure!  Lots of giveaways and snacks!

     

September 21st, 2017

  • Image preview Preparing for the Job Search
    F.W. Olin Building, 111
    4:00pm - 5:00pm

    Experienced recruiter Denielle Waite ’09 offers resources to search for job openings, tips for interview preparation, resume dos and don’ts and advice to create LinkedIn profiles optimized for recruiters to find you. Co-sponsored by the Alumni Mentor Network Program.

     

September 25th, 2017

  • Image preview Personal Statement Writing Workshop
    Prothro Center for Lifelong Learning, 147
    12:20pm - 1:20pm

    In this hands-on session Dr. Jennifer Marciniak, Debby Ellis Writing Center Director, will help you write compelling personal statements for graduate and professional school. Bring your resume draft and transcript (can be unofficial).

     

September 26th, 2017

  • Image preview Practice GRE by Princeton Review
    F.W. Olin Building 105
    6:30pm - 11:00pm
    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 (enter the ZIP code “78626”). **Bring your own laptop to take this online simulation. 

September 27th, 2017

  • Image preview UT Communication Job and Internship Fair Trip
    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! Look for internships and full-time jobs or just network. Transportation provided, depending on student interest.  Business attire.  All students welcome, but space is limited. Please reserve your spot at Career Services by Monday, Sept. 25, at 3 p.m.
  • 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.

September 29th, 2017

  • Image preview Careers in Aerospace
    Prothro Center for Lifelong Learning, Room 147
    12:20pm - 1:20pm

    Alumna Kayla Comeaux ’11 has worked at NASA’s Johnson Space Center since graduation. A mathematics grad, she works as an aerospace technologist.  Hear more about aerospace engineering and other roles.

     

October 2nd, 2017

  • Image preview Med School Insider: The Application Process
    McCombs Center, Connie McNab Ballroom
    12:20pm - 1:20pm
    SU alumna Dr. Jennifer Peel, 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 3rd, 2017

  • Image preview Exploring Majors Fair
    McCombs Campus Center, Bishops Lounge
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    The Center for Academic Success, Residence Life and Career Services invite you to visit with faculty and student reps from each major as you explore options before registration begins. Learn about the relationship between majors and careers, and access self-assessment tools to help you identify possibilities. Sophomores, first-years and new transfer students may find this event especially helpful.

     

  • Image preview Practice LSAT by Princeton Review
    F.W. Olin Building 105
    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 (enter the ZIP code “78626”).  Practice test is a paper-and-pencil simulation. 

October 4th, 2017

  • Image preview UT Liberal Arts Fall Career and Internship Fair Trip
    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!  Whether you’re looking for internships, full-time career positions or just networking, a career fair is a great place to market yourself and gather information about employers.  Free transportation will be provided, pending enough student interest.  Sign-up at Career Services by Monday, Oct. 2, at 3 p.m. to reserve your spot.  Actual event takes place from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the Texas Union Ballroom.  Please let us know if you plan to drive yourself. For more information, click here.
  • 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 required.

October 11th, 2017

  • Image preview Careers in Ministry
    Prothro Center for Lifelong Learning, Room 147
    12:20pm - 1:20pm

    You know you like helping others. You’re active in your faith community. Is ministry a career option for you? Hear about SU’s pre-ministry program and support for your journey, as well as from alumni working in ministry and representatives from seminaries.

     

October 13th, 2017

  • Image preview Free Friday Foto
    Prothro Center for Lifelong Learning, Ste. 140
    2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Need a headshot for LinkedIn?  Drop in to Career Services—we will be your own personal paparazzi and get you ready to launch your professional brand.

     

October 14th, 2017

  • Image preview Practice MCAT by Princeton Review
    F.W. Olin Building 207
    11:00am - 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.  Practice test is a paper-and-pencil simulation.

October 17th, 2017

  • Image preview Law School Confidential
    Prothro Center for Lifelong Learning, Room 147
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    SU faculty pre-law advisor Dr. Tim O’Neil and representatives from Baylor College of Law and SMU Dedman School of Law will share advice about the law school admission process.

     

October 18th, 2017

  • Image preview Careers in Entrepreneurship
    A. Frank Smith, Jr. Library Center, Prothro Room
    12:20pm - 1:20pm

    Thinking of creating You & Co.? What does it take to start and run your own organization? Hear from alumni entrepreneurs in a variety of roles about how they got started and what it’s really like to be in business for yourself.

     

October 20th, 2017

  • Image preview MCAT Strategy Session by Princeton Review
    Prothro Center for Lifelong Learning, Room 147
    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 Princeton Review in collaboration with Career Services. Learn the latest on this important exam. Reserve your spot online.

October 24th, 2017

  • Image preview Foundations of Networking
    A. Frank Smith, Jr. Library Center, Prothro Room
    4:00pm - 5:00pm

    Learn about the most powerful strategy for securing jobs and internships. Go step-by-step through identifying prospective contacts, crafting an initial outreach message, and conducting an informational interview to learn more about your contact’s work. Co-sponsored by the Alumni Mentor Network Program.

     

October 25th, 2017

  • Image preview Careers in Health
    A. Frank Smith, Jr. Library Center, Prothro Room
    12:20pm - 1:20pm

    Get valuable advice and make connections to help you explore career options in healthcare from a panel of healthcare providers and administrators from the Baylor Scott & White Healthcare System.

October 26th, 2017

  • Image preview UT Law Fair Trip
    Prothro Center for Lifelong Learning (meet at Career Services)
    11:00am - 2:00pm
    Wear your suit, bring your resume and meet with reps from dozens of law schools across the country. Transportation 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. 24, at 3 p.m.

November 3rd, 2017

  • Image preview Free Friday Foto
    Prothro Center for Lifelong Learning, Ste. 140
    11:00am - 1:00pm

    Need a headshot for LinkedIn?  Drop in to Career Services—we will be your own personal paparazzi and get you ready to launch your professional brand.

     

November 8th, 2017

  • Image preview Southwestern Stars Dinner
    Red and Charline McCombs Campus Center Ballrooms
    6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Come join current students as they share their internship experiences from this past year and their tips/advice for you as we network over dinner. Business attire. Spaces are limited. Please RSVP to reserve your spot.

     

November 15th, 2017

  • Image preview Becoming a Teacher - Navigating Options for Certification
    A. Frank Smith, Jr. Library Center, Prothro Room
    6:30pm - 8:00pm

    So you’ve decided you want to teach but may not have time to certify here at SU.  You have options to reach your goal! Hear from organizations such as SU’s Education Department, and Region 13’s Educator Certification Program, Texas State University’s Office of Educator Preparation and T.E.A.C.H. (Training via E-Learning: An Alternative Certification Hybrid).

     

December 1st, 2017

  • Image preview Free Friday Foto
    Prothro Center for Lifelong Learning, Ste. 140
    2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Need a headshot for LinkedIn?  Drop in to Career Services—we will be your own personal paparazzi and get you ready to launch your professional brand.