Office of Career Services

PirateLink FAQ

Career Services provides online job search services to SU students and alumni FREE OF CHARGE through SU PirateLink, part of the NACElink Network, affiliated with the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

  • Access
    Do I have to register on PirateLink to post a position?
    How do I register on PirateLink?

    How can I find out if I have an existing account?

    I forgot my username and/or password…

    How can I change my password?

    How can I add a user and/or update my contact/account information?

  • Posting a Job
    How can I post a position?

  • On-Campus Recruiting
    Do I have to register with PirateLink to interview on campus or collect resumes?
    How can I set up a resume collection?
    How can I schedule on-campus interviews?
    How do I select students for my on-campus interviews?
    How do students sign up for an interview time?

     Do I have to register on PirateLink to post a position?
    Yes.  In order to reach Southwestern University students and graduates, all employers must be registered on PirateLink. Before registering,please make sure you don’t have an existing account.

      How do I register on PirateLink?
    Registration is fairly straightforward and should take less than 3 minutes. If you are confident you don’t have an existing account, begin the registration process by clicking on “sign up” on the right-hand side of the screen. The system will prompt you for a email address as well as your company and contact information. Please be sure to complete all required sections of the registration process. You will be prompted to confirm your account via email and will then receive a password emailed directly to you for subsequent logins.  Once your account is created, you will be able to post jobs at Southwestern as well any other institution in the NACElink Network, if you so choose. 

     How can I find out if I have an existing account?
    Click on the “Forgot Password” link under the login boxes and enter your email address. You will receive an email with your login information verifying your account. If you think you might have an account, but this default does not work, please contact Career Services at 512.863.1346 or career.services@southwestern.edu.

      I forgot my username and/or password…
    If you have forgotten your username and password, click on the “Forgot Password” link below the login boxes. The system will email you your username and password.

      How can I change my password?
    Registered employers may change their passwords by clicking on the “Account” link in the menu box and choose “Password/Preferences”.

      How can I update my contact/account information?
    To update account/contact information click on “Account” and and then “Personal Info.” 

     How can I post a position?
    You must first register with PirateLink.  To post a position, click on “Positions” and then “Position Postings” in the menu box. You will next need to input specific information about the position you wish to list, such as job description. Once the entry of the job specifics are complete, click on the “Submit” link at the bottom of the page.  

     Do I have to register with PirateLink to interview on campus or collect resumes?
    Yes.  PirateLink allows us to collect resumes into resume books and make them accessible to employers. In order to reach Southwestern University students and graduates, all employers must be registered on PirateLink. Before registering, please make sure you don’t have an existing account.

     How can I set up a resume collection?
    Instead of posting a position in PirateLink where students apply directly to you, you may elect to collect resumes for a position by having Career Services advertise your position via email to students (i.e. pushing the posting to candidates rather than having them search for the position themselves.) Career Services will collect resumes via PirateLink and send an email PDF of the collected resume to the employer.

     How can I schedule on-campus interviews?
    On-campus recruiting, including interviews and information tables/sessions, is scheduled personally through a Career Services staff member who will customize your visit.  Please complete and return via email a “Recruiting Information Sheet” to get started or call us at 512.863.1346 to schedule your visit. On-campus recruiting is advertised via email to targeted candidates (e.g. graduating seniors and alumni for full-time positions, other students for internships) using position information provided by the employer on the Recruiting Information Sheet and job description.  Employers who choose to prescreen candidates will use the PirateLink system to review resumes collected in an electronic resume book customized to meet your specifications.

      How do I select students for my on-campus interviews?
    Once you have reviewed resumes in your PirateLink resume book, please contact Career Services at 512.863.1346 or via email to career.services@southwestern.edu to let us know of your selections.  We will follow up with students to invite them to sign up for the interview time slots you have requested.

     How do students sign up for an interview time?
    Career Services personally calls students to invite them to sign up for an interview time and works with students to create as streamlined a schedule for you as possible.