Southwestern University

Center for Career & Professional Development

Our team approach combines personalized career advising with a wide variety of innovative programs, resources and opportunities to assist you in finding a career direction while enhancing the skills and abilities you need for both personal and professional success. 


Career & Professional Development



Career & Professional Development

Career Services
Career Services (Credit: Southwestern University)

We provide opportunities for you to explore a variety of occupations, gain valuable experience, and make connections to employers, grad schools, and other resources. We help you develop an individualized job search strategy for post graduation and lifelong career decision making. Together we enhance your personal experience through internships, work study, and student life opportunities design create the skills and abilities top employers and graduate schools are looking for.

Please stop by our office or call 512.863.1346 to schedule an appointment. 

Making good career decisions starts with exploration - looking inward at who you are and looking outward at the world of work and all its opportunities.

- Daniel Orozco, Director, Center for Career & Professional Development


Featured Alumni Stories

Jennifer Gingrich Christianson ’99

SU alumna wins merit citation for German teaching

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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Commencement 2016

SU graduates outpace national sample in grad school pursuit

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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Phuong-Hieu Nguyen ’14 and Marlin Brown ’89

Oceans away, SU still creates mighty connections

Recently, Phuong-Hieu Nguyen ’14, Associate at PwC in New York, NY, celebrated the value of the Southwestern University network during an encounter with fellow accounting alumnus Marlin Brown ’89 in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Center for Career & Professional Development News

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Roadmap to Job Search Success with LinkedIn

LinkedIn helps job-seekers navigate successful paths to their dream jobs through exploration tools and mentorship. Learn more in this guest article by the LinkedIn Careers Team.

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Learn Something New with LinkedIn

LinkedIn is helping people discover and develop the skills they need through a personalized, data-driven learning experience. Learn more in this guest article by the LinkedIn Careers Team.

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Unleashing the Power of LinkedIn’s ProFinder

Interested in entrepreneurship? LinkedIn ProFinder connects top quality freelance or independent professionals with new clients and leads. Learn more in this guest article by the LinkedIn Careers Team.