Center for Career & Professional Development
Our award-winning, student-centered approach to professional development is highly personalized - from advising to programming to customized connections with employers. This boutique model leverages our Career Community network of engaged alumni to help you find career direction while enhancing the skills you need for both personal and professional success.
**During the extended campus shutdown due to COVID-19, students and alumni can access by-appointment and drop-in individual advising remotely. Please email us to schedule a virtual advising session.**
From day one to graduation, our mission is to help you shape your professional identity, develop 21st-century career-readiness skills, and construct a well-managed professional life.
Southwestern students spent their summer interning with the Round Rock Express, the Houston Astros Triple-A affiliate.
Each year, the Center for Career and Professional Development hosts a Career Connections BBQ allowing students to engage with alumni and friends who work in an industry they are interested in. (Photo credit: Carlos Barron)
Art history major Paola Bazan '22 interned with the Witte Museum cataloging a botanica collection
Biology major Diego Diaz '20 interned with Biobridge Global, a blood bank and research lab.
Katey Ewton '20 interns with the Colorado River Alliance working with their communications, development, and data analysis teams. She also gave public tours.
Center for Career & Professional Development News
Southwestern joins more than 50 universities in the BridgesAlliance to give students access to real-world career experiences through technology powered by PeopleGrove.READ FULL STORY
June 2020 marks the 50th annual LGBTQ Pride Month! Though we are not all together on campus, the Center for Career and Professional Development wants to support the LGBTQ community of Southwestern in their professional development. For Pride month this year, we have compiled a list of resources to aid in job searches, interviews, and navigating the workplace as an LGBTQ individual.READ FULL STORY
Black lives matter.
Southwestern’s Center for Career and Professional Development stands with Black students and alumni, and wants to support these members of the Southwestern community in their professional development. We have curated some resources specifically to help Black students and professionals in job searches and navigating the workplace.READ FULL STORY