Center for Career & Professional Development

How We Can Help You

The Center for Career & Professional Development is happy to assist alumni with resume development, self-assessment, career exploration, the job search process, and graduate school application. Phone/video consultations are also possible for out-of-town alumni.

We’d Love to Help!

Schedule a one-on-one appointment in person, via phone or by video chat to discuss your unique needs and goals. Visit our team page to select and schedule with a career advisor. This website also contains a wealth of resources available to students and alumni alike. Use the menu to the left to navigate.


The Center for Career & Professional Development offers the TypeFocus Careers assessment tool to alumni to identify interests, values, and personality preferences. To access the inventory, contact the Center for Career & Professional Development at for the password and schedule an appointment (phone/video or in-person). TypeFocus is available free of charge to students and alumni. 

HireSU (via Symplicity)

Search for jobs advertised directly to Southwestern through our online job board accessible exclusively to SU students and alumni. Post a draft of your resume, receive feedback to polish it up, and store it securely in our resume database to apply directly to positions in HireSU. Contact the Center for Career & Professional Development for the password and register today with HireSU.

Campus Recruiting

Alumni are eligible to attend information sessions of companies recruiting at Southwestern and, if space permits, participate in interviews (provided they are pre-selected to interview by the employer). For details on recruiting events, see our Events calendar.