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!

If you’re in the area, stop by or call 512.863.1346 to schedule an appointment to visit with us in person. Otherwise we can set up a phone or video chat to discuss your unique needs and goals. 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 traits. To access the inventory, you must contact the Center for Career & Professional Development 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. You must be registered with HireSU and have an updated, targeted resume in the system to be eligible for on-campus recruiting opportunities targeted at alumni. 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 preselected to interview by the employer). For details on recruiting events, see our Events calendar.