Center for Career & Professional Development

Job Search

The job search process to construct a well-managed professional life requires 21st century career-readiness skills, including communication, problem solving, digital technology, and career management. Fortunately, your Southwestern education has prepared you well for this experience.

Think about a research project you’ve conducted in class. The steps involved are the same for your job search: You create a manageable timeline and stick to it. You conduct your research - reading and talking to people. And you present the outcome in writing (e.g. a resume, an online profile) and orally (i.e. interviewing, networking).

The process of searching for any kind of job or internship — full-time, part-time, on- or off-campus — relies on the same basic strategies. Use the links to the left for more advice on searching for opportunities.