Center for Career & Professional Development
The Center for Career & Professional Development strives to help local and national employers source high-quality hires who can learn quickly, think analytically, write clearly, speak confidently, and collaborate extensively across differences. We invite you to take a closer look at Southwestern University students as you plan for your hiring needs.
How to Hire a Pirate
Select from the links to the left to post jobs, set up on-campus recruiting, and source interns.
Why Hire a Pirate?
At Southwestern University, we’ve created a college experience that prepares graduates for the new realities of the marketplace. Combining our breakthrough curriculum, consistent intellectual practices and real-world experience, Southwestern equips students with skills required to innovate, adapt, create, collaborate and view problems from multiple perspectives. Students also develop essential career-readiness and life skills through our intentional, co-curricular student development model, Mosaic.
The value of a liberal arts education has been strongly documented. Southwestern University is Texas’ preeminent national liberal arts and sciences college — the highest ranked Texas institution among 160 national liberal arts colleges in the United States. The liberal arts and sciences curriculum at Southwestern emphasizes oral and written communication, problem-solving, interdisciplinary knowledge and critical thinking - valuable skills for success in a global economy. Southwestern graduates excel in diverse fields and work around the globe. They are well-rounded, motivated, and adaptive.
See our Post-Graduate Survey page for more details on graduates’ outcomes
The Center for Career & Professional Development and Southwestern University are proud of our students, alumni, and the academic reputation of the university. But don’t take our word for it - let students speak for themselves.
The Center for Career & Professional Development is a member of the Central Texas Liberal Arts Career Consortium, the Southern Association of Colleges and Employers, the National Association of Colleges and Employers, and the National Association of Advisors in the Health Professions.
See our Policies and Procedures for Employers