• Southwestern Welcomes New Career Center Director

    Southwestern University welcomes Adrian D. Ramirez as the new director of its Center for Career & Professional Development (CCPD).

  • Third Southwestern Graduate Receives 2022–2023 Fulbright Award

    Emma Astad ’21 will teach English in Galicia, Spain.

  • Two Seniors Receive Fulbright Awards for 2022–2023

    Catherine Hiebel ’22 and Melina Boutris ’22 will teach English in Spain and Austria, respectively.

  • Resources for Top Scholars

    Are you a Top Scholar at SU? Strong GPA? Aspirations for graduate/professional school? Whether you’re early in your college career and can “begin with the end in mind” or you’re close to graduation and ready to launch, learn about opportunities to develop intellectually and professionally.

  • Alumni Career Development Webinar Series offers great tips for students too!

    Check out these valuable resources , courtesy of the SU Alumni Association and alumni experts! Learn about navigating LinkedIn, successful interviews, transferable skills, and more.

  • Photo Gallery: SOAR Summit 2022

    Check out photos from this year’s SOAR Summit

  • SOAR Summit 2022

    Check out sights from the 2022 SOAR Summit.

  • Sierra Burton ’23 earns Gilman Scholarship

    Psychology major Sierra Burton ’22 is the latest Southwestern Pirate to earn the nationally competitive Gilman Scholarship to support her upcoming study abroad.

  • Innovator of the Month: Tracie Shelton ’91

    It all started with a question, Tracie Shelton ’91 recalls:How do we sustain this beyond ourselves, beyond what we are doing right now, [rather than] just leaving a pot of money, but leaving something concrete?” An accounting major and theatre minor, Shelton explains how her Southwestern experience laid the foundation for Alamo Kitchens, the business she founded in 2018. Read on for more of Tracie’s story. By Chalyn White

  • A Dad’s Dream Come True

    Jermaine Dumes ’17 is the focus of a new CCPD feature: Innovator of the Month. Learn more about Jermaine’s entrepreneurial journey. By Chalyn White ’23

  • Meet Contemporary Artist Sonja Beck ‘90

    Shoutout Miami recently profiled SU alumna Sonja Beck ’90. Learn more about Sonja and her career as an artist here

  • Southwestern University’s Center for Career and Professional Development Moves to the Office of University Relations

    The nationally ranked career center will now be housed within the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations.

  • Countering Terrorism through Research

    Meili Criezis ’17 publishes scholarship about extremist rhetoric, terrorist propaganda, and political violence.

  • Confessions of an Unwise College Applicant

    Deciding where to go to college? Learn from the mistakes of an SU senior.

  • The Internship Must Go on

    Noel Pratts ’21 and Audrey Payton ’21 gain real-world experience in the virtual world.

  • Life after Southwestern

    Three Southwestern alumni divulge the details of their lives postgraduation.

  • Southwestern University Pledges to Address Workforce Barriers through BridgesAlliance

    Southwestern joins more than 50 universities in the BridgesAlliance to give students access to real-world career experiences through technology powered by PeopleGrove.

  • Build Your Online Presence

    “If it’s not online, it didn’t happen” is feedback employers have shared with us. Take this down time to share your interests and accomplishments and build your brand. CCPD’s Internship and Employment Developer Craig Gilden shares tips for using social media to advance your professional self, not just your TikTok dance prowess.

  • Networking 101

    At all times, but especially now, the relationships you build with advocates in the world of work are essential to netting your next opportunity. CCPD’s Internship and Employment Developer Craig Gilden shares tips and templates for leveraging your curiosity to learn about career opportunities.

  • Create Your Own Summer Experience

    COVID-19 put a crimp in your summer internship search? CCPD’s Internship and Employment Developer Craig Gilden shares tips for how you can still create an impactful summer experience.

  • Why You Should Participate in the Next SOAR Summit!

    Inaugural SOAR Summit attendee Grace Sexton reflects on the value of her experience.

  • From Graduates to Mentors: The Evans and Herlihy Law Firm

    Southwestern alumni Chip Evans ’94 and Scott Herlihy ’92 provide unparalleled experiences for Southwestern students.

  • The College–Town Internship Connection

    Southwestern students engage in local government through internships with the City of Georgetown.

  • Leveraging a History Degree

    Lily Rodriguez ’19 shares how her history major allowed her to succeed in a journalism internship with the Laredo Morning Times.

  • A History Major in the Nation’s Capital

    Lily Rodriguez ’19 conducts archival research while interning at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in Washington, DC.

  • With Job in Hand

    Finding a postgrad job is of no concern for Johnson Elrod ’20 thanks to the  J. P. Morgan Chase Leadership Development Program.

  • Interns in Turn

    Southwestern students convert internships into postgraduate jobs.

  • SOAR Summit 2020

    Check out sights from the inaugural SOAR Summit.

  • Photo Gallery: SOAR Summit 2020

    Presented by the award-winning Center for Career & Professional Development team along with a lineup of nationally renowned industry experts and Southwestern alumni, the SOAR Summit offers sophomores an immersive, two-day professional development conference to kick start their career exploration and the internship search process.

  • The Liberal-Arts Résumé

    Tips for marketing your valuable college experiences to land a postgraduate job