• Save the date: 2025 SOAR Summit for sophomores

    SOAR 2025 is Southwestern University’s sophomore summit – an immersive two-day event designed to jump-start your professional development and prepare you for your life and a career beyond Southwestern.

  • Andrews Endowed Fellowship: Apply by 3/17 for grad school scholarship

    Are you a graduating senior or recent grad (within two years of graduation) entering graduate school in Fall 2024? If so, please apply for this opportunity to earn $3,000 toward the cost of the first year of graduate/professional school study. Application deadline is March 17, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. 

  • A Journey to Diplomacy

    Southwestern’s 2022 Distinguished Young Alumna Kadidiatou Magassa ’13 leveraged her SU education into Peace Corps volunteering in Senegal before landing the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship from the U.S. Department of State. Now her journey to diplomacy continues in Djibouti, East Africa, as a Foreign Service Officer. And she hopes other SU students will want to contribute positively to the world in similar ways.

  • Southwestern Alumna Earns 2023-2024 Fulbright Award

    Amiel Padayhag ’20, a Phi Beta Kappa anthropology and feminist studies graduate, has earned a 2023-2024 Fulbright U.S. Student Program award, joining the ranks of 20 previous Southwestern University graduates to do so. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the program promotes cross-cultural dialogue by funding graduates from U.S. universities to conduct independent research, enroll in graduate programs, or teach English in more than 140 countries around the world. Padayhag will conduct an independent anthropological research project in the Philippines.

  • Two SU seniors earn pre-service teacher scholarships

    For the 24th consecutive year, Southwestern students have earned recognition as pre-service teachers from the Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators, human resources professionals who staff school districts. Aminadab (Ami) Corral Arras ’24, music education major of Santa Fe, NM, and Rebecca (Becca) Ramirez ’24, elementary education major from Waxahachie, TX, are among the organization’s 2023 scholarship winners.

  • Southwestern Earns Spot on Princeton Review’s Best Colleges List

    Recognized for career services, making an impact, and sustainability

  • At Work in the Classroom

    Coming soon to a Southwestern University classroom near you: career-readiness skills and career exploration opportunities!

  • Photo Gallery: SOAR Summit 2023

    Check out photos from this year’s SOAR Summit

  • Southwestern Welcomes New Career Center Director

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

  • SOAR Summit 2024

    Sophomore students participate in a three-day professional development summit.

  • SOAR Summit 2023

    Check out sights from the 2023 SOAR Summit.

  • 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 Emerging Scholars

    Are you an Emerging 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.