• 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.

  • CCPD Supports LGBTQ+ Students!

    June 2020 marks the 50th annual LGBTQ Pride Month! Though we are not all together on campus, the Center for Career and Professional Development wants to support the LGBTQ community of Southwestern in their professional development. For Pride month this year, we have compiled a list of resources to aid in job searches, interviews, and navigating the workplace as an LGBTQ individual.

  • CCPD Supports Black Students!

    Black lives matter. 

    Southwestern’s Center for Career and Professional Development stands with Black students and alumni, and wants to support these members of the Southwestern community in their professional development. We have curated some resources specifically to help Black students and professionals in job searches and navigating the workplace. 

  • Southwestern Community Unites to Support the Class of 2020 Job Search

    The University calls upon its network of alumni, parents, and friends to rally around the Class of 2020 and help connect them in their chosen career fields.

  • 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.

  • Nine Tips for Building Marketable Skills (and Best Positioning Yourself for a Job) During a Quarantine

    Not a headline anyone pictured at the start of the Spring 2020 semester, yet here we are. The COVID-19 crisis has changed the Spring semester in many ways, as well as transforming the job and internship market. We recognize that this transformation presents obstacles for students, and the Center for Career & Professional Development is here to support the SU community as you tackle those complex and shifting challenges.

  • 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

  • Southwestern Student Shadows SU Alum at Local Medical Center

    Biology and kinesiology double major Shelby Wilhite ’22 engages in a high-impact internship with physician Sandra Esparza ’96.

  • Advocacy beyond Campus

    Economics major Diana Treviño ’20 connects a summer research experience with a pre-law internship.

  • More than Just “Career Services”

    SU’s Center for Career and Professional Development offers students more than just help on a résumé; they offer a tailored approach to your career.

  • Obtaining and Surviving Your First Job in Customer Service

    How to survive and thrive as a working student

  • Adventure Is out There!

    Southwestern offers multiple opportunities for students to engage in funded high-impact experiences.

  • Southwestern Student Spends Second Summer Interning at the Dallas Fed

    Economics major and data science minor Alex Joseph ’20 recounts his high-impact learning experience.

  • The Environmental Diaries

    Environmental studies major and architecture and feminist studies double minor Lois Durant ’20 shares her journey in environmental policy in the non-profit sector.

  • Southwestern Studio Art Major Interns with Diversity in Arts Leadership

    Maria Elena Garcia ’21, a business minor, provides an insider’s view of the 10-week internship.

  • Computer Science Major Interns at Major Telecom Provider

    Guy Greathouse ’20 reflects on his summer internship with Apogee.

  • Southwestern Students Spend Summer Working at the Federal Reserve Bank

    Rebecca Richardson ’20, a business major with a double minor in data science and communication studies, shares her experiences as a Fed intern.

  • Curating the Arts

    Art history major and Spanish minor Kyle Leon ’20 spent the summer as an intern at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

  • A View into the Nation’s Arts Ecosystem

    Current senior Ellie Crowley describes how interning with the National Endowment for the Arts connects to her past experiences at SU and has shaped her future career path.