Southwestern University

SOAR

Contact

Alexandra Anderson

Phone

512.863.1346

Alexandra Anderson

SOAR Summit 2021 logo

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.

SOAR Summit Benefits

Through the Summit you can expect:
  • A head start on securing internships—the most important factor for gaining employment after graduation
  • A free four-course fine-dining meal plus all other meals during the summit
  • Training on resume writing, interviewing, professional attire, business etiquette, and networking
  • Automatic qualification to apply for internship funding (no additional workshop attendance needed)
  • Personalized, tailored resume critique and edits 
  • Networking contacts (alumni etc.)
  • Early access to return to campus at the end of winter break (no extra housing costs)*
  • Swag: T-shirt, portfolio, bag, etc.
*Participating sophomores return to campus from holiday break and move into the residence halls the afternoon before the Summit.

SOAR Summit Sponsors

The 2020 SOAR Summit was made possible through the generous support of:
  • Red & Charline McCombs and the McCombs Family Foundation
  • James “Rad” Conrad Weaver and Ashley Weaver
  • Diane Gottsman, National Etiquette Expert and Founder of the Protocol School of Texas
  • Sodexo
  • Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
  • Georgetown Shirt Co.
  • Minuteman Press of Georgetown
  • Just Love Coffee
  • McAlister’s Deli 
  • Chick-fil-A
  • 309 Coffee

  • 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.