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. Grace Sexton ’22 shared these thoughts about her participation in the inaugural summit in 2020:

Here are a few other reviews from last year’s SOAR participants:

“This is a great conference that takes away a lot of anxiety students have about entering the professional world.”

“Friendly environment….very entertaining”

“I feel really excited about my future.”

“Super inspiring!”

“I had a wonderful day and feel more prepared for seeking and securing an internship.”

“Thank you for putting together the SOAR Summit! It was a well-organized and extremely helpful experience.”

SOAR Summit Benefits

Through the Summit you can expect:

  • A head start on securing internships—the most important factor for gaining employment after graduation
  • 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.)
  • Swag: T-shirt, portfolio, business cards, etc.

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

  • Why You Should Participate in the Next SOAR Summit!

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

  • Southwestern University Sophomores SOAR

    Second-year students can benefit from an exclusive new professional-development 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.

  • SOAR Summit 2020

    Check out sights from the inaugural SOAR Summit.