Southwestern University

Your Career

You’ll likely have many different jobs throughout your career. In fact, you may have many careers throughout your lifetime.  Whatever the future brings, you’ll have an advantage. Your Southwestern education was designed for changing times. You’ll be more adaptable from the start. You’ll have the creativity to invent new opportunities. And you’ll have a network of support behind you.


Ready to Get Started

From the first day you set foot on campus, you have a diverse team of professionals standing behind you, ready to help you build the career you want. Whether you are a first-year student or a 10-year alum, the SU community is here for you. You can get started on your career journey today; all you need to do is take the first step. Make yourself a regular in the Center for Career & Professional Development, and get to know more about the resources listed below. 

Visit the Center for Career and Professional Development

  • PirateConnect

    Discover and connect with alumni and professionals who have been in your shoes and are more than willing to share their experiences. PirateConnect offers a directory of mentors along with scheduling, reporting and video chat tools. Alumni engagement is key to network development and student success, and SU alumni around the world are ready and eager to engage.

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  • PirateLink

    PirateLink is part of nationwide network of employers recruiting college students and graduates for full-time and part-time employment as well as internships. You can search for jobs and internships, store resumes and other supporting documents in the PirateLink database, and submit resumes directly to employers.

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  • Alumni Directory

    This Alumni Directory is a tool to help members of the Southwestern University community connect with SU alumni. Here you can look up alumni by name, city, or class year. You can also search through alumni class notes. Alumni can use this site to review their SU profile information.

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    Career Development Stories

    Parker Rankin '18

    Insider’s Look into the Internship & Career Fair

    Parker Rankin ’18 gives us an insider’s look at the Office of Career Services’ Internship and Career Fair.

    Hailee Williams '17 poses on the SNL set

    Saturday Night Live Internship Leads to Position as Production Assistant for Southwestern Alum

    Hailee Williams, SU ’17, describes New York Arts Program internship as an “amazing experience.”


    Personalized Approach Ranks Southwestern’s Office of Career Services No. 12 in the Nation

    Career Services offers a unique, one-on-one “Boutique Model” that keeps the office winning a myriad of awards, and leading students to successful careers.