Center for Career and Calling

The mission of SPU’s Center for Career and Calling is to equip SPU students and alumni with a deep understanding of themselves and their calling in order to launch meaningful careers.

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Undergraduates and undergraduate alumni can schedule one-on-one appointments with a career counselor in person at the CCC front desk, by phone at 206-281-2485, or on their Handshake account – click on the “Career Center” tab and then on “Appointments.”

Same day walk-ins for résumé and cover letter reviews are available from 3 – 5 p.m. each weekday. Simply stop by the CCC to sign-up for a 20-minute slot.

How Can We Help You?

Explore Your Calling and Career

Find out how you can discern your calling, understand and articulate your strengths and interests, explore career options, and more.

Choose a Major

Learn to recognize common major myths, and decide on a major that’s just right for you.

Find a Job or Internship

Our resources will help you find opportunities and meet employers, from your first year at SPU until after graduation.

Get Hired

Effective résumés, cover letters, interviews, thank-you notes, business etiquette, interview skills — it all matters, and we can help.

Consider Graduate School

Use our online resources to get general advice, or make an appointment to have a professional career counselor edit your application materials.

Become a Mentor

If you're a parent, an SPU alum, or a local businessperson, you can help SPU students and alumni by sharing your career experiences and expertise one-on-one.

Our Success Stories

As a reliability engineer for International Paper, Nathan Anderson ’15 spends his time in the field learning from technicians, engineers, and operators.

When Alison Brooks ’13 began her search for a job in event planning, she was expecting a formal process. What ensued was something quite different.

Sam Lee ’12 credits counselors from the Center for Career and Calling for encouraging him and giving him the resources necessary to succeed in business.

Giselle Gonzales ’14 has passport stamps from Central and South America, Africa, and Eastern and Central Europe — and is about to get a bunch more.

View all the stories

2016-2017 Peer Career Advisors

Be a 2018-19 Peer Career Advisor

Apply now on Handshake.  

Applications due Friday, March 30.

PCAs are enthusiastic student leaders who recognize the value of career services and want to support their fellow students with career-related needs. 

Apply for the $1,000 SERVE Internship Grant. Spring quarter deadline is Monday, March 5, 2018

Do you have an unpaid, nonprofit internship for Winter, Spring, or Summer Quarter? You may be eligible for the $1,000 SERVE (Spiritual and Education Resources for Vocational Exploration) grant.

Switchboard - ASK. OFFER. Connect with the SPU community.

Join SPU's new online community!

Introducing Switchboard - our new online community where you can go to connect and engage with the SPU network!

Conduct your job search, crowd source advice, seek out alumni for guidance, connect with other students, or find a Falcon to stay with when you're traveling the world.

Ask for what you need or offer what you have to share. It's that simple!

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Introducing jobZology!

Use this science-based online career guidance tool to predict your "fit" in a major and career that will bring joy, purpose, and meaning to your life.