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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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.

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2016 Etiquette Dinner

Register by Thursday, Feb. 18

Ever wondered how to "do dinner" with a business executive? Ever stared at two water glasses wondering which is yours?  Find out on Tuesday, Feb 23 from 5:30 - 8:00 pm in Upper Gwinn. You'll have a chance to learn networking tips, put them into practice with company representatives, and enjoy a delicious 3-course meal while learning when to use the correct fork!

Guest Speaker: Lincoln Johnson, UW Associate VP of Student Life

Register early on your SPULink events tab to be seated with employer of your choice: 
Moss Adams, Hacker Agency, Alaska Airlines, KOMO 4, CBRE, Nordstrom, F5, Tableau, Getty Images, Porch and POSSIBLE.

Apply for the $1,000 SERVE Internship Grant

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.

Events hosted by the CCC

CCC Events

Find out about upcoming events both on campus and in the community — including career and internship fairs, career meet-ups, employer panels, etiquette dinners, and more.

Employer at a job fair

Calling All Employers

Employers are instrumental partners in the vocational and professional development of SPU students and alumni, and key stakeholders in the future of our graduates. 

SPU Reach

SPULink connects SPU students and alumni with employers, internship providers, and mentors. Find a job, post a job, find a mentor, be a mentor, register for events, and more.