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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Life after College 2017

January 23-27, 2017

Mark your calendar for this week of workshops designed to prepare you for life after college. Topics will include:

  • Job Search Strategies
  • Networking
  • Salary Negotiation
  • Graduate School
  • LinkedIn
  • Money Management
  • Professional Attire
  • Getting Hired

Plus panels on Gap Year, Green Careers and Vocation, as well as a "Speed Networking" session with a host of employers.  OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS AND ALUMNI!

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Social impact w/salary!

Teach For America is developing a movement of leaders who will help drive change at every level of our education system toward the goal of closing the opportunity gap in America. These leaders start their paths as corps members who teach for two years in urban and rural high-need communities and help students make the academic progress that expands their opportunities. Deeply affected by their teaching experience, TFA alumni continue to advocate for students and build lasting change in many different roles and fields.

Application deadline is Friday, Dec. 9, 2016

Learn more at www.teachforamerica.org and www.youtube.com/teachforamerica or contact Chrystal Gaither at chrystal.gaither@teachforamerica.org

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