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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SERVE Internship Grant for Winter 2018 deadline extended to Friday, Dec. 1 at 5pm!

The $1,000 SERVE internship grant is awarded to juniors and seniors working at unpaid, non-profit internships.  This generous grant enables students to gain relevant job experience and skills, explore career and vocational interests, and begin to develop a network within the non-profit sector.  Learn more and read inspiring stories from previous SERVE Internship Grant recipients.

SERVE Internship Grant Application (PDF)

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Vocation Field Guide

Use this guide to navigate your calling and career at SPU and beyond!

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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