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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Upcoming Career Events

Connect and learn from the best in the business. Check out these great opportunities.

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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.

FINAL Application deadline for the 2017 Corps is Friday, March 3, 2017

Learn more at and or contact Chrystal Gaither at

Blue Bridge Career Coaching

Tools for Transition - Feb. 25

The key to successful career transition is strategy and marketing. Blue Bridge Coaching offers a Tools for Transition workshop each month which gives job-seekers and career-changers all the tools they need to land work by sharpening their marketing communications, reaching out to their networks, and deepening their digital footprint in their target field.

The workshop is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 25 from 9am - 3pm at the Montlake Community Center. Free parking and easy bus access. Click here for more information and registration.