SPU Career Center


Center for Career and Calling

CCC Classes and Class Presentations

Don't Cancel Class: Faculty Program
If you need to be away from campus on a teaching day,
schedule a career counselor to teach about career and/or vocational calling. Presentations are 50-minutes in length and can be tailored to meet the needs of your undergraduate students. Choose from the following topics or request a custom career or calling themed presentation.

  • Deciding on a Major
  • How to Find Jobs & Internships
  • Networking & Informational Interviewing
  • Utilizing Online Career Tools
  • Resume & Cover Letter Writing
  • Interview Skills

To request a presentation, contact Pat Parsons at pparsons@spu.edu. Please give us 48 hours to schedule a staff member to visit your class. We will present in one session of one class per quarter.

We also offer in-class MBTI workshops.The cost is $20 per student and two weeks’ notice is requested

GS 2001 Major and Career Exploration
A two credit class, taught by Center for Career and Calling professionals, assists students in identifying their strengths, abilities, and interests, and to discern their vocational calling in order to pursue a meaningful career. Interactive and reflective exercises will encourage self-discovery, and career research and networking assignments will assist in developing skills for life-long career development. Students will leave with new ideas, valuable tools, and a personal action plan. Highly recommended for freshman and sophomores, as well as students transferring to SPU who are unsure about their major. Offered Fall, Winter and Spring quarters.

GS 3001 Career and Vocational Planning
This two credit class, taught by Center for Career and Calling professionals, assists students with many aspects of transitioning from SPU. These include clarifying goals, marketing yourself to find a meaningful job/career path, and exploring adjustments to change. Activities and course assignments will be interactive. Examples include creating a vision for life and work, learning how to develop job search skills and tools such as resumes, cover letters and references, developing an utilizing your network of contacts, interviewing and other job search and transition skills. This class is highly recommended for juniors and seniors who are approaching their time of transition out of the college community of SPU. Offered Winter and Spring quarters.

GS2950/4950 Finding Your Vocation
This two credit class helps students address important questions about who they are and how they sense God's call in their life. In this seminar-style class, they will come to know themselves better and learn to make good decisions by listening to what gives their life a deep sense of meaning and purpose. They will learn and practice methods that will help them make prayerful decisions in everyday life and the future.

BUS 2910 Internship & Career Strategies
This one credit class assists students in developing the skills to find an internship that is a good match with their skills and interests. Students will develop skills in resume and cover-letter writing; identifying and articulating strengths and skills; using resources for finding internships; interviewing and networking; and understanding the requirements for an approved business internship. It is recommended that students take this class at the end of their sophomore or beginning of their junior year. Offered Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer quarters.

BUS 4942 Internship Reflection Course (1-5 credits)
Prerequisite: BUS 3910. Provides field experience opportunities for students to relate and apply principles of business, faith, service, and leadership to a professional business setting. Course consists of 1) an internship in a professional business setting (minimum 10 hours/week), 2) completion of assignments posted on Blackboard including integrative presentations and 3) a wrap-up session. Registration must be approved prior to being allowed into the internship reflection course. 

Class Presentations
Center for Career and Calling staff members are available to give presentations to classes on a variety of career related topics. Call 206-281-2485 to inquire about presentations such as Introduction to the Career Center, Introduction to SPULink, How to Write a Great Resume, Job Search Skills, and many more.



8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday  |  Walk-in hours: 3–5 p.m., Monday–Thursday and 11 a.m.–1 p.m. on Friday
2nd Floor, Student Union Building  |  3307 Third Avenue W., Seattle, WA 98119-1957  |  206-281-2485