SPU Career Center


Center for Career and Calling









“What will you do with your one wild and precious life?”

- Mary Oliver











The Voice

There is a voice inside of you that whispers all day long, “I feel that this is right for me, I know that this is wrong.” No teacher, preacher, parent, friend, or wise man can decide what’s right for you – just listen to the voice that speaks inside.

- Shel Silverstein





















SpringBoard: Explore your Major, Vocation and Career is a series of events and opportunities to help SPU students explore choices related to their major, vocation and career journey.  Check out the activities below going on between February-April.  There is something for everyone!  (SpringBoard brochure - pdf)



Successful Interviewing Workshop
Thursday, April 21st

1:00 p.m.; Demaray Hall 269

Preparation is the key to a successful interview. Learn what kinds of questions are likely to be asked, what employers are looking for, what to wear, what to bring and other essentials from Lauren Parsons, Recruiter at 180 Solutions (the 2nd fastest growing company in WA). This workshop is co-sponsored by CDC and the Accounting Society.

Seminary Fair
Monday, April 25th

1:00-5:00 p.m.; Upper Gwinn
Sponsored by the School of Theology

Seminary Information Session
Monday, April 25th

7:00pm; Upper Gwinn
Sponsored by the School of Theology

Join Seminary Fair representatives and SPU Theology Professor, Dr. Doug Koskela for further information and discussion.

"Stories/Models from the Workforce" - Christian Faith Exploration
Week of April 26th-28th

For event/speaker schedule, visit http://www.spu.edu/depts/ocm

Oh Behave! Social & Professional Etiquette
Thursday, April 28th
7:00-9:00 p.m.; Upper Gwinn

Registration Fee: $5 (includes dessert and handouts)
Registration Deadline (Extended): Noon, Mon., April 25th

Join us for an elegant dessert and learn the basics of social and professional etiquette.  Learn how to handle yourself at professional lunches or networking events, how to confidently dress for interviews, what to do with all those forks at the table and more.  To register call, email or visit the Center for Career and Calling: 281-2485; cdcinfo@spu.edu; 2nd Floor SUB

Searching for Jobs & Internships Workshop
Thursday, April 28th

5:00; SUB 207
Have you ever heard of the 'hidden job market'? Are you having difficulty finding good job or internship opportunities in eRecruiting? We have employers posting new positions every day and some are calling us asking why their positions are not getting applicants. Come and learn quick and easy ways to find opportunities and resources so you can find a great job or internship.


Lilly Funded Internship Opportunities

Post-Baccalaureate Internship Program
Feel like God may be calling you to ministry? Opportunities are available for recent SPU graduates who want to explore God's call through a supervised, full-time year-long, paid internship in churches and ministry organizations. Check out www.spu.edu/postbaccinternships for more information and a listing of current opportunities.

Lilly Summer Service Intern Fund

Want to do a summer internship at a non-profit organization, but can't afford for it to be unpaid? Apply for a Lilly-funded stipend available to students interning at qualifying non-profit organizations. Check out www.spu.edu/internshipfund for more information and application and selection criteria.  Application deadline is May 16th .


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