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.

News and Events

S.E.R.V.E. Internship Grant

The SPU Center for Career and Calling has received a SERVE grant (Spiritual and Educational Resources for Vocational Exploration) to fund service-oriented/non-profit/unpaid internships. Awards of $1,000 per intern are available for summer, winter or spring quarters.  Applications for Winter 2016 are due by 5pm Monday, Nov. 30, 3015. Download an application.

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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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A student meeting with his professor

Steps to Choosing a Major

From reflecting on your calling to understanding the academic requirements of majors that interest you, follow these steps to choosing your major.

Employer at a job fair

Calling All Employers

Employers are instrumental partners in the vocational and professional development of SPU students and alumni, and key stakeholders in the future of our graduates. 

Events hosted by the CCC

CCC Events

Find out about upcoming events both on campus and in the community — including career and internship fairs, career meet-ups, employer panels, etiquette dinners, and more.

SPU Reach

SPULink connects SPU students and alumni with employers, internship providers, and mentors. Find a job, post a job, find a mentor, be a mentor, register for events, and more.


Seattle Area Career Events

The Seattle area is host to many career-related events.  Here is what is happening in our home town now:

Peace Corps
World AIDs Day Panel
Tues, Dec. 1 from 6 - 7:30 pm
Douglass Truth Public Library
2300 E. Yesler Way in Seattle

Learn how Peace Corps Volunteers are addressing global health overseas and upon returning home. Returned Volunteers will share their experiences working in health education and disease prevention focusing their efforts related to HIV and AIDs.