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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Undergraduates and undergraduate alumni can schedule one-on-one appointments with a career counselor in person at the CCC front desk, by phone at 206-281-2485, or on their Handshake account – click on the “Career Center” tab and then on “Appointments.”

Same day walk-ins for résumé and cover letter reviews are available from 3 – 5 p.m. each weekday. Simply stop by the CCC to sign-up for a 20-minute slot.

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.

View all the stories

Peace, Justice, and Human Services Mega Meet-up

Wednesday, February 6th

Stop by Weter Lounge on Wednesday, February 6th between 2:30 and 5:00 pm to meet representatives from over thirty organizations focused on peace, justice and human services.  Learn about the great work they are doing and find out about job and internship opportunities.  See who will be there.

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SPU is a 2018-2019 Career Development College of Distinction

The Center for Career and Calling is pleased to announce that SPU has been identified as a 2018-2019 Career Development College of Distinction for its exemplary commitment to the Four Distinctions:

  • Engaged Students
  • Great Teaching
  • Vibrant Community
  • Successful Outcomes

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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Introducing Pathway U!

Use this science-based online career guidance tool (previously known as Jobzology) to predict your "fit" in a major and career that will bring joy, purpose, and meaning to your life.