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Center for Career and Calling

Employers

Resources for employers

At the Center for Career and Calling, employers are instrumental partners in the vocational and professional development of SPU students and alumni. You’re a key stakeholder in the future of our graduates. Because of this, we offer you a number of resources and services.

Build Your Brand on Campus

Building your presence on our campus will have a significant impact on your recruitment success. Meet with our Employer Relations team to prepare an SPU-specific recruiting plan to help you increase awareness of your brand among our students and alumni — as well as find excellent candidates.

  • Career trek. We’ll help you invite a group of students to your company to tour your site and meet your leadership staff.
  • Employer meet-up. Gather informally with students in a campus lounge to share information about your organization.
ENGAGE WITH STUDENTS AND ALUMNI

Contact Employer Relations Manager Lori Brown at loribrown@spu.edu or 206-281-2493 to learn more about these opportunities, or indicate your interest in the Handshake contact database:

  • Classroom speaking. Join us in a career development class to share your industry experience and expertise with students.
  • Résumé edits and mock interviews. Share your talent for résumé building, and help students prepare for job interviews.
  • Career conversations. Share your experience and expertise by participating in an employer panel with local SPU alums and leaders.
Become a Mentor

Through our mentor module, you can connect directly with students seeking help with their career paths. Here are some of the ways to connect:

  • Coffee chats. Grab a cup of coffee (or two) and share your career journey with a student.
  • Informational interviews. Host a student at your office for an informational interview to share insights about your industry.
  • Mentoring. Meet with a student three or four times over six months to mentor the student’s career journey.
  • Job shadows. Connect with a student for a few hours or a full day, showing the student the ropes of your position at your company.
  • Guest speaking. Work with a student leader to offer your expertise to a relevant student club or other organization.

Seattle Pacific University’s Center for Applied Learning has built strong ties to the Puget Sound business community. Its Mentor and Entrepreneurship programs provide unique opportunities for both graduate and undergraduate students to put faith into practical action within their chosen fields.

SPU Switchboard

Best described as a fusion of LinkedIn and Craigslist, SPU Switchboard is an exclusive online community created to allow Falcons to easily connect with one another to ask for what they need or offer what they have to share. It takes less than a minute to join, and you can offer to host a student or recent alum for:

  • Informational interview: Share with a student information and insights about your position, organization, or industry.
  • Job shadow: Host a student for an inside look at your job and company.
  • Mentorship: Meet three to four times over several months to share advice.
  • Presentation: Present career information to a student club or group.
The Falcon student newspaper

Advertise in SPU’s student newspaper

You can advertise open positions — jobs, internships, or volunteer opportunities — in The FalconSPU’s weekly student-run newspaper. By doing so, you’ll increase brand awareness on campus and find excellent candidates.

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.

Employer relations

We’re here for you

To learn more about building your campus presence, contact CCC Associate Director Lori Brown at loribrown@spu.edu or 206-281-2493.

SPU Reach

Handshake

Handshake connects you with SPU students and alumni to streamline a host of career services, resources, and opportunities. Find great candidates, register for events, and more.