Students

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Make the most of your breaks
  • Conduct informational interviews or set up a mock interview.
  • Volunteer with an organization related to your interests.
  • Create or beef up your LinkedIn profile.
  • Find part-time work that will add to your résumé.
  • Research career options or graduate schools.

At the Center for Career and Calling, our mission is to equip students with a deep understanding of themselves and their calling in order to launch meaningful careers. We offer a host of resources and services that will guide you through your career journey — from choosing a major to landing your dream job.

Unfortunately, many students think a college career center is a place to visit during the last quarter of their senior year. Students who understand the importance of starting early and visiting at various stages of their college experience will develop a solid career framework that will make their time at SPU more exciting and productive.

Our services

Career counseling

Our career counselors are available to help you through the various steps of figuring out what you want to major in, what you want to do with your life, finding a job or internship, doing a mock interview, preparing for a salary negotiation, and more. Schedule an appointment or come to a “walk-in” to meet with a peer career advisor.

Career assessments

Talk to a career counselor to see if an online career assessment might be useful in your discernment process. We have several tools that can help you clarify your interests, strengths, values, and personal preferences and suggest career areas for further investigation.

Career classes

We offer several one- or two-credit classes, in person and online, taught by career professionals designed to help you explore and create your professional journey while at SPU:

  • Finding your vocation (GS 2000/4000). Explore important questions about who you are and how to sense God’s call on your life. Learn to make good decisions by listening to what gives you a deep sense of meaning and purpose.
  • Life Design (GS 2001). Using life design techniques developed at Stanford, this class helps you apply design thinking to the big questions of choosing a major and career. You'll explore three possible futures that align with who you are, and test drive them in the real world.
  • Internship and Job Search Strategies (GS 3001). Identify and articulate your strengths and interests as you learn how to find and apply for a rewarding internship experience that will further your professional development.
  • College-to-career planning. In our 4 online classes connected to our Online Field Guide on Canvas (GS 1004-4004), learn to network, write a powerful résumé and cover letter, create an effective LinkedIn profile, search for a job or internship and prepare for interviews as you get ready to transition from SPU to the world of work. Take one class or all 4!

Career events

The CCC offers a variety of events to provide career exploration opportunities and to help you develop your professional skills. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for more information on:

  • Career fairs
  • Employer meet-ups
  • Career conversations/employer panels
  • Etiquette dinners
  • “Résumé Rescue” workshops
  • And more!

Job postings

Log in (using your student username and password) to Handshake to search and apply for jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities. You can also find out about and register for upcoming career events, schedule an on-campus interview, and utilize the career resource library.

We hope you take full advantage of the many resources, services and opportunities the CCC has to offer, and we look forward to meeting you!

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.

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