Resources for alumni

The Center for Career and Calling offers many helpful resources to guide you through the process of vocational discernment, job search, and career transition, even after you graduate.

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Career counseling from the CCC is free to alumni within one year of graduation. After that, alumni receive three free appointments per calendar year and can then pay $50 for each additional appointment. You can make an appointment to meet with one of our professional career counselors.

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The Center for Career and Calling on the SPU campus
  • You can schedule an appointment with a professional career counselor online from the “Career Center” tab on your Handshake account, in person at our front desk on the second floor of the Student Union Building, or by calling 206-281-2485.
  • Also, 15-minute walk-in appointments are available during the school year Monday–Friday, 12–2 p.m.
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Access to Handshake

Alumni have full access to Handshake, our online career-resource, job-posting, and networking tool. Sign in (using your SPU username and password) and look for jobs, sign up to help with or speak at events, and more.

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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.
Alumni are welcome to use all of our online resources, including tools for:

Also, be sure to follow us on social media for:

  • Career guidance presentations and webinars on Vimeo
  • Dress for success tips on Pinterest
  • Updates on events and opportunities on Facebook

Ways You Can Get Involved

Want to assist a current undergraduate student with his or her career identity? Whatever your job, interests, or areas of expertise, you can help us help our students in the challenging, yet rewarding, process of career and calling exploration. 

Sign in to the Handshake Students/Alumni portal to:

  • Assist with an event. Help students explore choices and build skills related to their major, vocational calling, and career journey by hosting an employer meet-up, assisting with mock interviews, editing résumés, or hosting a table at the annual Etiquette Dinner. Indicate your interests, and we’ll let you know about upcoming opportunities. 
  • Speak at an event. Volunteer to be a guest speaker for a career and calling class, a department employer panel, or an interview preparation workshop.

“When you leave college, there are thousands of people out there with the same degree you have; when you get a job, there will be thousands of people doing what you want to do for a living. But you are the only person alive who has sole custody of your life.”

Author, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist

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.

Learn more >

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— or all of them — and stay current with CCC news, information, and events!