This month’s featured Alumni Living the Mission, Brendan
Busse, S.J., first graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Los
Angeles and says, “I made a good decision and a bad discernment… I consulted my
head while absolutely ignoring and perhaps even silencing my heart.” As a
now Jesuit and current professor of Ignatian Spirituality at Seattle U, he
reflects on how sometimes our doing less enables our being more. Read Brendan’s reflection here.
Upcoming Magis Programs:
Alumni Day of Prayer with Pat O’Leary, S.J. and Cissy
McLane – Saturday, March 16, 2013
Spirituality on Tap Featuring Brendan Busse, S.J. –
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
National Jesuit Alumni Day of Service – Saturday,
April 27, 2013
For details on these and more events, visit Magis online.
what is next for you – 4 career tools to consider
With the New Year upon us, many of us are reflecting on the ways we
hope to grow over the coming year. Given the amount of waking hours many of us
spend working, taking time to pause and reflect on the ways you wish to grow professionally
can have a powerful impact on your life and wellbeing.
In this article we will offer four approaches or tools for you to
consider as you reflect on what is next for you – whether you are hoping to
achieve greater mindfulness in your present role, make a job or career change,
or identify ways to get involved in your community or with other hobbies or
Informational interviews are short, 30-60 minute meetings where you have
the opportunity to sit down with someone who is working in an industry,
position, or organization that is of interest to you. It is your chance to ask questions
and learn about this person’s experiences so that you can incorporate those
insights into your own process. Ideally
these conversations will help you gain greater clarity about where your
interests are leading you, and what steps may be required to get there.
Career Advising – in-person in
Seattle or virtually to anywhere
Did you know that we serve alumni? Schedule an appointment to meet with
a career advisor in person, in our office on campus, or remotely via email or Skype
for alumni who may be living or working elsewhere. Experienced alumni are
eligible to receive three appointments per year. To schedule an appointment you
may give us a call or complete the online appointment request form, available
If you are looking for additional insights into your personality,
interests, or strengths as they relate to your work life, you may consider
taking one of the assessments offered through Career Services. These include
the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator (MBTI), the Strong Interest
Inventory, and StrengthsQuest. Career Services advisors will help to interpret
your results together with you, and can help you integrate the information from
the assessments into your own career development process. Each assessment is
available to alumni for $30 – contact Career Services to learn more and get
help selecting the right assessment for you.
Redhawk Network – SU’s online job
and internship site
If you are looking for a new position, consider searching via the
Redhawk Network, the SU online job and internship search site. Here you will
find both experienced and entry-level positions posted from a range of
employers, in Seattle and beyond. To get started, visit: http://webapps.seattleu.edu/RedhawkNetwork
About Career Services
Career Services offers support to our alumni who may be seeking a
change. Whether a change of perspective, position, employer or career path, we
are here to assist you. Below you will find a list of career services we offer
Visit Career Services to
get more details and register for relevant events today!
Basketball Games and Rallies
Thursday February 14th,
2013 | 7:00 PM | Men vs. Louisiana Tech KeyArena
Saturday February 16th,
2013 | 7:00 PM | Men vs. Texas at ArlingtonKeyArena Join us for the last
pregame rally of the season!5:30 PM|Club Live
Alumni Board of Governor’s Men’s Basketball
Viewing PartyChieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant
|908 12th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122Saturday February 7th,
2013 | 5:00 PM | vs. U of DenverMeet
the Alumni Board of Governors at the Chieftain for door prizes, $5 appetizers,
and Happy Hour specials while you watch the Redhawks take on the University of
Buried ChildBy Sam Shepard | Directed By Professor
Rosa JoshiLee Center for the Arts$6 Students | $8 Faculty & Staff
| $10 General AdmissionPreview February 20th, 2013| 7:30 PMFebruary 21-23, 2013 | 7:30February 24 & March 3, 2013 | 2:00 PM
of the 1979 Pulitzer Prize, Buried Child sealed Sam Shepard’s reputation as an
iconic post-modern playwright. A sinister secret buried deep in the recesses of
the past threatens to resurface and destroy an already deeply damaged family.
When Vince brings home his girlfriend to meet his family, things don’t go quite
as he envisioned. Why doesn’t anyone know him? This darkly comic masterpiece
reminds us that there really is no place like home.
Instrumental Concerto CompetitionPigott AuditoriumFriday February 22nd, 2013
| 7:00 PM$5 Students | $8 Faculty & Staff
| $12 General Admission
music students compete for the opportunity to win in a music scholarship and
serve as a guest soloist with Orchestra Seattle for the 2013-2014 concert season.
11th Annual Alumni Crab
FeedHosted by the Albers School of
BusinessCampion Residence Hall |Saturday
March 2nd, 2013 | 5:30-11:00 PMEnjoy
a fun evening organized by the Albers Alumni Board in order to bring members of
the community together and support student scholarships at Albers. There will
be a lively silent auction and reception before dinner, and after our feast of
crab and chicken, jazz and cocktails will follow in the jazz lounge. Table
sponsorships are available for groups of all sizes.Contact Rob Bourke at firstname.lastname@example.org to register or call (206)
296-2277 for more information
SEARCH for Meaning Bookfest March 9th, 2013| Seattle University Campus Annual festival and
nationwide network surrounding the human search for meaning. Tickets,
Purchase tickets through Brown Paper Tickets.The School of Theology and
Ministry presents a day of over 300+ authors, including Pulitzer Prize winner
Michael Chabon, internationally acclaimed scholar Reza Azlan and Sherman
Western Athletic Conference Tournament
& Alumni Happy HourTournament |Tuesday March 12-
Saturday March 16, 2013Alumni Happy Hour |Tuesday March 12,
2013 | 4:00-6:00 PM
and cheer on Seattle University in the Western Athletic Conference Tournament in Las Vegas at the Orleans Arena!
Tickets for the entire conference can be bought online.
Meet your Alumni Relations staff in Las Vegas for an Alumni Happy Hour event on March 12th from
4-6pm. We hope to see all Seattle U Alumni there. Stay tuned for more details.
28th Anniversary Alumni
Awards CelebrationSeattle University Campion Ballroom |
Tuesday April 16th, 2013 Join
us as President Sundborg, the Seattle University Alumni Board of Governors and
the Office of Alumni Relations announce the Alumni Award winners for 2013. More
information, including registration details to come.
SU Athletics Red Tie Celebration
Saturday, May 18, 2013| Grand Hyatt Downtown Seattle| 5:00 pmWe
are excited to announce Jim Whittaker as our honoree for this year’s event. Jim
was the first American to summit Mt. Everest in the spring of 1963 and we are
honored to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his accomplishment. The
evening will feature an exciting auction, elegant dining and fabulous program
highlighting the achievements of both Jim Whittaker and the highlights from the
2012-2013 SU athletic season. Contact email@example.com for more details.
After a 40 year hiatus,
the tradition of Homecoming returned to Seattle University with a full day of
events on February 2nd.
kicked off the day with the Hall of Fame Luncheon which hosted more than 300
people to honor outstanding SU athletes. You can read more about our honorees here.
Alumni Relations team welcomed alumni back to campus and to our pre-game rally
at KeyArena. We had a great turn out, with many new faces and lots of spirited
alumni – just what we like to see!
During half-time at our Men’s basketball game,
our Hall of Fame inductees were introduced and we brought back the tradition of
a Homecoming Court. Students enthusiastically nominated their favorites for
Homecoming Court, and at half time our 2013 Royals, Carmen Cueto & Alexander Fisher, were crowned. They weren’t dressed
in traditional Homecoming formal attire, but they were decked out in SU
We started off small this year, but we lit a spark that we
hope ignites the flame of Homecoming and a new tradition that you’ll share with
your family, and that we will share with the future generations of SU students.
We intend for Homecoming to evolve into a weekend of
events that welcome our alumni back to campus to celebrate their SU experience.
We want your feedback! What would you like to see at
future Homecoming events? What would get
you to come back to Seattle U? Please comment
on this post or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to share your