Preparing for Graduation and Careers from Day One

Getting to Graduation

To review your graduation requirements and progress, view your Educational Plan on mySeattleU Student Planning under the Educational Planning Page. In addition to fulfilling all Major and College requirements, most degrees require that you complete a minimum of 180 credits. We recommend you draft an educational plan in mySeattleU that includes all of your requirements for graduation and keep updating that plan each quarter. 

You can review an overview of SU graduation requirements on the Advising 101 page.

Career Exploration & Professional Formation

Preparing for your career isn't limited to your last year at Seattle University. We actually recommend you begin by thinking about your values, skills, interests (academic and personal), and what type of work you see yourself doing throughout your whole time at SU.

The Career Engagement Office offers a wide range of programs and services to help you learn about your professional formation. They can help with career and major exploration, finding internships, interviewing, graduate school applications, and more. We recommend you meet with a Career Coach in your first year at SU.

Here are other resources and tools we recommend for career exploration:

What Can I Do With This Major? You may be surprised at how many careers you can pursue with any particular major. Premajor Advising at SU has a webpage where you can learn about career options.
Career Coaching Appointments The SU Career Engagement Office (CEO) offers Career Coaching Appointments. Learn more and schedule an appointment here.
Informational Interviews Informational interviews involve talking with people who are currently working in your field of interest, in order to gain a better understanding of an occupation or industry. This is a great way to build relationships with those in the field as well. 
My Next Move  (O*Net) My Next Move provides easy-to-use search options and career overviews for students and job seekers. 
Occupational Outlook Handbook The Occupational Outlook Handbook is published by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics and includes information about working conditions, training & education, earnings & job outlook for hundreds of U.S. occupations.
Seattle University LinkedIn Alumni Page You can view the Seattle University page and search for SU Alumni on LinkedIn. You can search by major or key word to find where alumni in your area are working or get an idea of what types of jobs might be available.

Andrea Vargas

Coordinator, Advising Services

206-296-5429

advisingservices@seattleu.edu

Joelle Pretty

Director, Advising Services

206-220-8525

advisingservices@seattleu.edu

Bellarmine Advising Center Front Desk

Bellarmine Hall 111

206-296-2260