Networking and Career Workshops

Networking Opportunities

SU Advantage | Networking Night
SU Advantage Networking Nights give Seattle U alumni the opportunity to hear from experts in different industries and fields while building valuable connections through structured networking sessions.


Career Conversations
Career Conversations is a monthly opportunity for professional development and transition networking facilitated by Paula Fitzgerald Boos. These monthly meetups are facilitated for all levels of professionals to come together to learn and practice new skills for building careers that align with values and purpose, strengths and interests, and practical marketplace realities. 

Each month will facilitate dialogue around a specific focus. All are welcome. Light refreshments will be provided.

Paula is a career and executive coach with 20+ years (“her 10,000 hours”) helping professionals create greater success and satisfaction in their work. Beginning in outplacement as a career coach, she found her passion in the conversation about “what you want to be when you grow up…this time.” She has supported thousands of professionals from all levels, technical backgrounds, and industries in choosing and/or creating proactive forward momentum for themselves in their careers.

Paula currently teaches the Professional Development class in the PMBA program and coaches in the Executive Leadership Program in the Business School at SU. Her tagline is “I connect professionals to possibilities!” She loves being a part of the Seattle University community and serving the mission of “educating the whole person for service in a just world.”

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Tools for Transition: Alumni Career Workshop Series
Workshop series for alumni and friends of Seattle University

Workshops take place in the Advancement and Alumni Building in the Rolfe Community Room, SU Campus. (Campus map here)

Note: It is recommended you attend all 4 sessions! Contact Stephanie Jamieson ( if you need to miss a session. (Refunds will not be issued for missed sessions.)

Looking for a job, a career change or re-start? This workshop will give you the tools you need:

  • Career self-assessment to help you identify the job/career that's right for you
  • strategy – what's feasible/optimal for you in view of external economic realities
  • Development of personal narrative and positioning - key marketing tools to sell YOU
  • Coaching on networking and informational meetings - 95% of jobs are found that way
  • Successful resume formats, LinkedIn, cover letters, emails to get results
  • How to deepen your digital footprint in your target occupation/field
  • Tactics to demonstrate your value and get noticed by “being a vulture where you want to work”
  • Using the “drawstring strategy” to get into interview pools
  • Knowing “The R Rule” – and that's not a reference to resumes!
  • Job interview coaching, including prep for behavioral questions and salary negotiation

Conducted by Elizabeth Atcheson, founder and principal of Blue Bridge Career Coaching. Each workshop has 20-30 participants; spending time with others "in the same boat" is very helpful in both normalizing the process as well as gleaning ideas and perspectives from people at all ages and stages of career transition.

Price includes 22 handouts, the PPT presentation, and worksheets for each step of the process including career assessment, personal narrative worksheet, sample resumes and cover letters, informational meeting guide, job interview prep guide, etc.

Registration Fees:
Alumni/Guest $50
Current Students $40

Includes entrance to all 4 sessions, complete package of handouts, self-assessment tools, sample resumes and cover letters, interview coaching guide, etc.

Learn more about Elizabeth Atcheson.

Contact Stephanie Jamieson at for information on this workshop series. 

Alumni networking in a professional setting.