College to Career Series 2020

Explore Your Professional Pathway!

Winter quarter 2020 is filled with professionally oriented events and programs for you, Arts & Sciences students!

College to Career Series 2020

So many awesome programs to explore in the College to Career Series!

Get started with our two signature events, LinkUp and Career & Internship Fair. You are invited to attend both, no matter your year in school or major. Attend every year!

Check out the complete list of events and programs below. 

LinkUp: An Alumni and Student Mentoring Event  

Jan. 28, 4 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

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Student Center 1st Floor

An informal event where Arts & Sciences students meet alumni, discover shared interests, discuss professional plans and ideas, and learn from their experience. Registration opens October 1st.

Winter Career & Internship Fair

Feb. 11, 11 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

Campion Ballroom

handshake image for fair Meet with 50+ employers to learn more about job and internship opportunities offered by companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations where you might like to work.

West Coast Consortium of Law Schools Seattle Law Fair

Jan. 25, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

School of Law Building

Law School Fair PosterMeet law school representatives from across the country at the West Coast Consortium of Law Schools Seattle Law Fair. Learn about the application process, financial aid, and more. Admission is free! RSVP by Jan. 24

 Transform Your Education into a Criminal Justice Career

Jan. 27, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Casey 530

Criminal Justice Career Image LogoThis event will feature members of the Seattle University Criminal Justice Advisory Committee who are representatives from local, state, federal and private criminal justice agencies. The event will include a range of topics that will focus on how to link academic education in criminal justice to job marketability in the criminal justice field. Topics will include: What police chiefs look for in applicants, resume writing, interview techniques, oral boards, background checks, interview do’s and don’ts, and recruiting and information from a range of agencies in policing, courts, corrections, and victim services.

Diplomatic Career Paths w/ U.S. Department of State

Jan. 30, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

PIGT 102

iplomatic Career Paths w/ U.S. Department of StateIf you're passionate about diplomacy, global issues, and public service careers and want to represent the U.S. around the world, a challenging and rewarding career is waiting for you. The opportunity to work and experience cultures, customs, and people of different nations is truly a career unlike any other.

Learn more about State Department careers, internships, and fellowships available in every major during the State Department visit to campus.

Meet U.S. State Department, Diplomat in Residence (DIR), Ms. Micaela Schweitzer-Bluhm, on campus. Get career and application/background check information, guidance on State Department careers, internships, and fellowships.

1st Gen Lunch and Learn with the Outreach Center

Jan. 23, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

Pigott Pavilion Living Room

Outreach Center ImageFirst-generation college students & friends are invited to have lunch (pizza provided) and engage in conversations around career.

Resume Writing Workshop

Feb. 3, 4 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Lemieux Library

This resume workshop will prepare students to attend the Winter Career & Internship Fair and review frequently asked questions from students about resumes. Career Coaches and Writing Specialists will be available to give on-the-spot resume feedback.

 Career Fair Ready Panel

Feb. 4, 12:30 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. 

PIGT 101

Learn from the experiences of alumni and current students, recruiters, and career staff who will discuss how to optimize the Winter Career and Internship Fair for a positive event experience. Panelists will share their insights on how to have an effective approach to career fairs.

 Now What? Starting Your Life After College

Feb. 4, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

CASY 530

How do you land your first job and begin a career? Is grad school right for you? Learn from a panel of young Arts & Sciences alums sharing their journey from undergrad to the next chapter.

Hosted by the Arts & Sciences Student Executive Council.

Bites of Reality Lunch: Socially Just Career Pathways

Feb. 5, 12:30 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. 

Harding 142

FREE Pizza Lunch! Katie Secrist, of Sustainable Business Consulting, will be sharing insider expertise on how to land a career in social justice that will also pay the bills. Topics covered will include: how to narrow your focus, how to translate school work to the “real world,” what knowledge and skills you will need, and where to network locally and online. Participants will walk away with tips and tricks for making your resume stand out among the rest.

 Pre-Education Info Session

Feb. 6, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

PIGT 107

Interested in teaching as a career? Pre-Education Advising is putting on an information session to learn about pathways to becoming a teacher. This session is great for undergraduate students who are beginning to explore teaching as a career. Meet faculty and representatives from departments on campus. Questions? Contact the Pre-Education Advisor, Lauren Van Fossen, at

SU Etiquette Dinner

Feb. 6, 6 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

Campion Ballroom

Image from Etiquette DinnerA 3-course dinner workshop on Dining/Professional Etiquette presented by Scott Flanary, University Recruiter at Facebook. Open to all students campus-wide. Tickets cost $10 (cash, check, or meal plan) and MUST be purchased at the Albers Placement Center (Pigott 331) and at the Career Engagement Office (PAVL 110) to attend the event. Tickets will be available until Jan. 31 unless the event sells out.

Ensemble-Made Careers: Succeeding as a Professor, Artist, and Author

Feb. 23, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Rolfe Room, Advancement and Alumni Building 

FREE dinner! Join an informal dinner conversation with Chloe Johnston and Coya Paz, tenured professors, theater artists, and authors of the recently published book, Ensemble-Made Chicago: A Guide to Devised Theater. They speak about their career path from graduate students to theater professors and performance artists, and their process of writing and publishing a book. Dinner provided.

Financing Law School

Feb. 25, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

PIGT 200

Law school application stock photo Come learn about the costs of applying to and attending law school and loan and scholarship opportunities.

 Are & Be: Self Care and Wellness with with Michelle Harper Kowalczyk

Feb. 26, 6 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Casey 530

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 This world needs you. We need your leadership - a leadership rooted in your values, informed by your experiences. You are already leading in your classes, workplaces, and community.

During this session you will use your values as a foundation to explore your leadership strengths and potential. 

Refreshments will be served. 

An Evening at the Downtown Library

March 12, 6:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

Downtown, Seattle Central Public Library

Seattle Central Library Check In DeskJoin us for dessert and a tour of Seattle's Downtown Central Public Library with Stesha Brandon, Events Program Manager at the library. She'll provide a behind-the-scenes look at a building Time magazine once described as "[if] Picasso ever painted a library, it might look like this." Along the way, we'll enjoy a few good stories and a few good pastries.

Contact Professor Juan Reyes, for more details and to sign up.

Previous College to Career 2020 Events

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Branding & Boba: Communicating Your Authentic Professional Identity

Jan. 7, 12 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

Pavillion Living Room

Boba and ResumesJoin us for a series of 15-minute workshops to learn tips on how to best present your skills, experiences, and values in a public image that is both professional and true to yourself! Come by for learning in community, free boba, and the chance to win free business cards!

Seattle Mariners Marketing Team Trek

Jan. 10, 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Meet at the Campus Seal

All students interested in sports marketing or the business world of professional athletics are invited to join SU PRSSA for a visit with the Mariner’s marketing team at their T-Mobile park offices! Van transportation provided.

Free for PRSSA members. $5 for all others.

Contact Viviane Giurgiuman, for more details and to sign up.

Master of Kinesiology Info Session

Jan. 14, 4 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Casey 525

If you are interested in pursuing a Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology or learning more about this program, please join us for an information session.

 Are & Be: Self Care and Wellness with Dr. Sam Louie

Jan. 15, 6 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Casey 530

Jan 15 Are & Be Poster Learn the keys to wellness, rejuvenation, and improved mental health. 

Bites of Reality Lunch: From Poli Sci at SU to Banking Influencer

Jan. 16, 12:30 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. 

Admin Bldg. 321

Jan 16 Bites of Reality Marketing FlyerFREE pizza lunch! Learn from Cisco as he shares his story coming from Hawaii to Seattle U using his political science degree in business to become the CEO of a nationwide Federal Credit Union.

 Career Mapping Learning Lab

Jan. 22, 2 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Bellarmine TBA

Join fellow students and the Pre-Major Studies program for a hands-on and interactive career exploration activity led by Career Coaches. Learn more about how your past experiences play a role in informing your future plans due to developed skills and values.

Pre-Law Info Session

Jan. 23, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

HUNT 110

Law school application stock photo Come meet with other students to discuss your interest in legal studies, learn more about the Pre-Law Program, and discover how best to prepare for law school.