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Past Pathways to Professional Formation events

Movie Bites: Conversation & LunchMovie Bites flyer

May 23, 12:30- 1:20 p.m. 

Pigott 100 

Join an informal lunch conversation with Amy Lillard, Executive Director of Washington Filmworks, a non-profit working to build the competitiveness and sustainability of WA State’s film industry. She will speak about her career path from an independent film publicist, to work with film festivals, and more. Alumnus Dave Merlino, director, producer, and writer will also attend.with a professional in the film industry. Guest speaker to be announced soon. Lunch Provided


How Professionals of Color Navigate the Workplace

May 22, 6-8 p.m.Image of the promotional event flyer

Chardin 142

Open to students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds and communities! Come learn and network from awesome professionals.

American workplaces continue to grapple with diversity, equity, and inclusion. What are the unique experiences of professionals of color at work today? What are some challenges and opportunities people face when they are the only, or one of very few, in an organization? Learn from this distinguished panel of professionals on what it takes to succeed in your career. Walk away with actionable advice for professionals of all backgrounds – and also what organizations can do to be more inclusive and equitable. Sponsored by the Department of Communication. Download and share the flyer

RSVP here.

Panel on Careers in Sport and Exercise Science

May 21, 12:30-1:20 p.m.

PIGT 304

Featuring six panelists representing a variety of career paths in the field of sport and exercise science. Learn from the panelists about how they chose their field, what they enjoy most about their work, how they have applied their education to their work, challenges their field is facing, and advice for others looking to enter the field. All students are welcome. For more information, contact Kari Berkas


Amazon Fireside Chat: Andy Jassy, CEO Amazon Web Services

May 13, 12 - 1:20 p.m. 

Student Center Hearth 

Join Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Services, for a fireside chat, beginning at noon. Discussion will focus on a wide range of topics ranging from increasing access to education and opportunities for under-represented minority students, to Amazon’s culture of “yes,” and strategies Amazon employs to create and support innovation. Snacks provided. 

Own Your Value: Navigating the Job Search in the Nonprofit SectorNonprofit Leadership Panel Flyer

May 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Casey Commons 530

Join the Seattle University Master of Nonprofit Leadership program, YNPN Seattle, and Seattle University community members for an evening of conversation regarding the challenges and opportunities nonprofit professionals face when navigating hiring processes and job offers. A panel of guest speakers will share their thoughts on the role money plays in hiring conversations, methods for evaluating job offers, equitable hiring practices, and other emerging trends.

For full event details and to rsvp for the event, students should visit Handshake. Light refreshments and appetizers will be offered.

Guests from the Nonprofit Leadership graduate program and YNPN Seattle will also be present and available to talk to attendees about their programs and offerings. 

Etiquette Dinner

May 2, 6-8:00 P.M.

Campion Ballroom 

A 3-course dinner workshop on Dining/Professional Etiquette. $10 tickets may be purchased with cash, check, or meal plan. Contact the Albers Placement Center (PIGT 331) or Career Engagement Office (PAVL 110) to buy tickets. 


Health Professions Expo

April 30, 5-8:00 p.m.

STCN 160 

Our annual Health Professions Expo will give you the opportunity to network with different programs and industry professionals.

The Pre-Health Advising Team has invited local and national employers as well as professional school admissions representatives from many different healthcare fields to come to campus to talk directly with you.

First and Second Year Students: learn about health careers and talk with representatives about how to become a competitive applicant to their programs.

Juniors and Seniors: talk with representatives about the application process at their institution, gather information about financial aid and any special programs to which you could apply.

More information at

Graduate Students: Tea Time and Resumes

April 18, 5-6:30 p.m.

Casey Commons 530

Join Arts & Sciences Graduate Council members and Career Engagement Office staff for an evening of tea, a resume best practices workshop, and allotted time for you to receive feedback and work on your resumes. Please drop-in as you can, arriving late or leaving early is appropriate. Through this event graduate students of the College of Arts & Sciences will learn about: effective resume formats, how to identify and incorporate key words from job descriptions, resume tailoring, and how to present your SU experience. In order to tailor the event to you and your program, you are encouraged to RSVP via Handshake. And, if you have specific questions you would like address at the workshop, please email them by April 15 to You are welcome to leave as you need to. 


Movie Bites: Conversation & Lunch

April 18 

12:30- 1:20 p.m. 

Pigott 100 

Join an informal lunch conversation with alumnus Dave Merlino, producer, director, and Vice President of Development at Rainbows and Unicorns Entertainment. Learn about writing, pitching and getting films produced. Lunch Provided. 


Inclusion & Industry Takeover

Poster with information about the April 16, 2019 Industry and Inclusion eventApr. 16, All Day 

Student Center 160 

Join us for a day of professional formation at the intersection of inclusion and industry with interactive presentations, talks, and networking between students and employers. Free and open to all SU students, staff, and faculty. The event will also welcome university/college recruiters, internship and early talent specialists, and diversity and inclusion professionals. Full details on Handshake.

LinkedIn and Lemonade

Apr. 9, 11:00- 2:00 p.m. 

Student Center 210 

Sip some lemonade as you learn more about how to leverage LinkedIn! Drop in whenever your schedule allows. 

On-Campus Job Fair

April 9, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Student Center 160 

Looking for an on-campus job for the summer or next year? Meet on-campus offices looking to hire students. Bring your resume! 

Employer Visit: Currie & Brown

Apr. 3, 10:00- 2:00 p.m. 

Pigott 305 

Currie & Brown is an asset management and construction consultancy firm. It has global offices in the Americas, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe and works in diverse industries including Commercial Property, Government, Healthcare, Utilities, Transportation and more. They provide industry-leading training programs to students and recent graduate, which can lead to certification in RICS, ASPE, AACEI, and PMP.

Join us and learn more about their opportunities for graduates. You can also learn more on their website.

Tentative Schedule Agenda

  • 10:00 am - 10:45 am Office Hours (sign up here on Handshake)
  • 11:00 am - 12:20 pm Meet & Greet PIGT 305 (PIZZA!!!)
  • 12: 30 pm - 1:55 pm Career Learning Lab

Why should I attend? Attending at least one of the sessions with Currie & Brown will allow you to:

  • Learn about available positions and qualities they look for in candidates
  • Assess the company and its culture
  • Gain insight into various career paths

If you are interested in exploring career paths in asset management and construction consultancy and learning about internship opportunities, stop by our office and meet Human Resources Director, Archana Khanna. 

Careers in Public Sector Day

Feb. 21, 12:30. - 1:30 p.m.

Pigott 101

Learn about career paths in the public sector, including jobs and internship opportunities with government agencies including USA Jobs.

Career Discernment Learning Lab

Feb. 14, 12:30. - 1:30 p.m.

Institute of Public Service, Casey 210

Students will be invited to explore how their values, interests, and skills can inform their process of translating their past experiences to a meaningful career path or job after graduation.

What Comes Next? Navigating the transition from College to your first career position

Feb. 6, 6 - 7 p.m.

Harding 143

A panel session with young College of Arts & Sciences alumnus to navigate through the transition period from college to your first career position.

International Student Center Career Advice: Where & How to Find a Job After Graduation

Jan. 31, 12:30- 2 p.m. 

Location TBD


LinkUp: An Alumni and Student Mentoring Event  

Jan. 30, 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 

Campion Ballroom

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An informal event where Arts & Sciences undergraduate and graduate students meet alumni, discover shared interests, discuss professional plans and ideas, and learn from their experience. Register now!

Failing Forward: Panel Discussion

Jan. 29, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. 

Outreach Center, STCN 110

Learning to fail forward and turning it into a positive experience has been an important step to these students, staff, and faculty at SU. Come learn and listen.

Anthropology & Sociology Meet & Greet

Jan. 17, 6 - 7:30 p.m. 

Casey Atrium

Majors, minors, and students interested in Anthropology or Sociology are invited to connect with each other and ANSO faculty and to enjoy light snacks in this knowledge-sharing event! 

Handshake, Headshots and Hot Cocoa

Jan. 10, Noon - 2:00 p.m. 

Pavilion Living Room 

Discover Handshake, SU's job search platform, while you enjoy a cup of hot cocoa! Use your new headshot to update your professional profiles.

Racial Equity in the Workplace

Jan. 8, 4 - 5:30 p.m. 

Casey Commons

Details coming soon. 

Root Beer, Resumes, and On-Campus Jobs Fair

Sept. 24, Noon - 2 p.m. 

Pavilion Living Room and Library Plaza

Enjoy a Welcome Week sweet treat while searching for an on-campus job. 

Career and Internship Fair

March 13, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Campion Ballroom 

Explore and connect with employers on internships and job opportunities. Many events will occur leading up to the fair to help you prepare. Details coming in early Winter Quarter. 

Arts + Media + Design Day

May 9, Sessions run 12:30-7:30 p.m.

Various locations

Join the Career Engagement Office, PRSSA, and partners from the College of Arts & Sciences, for a day of career exploration activities and workshops for students interested in the arts. Special guests, including SU alum, employer representatives, and industry professionals will be leading session offerings.  

Students can find full event details and session descriptions via Handshake.  All students are welcome to attend! Attend the sessions that are most interesting to you.  

Session 1, 12:30-1:20pm – Careers in Arts, Media & Design Panel, Student Center 210 

Session 2, 1:40-2:45pm – Breaking into the Industry, Student Center 210 

Sessions 3, 4-5:30pm – Web Portfolios & Resumes 101, Student Center 130 

Session 4, 6-7:30pm - Networking Mixer, Boeing Room  

Get the Scoop! Handshake and On Campus Jobs Fair  

Mon. Sept. 23, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. 

Pavilion Living Room and Library Plaza

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"Get the Scoop” on Handshake, the University’s online job board. Learn about the power of this platform and munch on some free ice cream. In the Plaza you will be able to meet with numerous on-campus departments, all looking to hire students! 

How to Use Your Liberal Arts Degree in Tech Panel 

Thurs. Oct. 10, 12:30 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. 

Student Center 210

During this panel conversation, students will have the opportunity to hear from a group of people working in the tech industry, serving in a variety of functional areas. The tech industry is built from a wide array of talent, not merely coders and engineers. Learn how these professionals utilized their liberal arts degrees to break into tech. This session is being offered as a part of the Seattle University’s 2019 Engineering & Tech Takeover. 

Pacific Science Center Career Trek  

Fri. Nov. 1, 8:15 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

Image of PacSci Center

Meet the van at Bellarmine Turnaround

Spend the morning at Pacific Science Center, learning about internship and career opportunities for students who major in the liberal arts. This FREE event includes transportation and snacks! Only 10 spots available, so register now! 

Post Grad Service Fair

Date Announced Soon 

Learn more about service opportunities as a post-graduation opportunity option. Completing post graduation service through an organization such as City Year, Ameri Corps, or Jesuit Volunteer Corps, is ideal for students seeking work experience in a role with high community impact. All school years and majors are welcome.



Bites of Reality: An informal pizza conversation series, featuring Ellen Chestnut, Attorney, US Dept. of Education, Office of Civil Rights  

Thurs. Nov. 14, 12:30 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. 

Administration Bldg 321

Pizza + casual conversation on what it is like to work in the field of law and with disability and civil rights = an AWESOME free lunch! 

Digital Design Careers in Tech Panel

Thurs. Oct. 17, 12:30 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. 

Student Center 210

How can you use your creative skills in the tech industry? What role do graphic and digital designers play in this immense field? Hear from current and past SU students along with other industry professionals regarding their own career experiences.  

Root Beer & Resumes  

Tues. Sept. 24, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. 

Pavilion Living Room and PAVL 110 (Career Engagement Office)

Event for Career Engagement

Whether you're drafting your first resume or refreshing one you already have, join us for small group career coaching and root beer treats! This is a great chance to get starting in applying for that on-campus job or any other employment opportunity.

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

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.

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. 

 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. 

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

FREE 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.

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.

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.

 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.

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.

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

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. - 1:20 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

Young Alumni Panel flyerHow 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

Katie Secrist FlyerFREE 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.

SU Etiquette Dinner

Feb. 5, 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.

 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

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.

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.