The Albers Placement Center wants to help you put your best foot forward as you present yourself to employers and brand yourself in the business marketplace. The following information and guides are meant to give you a foundational start with the essential tools for job/internship searching. The Albers Placement Center team is also available to give you personalized help and advice on these tools so your unique strengths and accomplishments shine through.
Book a Virtual Career Advising Appointment
Book an In-Person Career Advising Appointment
The Albers Wardrobe was created to help students obtain free professional clothes for interviews, career fairs, networking events, internships, etc. The project was designed to help remove the barriers some students experience in obtaining professional attire. The professional clothes are donated by Seattle University faculty, staff and alumni. Clothes are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Items do not need to be returned.
The Albers Wardrobe closet opens about 4 times per school year (specific dates/times will be announced via email and on posters in the Pigott Building). If you have an immediate need for professional attire, please book an in-person appointment on the Albers Placement Center website HERE. Appointments are for 30 minutes each.
The closet is located across the hall from Pigott 106 on the first floor of the Pigott Building. If you would like to donate any items to the closet, please bring them to Pigott 331 between the hours of 9am - 5pm Monday through Friday.
This project is coordinated by the Albers Placement Center and its Undergrad Student Advisory Council.
Want advice on your resume directly from a recruiter/employer? Want to practice interviewing in a more realistic setting with people who interview candidates on a regular basis? Every quarter the Albers Placement Center hosts a Resume Review with Employers event and a Mock Interviews with Employers event. Both events are round-robin style so you'll have the opportunity to gain feedback from 3-4 employers in a non-pressuring environment. This is also a great networking opportunity
Firsthand (formerly Vault) is a career resource which enables you to research employers and industries, gain career advice as well as gain comprehensive career information and management tools.
It includes access to:
**TIP: It is highly recommended that you create a personal account on Firsthand so you can save favorites and have a more customized experience. Click on Log In at the top to sign up.
Jobscan gives job seekers an instant analysis of how well their resume is tailored for a particular job and how it can be even better optimized for an Applicant Tracking System (also known as an ATS). The more effectively you can tailor your resume for a specific job, the better your chances are. Generic resumes are a dime a dozen and unlikely to do well in an applicant tracking system.
Using Jobscan, you can easily optimize your resume against any job description and make yourself a top candidate. Simply paste in the text of your resume or upload a Word or PDF file, then paste the text of the job posting you’re interested in. Jobscan then provides a match score and insight into adding skills and keywords to help your resume get noticed so you become a top candidate.
To get access to this helpful tool, contact the Albers Placement Center at email@example.com.