Career coaching appointments are conducted at the request of the student both in-person and virtually, Monday through Friday. In-Person appointments take place in the Career Engagement Office in Pigott Pavillion (PAVL 110), across from the Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons. Virtual Appointments are conducted via Zoom and appointment attendees will receive a meeting link on the day of the scheduled appointment.
Alongside jobs and experiential learning opportunities that will take place in the traditional in-person format, many employers are now offering:
Different types of experiential learning opportunities can be found on Handshake, Lockin China, CareerShift, and Redhawk Landing -- free resources accessible to all Seattle U students. The best time to apply depends on the industry or type of employer for which you want to intern or work.
Hiring projections are positive! There are thousands of active job/internship postings specifically for Seattle U students and alumni in Handshake at any given time. Visit the Events page on Handshake for details on how to register for and attend upcoming hiring events.
Locating a job or opportunity (internships, events, etc.) can be difficult to locate alone. We encourage you to meet with a Career Coach to provide support and guidance during your search.
Employers are maintaining a mix of hybrid recruiting activities and career fairs. Additionally, we have seen:
Professional formation at Seattle University happens in many ways and an internship is only one example of experiential learning. In addition to doing an internship, you can gain experience through volunteering, part-time jobs on and off-campus, side hustles, and even hobbies. Research papers/projects you do in class are also great career skill-building experiences if you are strategic:
The Career Engagement Office helps all students, including international students with their career exploration and preparation process. We encourage you to set up an appointment with one of our career coaches for help with career planning. Check out these resources we have curated specifically for international students.
To understand your work authorization please connect with your advisor in the International Student Center.
Federal laws do not prevent an employer from requiring workers to be vaccinated. However, federal laws may require an employer to provide reasonable accommodations for employees who, because of disability or religious belief, are not vaccinated.