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Career Services for Students and Alumni

We are eager to help you, whether you are a student needing to plan your career or find an internship or job, a parent with questions about how our office can assist your student or an alumnus searching for a job. We offer many programs and services, which are highlighted here. We also are available for personalized one-on-one career advising.



Career Services has partnered with Handshake to replace our current SWU Career Link system for personalized job/internship recommendations and to register for career events and services. 

Step 1: Activate your Handshake profile HERE. After activation you can login at https://swu.joinhandshake.com/login. Sign up for Handshake with your “.edu” email and complete the activation steps.

Step 2: Upload your resume.

Step 3: Fill out your job preferences.

Step 4: Add experience to your profile.

Step 5: Follow five interesting employers.

Step 6: Pick up your phone...and never miss a message, event, or job by downloading the Handshake app at the App Store or Google Play



  • Self-Evaluation: Offers insight on your interests, values, and personality that aligns with your purpose.
  • Research Employers: Gives you a more meaningful life as a result from knowing your best-fit educational and career paths.
  • Take a lifelong journey: Supports you at any stage of your life whether you are considering going to college, ongoing education or a career change.
  • Apply to Job Postings: Connects you to jobs based on your purpose by establishing your fit in a career with real employers.

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Big Interview

  • Practice your interviewing skills through the Big Interview website or app
  • Free, online interview practice for current students and alumni
  • Send your practice interviews for review and gain immediate feedback through AI technology
  • Choose from dozens of interview sets and over 20 different industries/majors.
  • Utilize nearly 40 lessons and learn all the best interviewing techniques to get you on track. Save your practice interviews to review later and get feedback from others

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Candid Career

  • View thousands of informational videos on jobs, industry professionals, and related topics
  • Sort videos by industry, career title, and academic major in the Explore Careers section
  • Review topics such as business etiquette, career exploration, reverse interviews, soft skills, and more in the Get Hired section



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Mikkaela Bailey - SWU Graduate

“I found it incredibly helpful that [Career Services] was able to dedicate so much time to me and helping me achieve my personal goals. Without the attention to detail and help developing a wonderfully crafted resume I doubt I would have been able to pursue my dreams at my first choice graduate program.”
Mikkaela Bailey, 2017 Graduate, History