Developing a Career Plan

Professional formation and career choices are essential components of your experience at Seattle University. Career development encompasses your entire student experience, both in the classroom and beyond. Preparing and planning for your career goes hand in hand with planning your educational experiences.

Working with Career Services

  • Components of the Career Development Process:
  • Self-Assessment
  • Skill-Building
  • Exploration
  • Vocational Discernment

Career Action Plan

Career Services can help you develop a Career Action Plan that complements your academic plan. You may design your own individualized strategy that includes informational interviews, study abroad, mentor, internships, service learning, leadership development and networking. Career Services has a guide for creating an action plan. Contact our office at or (206) 296-6080 to start developing your customized plan.

Creating a Personal Profile

Your personal profile consists of your values, skills, interests, and personality. These elements combined play a critical part on informing career choices. Career Services uses a variety of tools to assist students in uncovering their personal profiles, including self-assessment instruments such as the Strong Interest & Skills Con-fidence Inventory® and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®.

Career-Opportunity Search Strategies

Involves researching professional-development opportunities, preparing to pursue them, and implementing networking and experiential learning strategies. Seattle University students are literally surrounded by a vast variety of employment and internship opportunities. Career Services strives to connect students with employers to promote experiential learning through internships, jobs, etc, as well as to help them maximize and demonstrate their highest values and greatest strengths in their career search to ensure their success in this competitive economic environment.

The Redhawk Network

An online, interactive database that enables students to search for both, on and off-campus part-time and work-study positions and internships; manage employment-related documents such as personal profiles, multiple resumes, and cover letters; view and sign up for career events and services; and access the Redhawk Network mentor database.

Career Services is located in Pavilion 110, phone: 206.296.6080