For Students

Every student at Southern has an individual and unique career journey. From securing employment, to gaining admission to graduate or professional school, or becoming an entrepreneur, each career path takes a defined approach. To provide our students with a comprehensive and tailored approach, the Office of Career and Professional Development offers an array of career exploration and navigation services to ensure major and career success.

Students at career fair

Discover Your Options

Southern students have access to Focus, a web-based self-assessment tool designed to assist students in exploring possible majors or career paths. Learn about Focus.

Connect with Staff

Meet one-on-one with an OCPD staff member to explore career paths, internships and experiential learning opportunities, and other areas for career success. Students can schedule an appointment through SSC Campus.

Explore Opportunities

Take advantage of our online job board available to students and recent alumni looking for full-time or part-time work, co-ops, internships, on-campus student employment, or volunteer opportunities. Log into JOBSs.

Download Our Career Guide

Whether you are a freshman or a senior, the Career Advising Student Handbook will help you navigate your journey from college to career. Use the Four Year Career Planning Guide to stay on track with career planning activities such as choosing a major, getting career related experience with co-ops or internships, and beginning your first professional job search. In addition, you will find a 5-step plan to help you choose a major, tips to help you with your job search, interviewing strategies, and samples to help you with creating your resume, cover letter, and post interview thank you letters.

Events

Attend our various events throughout the year.

  • Career & Internship Fair: March 20, 2019
  • Ongoing Events: On-Campus Interviewing Program, Informational Recruitment Tables, Workshops/Presentations. Visit JOBSs for more information!