Career and Employment Services (CES) is here for you!
From the moment you step on campus...
CES is here to help you acquire the skills, experiences, and contacts necessary for building a meaningful career after college. We manage on-campus student employment, but also provide online and in-person resources to help you identify and successfully compete for jobs and internships off-campus and beyond Puget Sound. Whether you're seeking part-time, summer, or full-time opportunities, CES is here for you!More Information
There's no such thing as "just a job."
You're on your career path right now. From part-time jobs and internships, to volunteer work and co-curricular activities, you're acquiring experiences that will help you decide on a career field to pursue after Puget Sound. CES can help you translate the skills you gain in college jobs and activities into marketable experience on your resume.More Information
Assess, explore, act!
CES offers a 3-step plan for career development that adapts to the individualized needs of each Puget Sound student. Whether you're interested in a summer internship or preparing to enter the world of work full-time, we can help you prioritize your efforts as you assess your interests, explore your options, and decide on a plan of action.More Information
Career and Employment Services (CES) supports students as they align themselves with opportunities leading to creative, productive, and satisfying professional lives.
Get to know CES people and resources...
Puget Sound considers students to be on their career path from the day they arrive on campus, and we support their career development with a unique career engagement center that delivers timely, comprehensive, accessible resources for students wherever they are in their career development process.
Programming is targeted at helping students explore potential career paths, connect with employers and alumni, prepare for professional situations, and more. Distinctive resources, partnerships, and opportunities available to students through CES include:
Continuous outreach, ensuring that students have timely, easy access to events and resources uniquely tailored for them. We meet students where they are, whether online, in the diner, or across campus:
- CEStweets and CES facebook page insert reminders, alumni tips and more into students' social networking streams.
- CESblogs spotlight career development from a student’s point of view, offer advice from career experts, and provide insights from alumni.
- CES Career Connections, an e-newsletter sent to all students, provides a brief but regular dose of friendly nagging, pointing students to exclusive career resources.
- CES Weekly Table in the SUB, daily drop-in advising hours, and career-related events.
- 24/7/365 career resources exclusively for students (ASK Network, LoggerJobs, InternshipLink, Career Cruising, Business Lists, Going Global, etc.).
Puget Sound's long-standing tradition of alumni-student career mentoring.
Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) is a robust network of alumni who have volunteered to share information with students about career and education options beyond Puget Sound.
- ASK celebrated 25 years of alumni-to-student connections in 2010.
- There are over 2700 alumni profiles in the online, searchable ASK database.
- CES actively engages alumni in career events and activities, providing students with exposure to career professionals from a variety of fields.
A unique career engagement center:
- Career support is simple, accessible, individualized. We help students perfect resumes, practice interviewing skills, and devise personalized strategies for career development or a job search. Our three-step career planning outline supports students at every stage in their career development, from assessing their interests and exploring options to deciding on a plan of action, whether that be for a summer internship or a full-time career position.
- Typically, students begin college focused on part-time employment rather than career-related pursuits. CES bridges that gap in a single office, integrating all internship, job (part-time, full-time, on-campus, off-campus, summer, work-study), and career planning resources. Students benefit from this alignment of part-time and post-graduation job resources in a variety of ways:
- Students gain early exposure to career resources. By the time students are considering career decisions, they've already engaged with the people and resources available to help them make a plan. They are more comfortable reaching out for assistance and taking advantage of career information and services.
- CES supports supervisors to mentor and develop their student staff members.
- This emphasis on the value of campus jobs and early work makes those experiences more meaningful and marketable for students, helping them prepare to position themselves as employees of choice after graduation.