CES supports students as they align themselves with opportunities leading to creative, productive, and satisfying professional lives.
Students are on their career path from the moment they arrive on campus. CES supports students with timely, comprehensive, customized resources for wherever they are in their career development process.
CES bridges the gap between part-time and career-related pursuits. Students often begin college focused on part-time employment rather than career-related pursuits. CES integrates all internship, job (part-time, full-time, on-campus, off-campus, summer), and career planning resources. Students benefit from this alignment of part-time and post-graduation job resources in a variety of ways:
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.
Strategic programming helps students explore potential career paths, connect with employers and alumni, prepare for professional situations, and more. Distinctive partnerships, opportunities, and resources include:
Students often look to faculty members when it comes to envisioning life beyond Puget Sound. CES' Academic Liaison meets with academic departments to develop targeted career resources. In recent semesters we've collaborated with departments to create and arrange:
Puget Sound's long-standing tradition of alumni-student career mentoring...
A robust network of alumni share information with students about career and education options beyond Puget Sound, and help connect students with opportunities.
Students have timely, easy access to events and resources uniquely tailored for them, including customized group programs. We meet students where they are, whether online, in the diner, or across campus:
Nearly half of Puget Sound students participate in at least one internship.
Over 15,000 regional and national opportunities are listed annually in Puget Sound's internship database, InternshipLink. CES career advisors can help students identify and compete for opportunities, regardless of the student's interest.
King County Wastewater Treatment Facility
National Public Radio
Tacoma Rescue Mission
Tacoma Weekly Newspaper
Washington International Trade Association
Washington State Legislature
With a deep commitment to service and sustainability and a penchant for starting their own businesses, Puget Sound graduates are poised to make a difference.
Selected organizations where recent grads have been offered employment include:
Allen Institute for Brain Science
American Red Cross
National Public Radio
Pacific Science Center
Spanish Ministry of Education
Here's a small sampling of local alumni-owned/founded businesses:
Cocoa Velvet chocolates
The Green Cape Cod Bed & Breakfast
Heather's Tummy Care