Career and Employment Services (CES) supports students as they align themselves with opportunities leading to creative, productive, and satisfying professional lives.
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:
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.
A unique career engagement center:
40% 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 opportunties, regardless of the student's interest.
Where students interned in 2010/2011:
US Navy Marine Mammal Program
GREEC Memory Wellness Program
U.S. Dept of State, Embassy Skopje (Republic of Macedonia)
Cake Central Media Corporation
Coalition Humane Spay and Neuter Clinic
MultiCare Health Systems
Tacoma News Tribune
Seattle Architecture Foundation
Rescue Mission Youth Program
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 offering employment to the class of 2010 include:
Cake Central Magazine
Tacoma General Hospital
Teach for America
U.S. House of Representatives
United Way of King County
Wells Fargo Financial
Puget Sound alumni-owned/founded businesses:
Cocoa Velvet chocolates
21 Cellars Winery
The Green Cape Cod Bed & Breakfast