Want to learn about career fields, connect with employers and alumni, or build your career skills? Attend CES events and invite CES to present to your student group!
Below are selected CES-hosted and co-sponsored events featuring Logger alumni and other experts. Annually recurring events are listed in the Navigation menu. For a full list of employer visits and recruiting activities, visit Handshake.
Whether you're just starting out, intermediate, or ready to climb #totheheights, CES events have something for you!
Fall Semester: August, September, October, November, December
Spring Semester: January, February, March, April, May
Check the calendar for updates; schedule changes are bound to occur and may happen at the last minute.
Sign in and sign up to attend events via Handshake—you'll receive automatic notifications if changes occur. Unless participation is limited, like for a specialty workshop or off-campus tour, you can attend events whether or not you sign up.
Meeting with a career advisor for a resume or cover letter review? Make the most of your time—bring a printed copy of your document!
Appointments available in CES: M-F, 8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m., year-round.
Career Advising Drop-in Hours: M-F, 3—4 p.m., when classes are in session.
CES Peer Advising Office Hours with Emma Harrington '20: Mondays, 5—6 p.m. in Diversions
Pop-up Career Advising: Vary. Follow CES on Instagram for Pop-up times and locations.
Employer Tables: Vary. Check Handshake for upcoming info tables and other recruiting events.
Monday—Monday, Jan. 13-20
Take a Logger to Work 2020
Friday, Jan. 24
CES Spring Semester Kick-off Celebration (Watch for details!)
11 a.m.—2 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 27
Summer Fellowship Internship Program | Info Session presented by Experiential Learning
Want to intern with a Tacoma-area nonprofit this summer? Gain experience, and grow as a professional during the 10-week Summer Fellowship Internship Program! A monetary award and low-cost housing is provided to all Fellows. Interested in applying? Attend one of the following 5 information sessions (mandatory in the application process) in Collins Memorial Library, Room 054
Monday: 3—4 p.m.
Tuesday: 3—4 p.m.
Wednesday: 5—6 p.m.
Thursday: 5—6 p.m.
Friday: 3—4 p.m.
Remember to bring your Logger ID card to swipe in at ASK Night!
Thursday, Feb. 6
Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) Night: Relax. Grab a snack. Swap stories!
ASK Night brings students and alumni together for a relaxed evening of conversation. Make connections, seek advice, and exchange stories about classes, internships, study abroad, career fields, volunteer activities, graduate school, and other pursuits beyond Puget Sound.
Monday & Tuesday, March 2 & 3
Puget Sound Grad Fair 2020 (Presented by Alumni & Parent Relations)
Enjoy treats while you order your cap and gown, take professional graduation portraits, and access university personnel and resources in preparation for the next chapter of your Puget Sound experience. Noon—4 p.m. in WSC Rotunda
Thursday, March 5
Employers from a wide range of fields will be here to recruit Loggers for entry-level opportunities. Whether you're in your first or final year, attend Career Fairs! You can browse for ideas and practice professional behaviors, or inquire about available jobs and internships.
If you're seeking opportunities, plan to make a good first impression and have copies of your resume on hand. Who knows? You might walk away with an interview! 5—7 p.m. in WSC Marshall Hall
Monday, March 16—Friday, March 20
Spring Break | CES is open
Drop-in Hours are not scheduled this week. Please call for an appointment.
Wednesday, March 25
Summer Job & Internship Fair
Planning to stay in the PNW this summer? Connect with local camps, parks, and more for summer jobs and internships at this laid-back recruiting event for Puget Sound students. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the WSC Rotunda
May 18—August 30
Appointments available: M-F 8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m.
CES remains open throughout the summer, with occasional exceptions for holidays or staff training. If you're planning to visit campus during the summer, call 253.879.3161 for updates about closures or to make an appointment. Drop-in hours are not in effect during the summer.
(Fall 2020 events will be posted as dates are confirmed.)
Appointments available in CES: M-F 8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m.
Career Advising Drop-in Hours: M-F Noon—1 p.m.
Peer Advising with Emma Harrington '20: Monday, 4:30—6 p.m. in Diversions Cafe
Employer Tables: Connect with different employers each week! Day vary, but the time is typically over the noon hour: 11:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m. on Vendors' Row in Wheelock Student Center
Pop-up Career Advising: Follow CES on Instagram for Pop-up times and locations
Monday, Sept. 2
Labor Day Holiday—CES closed.
Wednesday, Sept. 11
Case Interview Workshop with Boston Consulting Group | Featuring Puget Sound alum, Brian Gross '98
Join Brian Gross, BCG North America Chief of Staff, to better understand the dynamics of case interviewing and to walk through a sample case. Drinks and light bites will be served. All majors are welcome and encouraged to attend—BCG hires talent from a variety of backgrounds! WSC 108 (Murray Board Room, behind Diversions) 5 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 16
Want to intern for credit with the Washington State Legislature?
Join Professor Robin Jacobson, CES Internship Coordinator Rebecca Pettitt, and Wa State Legislative Internship Coordinator Paula Rehwaldt for pizza + tips on how to earn academic credit for an internship during the 2020 legislative session! Noon—1 p.m. in Wyatt 101Monday, Sept. 16
Do you love coffee? Curious about a career in the coffee industry?
Madeleine Longoria-Garcia ’13, former Diversions barista, turned her part-time job into a career in the coffee industry and has become an authority on the science behind your daily caffeine routine. Join us to hear about Madeleine’s career journey—across Australia, Southeast Asia, and Hawaii—how she helped develop and launch Pacific Coffee Research, and has worked to elevate Hawaiian coffee to the top of the global market. 1 p.m. in Diversions Cafe
Remember to bring your Logger ID card to swipe in at ASK Night!
Thursday, Sept. 26
Career Fair + LinkedIn Photo Booth
Whether it's your first or final year on campus, and regardless of your major, you can benefit from attending Career Fairs! Explore career options, practice professional behavior, and connect with organizations to inquire about jobs and internships. 5—7 p.m. in WSC Marshall Hall | Plus, swing by between 6 & 7 to have a head shot taken for your LinkedIn Profile!
Monday, Sept. 30
Careers in Diplomacy
Interested in Foreign Service? Learn about State Department internships and career paths with Diplomat-in-Residence for the Northwest, Micaela Schweitzer-Bluhm. Noon—1 p.m. in WSC 108 (Behind Diversions Cafe)
Chat with a diplomat! Drop in at your convenience, 1:30-3 p.m. in Howarth 101
Tuesday, Oct. 1
ASUPS Lectures Presents: One Week Job Project...Finding Your Passion | A talk by Sean Aiken
What drives people to choose a certain career? What makes them successful? And more importantly, what makes them happy? 7 p.m. in the WSC Rotunda | Refreshments provided
Wednesday, Oct. 2
Tech Interview Workshop with Karat
Considering a career in a technical field? Don't miss this chance to learn from the creators of the tools your interviewers use! Seattle tech company Karat designed the platform that leading organizations trust with their technical interviews. Join Kyle Wenholz '14, Karat software engineer, to learn the ins and outs of this interview format. 6—7 in Howarth 101 | Pizza provided.
Tuesday, Oct. 15
Take a Logger to Work Job Shadows: Applications are available
Apply ASAP for your best chance of being matched with your preferred host! Application deadline is in early November, so don't delay! Tip: Once you've applied, plan ahead...clear your calendar and consider how your job shadow may impact your winter break travel arrangements.
Wednesday, Oct. 30
Meet the Logger Alum/Owner/Employer | Luke Newman '07
Luke is growing Amplify Consulting Partners. Hear about Amplify, where they're headed, and how your talents and skills could play a part in their growth. Hiring Developers and Program Managers, and for roles in Operations and Human Resources. 6—7 p.m. in Howarth 101
Monday, Nov. 4
Career Development Month Kickoff
Drop by our table for cocoa & cider to celebrate! 11:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m. on Vendor's Row in Wheelock
Tuesday, Nov. 5
Take a Logger to Work Job Shadows: Applications are due
Apply ASAP for your best chance of being matched with your preferred host! Tip: Once you've applied, plan ahead...clear your calendar and consider how your job shadow may impact your winter break travel arrangements.
Career Conversations connect students with alumni within affinity groups—including identity, professions, and majors—to help students receive support and guidance as they begin professional endeavors.
Tuesday, Nov. 5: Professionals of Color
Tuesday, Nov. 12: LGBTQN+ Professionals
Wednesday, Nov. 13: Public Relations & Marketing
Tuesday, Nov. 19: Professionals with Disabilities
Wednesday, Nov. 20: Policy & Law
(All of these Career Conversations take place 7—8:30 p.m.)
Visit the Career Conversations page for details and bios on alumni participants!
Wednesday, Nov. 6
Campus-to-Career: Neuroscience | Featuring Kenji Lee '15 and Natalie Smith '16 (virtual, via Zoom)
Alumni share insights about navigating from Puget Sound to the professional world. Gain practical tips, useful contacts, and informal coaching on the path to life after college! Noon—1 p.m. in Thompson 374
Wednesday, Nov. 6
Personal Finance Workshop featuring Chris Smith '77 and Andy Crosby '17
(Sponsored by Alumni and Parent Relations, Student Alumni Association, and CES)
Learn keys to securing a financial future that offers you the greatest sense of independence. Fun and informative. Lunch provided. Noon—1:15 p.m. in Wyatt 101
Thursday, Nov. 14
LinkedIn Lab + Photo Booth | Featuring Brian Galicia '96
Bring your device (laptop, tablet, phone) and work on your profile while getting tips and tricks from an expert who travels the world helping sales leaders leverage the tool more effectively. 6—7:30 p.m. in Thomas Hall, Tahoma Room **Need a profile photo? From 5—6:00 p.m., drop by to get a quick headshot taken that you can use during the Lab.**
Tuesday, Nov. 19
Peace Corps Panel
Returned Peace Corps Volunteers share their stories. 3:30—4:30 p.m. in McIntyre 202
Thursday, Nov. 21
Employer Site Visit | SAP Concur
Tour this Bellevue tech company, learn about their award-winning internship program, and meet the managers who are hiring in a variety of roles—not just tech! 9 a.m.—3 p.m. **Registration required**
Thursday, Nov. 28 - Friday, Nov. 29
Thanksgiving Holiday—CES is closed
Monday, Dec. 23—Wednesday, Jan. 1
CES is closed for these days. Otherwise, CES remains open throughout winter break, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with occasional exceptions for staff training. If you're planning to visit, call 253.879.3161 for updates about closures or to make an appointment. Drop-in hours are not in effect while class is not in session.
Puget Sound is committed to being accessible to all people. If you have questions about event accessibility, please visit pugetsound.edu/accessibility.
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