Career and Employment Services provides comprehensive resources and advising for students at every point in their career development journey: employment (on- and off-campus, part-time, summer, full-time, work-study), internships, career exploration, job search skills and more.
In strategic partnerships with alumni, employers, faculty and staff, the CES team provides a broad range of career engagement services, coordinates and authorizes all student employment programs including hiring on campus, and manages employer recruitment efforts for all disciplines.
In March, CES will contact you regarding student employment allocation activities for campus jobs associated with your department. CES also sends periodic e-mail messages with updates on student employment issues. Visit the Student Employment Activities Calendar and Campus Supervisors pages for more information.
1. Promote CES resources and events to students to help them utilize valuable career development resources early on. In surveys of Puget Sound graduates, they often comment that they wish they’d started using the available career services and resources earlier.
2. Peruse the CES Resources for Faculty page so that you're familiar with those tools and how they might be useful to you as you advise students. Note: The resource menu was previously accessed via Cascade—use your Puget Sound username and password to log in to the new menu.
3. Support the CES Senior Destination Survey.
4. Help build alumni connections for your students by encouraging alumni from your department to join the ASK Network at pugetsound.edu/JoinASK.
5. Help get jobs and internships in front of students by inviting employers to post opportunities at pugetsound.edu/HireStudents.
CES has resources for students seeking all types of work and internship experiences. Opportunities are available on and off-campus in part-time, full-time, temporary, and summer positions. Resources for identifying local and national internships, whether they be for-credit, not-for-credit, paid or unpaid opportunities are also available. Encourage students to start their search at CES with these resources:
Whether a student is just beginning to evaluate interests, is ready to investigate career fields, or is prepared to research organizations and conduct a full-scale search, CES has resources at every point of their decision-making process.
At pugetsound.edu/ces students can find a wealth of career-related resources, and connections to the password-protected resources listed here:
Students have several options to gain insight to their career development process through academic work.
Faculty are always welcome to attend CES events—your participation provides students with a model of networking and helps them recognize the value of meeting alumni and employers in person. One event where this is especially true is Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) Night.
ASK Night is an opportunity for students and alumni to gather to talk informally about career fields, classes, graduate school, internships, volunteer associations, and other experiences during and beyond Puget Sound. Alumni are eager to connect with students, offering advice on a range of topics, and sharing how their lives are enriched through their liberal arts education. You can help students connect with alumni from your department by encouraging alumni to attend.
In addition to hosting large-scale events such as ASK Night, career fairs, and resume workshops, CES partners with academic departments to create targeted programming. The Career Events page lists career-related events occurring on campus, including employers recruiting for jobs and internships.
We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with faculty members on events. Please contact us if you have suggestions or would like to be more involved in CES events. Also, we’ll gladly assist with your department’s career-related events, helping to promote or co-host your own career and alumni events. Additionally, we’re available to visit your classroom to present on career topics relevant to your syllabus. Just let us know how we can help!
CES targets every academic department on a rotational basis to ensure we connect periodically with faculty and students across all majors. When your department is targeted, we'll invite you to meet—to generate ideas about how we can collaborate to develop resources and services to support your students’ career engagement.
• Communication Studies, English
• Politics & Government
• School of Education
• Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy
• African American Studies; Latin American Studies; Asian Studies; Asian Languages & Cultures; Global Development Studies; Gender Studies
• Foreign Languages & Literature
• International Political Economy
• Chemistry; Environmental Policy and Decision Making; Geology; Physics
• Art; Music; Theatre Arts
• Business; Economics
• Computer Science; Mathematics; Science, Technology & Society
• Classics; History; Humanities; Philosophy; Religion
• Psychology; Neuroscience; Sociology & Anthropology
• Biology; Biochemistry; Molecular Biology; Neuroscience (biological sciences); Exercise Science