Career and Employment Services (CES) welcomes you! Below are password-protected tools to support your career goals. Want guidance on how to make the most of any of these tools? Schedule an appointment via Handshake.
Ready to explore your interests and research career options?
This resource starts with questions about your interests, values, personality, and preferences for a work environment. Each section only takes about 5 minutes.
Then, based on your responses, PathwayU shows you dozens of potential career matches. For each career, there's a video overview, details about what's needed to be successful, salary information, job leads, and more. Create your account and check it out!
Wondering what career paths various majors pursue?
Whether you're exploring majors or searching for information about your chosen field, What Can I Do With This Major will help you connect majors to careers. Learn about:
- Typical career areas that each major pursues
- Types of employers that hire from each major
- Strategies to make you a more marketable candidate.
Don't see your major listed? Look at majors similar or related to yours.
Keep in mind: These lists are not comprehensive. Use this resource as a starting point to explore options. Ultimately, your career path may closely align with your major, or it may not. (Just ask the CES team! Many of us majored in fields that are completely unrelated to the work we've chosen. Every path is valid.)
Seeking paid experience, but short on time?
Use Parker Dewey to find Micro-Internships!
Micro-Internships are short-term, paid, professional assignments that are similar to those given to new hires or interns. Opportunities can be found with companies in the Fortune 100 and in emerging start-ups, with projects available in sales, marketing, technology, HR, and finance.
Use these projects to demonstrate your skills, explore career paths, and build your networks.
Unlike traditional internships, Micro-Internships:
- Take place year-round
- Range from 5 to 40 hours of work
- Complete in one week to one month
Searching for jobs, internships, and career-related events?
Handshake is Puget Sound's career development platform!
CES has preloaded your profile to help you get started. Log in to claim your account and complete your profile
Use Handshake to:
- Schedule appointments with career advisors.
- Find jobs and internships. (Part-time, full-time... on-campus*, off-campus — local, national, and worldwide!)
Tip: Add "remote" to your search to find virtual opportunities.
- Get personalized recommendations based on your major and interests.
- Register for Career Fairs and other career-related events.
*Looking for part-time work on campus? After you log in to Handshake, select the Jobs tab at the top of the page and click the On-Campus button to see a list of who's hiring. Nothing listed at the moment? Don't miss out! Click "Save your search" to set a job alert.
You can continue to access Handshake as an alum, but you'll need to shift to a non-student email. (Your alumni email is the perfect one to use!) We'll send you information about how to make the transition when the time arrives.