What We Offer

97 percent of Sewanee students engage with us by the time they graduate, and we meet or exceed the expectations of 99 percent. 97 percent of members of each graduating class are working or pursuing a graduate or professional degree or fellowship within six months.

 

What We Offer

 

Personal Attention
  • 97 percent of Sewanee graduates engage with us by the time they graduate
  • Five staff members are ready to help at every stage, and conversations occur through individual appointments and Drop-In Hours held in our office (and at other campus locations throughout the year)
  • Drop-In Hours (Monday and Tuesday, 2-5 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to Noon)
  • Practice Interview Opportunities
Self-Discovery
  • We ask great questions and help students discover their own answers
  • Assessment tools provided at no cost:Clifton StrengthsFinder, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Strong Interest Inventory and YouScience
  • Events offered each year that assist in self-discovery: Decision-Making from the Soul and Un•Lost: Design Your Life
Internships, Research Experiences, and Funding
  • Distinctive internship program provides stipends to over 200 students each summer to do otherwise-unpaid internships, and The Sewanee Pledge provides guaranteed funding for one unpaid internship or research opportunity for each student. 
  • We post nearly 150 internships sponsored just for Sewanee students, and faculty members provide numerous research opportunities on campus and across the globe. See careers.sewanee.edu/internships/ to learn more and to see where Sewanee students have interned and conducted research.
  • Sewanee students excel at attaining national internship and research opportunities. 
Recruiting
  • Campus visits by employers and graduate and professional schools
  • On-campus graduate and professional school fair
  • On-campus summer camp opportunities fair
Graduate and Professional School Admission
  • Partnerships with on-campus pre-professional programs in Business, Medical and Health, Law, Education, and Engineering
  • Support for students throughout the application process
Resources
  • Career and Leadership Library (searchable through duPont Library's site)
  • Electronic resources
  • LSAT administered on-campus
  • Graduate and professional school testing information
Special Events
  • Beyond the Gates: Preparing for Life and Work after Sewanee: a weekend staffed by alumni and parent volunteers for juniors and seniors held each January; the program consists of speakers, panels, workshops and practice interview opportunities
  • Careers in Health and Medicine: co-sponsored by the Office of Health and Medical Programs and staffed by health care professionals, many who teach in medical schools and allied health programs
  • Student-Alumni Networking Luncheons, including the annual Homecoming luncheon
  • Out for Work co-sponsored with LGBTQ+ student organizations
  • Don Asher, career development and graduate school admission best-sellling author
  • Career Conversations (panels of alumni and others sharing their careers and advice in many fields)
  • Smith Career Days held each fall and co-sponsored with the Babson Center for Global Commerce (specific focus on banking, consulting, and finance careers)
  • Partnerships with academic partners and student groups for visiting speakers and residencies
  • Presentations to individual departments and groups, by request
Career & Leadership Development

43 Texas Ave Sewanee, TN 37375
(931) 598-1121 | careers@sewanee.edu

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