Career Preparation

The St. Edward's experience prepares you to turn your confidence and enthusiasm, diverse skills, global perspective, and desire to make a difference into a successful career. It’s why employers choose our students for internships and classroom consulting projects — and, ultimately, as employees.

Learn. Network. Interview. Find your path.

Your transition from campus to career is a primary focus during your time on the hilltop. We support your success with practical insights, networking opportunities, and job-search skills and resources that guide you toward your most rewarding path — be it graduate school or your dream job.

Well-Rounded Skills Employers Value

Learn to think critically, solve problems, communicate effectively, work independently and with teams, and understand the world from different points of view — practical outcomes of our academically challenging, liberal arts education. See science and business graduates Taylor Gabriel ’13 and Jessica Collins ’12 talk about the value of their St. Edward’s education in their personal and professional lives.

Graduate and Professional School Preparation

Dive into your discipline with high-level research, creative projects and fellowship studies that push the boundaries of learning, enhancing your credentials for graduate or professional school. Biology major Elizabeth Pelser ’13 jumped at her chance to conduct neuroscience research on the hilltop. It led to pursuing her PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

On-the-Job Experience

Apply what you learn in the classroom to real-world challenges, and discover work that has meaning for you. 80% of our students gain workplace experience in Austin, across the country and abroad through internships with top businesses and nonprofits, many resulting in jobs. Hear James McCann ’10, ’11 talk about how his internships led to a career doing cancer research at a biotech firm.

Professional Networking

Build your professional network on the hilltop and beyond. Professors and guest speakers offer students insights and connections in their fields of interest. More than 100 employers and organizations recruit on campus each year at job and internship fairs, including groups that specialize in international internships. And our active alumni community provides contacts spanning more than 70 countries.

Career and Professional Development Support

Take charge of your career development from your first days on campus. Our Career and Professional Development counselors guide and inspire you to do so with a 4-year Career Action Plan that helps you create the future you want and deserve. Get support for exploring career options, developing your résumé and interview skills, honing your job search and networking techniques, applying to graduate school, and more.