Career Outcomes

Whatever your dream career might be, your Seattle Pacific University professors, mentors, and faculty advisors will help you develop a personalized plan for how to get there. That could mean getting connected with a mentor working at the nearby Nordstrom or Starbucks headquarters, or landing an internship that turns into a full-time job after graduation.

81%

of SPU students complete internships and other field experience — one of the best ways to land your first job

93%

said this internship experience was helpful in obtaining their first position out of college

98%

of graduates surveyed one year after graduation were either employed, attending graduate school, or engaging in volunteer service positions

13

Fortune 500 companies in Seattle — and SPU students have worked at all of them.

$40,340

is average salary of SPU alumni one year after graduation, as of 2014

$82,900

is the average salary of SPU alumni 5-10 years after graduation

Career Fair

Employers Who Recruit on Campus

Amazon, Alaska Airlines, Boeing, Center for Infectious Disease Research, Deloitte & Touche, Disney, F5 Networks, Getty Images, Gravity Payments, KOMO 4, Moss Adams, Nordstrom, Peace Corps, Porch, Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Sounders, Subsplash, Swedish Hospital, Tableau Software, Teach for America, Tesla, UW Hospital, World Vision, Zillow, and many more.

Explore your career options and discover your vocational calling and purpose. Through career assessments, classes, resources, and appointments with career counselors, you'll have all the tools you need to find a path that fits you. The Center for Career and Calling can connect you with internship opportunities. The Center also offers personalized career, resume, and interview guidance. It doesn't stop after you get your diploma, either: SPU alumni have continued access to CCC resources even after graduation.

Get a better idea of what jobs in your field best match your skills, interests, and gifts by meeting with a mentor. Our mentor database contains over 1,700 local professionals. Through the Mentor Program at Seattle Pacific, you can meet regularly with a mentor, schedule a half-day job shadow, or meet with several people from the same company.

Whitney Giaimo

Whitney Giaimo

Microsoft engineer

The summer before her senior year, Whitney Giaimo '12 interned at Microsoft. The electrical engineering grad, who earned a Master of Arts in Management with an emphasis in Social and Sustainable Management at SPU in 2013, now works at Microsoft as an engineer.

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The summer before her senior year, Whitney Giaimo '12 interned at Microsoft. The electrical engineering grad, who earned a Master of Arts in Management with an emphasis in Social and Sustainable Management at SPU in 2013, now works at Microsoft as an engineer. Read more >

Ryan Alcantara

Ryan Alcantara

Intern at Brooks Running

As an advisor and mentor, Associate Professor of Biology Cara Wall-Scheffler helped applied human biology major Ryan Alcantara '15 land a paid internship in the biomechanics lab at Brooks Running, which is in walking distance of campus.

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As an advisor and mentor, Associate Professor of Biology Cara Wall-Scheffler helped applied human biology major Ryan Alcantara '15 land a paid internship in the biomechanics lab at Brooks Running, which is in walking distance of campus. Read more >

Shaina Mackin

Shaina Mackin

Fulbright Scholar

After graduation, Shaina Mackin '15 worked at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She's currently a Fulbright Scholar in Malaysia.

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After graduation, Shaina Mackin '15 worked at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She's currently a Fulbright Scholar in Malaysia. Read more >

Qadar Omar

Qadar Omar

Career in tech

To prepare for a career in Seattle's tech industry, Qadar Omar '16 combined the logic and reasoning of a philosophy major with the skills learned in his computer science classes. By graduation, he had a job offer waiting at Vehicle, a local tech company.

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To prepare for a career in Seattle's tech industry, Qadar Omar '16 combined the logic and reasoning of a philosophy major with the skills learned in his computer science classes. By graduation, he had a job offer waiting at Vehicle, a local tech company. Read more >