We are here to help you prepare for and evaluate your career options, look for (or fund) an internship, find post-graduate jobs, think about graduate school, or to discuss your major. We provide personal attention through individual coaching, and we provide a wealth of online resources and events.

We actively support all students and recent graduates as they seek rewarding, meaningful, and purposeful work. Please let us know if there are additional ways we can provide support by writing careers@sewanee.edu

Individual Coaching

The Career Readiness staff thrives on connection with and support for students, and we intend to provide in-person and virtual support for the 2021-2022 academic year. 

Students have the option to initiate virtual or in-person individual meetings with Career Readiness staff members via Handshake (desktop or app). Virtual appointments are conducted by Zoom (or Google Video Chat/Hangout, if needed). When creating appointments, select which communication method you prefer. When scheduling your appointment, please select "video call" (preferred) or "phone call.”  

Peer career advocates

Meet with fellow students to get started with your resume in VMock, explore all that our Brightspace course has to offer, maximize your Handshake profile for internship and job searching, begin networking with Sewanee alumni, and so much more!

You are welcome to drop-in anytime Monday-Thursday from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. in the Career Readiness office to connect with a Peer Career Advocate. (HINT: It is often helpful to bring in your laptop or tablet to talk with a Peer Career Advocate.)

Online Tools

VMock

Sewanee is one of the first liberal arts colleges to offer students the AI resume VMock review platform for analysis, education, and improvement... all in 30 seconds and available on-demand.

Brightspace

Detailed resources available to Sewanee Students via their Brightspace learning platform. Find us on the Brightspace Discover page and click "Enroll in Course" to learn about resumes, cover letters, applying to graduate school, interviews, and more!

biginterview

BigInterview is especially helpful when preparing for video interviews on your own.

My Next Move

View tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers at My Next Move.

Real World Playbook

Real World Playbook is an app to help seniors and recent graduates prepare for life beyond the gates with tips on personal finance, insurance, healthcare, housing, taxes, and more.

Firsthand

Firsthand includes insider information for over 5000 companies and 70 industries, including salary surveys for major employers. It also includes information on top graduate and professional schools. It is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options.

Interstride

Interstride is a portal that provides international students with all the resources they need to transition and thrive in their educational journey.

Identity-Based Resources

Employers are placing a stronger emphasis on recruiting students from diverse backgrounds and place a high value on their unique perspectives. Your identity and experience play a huge part in who you are and the lens with which you see the world through. View all Identity-Based Resources on Brightspace.

African American Students, Black Students, and Students of Caribbean Ancestry
Asian American and South Pacific Students
First Generation Students
Indigenous Peoples of the Americas/First Nation Students
International Students
Latinx American Students
LGBTQ+ Students
Students with Disabilities
Students of Religion and Faith
Undocumented Students
Veterans
Women

Career opportunity fund

Grants are now available from the Career Opportunity Fund. An Opportunity Grant is an additional resource provided by Career Readiness to offset the cost of career and graduate school exploration for students with financial need.

Expenses eligible for Opportunity Grants include but are not limited to:

  • Travel to conferences, interviews, or career fairs
  • Interview expenses not paid for or reimbursed by the interviewing organization
  • Graduate school application fees
  • Graduate school exams and study materials
  • Interview attire including suits, blazers, ties, and dress shoes
  • Other professional experiences

All students are eligible for up to $1,000 of funding through the Opportunity Fund while enrolled at Sewanee (maximum over four years).  However, funds are limited, and extra consideration will be given based on financial need, class year, and previous receipt of an Opportunity Fund. It is rare for the full $1,000 to be granted in a singular request.

Important details:

  • Grants are considered on a rolling basis, and fewer funds may be available at the end of each semester.
  • Grant applications may take between 5-7 business days to be decided and an additional 5 business days to process.
  • Students should work with Student Accounts to ensure they are enrolled in direct deposit as all funds will be distributed in this manner.
  • The strongest applications will include exact amounts of the expenses requested.

Ready to get started?

Email us with questions.

Explore resources on Brightspace.

Schedule one-on-one appointments through Handshake