Pathways to Success


At Pathways to Success, we strive to prepare young professionals for Personal, Academic, and Career Success. 


It is our mission to give our students every resource and opportunity they need to succeed, which is why Pathways to Success offers a comprehensive program for students. Pathways to Success focuses on the three aspects the university experience: Academic, Experience, and Professional.

First Year Success

Each student is put into given a CORE Coach and have the opportunity to take our Freshmen course, Habits for Success. During their time in our First Year Success Program, students will be taught that habits they need to succeed. Along with given a CORE Coach to provide them the support they need during their first year at Southwestern. At Southwestern we are a family, which is why every first-year student is given a family group from the start of their journey at SWAU.

Career Success

Pathways to Success provides a variety of training and resources so that students have everything they need to succeed after college.

Career Guidance and Assessments
Resume Building Support
Interview Training Platform
Soft Skills trainings
Networking Event
Career Exploration

And so much more!


Ismael Valladares





"The difference between success and failure is all dependent on your mindset. Here at Southwestern they gave me the courage I needed to succeed."

Pathways Team

Austen Powell

Office of Student Success
Project Director for Hispanic Serving Institutions

Eglae Sandoval

Office of Student Success
Career Guidance Counselor