Career Services

Consider a Micro-Internship

Micro-Internships are short-term, paid, professional assignments that are similar to those given to new hires or interns. These projects enable Career Launchers to demonstrate skills, explore career paths, and build their networks as they seek the right full-time role. Unlike traditional internships, Micro-Internships can take place year-round, typically range from 5 to 40 hours of work, and are due between one week and one month after kick-off. Micro-Internships are used by companies ranging from those in the Fortune 100 to emerging start-ups and go across departments including sales, marketing, technology, HR, and finance.



The SWAU Center for Career is excited to announce that we are transitioning Knight Jobs to a new online job posting and event management system called Handshake during Summer of 2021. KnightJobs powered by Handshake maintains the useful services previously available through KnightJobs while allowing for expanded capabilities, in a new, state-of-the-art platform.




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A student, dressed in a maroon long-sleeved shirt and with her hair in a bun, sits in front of a table as she completes her homework
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KnightJobs powered by Handshake is similar to the past platform, but is more user-friendly, offers a mobile platform, and makes job recommendations based on your interests, major and skills. New features include the ability to:

  • Get employer alerts - Favorite employers and get notified when they’ve posted opportunities or will be at an event or on campus.  
  • Get job notifications – Favorite jobs to prioritize applications and never miss a deadline.  
  • Connect with the Career Center – Beginning Fall semester of 2021, schedule appointments, interviews, and career fair visits on KnightJobs Powered by Handshake.  


Accessing KnightJobs Powered by Handshake  
All students and alumni can access the KnightJobs powered by Handshake platform using the following login directions:  

  • Current Students – Visit and login using your SWAU email and create a password.  
  • Alumni who have an inactive email, visit here and login using your PERSONAL email.   
    • Select Sign Up for an Account.  
    • Complete the registration details.

To schedule an appointment, email 
Alumni should use the link below the blue sign in tab to log in with your registered email. 


Helpful Resources 

Download the Handshake app in the Apple Store or in Google Play  



Southwestern Adventist University is unable to verify the integrity and workplace environment of every employer (individual or organization) or position posted on this site. SWAU acts as a posting resource and makes no specific representations or guarantees of any employer or opportunity. Further, SWAU accepts no responsibility or liability for safety, wages, working conditions, or other aspects of off-campus employment; all such employment arrangements are at the user’s sole risk. Students/applicants are urged to use their own discretion and exercise good judgment, caution and common sense when applying, interviewing, or following up on a position or inquiry for employment. This includes reviewing the company website for a career page and being aware of missing/inconsistent, or misspelled information, or requests for personal financial information, or payment to apply, or payment in advance of work. 

Please note: The SWAU Career Center does not give your SWAU e-mail address or contact information directly to outside entities. However, if you have opted in on KnightJobs for your resume or other aspects of your profile to be visible to employers, then employers will be able to contact you directly from the information provided. With that in mind and in an abundance of caution, you may not want to list your physical address on your resume.  

Questions or Concerns: We encourage anyone who discovers misuse or abuse of our website, job posting system, or other resources to contact our office at or 817-202-6275. 

Pathways Team

Austen Powell

Office of Student Success
Project Director for Hispanic Serving Institutions

Eglae Sandoval

Office of Student Success
Career Guidance Counselor