Welcome to the Exploratory Community!

The Career Connections Center serves students, faculty, and alumni in an increasingly diverse and competitive job market, while striving to connect TWU with employers across the nation. Throughout the academic year, the consultant for Exploratory Students facilitates workshops and seminars on career exploration and career readiness skills to help students feel prepared for life after graduation.

We understand that not knowing what to major in can be a stressful situation. Our goal is to help students explore how their personality, interests, values, skills, and cultural background impact their career decision process. We believe that major does not always equal career, however, we understand the importance of feeling confident in the path a chosen major might lead.

Through classroom presentations, workshops and one-on-one appointments, students are able to expand knowledge of possible career paths, prepare for the workforce, and connect with potential opportunities for internships, part time jobs, and full time employment.  Career Connections guides students in maximizing opportunities to gain experience and explore all possible paths to help students make a decision.  

 

What Is A Cover Letter and Should I Write One?

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Dear Career Consultant…

I am applying for a job and it has an optional document section that includes a cover letter. What exactly is a cover letter and should I include one with the application if it says optional? 

Dear …

By Bryana Ortiz, M. Ed. LPC-Intern
Bryana Ortiz, M. Ed. LPC-Intern Career Consultant, Houston Campus Bryana Ortiz, M. Ed. LPC-Intern
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Come Sit With Us! Cultural Fit and Job Satisfaction

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Cultural fit is something more and more people are paying attention to when actively job seeking and going on interviews. So, what is cultural fit and what makes it so important?

What is Cultural Fit?

You know how we have …

By Bryana Ortiz, M. Ed. LPC-Intern
Bryana Ortiz, M. Ed. LPC-Intern Career Consultant, Houston Campus Bryana Ortiz, M. Ed. LPC-Intern
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Dear Career Consultant: Do you have employer partners?

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Dear Career Consultant…

Job searching is hard. Are there companies that TWU partners with that I can apply to?

 

Dear Student…

We hear you. Job searching IS hard, especially right now (thanks, COVID).

While we are not a placement …

By Vianet Garza
Vianet Garza Career Consultant, Denton Campus Vianet Garza
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Say My Name | Why Pronouncing Names Correctly is Important

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Most people would agree that names matter. At the most basic level, they serve as important identifiers. We introduce ourselves with them. Sometimes, we even choose new ones because they are more aligned with our identities.

Given their elemental importance, …

By Yejin Lee - Idealist Careers
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Become a LinkedIn Learning Champion!

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As many of you know, we love us some LinkedIn Learning. It’s a fantastic tool that I think students can really benefit from. However, there’s a whole other article for that. I’m here today to instead speak to you about …

By Rohit Prasad
Rohit Prasad Career Consultant, Denton Campus Rohit Prasad
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