College is more than just what is learned in the classroom. Maximize opportunities to gain experience outside the classroom and prepare for future career paths. 

Get Experience!

    • Part-time jobs, on or off campus,  offer a great opportunity to gain real world experience and to develop the skills needed to succeed in any career. 
    • Internships are an excellent opportunity to “try out” a career and get an inside look at what different careers really involve. Visit the Office of Internships to get more information on how to find an internship. 
    • Experiences don’t have to be paid to be valuable in learning about careers and developing skills. Volunteer! The Office of Civic Engagement is a great place to start looking for opportunities to be involved in our community. TWU Connect/Handshake also posts volunteer opportunities. 
    • Student organizations are also a great opportunity to develop skills and build your resume. Get involved! 

Get Prepared!

    • Write your resume and get it reviewed by your Career Consultant. Not sure where to start? Check out our resources for samples and videos on how to get started. 
    • Prepare and practice your interview skills. Schedule a Mock Interview appointment with your Career Consultant to practice and get feedback on your interview skills. Attend a workshop or use LinkedIN Learning on interview tips and techniques to gain insight on how to handle those tricky behavioral interview questions. 

Fielding job offers and want to know your market value and what salary you should expect? Attend a salary negotiation workshop or meet with your Career Consultant to learn how to navigate those salary talks. 

Unemployment Resources for TWU Students

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Mar. 31, 2020 — DENTON — All of our communities are reeling from the effects of COVID-19 (coronavirus), and we know that some of our TWU students are having a particularly difficult time due to furloughs and layoffs.

If you are one …

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8 Tips for Combating Coronavirus Anxiety When You Still Have to Do Your Job Every Day

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The COVID-19 pandemic has altered life—and work—as we know it. If you still have a job and income to count on, you already know how lucky you are compared to the millions of people who are suddenly unemployed. But that …

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Some Career News and Resources in Light of the COVID Crisis

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While we all adjust to the drastic changes to our lives and especially our work (as students or employed workers) caused by the impact of COVID 19, I want to make sure that you all have the career resources and …

By Chrissy Meek. M.A.
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Laid Off? This is What it Means and What to Do

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Recent surveys, such as one conducted by NPR, PBSNewsHour and Marist, suggest that 18% of adults in the U.S. have lost their job or have had hours cut due to the global pandemic. If you have been laid off or …

By Laura Berlinsky-Schine
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Why Are You NOT Using LinkedIn Learning Already?

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LinkedIn Learning is an online learning tool that allows you to take video courses and connects with your LinkedIn profile to showcase the skills you have learned through completion certificates. As a TWU student, you have FREE access to this …

By Rohit Prasad, M.Ed.
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