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. 

How to Write A Compelling Summary

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A summary is an optional first section of your resume that highlights your skills, achievements, and/or professional goals as a glimpse into what the employer will get in the rest of the resume. It is a good way to get …

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How to Ace Your Virtual Interview

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As market conditions shift the way we hire, more companies are moving to virtual, online interviewing over face-to-face connections. The practice helps healthcare providers meet with candidates more quickly, especially those who are not nearby geographically, but even …

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What COVID-19 Can Teach Us About Accessibility (Part 2)

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In Part 1 of this series, we talked about how experiencing a global pandemic can open our eyes to some of the challenges people with disabilities face in a world that isn’t accommodating or inclusive. In Part 2, we’ll talk …

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How Long Should Your Resume Actually Be? Here’s an Easy Guide to Follow

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“How long should my resume be?”

Between my experience as a career coach and running a college career services department, this is a question I’ve heard a lot. And as a recruiter, I’ve seen resumes that run the gamut in …

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Resources for Job Seeking in Difficult Times

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A Note from the Editor: Recently, many of us have shifted our attention from the fear, grief, anger, and uncertainty related to the current pandemic, to many of those same emotions as they relate to the state of our country. 

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