The Texas A&M Career Center is here to help you jumpstart your job search and achieve your professional goals. Follow our guide to find out how to make the most of your time at TAMU and increase your chances of success.
Start Early: Lay the Foundation for Your CareerTo succeed in your job search, you need to start early. As an undergraduate student, you should prepare for internships by your sophomore year and start looking for full-time job opportunities by your junior year. By taking advantage of career planning resources and career fairs, you can lay the foundation for a successful career.
The Role of Internships and Co-Ops: Gain Real-World ExperienceInternships and co-ops offer valuable hands-on experience that can lead to full-time job opportunities. The Career Center can help you find internships and co-ops that align with your career goals. By participating in these programs, you can gain practical skills, build your resume, and make valuable connections in your field.
Career Fairs and Employer Events: Build Your NetworkAttending career fairs and employer events is essential for building your network and preparing for future job searches. By attending these events, you can learn what employers expect and make connections that could lead to job opportunities. Start attending career fairs as early as your freshman year to get familiar with the environment. Employer info sessions also offer a great way to connect with employers without the pressure of a career fair.
Job Search Resources: Access Opportunities EverywhereThe Career Center provides you with a variety of job search resources to help you find opportunities. HireAggies is a job board dedicated to TAMU students, with over 60,000 jobs posted annually. You can also use other job boards such as LinkedIn and Indeed to expand your search. Careershift provides a broader list of job postings outside the HireAggies system.
Career Workshops and CoachingThe Career Center offers career coaching, workshops, resume and cover letter reviews, and mock interviews to prepare you for the job search process. You can also meet 1:1 with your advisor to get advice on your job search.