The career planning process begins with exploration: learning about oneself, opportunities in the world of work and the process of making decisions.
Make an appointment
Career Services offers individual advising through appointments to all students, from first-year through senior. Students are encouraged to meet with one of the three professional staff members as early as their first-year to discuss all aspects of the career development process, including exploring career options, gaining experience through internships and engaging in the job/grad school search process. To make an appointment, call 512-863-1346. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. during the academic year and Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - noon and 1 - 5 p.m. during the summer.
In addition to appointment times reserved specifically for you, you can opt to drop in for career advising, first-come, first-served, during specifically advertised times. Currently, drop-in opportunities during the long session include:
- Pop In for Popcorn (resume/cover letter/statement review, short career advising questions): most Wednesdays, 4-6 p.m., Career Services (Prothro Center)
Common career advising topics
Learn how to construct a resume and bring in drafts for review. This also includes cover letters, CVs, personal statements and other correspondence.
Discuss the results of the personality and interest inventories you take and learn how to use this information in your career search.
Major and career exploration
Not sure what you want to study, what you want to do after graduation or how those two topics are related? Discuss options with an advisor and get resources for exploring majors and occupations further.
Internship search process
Discuss how to search for an internship, whether and how to get academic credit for your experience and how to market yourself to employers.
Job search process
Craft your personal job-search strategy with help from a career advisor, including learning about resumes, interviewing, networking, negotiating job offers and more.
Graduate and professional school application
Discuss why or why not to attend graduate/professional school, how to be a competitive applicant, the application process and funding issues and get help polishing your application materials.