Developmental Programs

Making the transition from TCU to the world of work or graduate school is challenging. Career Services provides specific programming for sophomores, juniors and seniors to help them prepare for this transition. Sophomore Spotlight helps second-year students explore potential occupations and/or academic majors and prepare for seeking internship positions. Junior Jumpstart, a one-day retreat each year offers advice to juniors to help them prepare for the job search or graduate school application process that will begin during their senior year. Topics include resume preparation, the job or graduate school interview, the graduate school application process, job search strategies and the etiquette of a business lunch. Seniors are offered the opportunity to spend a weekend at an area hotel during Senior Conference in January. Workshops and presentations focus on succeeding in life after TCU with sessions on surviving the first year on the job or in graduate school, how to budget an entry-level salary, wardrobe planning, teamwork in the workplace, peer advice from recent graduates and training in the etiquette of a formal dining experience.

For more information or to use Career Services, visit the Alcon Career Center in Dan Rogers Hall Room 140 or the new Career Services offices in Jarvis Hall after August 1, 2008, call 817.257.7860 or visit on the Web.

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