“In a down economy, there is no such thing as being too prepared for a successful job search,” says
Barbara Henderson, director of the Office of Career Planning at
Career Planning staff members can help your student get a head start in today’s tough job market — before and after graduation. Students and alumni can get tips and strategies to help them:
Career Planning also provides a wealth of career development classes. Biochemistry major Alicia Jones ’09 can attest to their value. Two classes helped her decide on a major, prepare for an internship abroad, apply for post-graduate scholarships and fine tune her résumé and curriculum vitae. “Now that I'm a senior, I’m using Career Planning to search for jobs,” she says.
Students and alumni also have access to Hilltop Careers, an online resource where they can:
Senior Finance major Jaime Villarreal ’09 has tapped into Hilltop Careers’ events to meet recruiters, mix with employers and alumni in Austin, and attend a Graduate School Fair. “Networking is key to finding opportunities in this job market,” he says. “Career Planning makes it easy to network with professionals and alumni from different industries.”
Each year, Career Planning assists over 2,400 students and alumni.
Encourage your student to take advantage of this free resource from
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