Services for Students
Contact us to create your login information for Career Link where you will be able to upload a resume and cover letter and begin your job search process. If you're looking for a career or just a part time job, Career Services can help you succeed. For a “cheat sheet” with instructions on how to use the system, click here. All current students and recent alumni have existing accounts.
Faculty and staff often interact with students who are struggling with decisions regarding choice of major or career, or how to conduct their job search. In Career Services we can assist students with these decisions. Students might meet with a career counselor for direction and advice on their career planning and job search concerns. Talking to a skilled and caring counselor can make the process smoother as they sort out who they are and what they want from college and in a career.
Refer your students to us if they are wanting to talk with someone about any of the following topics:
- Developing academic and career plans
- Exploring their interests, values, skills, and aptitudes
- Resources to explore occupations and careers
- Identifying their marketable skills
- Finding career-related experience during college
- Seeking employment for after graduation
- Developing a resume and having a resume critiqued
- Practicing interview skills in a mock interview
- Resources to research potential employers
- Negotiating salary and evaluating job offers
- Preparing for graduate and professional schools
If your student wants to make an appointment to talk to a counselor, have them contact Career Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 817-531-6512. We are available from 8am to 6pm Monday through Friday.
Steps for Employment
Students should consider current trends and events, both local and global, when determining which fields will demand job applicants with specific academic majors and work experiences. There is a plethora of research materials online and in the EJW Library; however, there are a few steps to keep in mind:
Step 1 - Career Exploration (assessment, major & career decision making, employment outlook and salary survey)
Step 2 - Employer Search (benefits and work environment)
Step 3 - Job Search (resume writing, networking and job listings)
Where do I begin?
- Assessment Tests - contact Career Services to obtain logon and password information so you can take online versions of the "Strong Interest Inventory (SII): College Edition" and "Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Career Report."
- Schedule an appointment with Career Services for Interpretation of your assessment results.
- Browse through "What Can I Do with a Major In...?"
- Research salaries, occupation outlooks, and job descriptions at EducationProgramsNow.com.
- Obtain career counseling in Career Services located in the library Brown Lupton Center-North Wing or call (817) 531-6512 to schedule an appointment.
"What Can I do with a Major in...?"
Useful Career Websites
- Career Profiles
- Occupational Outlook Handbook - provides a description of the work, educaiton requirements, salary potential, and job prospects for the future.
- College Majors Handbook - list of majors with career information
- O'NET Online - includes information on skills, abilities, knowledge, work activities, and interests associated with 950 occupations
- Career Profile Search - career development and job search advice for college students and recent graduates that is maintained by The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
On Campus Employment
All work study positions are maintained through Texas Wesleyan's Human Resource Department. There are three steps in obtaining a work study position:
- Determine your eligibility through the Financial Aid Office (817-531-4420).
- Contact Human Resources (817-531-4403) to determine position availability.
- Prepare a resume and cover letter for each position for which you are interested in applying. Be sure to take advantage of Career Services' resume critiquing by sending your resume to Career Services (817-531-6512).
Student Assistant Positions
Non work-study students can work on campus even though they do not have a work-study award. Positions include but are not limited to office assistants, recreational assistants, event staff, and facilities staff. Positions are available on campus through Texas Wesleyan Human Resource Department.
Assessment and Testing
Find out what Occupations best match your personality, interests, skills, values, and attitudes. Below are descriptions of some assessments used.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
This assessment helps you identify job families and occupations that are a good fit for your reported type. The MBTI has been used for more than sixty years to help people become more satisfied and successful in their careers.
It is based on Cark Jung's Theory of Psychological Types and can demonstrate:
- Where you focus your attention (Extraversion vs. Introversion)The way you take in information (Sensing vs. Intuition)The way you make decisions (Thinking vs. Feeling)
- How you deal with the outer world (Judging vs. Perceiving)
Your customized report can help you:
- Identify job families, or broad occupational categoriesChoose a specific job or careerSelect a college major or course of studyIdentify strengths and weaknesses of your type for career searchIncrease job satisfactionMake a career transition or shift
- Plan your career development strategy and action steps
The Strong Profile, College Edition
This assessment offers all the helpful features of the Standard Edition, plus an additional personalized page that helps students explore academic majors, campus activities, and career options to fit their interests. Also included are campus activities and ideas for internships or part-time jobs. The report offers students tips for choosing an academic major, graduate program, or first job after college.
The Strong Interests Inventory is based on Holland’s Theory that measures six types of occupational interests:
Your customized Strong Profile report can help you:
- Achieve satisfaction in your work
- Identify career options consistent with your interests
- Determine your preferred learning environment
- Learn about your preferences for leadership, risk-taking, and teamwork
Taking These Assessments
Please contact Career Services on how to take these online:
Phone (817) 531-6512
An assessment for younger people is provided online by O'NET
Oscar's Interest Profiler is recommended for 4th-8th grades to help them find out what interests they have how they relate to the world of work. Knowing their work interests can help them decide what kinds of jobs and careers they may want to explore as they enter high school.