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Career Checklist

This checklist is your guide for making the job search process easier. The items within each category do not need to be done in order. Just check them off as you go!

Print a Checklist and mark it off as you go!

Ongoing Activities

  • Attend Texas Wesleyan Career Fairs.
  • Become familiar with the Career Services Handbook.
  • Get involved in a student organization or volunteer experience.
  • Check Career Link regularly.

Freshman (Awareness)

  • Meet with your Career Counselor. (Call to schedule)
  • Register with CareerLink and update profile.
  • Take a career assessment.
  • Conduct an informational interview.
  • Meet with your academic adviser to develop your University Core Curriculum.
  • Identify a career mentor in your possible field.

Sophomores (Exploration)

  • Research occupations online.
  • Transition your resume from high school to college.
  • Upload your resume on CareerLink.
  • Officially declare a major.
  • Join student and professional organizations related to your field.

Juniors (Experience)

  • Meet with your Career Counselor. (Call to schedule)
  • Include transferable skills from all your work experiences on your resume.
  • Take on a leadership role in an organization.
  • Select at least 3 references for job applications.
  • Find an internship.
  • Learn appropriate attire for interviews.
  • Decide if graduate or professional school is necessary to reach your career goals.

Seniors (Transitions)

  • Continue to follow the Graduate/Professional School timeline, if applicable.
  • Develop your personal statement.
  • Identify professionals for letters of recommendation.
  • Prepare for interviews using the Career Services Handbook.
  • Schedule a mock interview to prepare for interviews.
  • Identify job opportunities and research employers.
  • Tailor your resume and cover letter to each position applied for.
  • Send thank you notes to employers.

Exploring possible occupations, determining a future career and gaining effective job search skills are an integral part of a student's college experience. Students should begin the process of researching possible majors and careers as soon as possible to allow themselves more flexibility in adjusting their degree plans.

Texas Wesleyan Career Services uses Handshake to assist you with:

  • Job postings
  • Internship opportunities
  • RSVP for events (Career Fair, Graduate School Fair, etc.)
  • Sign up to interview with on-campus recruiters
  • Schedule an appointment with a career counselor

Log in to Handshake

Each Texas Wesleyan student has an account in the system through their Ramlink student ID.