Frequently Asked Questions

We suggest that students familiarize themselves with the CSC as soon as they are comfortably settled during their first year. We serve all students from their first year to senior year. We also serve alumni and graduate students. Schedule an appointment through EAB.

Career Services utilizes Focus2Career, a web-based assessment tool, that will assist you in examining your interests, values, abilities and personality. It should take you over an hour to complete-try not to overanalyze your answers-go with your first response. The Focus2Career Workshop and Career Counseling can help with questions. Focus2Career Access code: HireATexan

We also have various web resources under the “Student Resources: Exploration” section.

All of our services are free, except for the Dining Etiquette Dinner. See the Dining Etiquette Dinner page for more information.

Career Services has a listing of on-campus and off-campus part-time jobs posted on Handshake (We do not assign or match jobs to students). Students can choose which jobs they are interested in and apply directly to the employer.

Employers that are specifically interested in hiring Tarleton students have 24/7 access to resumes in Handshake. Students must have their resumes posted to interview with companies coming to campus throughout the year. We recommend that you do this by the end of your junior year and keep your information updated.

Any student who has posted a resume in the Handshake and meets the criteria specified by the company can sign up for interviews. Many companies prefer to screen resumes and then decide who to interview. It is best to start early in your senior year and interview with as many companies as possible.

Yes, the cover letter allows you to provide the potential employer with additional information that you want them to know about your skills, accomplishments, and experiences that differ from the information on your resume.