Frequently Asked Questions
When should students start using the Career Services Center?
What if I need help in choosing a major or career?
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.
Does Career Services charge a fee?
All of our services are free, except for the Dining Etiquette Dinner. See the Dining Etiquette Dinner page for more information.
I am looking for a part-time job; where should I go?
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.
Why should I post my resume in Handshake?
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.
Who can sign up for interviews? And when is the best time to start interviewing?
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.
Do I need a cover letter?
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.