Name: Kathy Herrera
Story: I hadn’t updated my resume since I got my first job on campus right out of high school, but I still thought that I had a good resume. Then a Career Counselor came and spoke in my class. Even though I am not graduating for a year, I decided to make an appointment and have them look at it. The counselor took time to help me figure out what was important for me to include on my resume and how to really show people what my strengths are. After visiting with a counselor at Career Services, my resume is absolutely amazing and something that I am really proud to share with others
Advice: I think everyone should go there and see what Career Services has to offer.
Story: When I started college my resume was full of unnecessary information, and really needed help. My Career Counselor helped me revamp my resume.
Major: MSc Accounting
Graduation: December 2018
Story: Being international, coming to the United States, I was really concerned about getting a job as a result of the fact that my country is currently experiencing economy recession and dollar scarcity.Myself and my twin brother came into the United States with $1000 for both accommodation and feeding. We both did not get scholarship or a tuition waver, we were always thinking about getting a job, my first point of contact was Ms.Ann Hartunian the international office Administrative Assistant, she told me and twin brother that "we should go to the career service and create an account with them". We both did as she instructed and that same day we applied for so many jobs on hand shake, after a week we both got a call from the TAMUCC University Center and we were asked to come for interview and that how we both got employed.
Through career service my brother has been able to get a graduate assistant position in his department by going for the mock interview and also resume review where has has learned a lot about how to answer interview questions and also talk fluently and slowly. I am also hoping to get a graduate assistant position as I am well prepared for any interview I get.
Through career service I am able to educate people in my county on how to write an award winning resume and also talking intelligently during interview. Career service is the best.
Advice: Firstly , always check Hand Shake everyday.
Secondly , go for a resume review with the career counselors. They are always available and willing to help.
Thirdly, do not wait till you get an interview before going for mock interview, always go there when you have new ideas you need to share with your career counselor.
Lastly, apply for the job between 2-3 days if possible same day.