One Week Down


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Can you believe it?  Tomorrow you will have completed your first week of the Fall 2013 semester.    For some of you, this may have been your very first week of college!  Take a minute and think about how this week went.  As you think back on this week, it may be difficult to believe it has gone by so quickly.  Now might be a great time to recognize the capacity that the semester has to fly by and how important it is to make each day count.  We only have a limited amount of time to spend in college, so let’s make the most of it!

One way to effectively use your time in college is to participate in meaningful activities that will help you plan and prepare for the future.  Involvement in student organizations is a great way to learn more about career opportunities in your interest areas, to gain valuable leadership skills, and to build meaningful friendships with others who share your similar interests.  Tomorrow night, Baylor is hosting “Late Night”, which will offer incredible opportunities for you to visit with representatives from over 160 student organizations.  You can get more details about times and locations on their website here: Late Night.  By talking to representatives, you will be able to gather a little more information about what all is involved in the group and if you think it would be a good fit for you.  Remember that a lot of the organizations geared toward pre-professional and academic areas may bring in speakers from their profession to discuss what they do.  These opportunities are rich for networking and potentially setting up an informational interview or job shadow.

A word of wisdom, however: be mindful of the groups you select to be involved in and don’t over-commit yourself.  Consider how often they meet and remember your course load requirements.

Enjoy Late Night!  Live music, games, and free food sounds like a great way to spend Friday night!!

Update Your Resume!

Now that you’re back in school it’s time to make sure that your resume is up to date! Make sure to add information about your summer job or internship while it’s still fresh on your mind. Also begin adding new activities, scholarships, or volunteer work. Need help with your resume? We have two career fairs coming up in September so to make sure it’s polished and ready to go come by for a Resume Review!

We have walk-in Resume Review hours every day and it only takes 15-25 minutes to get it looked over. The hours for this fall are:

Monday: 11:00am-12:00pm

Tuesday: 10:00am-12:00pm

Wednesday: 1:00pm-4:30pm

Thursday: 10:00am-12:00pm

Friday: 10:30am-1:30pm

Don’t forget to bring a printed copy of your resume with you! If you haven’t started making a professional resume yet check out our resources online to get you started or drop by our offices to pick up a guide.

I’m at Baylor. Now Where Am I Going?

Even though it is the first week of classes, you may already be in a state of confusion or anxiety about how to proceed through your college education.  Perhaps you spent your summer getting bombarded with questions like, “What are you going to major in ?”  Maybe you answered that question confidently a week ago, but now that you’ve attended a few classes, you are having second thoughts about your major.  It could even be that you are thrilled to be studying your favorite subject, but you have no idea how this knowledge can be applied in the workforce so you can actually get paid.

Wherever you are with your major or career indecision, we are here to help.  Career and Professional Development offers individualized career exploration sessions for all students.  All you need to do to get started is request an appointment.  Here is what we can offer you in your first three meetings with us:

  • Session 1- A one-on-one meeting with a career counselor to discuss how your interests, experiences, accomplishments, strengths, and family and cultural influences might have impacted your thoughts about majors and career possibilities.  You will also be offered the opportunity to take two assessments, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® and Strong Interest Inventory®, to aid in your decision-making.
  • Session 2- A group workshop, where you will receive your results from the assessments and receive instruction in using online resources to gather information like salary ranges, job growth projections, and educational requirements for occupations.  You will be asked to return with a list of the top three career options that you would like to discuss in your third session.
  • Session 3- An individual meeting with your career counselor to compare your options and develop a plan of action for continued career exploration and preparation.  You may continue to work with your counselor in additional sessions, as appropriate.

If you are thinking to yourself that this personalized assistance is just what you need, we hope to see you soon.  If you are interested in trying some of our self-guided options first, check out the Career and Professional Development website.  Whatever your preference, we are here to help!


Welcome to the new blog for Baylor’s Office of Career & Professional Development! We hope you are having a great start to your school year and are happy to have everyone back on campus. We just wanted to let you know more about some of our resources so that you can make sure to stop by and use them this school year.

If you are still looking for a major or wanting to make a major change we have career exploration in our office! If you go to our website you can read more about the process and make an appointment online or by calling 254-710-3771. Sign up today so you can make sure to get the time you want!

If you have already decided on a major we would also love to help with your professional development! You can stop by for a walk-in resume review during these hours to make sure that your resume is polished and ready to send out to employers. You can also make a career coaching appointment if you need help understanding the job search process at all, or just need to talk to someone about your career path. Those appointments can also be scheduled through or by calling our office.

Finally, we work with a large number of employers to make sure that they want to come to campus and work with you! if you go to and log-in to your student account you can find job postings, employer information, premium resources, and career events coming up. We do have two career fairs coming up in the next few weeks and you can find out more information about them on HireABear. If you need any help using this resource feel free to stop by or call our office and we would love to help you!

We have lots of resources available for you if you stop by our offices at Sid Richardson 132 or call 254-710-3771 to schedule an appointment or get any assistance you need. We are so excited to work with all of you this semester and hope you all have a great first day of class!

New Internships – August 1, 2013

We hope everyone is enjoying the first few days of August! As your summer starts winding down, if you are thinking about finding a fall internship, or looking for a spring or summer internship, these are the most recent listings in HireABear. There are also many other listings in the previous blog post. Now is a great time to start looking before getting swept up into school in a few weeks!

Mojo Media Labs – Irving, TX   

Waco Foundation – Waco, TX 

HR Focal Point LLC – Plano, TX   


Acadsoc Limited  

AGVSPORT GROUP – Frederick   MD   

Tourbillon Alliance Partners

Gameday Boots  

InterviewStream – Waco, TX   

  • Public Relations Intern – Journalism-Public Relations or News Editorial, Marketing, Communications-Corporate Communications

FXCM – Plano, TX   

Examination Management Services, Inc. – Waco, TX   

Turnage & Company, PC – Dallas, TX   

Achievement Matters – Woodland Hills, CA   

Appen Butler Hill

Far Fetched – Clifton, TX   

  • Assistant Store Manager – Apparel Design & Product Development, Apparel Merchandising, Interior Design, Entrepreneurship

PSC Biotech Corporation – Pomona, CA   

KVUE-TV – Austin, TX   

Graduate Marketing Inc – Waco, TX

CBS Radio Dallas – Dallas, TX   

Find all of these internships and many more by logging in to your HireABear account!