Coming Soon: Arts and Sciences Majors Fair

 Mark your calendars, everyone!  Faculty representatives from majors in the College of Arts and Sciences will be available to discuss opportunities related to their respective majors.  See the announcement below for more details.

The event will be held in the Barfield Drawing Room of the Bill Daniel Student Center on Wednesday, October 26 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Plan to attend and bring a friend.  In true Baylor tradition, free Dr Pepper floats will be served!

MCAT Review

Are you planning to take the MCAT to pursue your goal of attending medical school?  AED, a national health pre-professional honor society,  is sponsoring a review course opportunity that you might want to find out more about.  This course is available to all pre-med students and will include the following:






Chemistry, Biology, and Math…Oh, My!


Was your first test grade lower than you were expecting? Follow the lead of some of Baylor’s most successful students and take advantage of FREE tutoring.

Starting TODAY, students in chemistry, biology, math, and physics classes can drop in for FREE tutoring in BSB A.235, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.. This is a satellite location of the Tutoring Center in the Paul L. Foster Success Center, which is still available for tutoring in more than 50 subjects! Click here for more information.

You might be surprised to learn that the majority of students who visit the Tutoring Center are “A” and “B” students. If career success, is your goal, do what you can now to make sure your grades don’t hold you back from achieving your dreams.

What majors will get me a job?



The short answer:  any of them.  The longer answer is that any major can provide a solid foundation for career success.  However, simply possessing a degree is likely not going to ensure employers come looking for you.  Successfully landing a job requires strong academic performance, relevant experiences, and keen job search skills.  With that being said, many students ask me about whether or not a given major leads to careers that are “in demand?”  Here is one strategy to consider when trying to answer this question for yourself.

Imagine that you have been able to fast forward to the time in your life when you are starting your job hunt.  Consider employers for whom you might like to work.  Review job listings on the company websites, paying particular attention to the qualifications.  Do you notice any trends regarding the level of education, area of study, or relevant experiences they are seeking?

The beauty of performing this exercise early in your academic career is that it allows you time to acquire education and skills that are “in demand.”  If you wait until your last semester of college, there may not be much time left to gain sales experience, learn a foreign language, or demonstrate leadership.

What if you don’t know what employers to consider?  Maybe you aren’t even sure of your career goals.  That’s okay.  A strategy for you could be to review the company websites of organizations who actively recruit at Baylor.  There are several career fairs coming up, and the Career Services office updates their website with lists of the companies that will be represented.

Log in to your HireABear account for more information on the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Job Fair and the Hire a Bear Career Fair.  Click the “Career Events” tab at the top, then search “Career Fair.”  Each of the fairs listed in your search results will offer a link to “Search Employers.”  You will have many criteria from which to select as you search those who will be in attendance.  If you click on an employer’s name, you will see a list of majors they recruit.

If you are undecided on your major, or unsure of your major, this is a great way to discover what majors can prepare you for a career with the employer of your dreams.

Mark your calendar!  The STEM Job Fair is TOMORROW, September 15.  The HireABear Career Fair is September 29.  You can register for the events through your HireABear account, and you can also get specifics on times and locations.  These fairs are for all students, whether you are exploring opportunities, looking for an internship, or trying to secure that first full-time position.  Take advantage of this wonderful service that Baylor offers you!

Announcement: U.S. Department of State Presentation at Baylor

The Department of Career Services in the Paul L. Foster Success Center shared the following announcement:

Ambassador Ron McMullen will discuss Foreign Service careers, internships, and experiences from 4:00 – 5:00 pm on Monday, September 12, 2011 in Kayser Auditorium in the Hankamer School of Business.  All students, staff, and faculty are invited to attend. Students/Alumni please RSVP in Hire a Bear.

Following this presentation Ambassador McMullen will be conducting individual consultations regarding summer 2012 internships with the U.S. Department of State.  Please request an interview via Hire a Bear to schedule an individual consultation with Ambassador McMullen.

Internships are paid positions. Minorities, students with disabilities, wounded veterans, speakers of hard languages, 1st generation college-goers, students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, and others are encouraged to apply.  Candidates must be American citizens, undergrad (but not Freshmen) or graduate students, and be planning to continue their college or grad school education after the internship.


Pre-Health Organizaitons

Are you considering a pre-health program in addition to your major? Do you have dreams of working in the medical field? Then, you might be interested in joining a pre-health student organization. We at Career Counseling have noticed that a lot of these groups are having interest sessions this week, so we wanted to get the info out to you ASAP. Maybe you can stop by one or a few of these sessions to see what these groups are all about. In general, joining a pre-professional organization will give you the opportunity to get to know other students who share your similar interest, may provide some study tips for those exams required before applying to professional schools, and they also might feature sessions with some current professionals in that field to talk to you about what hey do and how they got there. Remember hearing about the importance of job shadowing and volunteer work during your time in college? These groups may provide helpful opportunities to network and find positions that are available for you to gain this much needed experience.

Dr. Sanker, the Director of the Pre-Health office, sent a great email this week talking about the value of getting involved in a prehealth organization.  I’ve linked the attachment he sent as part of this post, so please check out these different opportunities.

Pre-Health Memo

In addition to these opportunities, here is letter from the APPS president, Annie Lee:

APPS Interest Meeting 9/6 at 7PM!!!

Dear prospective Association of Pre-Pharmacy member,

Hello, my name is Annie Lee, a president of Association of Pre-Pharmacy Students (APPS). I want to invite you to our first interest meeting on Tuesday 9/6 at 7pm in BSB E206.
APPS is a Pre-Pharmacy organization designed for undergraduate students with the willingness and goal of reaching Pharmacy school after attending Baylor University.
The purpose of APPS is to improve the understanding and the likelihood of entering into a School of Pharmacy once you have completed your required courses and/or graduated. This is a great opportunity for students with common interests to congregate and enhance their college experience and knowledge on everything Pharmacy.We will be discussing about APPS requirements and different areas in pharmacy career to broaden your prospective of pharmacy profession. The membership fee is $20 and membership application will be available at the meeting.
Please feel free to email me if you have any questions!
Annie Lee
Biology, Pre-Pharmacy
Association of Pre-Pharm Students President
AFC Intervarsity Leadership Team


Another pre-health group meeting:

Baylor Pre-Veterinary Society Meeting

Tonight, August 31st at 5:30 in BSB D114

We hope your week is going well and let us know if you have questions about other student organizations you are interested in!