Are you able to confidently communicate how your skills and experiences make you an excellent job candidate or prospective graduate school student? Does your job search involve many interviews but no offers? A mock interview gives you the opportunity to answer questions with an experienced interviewer. You also get the added benefit of receiving their candid feedback about your performance.
The Office of Career and Professional Development will be hosting mock interviews on February 8th and 26th. This is an excellent way to prepare for any kind of interview that you might have coming up, from summer/part-time jobs and internships to graduate/professional schools and full-time employment. Click here to sign up for an interview.
We are pleased to announce a new episode of the Meet the Majors Podcast. Pat Arredondo stopped by to talk about the undergraduate Special Education program at Baylor. If you have an interest in making a difference in the lives of young people with special needs, we hope you will take a listen!
Ever thought about working for the State Attorney General’s Office? Representatives will be on Baylor’s campus TODAY, Wednesday, January 23rd from 4-5pm in Cashion 103 to discuss local internships as well as full-time jobs and internships at the over 60 locations of the state organization. The information session will be a time for discussion about openings available beginning right away, as well as general information about opportunities available in the upcoming months and year-round. Come to learn and ask questions about these opportunities to gain experience and begin a career in public service or law. We hope to see you there!
Contact the Office of Career and Professional Development if you have questions about this event.
The spring semester has just begun, but you really should be considering your summer plans. Employers and graduate schools expect that your college experience has consisted of more than simply going to class. Successful students know that gaining relevant experience throughout college is critical to future success. Whether you want a prestigious summer internship or you plan to work to save up for next semester’s textbooks, work experience is valuable. The Office of Career Development has many events already taking place to help you prepare. Check out our calendar. You can also review opportunities through Hire A Bear.
Would you like some personalized help with your search? First, our career counselors can help you identify what type of career you would like to pursue. Second, resume critiques and career coaching are available to help you make a plan for how to get the job you want. Let us help, and make sure to tell us your success story!
We wish you the best in all of your endeavors this winter. May you be blessed with a restful Christmas Break, filled with many special moments with people you love. We also hope you will take some time to attend to your career development, whether that means shadowing a professional, reading career information online, or seeking out contacts for a summer job or internship. The Office of Career and Professional Development will be open through December 21st and will re-open on January 2nd. See you next semester!
Great opportunities keep popping up. This time, students who plan to graduate in December can learn more about positions with the Texas Hunger Initiative fighting poverty. Here is the official announcement:
TEXAS HUNGER INITIATIVE VISTA POSITIONS AVAILABLE
Are you interested in serving in a position that allows you to contribute to society? The Texas Hunger Initiative, located within the Baylor University School of Social Work, is working in communities across the state to ensure that everybody has access to three nutritious meals a day. The Texas Hunger Initiative is looking for AmeriCorps VISTAs to make this happen.
AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. VISTA members commit to serve full-time for a year at a nonprofit organization or local government agency, working to fight illiteracy, improve health services, create businesses, strengthen community groups and much more.
If you are interested, THI will be holding an informational session on Wednesday November 14th at 5:00PM in Cashion 309.
For more information visit www.baylor.edu/texashunger
Here is a great opportunity to hear from a sales professional about his career through the Baylor Business Professional Development Program “First Wednesdays”.
Here is some information about the event as seen in “On the Baylor Horizon”:
“Wednesday, November 7, 5 p.m. in the Kayser Auditorium. First Wednesdays provide an opportunity for students to hear from business professionals about various roles in sales and marketing. Paul Nelson, sales executive with IBM, will share insights from over 30 years of experience in sales, management, and executive management positions. For additional information, visit www.baylor.edu/business/selling/pdp.”
One of the best things about being part of a prestigious university community is the opportunity to hear experts speak about their work. The BURST student organization is hosting a guest lecture tonight by Dr. Peter Hotez, founding dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. The announcement for the lecture indicates that Dr. Hotez is heavily involved in the development of vaccines, and he even developed a vaccine for hookworms. The lecture will take place in Room B.110 in the Baylor Sciences Building at 6:00 p.m.
I recently saw an announcement for a wonderful opportunity for freshmen, hosted through Baylor’s Spiritual Life office: the Freshman Spring Break Mission Trip. The photo above shows damage that occurred in LaPlace, Louisiana as a result of Hurricane Isaac. Baylor freshmen have the opportunity to serve residents of LaPlace through disaster relief efforts on the Spring Break trip. Not only will this opportunity allow you to help others, it might even help you to discern what major or career path will suit you the best. The trip is open to students of all majors. Please visit the Spiritual Life website for more information.
It’s an exciting time to be a prehealth student at Baylor. Our university has long possessed a reputation for outstanding academics, but there are great learning opportunities outside of the classroom, as well. Read on for two ways to increase your knowledge of health care careers and get an edge on the competition.
Science and Health Living and Learning Center
Mapping Your Way to Success– hosted by the Multicultural Association of Pre-Health Students. Guest speakers include:
Monday, October 22nd (Chemistry and the Future Physician with Dr. Pennington )
BSB Room D. 110
Tuesday, October 23rd (Physics: Succeeding on Your Path to a Career in Healthcare with Dr. Kinslow)
7:00pm – 8:00pm
BSB Room D. 110
Wednesday, October 24th (Biology and the Premed Student with Dr. Rushing)
7:00pm – 8:00pm
BSB Room A.108
Thursday, October 25th (The 2015 MCAT: What You Should Know with Mr. South, Assistant Dean of Medical Admissions and University of Arkansas College of Medicine)
6:00pm – 7:00pm
BSB Room D.110