Wherever your summer plans take you, don’t neglect your career development. Of course, we strongly encourage you to gain valuable experience through an internship, summer job, or volunteer opportunity. Additionally, consider researching career possibilities using some of our premium resources found on our website. Your time is valuable, so make sure you are being a good steward of your opportunities. Remember, our staff will be available throughout the summer to assist you with your major exploration and career development. Please feel free to contact us. Have a great summer!
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Have You Started Preparing for Finals?
The end of the semester usually involves major papers, projects, and tests that need to be completed before the final exam period, so you might not be thinking about finals just yet. Wise students know that one of the keys to strong final exam performance is preparing early. Use this guide from Academic Support Programs to help you form a plan to tackle this semester’s finals. Best wishes!
Dress for Success
Summer is approaching quickly and many of you may be getting ready to go on job interviews. It may be for a summer job or for your first job as a college graduate. Either way, you want to be prepared! You’ve likely perfected your resume and interviewing skills by now but there is one more factor you might want to consider…what to wear. You may not be aware, but even the smallest details, such as the color of your shirt, can affect your chances of obtaining the job. The following article explains how colors can be interpreted by interviewers:
What Message is the Color You’re Wearing Sending? (AOL Jobs)
Career Spotlight: Real Estate Agents and Brokers
Many House Hunters fans out there have pondered a career in real estate. Here is a bit of information to help you take that idea from fantasy to reality. The primary difference between real estate agents and brokers is that brokers can run their own real estate businesses. Agents must work for a broker.
Baylor students can major in Real Estate through the Hankamer School of Business. To learn more about the job duties, pay, and job growth of brokers and real estate sales agents, you can visit Occupational Outlook Handbook. Realtor.org has a list of designations and certifications available through the National Association of Realtors®.
Exercise Physiology Major
If you enjoy learning about fitness and nutrition, you might find a nice fit with the Exercise Physiology major. The program has a built-in internship and can prepare students for working in a wide variety of settings. Consider if you would enjoy taking classes like:
- Principles of Health Fitness Instruction
- Exercise and Sport Nutrition
- Techniques of Strength Training and Conditioning
- Sports Psychology
- Clinical Exercise Physiology
- Exercise Programming for Individuals with Chronic Diseases and Disabilities
For more information on the major courses, check out the Major Academic Planner for Exercise Physiology. To learn more about becoming an exercise physiologist, you can visit ExploreHealthCareers.org.
Working in Zoos and Aquariums
Work with animals can take on many forms, so think beyond veterinarian as your only option. A good place to start your exploration is with the job listings on the website for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. There, you will find a variety of postings for internships, summer jobs, and full-time employment. Think how cool it could be to have Curator of Birds or Elephant Keeper on your resume!
Careers in Management
Do you naturally gravitate toward leadership roles? Managers are found in every industry, and if you foresee yourself wanting to work in such a position, here are some places to learn more about your options:
Management Occupations (Occupational Outlook Handbook)
Management Occupations (O*NET OnLine)
Baylor University Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Career Spotlight: Law Enforcement Officer
Occupational Outlook Handbook puts it quite simply: “Police officers protect lives and property.” Detectives are those who investigate crimes. Law enforcement officers work at the local, state, and national levels. Though the work can be quite dangerous, a strong sense of pride can be felt for those who serve our communities, states, and country through law enforcement.
Though a college education is not required for all types of police and detective work, it can be helpful. Some agencies are looking for applicants with specialized skills and work experience. Here are some links for more information:
Federal Bureau of Investigation Careers
United States Secret Service Careers
Drug Enforcement Administration Careers
U.S. Marshals Service Career Opportunities
Careers for Biology Majors
We know that pre-healthcare students flock to the Biology major, but what career options exist for students who are fascinated with life science and do not want to work in the healthcare field? Too often, I hear the remark made, “All you can do with a biology degree is teach.” Teaching is a noble and worthy profession, but aside from that, prospective and current biology majors should investigate the wide variety of options available to them post-graduation. Here are some places to begin your research:
Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta)– an organization for Baylor students who are interested in biology
Career Resources on the Department of Biology website
Biological Sciences WebLinks from Northern Illinois University Career Services
Careers in Artificial Intelligence
The complex field of artificial intelligence (AI) requires an interdisciplinary team to bring fantasy into reality. Students with interests in computer science, linguistics, and neuroscience could find ways to use their expertise in AI. You can visit AITopics.org for information on this field. Click the following links to learn more about related majors: