Career Services is here to help your student succeed in college and in the world of work. Our programs are beneficial to students from their freshman year through graduate school. Career Counseling can help students choose a major and learn which occupations match specific majors. Personal Counseling helps students with personal problems, from minor issues to serious troubles. The Internship program allows students to work in their field, get paid and receive academic credit. Our Student Employment Services office lists part-time openings available in the Amarillo and Canyon area for your student to pursue while in school.
Please encourage your student to utilize our services. We offer a wide array of resources - all designed to assist students with discovering their occupational matches and implementing their employment plans.
Career Resources to Help Your Student
Ideas for Student Career Exploration
Informational Interviewing - An excellent technique to help students network with individuals you know who are employed in fields he/she is interested in.
Follow the College Success Timeline - Completing activities on the timeline equip students with the knowledge and skills to successfully implement a job search and secure their dream job. Encourage your student to begin the job search process as soon as possible, not the Monday after they graduate!
Employer Services - Encourage your employer to hire WTAMU students. Hiring WT students for internships or part-time/full-time positions is a win-win-win for all parties: the student, the employer and WTAMU.
Other Online Resources for Parents
Get the latest job market and job search information from the National Association of Colleges & Employers
The Naked Roommate: For Parents Only - A Parent's guide to the New College Experience
Sourcebooks, Inc. 2012
Hired! The Job Hunting and Career Planning Guide by Michael Stebleton and Michael Henle
Career Development and Planning by Robert Reardon, Janet Lenz, Gary Peterson, and James Sampson
Getting From College to Career: Your Essential Guide to Succeeding in the Real World by Lindsey Pollak
Understanding Careers by Kerr Inkson and Nicky Dries
Career Planning and Personal Entrepreneurship by Mike Callahan
Career Sparks! by Sheila Kronberg
Connecting College to Corporate by Jamie K. Belinne
Career Fitness Program: Exercising Your Options by Diane Sukiennik and Lisa Raufman
Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived Joyful Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans
Do What You Are by Paul D. Tieger, Barbara Barron, and Kelly Tieger
The Happiest Kid on Campus: A Parent's Guide to the Very Best Collge Experience for You and Your Child
Sourcebooks, Inc. 2010
1001 Things Every College Students Needs to Know
Harry H. Harrison Jr.
Thomas Nelson Publishers, Inc. 2008
1001 Things Every Teen Should Know Before They Leave Home
Harry H. Harrison Jr.
Thomas Nelson Publishers, Inc. 2007
Stop Parenting, Start Coaching: how to motivate, inspire, and connect with your teenager
Carter Carol, Gary Izumo, Joe Martin
Helping Your First-Year College Student Succeed: A Guide for Parents
National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition 2000
University of South Carolina
Career Coaching Your Kids
Consulting Psychologist Press 1997
The Parents Crash Course in Career Planning
Marcia B. Harris
McGraw Hill - NTC 1996
When Your Kid Goes to College: A Parent's Survival Guide
Avon Books 1999
Don't Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money: The Essential Parenting Guide to the College Years
Helen E. Johnson
Griffin Trade Paperback 2000
Almost Grown: Launching Your Child from High School to College
W. W. Norton & Company 1998