Career Services Families

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Family Resources

Calendar of Events

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

Recommended Reading

The Naked Roommate: For Parents Only - A Parent's guide to the New College Experience
Harlan Cohen
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
Harlan Cohen
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
LifeBound 2004

Helping Your First-Year College Student Succeed: A Guide for Parents
Richard Mullendore
National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition 2000
University of South Carolina

Career Coaching Your Kids
David Montross
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
Carol Barkin
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
Patricia Pasick
W. W. Norton & Company 1998