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 job 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
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
Letting Go: A Parent's Guide to Understanding the College Years
Karen Levin Coburn
Harper Perennial 1997