Career Services Resume and Interviewing Info

Resume/Interviewing Information


Resume Workshop­ and Resume Reviews

Internship Orientation­ and Professional Development Workshop­ and WT & Me

Job Search Workshops

Interviewing Workshops

Making the Job Fair Work for You

Workshop Policy Regarding Late Arrivals: In order to provide the best possible service to our students, it is our policy not to admit anyone to a workshop once it has begun. There are no exceptions to this policy. Please arrive early!

All in-person workshops are conducted in the office of Career Services, Student Success Center on the­ first floor of the Classroom Center, Suite 113.


Resume Development Workshop

As you begin the process of writing your resume or editing your existing resume, it is important to note that your resume is really a marketing piece, an advertisement, for your unique set of skills, abilities and experience. It is a tool that you use to gain an interview. Employers today want to know “What can you do for me?” …It is up to you to do the research and discover what employers in your field seek in a prospective employee. A resume today is no longer a "historical" document detailing just the who/what/when/where, it is now a fluid and changing document which must be personalized and targeted to be effective.

We invite you to go attend this one hour workshop with one of our knowledgeable staff members - it will take approximately an hour of your time - and will give you all the tools to begin (or continue) developing an effective resume to use in your job search. After attending the workshop, if you are a current student or alumnus of West Texas A&M University you are encouraged to have a one-on-one review with one of our staff.

All in-person workshops are conducted in the office of Career Services, Student Success Center on the­ first floor of the Classroom Center, Suite 113.

Current Workshop Schedule

If you are unable to attend a workshop at these times, we have information available on-line to help you develop your resume. Although this is long, you are strongly encouraged to read each page thoroughly - there is a lot of useful information here! 
Go to the Online Resume Workshop.

Resume Reviews

Career Services hosts 15-minute walk-in resume reviews (for students who have attended our resume workshop) every Tuesday and Wednesday from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm to individually help you with your resume. If the university is closed, we will not host in-person reviews. WT will close at noon on Wednesday, Nov 20, 2018, so walk-in reviews on that day will end at that time.

No appointment is necessary, you will be assisted on a first come, first served basis. Since this is a 15-minute session, please come prepared with a printed copy of your resume, description(s) of job(s) you are targeting, and questions you would like us to address during the session. Reviewing is done in the Office of Career Services, Student Success Center Suite 113 on the first floor of the Classroom Center. 

NOTE: To be eligible for this one-on-one assistance, you must have attended a resume workshop in our office, gone through our online workshop or been in a class where one of our staff members presented a resume workshop.

You can also submit your resume electronically for review here. Note that it can take 5 working days to receive your feedback this way. If you have not yet attended a resume workshop but would like someone to review your resume, you can upload your resume and request a review this way. Note that it is highly possible that the reviewer will recommend you attend a workshop if they determine that your resume needs a lot of work. Due to time/personnel constraints, often we are not able to do a detailed resume review until you have been through the workshop either in person or online. More details about the workshop can be found above. Why not save time and attend a workshop or do the online version first? Note that this will not fulfill the requirement of an in-person review needed to attend a mock interview. 

Need to do a self-critique? Use our Resume Checklist for top-to-bottom advice on what to include on an effective resume.

Resume Approval Process 

In the past, Career Services has "approved" resumes. This is no longer the case. We still offer resume reviews (as detailed above) and are happy to work with all WTAMU students and alumni on developing and editing their job search documents, however, there is not an 'approved' stamp any more. If you are interested in doing a mock interview, more information can be found here

Please contact our office with any questions. 


How to Find an Internship Workshop

This workshop is designed to explain what internships are, help answer your questions, discuss the required steps to get involved, and assist you in filling out the appropriate paperwork. Come to find out what we can do to help you land an internship as well as to learn more about finding or developing an internship on your own.

Each week on Thursday from 11:30am to 12:30pm

Held in Career Services, Student Success Center Suite 113 on the first floor of the Classroom Center.

If you can't make it to an in-person workshop, you can access our online workshop.­ Make sure your speakers are turned on.­ After you have reviewed the information, complete the form at the end of the workshop and then call and make an appointment with our Experiential Education staff to answer any questions.


Internship Professional Development Workshop

This workshop helps you develop interviewing skills, learn what employers expect, and answers your co-op / internship questions. It is required for all students interested in the co-op / internship program. View the Internship Professional Development Workshop.

Interviewing Workshops

This great workshop helps you develop and polish your interviewing skills. Online Interview Workshop Presentation.­ Informational interviewing is another great tool to use in your job search. Tips on how to do informational interviewing. Practice your interviewing skills in the WTAMU Career  Services'­ Mock Interview Program held once each month in the long semesters.

After you've completed the online workshop visit our Pinterest boards for more interviewing tips. Be sure to check out the Career Fair Prep board for ideas on working a career fair including developing your 60 second elevator pitch!


Job Search Workshops

Navigating the Part-time Job Search: Designed for students seeking a part-time job. We walk through the steps to apply for a job, provide interview and resume tips and key ways to succeed in a job. Workshops last one hour and are held in CC 113. Fall 2018 dates are pending.

Check out the information below for some more great job search tips!


How to Make A Job Fair Work for You

Here you'll find tips on how to prepare for any job fair but specifically for the EXPOs hosted by our office. Learn how to prepare for the job fair, what to expect at the EXPO and how to follow up on leads from the fair. Get the most out of any career or job fair!