Office of Career and Professional Development

Welcome to the Office of Career and Professional Development

The Office of Career and Professional Development's mission is to connect, equip, and empower students for professional success.​ 

The Office of Career and Professional Development at West Texas A&M University is here to provide support to students and alumni in all facets of career exploration and development. We assist employers across the nation to connect and interact with our students and alumni through job fairs, events, and webinars. Finally, we support WTAMU faculty and staff by sharing our knowledge with you through providing classroom presentations, facilitating student participation in career-related events, and offering professional development opportunities to the students who work for you and those who supervise them.


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Students & Alumni:

Want to find a job or internship, learn more about an employer, check out our workshops and career events, or make an appointment with one of our staff members? You can do ALL that and MORE in Handshake. 


Find your Handshake login link in the employer section of our website. Click on Employer Information on the left menu bar to begin. 

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New Students

We are excited that you've decided to become a Buff and join our herd!

Our office is here to help you with everyting related to choosing your major and deciding what you want to be when you "grow up" as well as everything job related such as finding an on-campus job or internship. We are looking forward to working with you.

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We offer a wide variety of workshops and employer info sessions, including resume workshops, how to find an internship, interviewing intel, how to find a part-time job and more. An up-to-date schedule and registration info is available in Handshake.

Additionally, pre-recorded workshops and past employer info sessions are available on our YouTube channel and several workshops are here in written form. Whatever your learning preferences, we have an option for you!

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Buffs Get Hired

You got a new job! Post-graduation, internship, part-time, or on-campus, let us know so we can celebrate with you.


We have gotten a few calls from students who received texts from an "employer" claiming that the student was recommended to them by WT. Know that we will NOT give out your phone number, nor is it available to employers in Handshake unless you expressly give it to someone there. Things to look for in an unsolicited job offer. Contact the University Police Department if you are a victim of a job scam at (806) 651-2300.