Career Services Families

Family Resources

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 Coaching can help students choose a major and learn which occupations match specific majors. Internships allow students to work in their field, get paid and perhaps receive academic credit. The Handshake database features on-campus and part-time openings available in the Amarillo and Canyon area for your student to pursue while in school as well as internships and post-graduation full-time employment opportunities. All registered students have a Handshake account.

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 services events

  • Handshake Calendar - lists our workshops, employer information sessions, job fairs, and other career events


Other Online Resources for Parents

Get the latest job market and job search information from the National Association of Colleges & Employers


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.

Thank You To Career Services's Partners!

Your support of the Buffaloes is appreciated.