Because I give tours I am aware of the various resources, but as a student I can say I haven’t been able to use them all. Today, I had the opportunity to use a new resource and I am SO thankful for them.
Jarvis Hall houses the TCU career center, which is a very important resource on this campus. They help with interview prep, resume building, and everything in between. They can help with just about anything. The other day I was asked for a resume and cover letter for an application I was filling out. I was immediately a little panicked because my resume hasn’t been updated in over a year and I had no idea what a cover letter was. I started asking friends and no one really knew how to make a cover letter. One of my friends told me about the career center on campus and I was kind of impressed. As humans, sometimes we don’t like to admit we need help, especially to a total stranger. I didn’t want to go get help because I felt like it was a sign of weakness, but I promise it is not. I e-mailed them and called them to make an appointment. This morning I went to Jarvis before class and was greeted by a super friendly staff. It made a huge difference in this day. They took me to my school’s (the school of communication) employee on the staff. Every college on campus has an employee that works in the career center to help students in that field. How smart, right? I mean they know what employers in your field are looking for. No one better. They looked over my current resume and edited and helped make things better and ready for the application. They also gave me a booklet and explained to me how to make a cover letter. I then went and worked on everything throughout the day. Now I e-mailed the two back to my counselor and she said she was going to proof/edit them for a final check. Once she sends it back, it will be ready to go! Seriously, how cool is that!? TCU rocks!
I am so thankful for this resource on campus that I didn’t even know about. It is actually such a good idea to take advantage of these outlets on campus. I would probably not have applied if it weren’t for TCU. I am again thankful for this school and how much they want their students to succeed in life. Thank you career center for your time and help!
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