Student Jobs, Internships and Career Support
Yes, the Career for Career & Professional Development (both the Alcon Career Center and BNSF Career Center) will be open and available to support students this fall. Services include career consulting appointments, employer engagement/recruiting events, employer interviews, and career preparation workshops. We will provide these services in either an online or in-person format depending on university and/or college and departmental guidelines. Student alumni appointments will be scheduled via Handshake. Visit www.careers.tcu.edu for the latest information.
We are here to help. Both on-campus and off-campus jobs are posted and updated in Handshake. If you need to complete the employment verification process for an on-campus job, please contact Chrysteen Gabbert Additional details regarding on-campus employment are available here. All incoming first-year students will be given access to Handshake, our career management platform, in mid-July. You can use Handshake to schedule career advising appointments and look for off-campus professional opportunities.
This fall, we will host a number of employer programs and events, including a fall career fair and multiple industry, topic, or major-specific events. Many employers will be utilizing a virtual recruitment strategy. Employers may gain assistance with recruiting at TCU here. Students may update their Handshake profile to easily connect with employers and upcoming event notifications.
Employers and alumni love recruiting at TCU. You will have numerous opportunities to develop your professional network via panels, networking events, career fairs, and online platforms. This fall we will also welcome undergraduate students to meet with alumni through the new HornedFrogsConnect platform as well. Our team of Career professionals is available to help you find networking connections this fall.
Students should start the process of exploring and applying for jobs and internships as soon as possible. Recruiting timelines vary by industry, but a number of companies focus their recruiting efforts in the fall semester. In a competitive job market, it is important to respond to early/changing deadlines. All students should explore opportunities to gain experience and develop a career management strategy. Nearly 65% of 2020 TCU grads were employed or admitted to graduate school by May 15, 2020. Students should engage with employers, alumni, and the Career Center team early and often to prepare for post-graduate employment or continuing education.