No matter the educational path you take to your ultimate career, goal setting plays a vital part in helping you stand out from others in a competitive marketplace. Set S.M.A.R.T. goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely.
Experience encompasses a variety of forms depending on personal interests and goals. As you are on the path to achieving your goals, consider exploring internships, volunteer, and leadership experience. A Career Consultant can help you understand the most common and vital types of experience to meet your professional goals.
- Internships – Meet with a Career Consultant to learn about internship possibilities for your major
- Volunteering – Visit the Center for Community Involvement & Service Learning to learn about TCU partnerships with nonprofits all across DFW
- Leadership – Visit Student Development Services to learn about leadership opportunities and involvement opportunities on campus
- Career Center Social Media:
- TCU Alumni Career Network – Connecting leadership and career opportunities for students, parents, alumni and friends.
Conduct research on your field of interest and speak with your Career Consultant about whether a graduate degree is necessary to succeed in your chosen field. Requirements for graduate and professional programs vary widely, so research as early as your sophomore year will help ensure you are on the right path. See our Graduate School Checklist for an idea of general requirements and timeline.