Student-Athlete Career Success Plan

Student-Athlete Development and the TCU Career Center will help you navigate the process of discovering your career, promoting your abilities, and building your network. These essential steps will guide you through your career development process.

  • Develop your resume and add internships, courses, projects, athletics, volunteer and leadership roles
  • Write a cover letter for each internship and/or job application
  • Attend TCU Career & Intern Expo, The Employer Showcase and other Horned Frogs for Life events
  • With your reviewed resume, start to build your LinkedIn profile
  • Learn how to interview one or two ways: 1) Schedule a practice interview with your Career Consultant, 2) Use Big Interview, an online resource at
  • Build your professional wardrobe including an interview suit, business casual attire, dress shoes and a padfolio
  • Access Handshake to search for networking events, internships, part-time or on campus jobs
  • Participate in job shadowing and/or find an industry/alumni mentor on
  • Conduct informational interviews with others in your field of interest
  • Be an active volunteer, member or leader of an organization on campus or in your community
  • Apply for the TCU Intern Scholarship Program if you obtain an unpaid internship
  • Attend professional development events to network with employers and alumni and gain career advice
  • Search for full-time jobs in Handshake or sites like LinkedIn and Indeed
  • Decide if graduate school is appropriate for your career goals and explore graduate school options
  • Explore fellowships and graduate assistantships with your Career Consultant
  • Share your future plans with us in Handshake by completing our brief First Destination Survey
  • Network regularly and use social media to promote your talents and skills
  • Stay connected! TCU Career Center & Student-Athlete Development offers resources and advice for alumni