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Success Stories: Alfred

portrait of Alfred, former TCU student

As an alumni, it meant a lot to have TCU backing me up.

How have you benefited from using the Career Center services?

I came to the Career Center without any idea of what I wanted to do next, other than wanting it to be different than what I was doing at the time. The Career Center helped me focus my search by using personality and career assessments to help me re-discover where my real passions and skill-sets lie.

How did working with the Career Center impact your internship/job search?

The Career Center helped me focus my search on 2 things: What would I like to do, and what would I be good at doing? This was very important for someone who wanted to make a career change without an exact idea of where that would be. My Career Consultant also helped perfect my resume so that I could display my abilities as articulately and succinctly as possible.

What was the most helpful advice given to you by the Career Center?

The best advice that I received was to find something I could do that would make me happy every day, but remember this next job didn’t have to be my whole career and it may take time to find the ideal fit.

What challenges were you facing and how did the Career Center help you solve them or motivate you to solve them?

I didn’t really know where to apply or how to successfully navigate my connections. Again, the Career Center helped me focus my search and helped me leverage all of the connections I had made in the past.

What advice would you give others facing the same challenges you did?

Use the Career Center as a resource. As an alumni, it meant a lot to have TCU backing me up, even though I was no longer paying tuition. They helped me figure out what would be fulfilling and worthwhile, so that I would enjoy Mondays again. Before I just couldn’t wait for the work week to be over.

Where there any specific events you went to that were beneficial? If so which one and why was it helpful?

My Career Consultant provided a lot of information on events I could go to but I did most of my job search through LinkedIn and other online resources