Success Stories: Tyler
How have you benefited from using the Career Center services?
The Career Center has been a great help to me in my time at TCU. As a film, television and digital media major, I am a student within the Bob Schieffer College of Communication. Jill, my Career Consultant, has come to several classes of mine to explain everything the Career Center has to offer. After that, I met with Jill on multiple occasions for help with my resume, to prepare for interviews, and for advice on reaching out to potential employers. Through her talks, I have learned very much about how to break into the work force, and actually be considered as a candidate for employment positions.
How did working with the Career Center impact your internship/job search?
I am interning with Southwest Airlines this summer in the Multimedia and Audio/Video Production role. I found this job posting on FrogJobs, the Career Center’s job posting platform. As the application process went on and Southwest requested phone and in-person interviews, I met with my Career Consultant to prepare and practice answering questions. Her advice was very valuable to me, and I am certain my interview would not have gone as well as it did without her help.
What was the most helpful advice given to you by the Career Center?
To apply for everything, and don’t be discouraged when you don’t hear back from potential employers. Being persistent is key, as the world works because of people. Therefore, it is essential to have an actual person look at your application. This is the reason why having connections is so important. Having one person actually take the time to review your application and credentials might be the break that gets you a job or internship.
What challenges were you facing and how did the Career Center help you solve them or motivate you to solve them?
The only problem I’ve had so far is with my resume. Initially, it was all out of format and the wording was not very strong. My Career Conslutant sat down with me, went through all of my past experiences, and helped me portray myself in the best light possible to potential employers.
What advice would you give others facing the same challenges you did?
Don’t hesitate to reach out or visit the Career Center. It is one of the best resources on campus. Almost everyone comes to college with the intention of getting a job upon graduation, and the Career Center is incredibly helpful with making that goal become a reality. Utilize the advisors, resources, and connections that this university has to offer to the fullest extent.
Were there any specific events you went to that were beneficial? If so which one and why was it helpful?
I really appreciate that TCU Career Consultants come to classrooms to spread the word about all that the Career Center can do for us.