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TAMUCC Career Services gets students ready for post-graduation life

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Once your child is in college, does he or she have an exit strategy for getting a job? Many don't. 

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi is taking every step to make sure its students will be equipped with the tools to take the next step in their life and career. TAMU-CC Career Services is there to assist students in all phases of the career planning and job search process. 

"We do help students from start to finish with their career job search, and we help them write their resume. We have them practice interviewing. And some of the things we do, is we actually have a program called speed interviewing where we and some local employers will set up real quick interviews for them to practice some of those tough questions that we know they are going to get at a job interview," said Director of Career Services Dr. Terri Howe. 

The Service Center's goal is to make the transition from college into the workforce easier for students. 

"We are connected to a lot of companies here in Corpus Christi, by having events like the upcoming Career Fair, and we will have about 70 companies coming. We also participate in the city's small business internship program, and that connects our students to the small local businesses here in Corpus Christi," said Howe. 

This program will even help students dress for success. 

"What we found that sometimes students couldn't afford the business suits and professional attire that they needed for interviews. And so the Chancellor of A&M University System donated money to our school to help us purchase business suits and business clothing that students can come and borrow. So when they are doing a job interview, they can dress appropriately for it," said Howe. 

The Career Services also has programs to help military veterans, and students with disabilities find employment and internships. 

"We are hoping more students will learn about us and take advantage of it - start coming to see us sooner. One thing we found out is that students come to see us towards the end of their college career. And it would be better if they came sooner so they can learn about opportunities that would really help them," said Howe. 

The Career Services is dedicated to assisting students and alumni in exploring career opportunities and development to empower them to achieve their career goals. 

  • For enrolled students and alumni for up to one-year post graduation.
  • Users can find On-Campus and Off-Campus opportunities.


Spring 2018

  • Business Etiquette Dinner (March 6): To learn dinner etiquette in professional settings. More than 135 students and 38 employers, faculty and staff attended in 2017.
  • The Career Fair (March 7): Full-Time Jobs, Part-Time Jobs and Internships to all majors. More than 1,270 students and 134 employers attended during two Career Fairs in 2017. Open to all majors, students, alumni and the community.
  • Careers in Education Fair (April 11): to all students interested in gaining experience or pursuing careers in education.


  • Speed Interviews: multiple interviews in a short time.
  • To practice interview skills, receive feedback, and make new connections with people in the community.
  • Open to current students.
  • Employer lead mock Interviews: Local business representative conduct practice interviews.
  • To practice interview skills and receive feedback directly from local employers.
  • Open to current students.

· Offers advice and professional clothes for an upcoming career fair, interview, or networking event.
· Carry a variety of professional dress items including suits and suit separates.
· Current Students are welcome to rent for free men and women's professional attire from Izzy's Career Closet in Career Services UC room 304. ·

Career Counselor

  • Resume, Cover Letter and CV Review
  • Career Exploration Change and Planning
  • Interviewing Assistance
  • Internship Assistance
  • 4 Counselors Available


  • Career Service's new fast and powerful recruiting platform for Islander students and alumni.
  • Online platform where students, career services and recruiters come to meet, talk and share opportunities


  • Gain work experience
  • Receive Academic Credit
  • Earn fund to support their education
  • Student Endowment Fund Internship Scholarship awards between $500-$1,000.
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