Overview of Services
As a student or graduate of Sam Houston State University, you are encouraged to utilize the services provided by Career Services. We suggest you begin your exploration of careers and interesting job opportunities as early as your freshman year. As you begin your job search you will want to fully utilize our services and resources. To view our student policies and procedures, please click here.
Student Career Planning Guide
Although everyone progresses at a different rate, this is an example of a typical career action plan year by year.
Freshman Year- Self exploration phase
Sophomore Year- Career and occupational exploration phase
Junior Year- Career planning and experiential training phase
Senior Year- Job search, interviewing and job acceptance phase
Come meet with one of our career counselors to explore your interests and plan your career goals. We can help you gain information regarding the best use of your degree in a chosen field, and decide what steps need to be taken next.
We also offer Career Assessments. Discover how your personality type and interests can direct your career choices that best suit you. Come in for more information on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® and Strong Interest Inventory® assessments.
The JOBS for KATS online job posting system is a powerful tool for success. Its many features include:
• Job/Internship Postings
• On-Campus Interview Scheduler
• Online Resume Critiques
• Workshop Sign-Up
Registration is free, students and alumni can create an account here.
Schedule an appointment to review your completed resume with a Career Services graduate student or career counselor. You can also submit it online here or upload it to JOBS for KATS for critiquing. We suggest that you begin this process in your Junior year or sooner.
In order to prepare for future interviews, you may want to practice your interviewing techniques. Mock interviews can be scheduled to identify strengths and weaknesses to better prepare you for the world of work through feedback from a career counselor. You will also be given tips on marketing yourself professionally and making a good first impression.
Each year Career Services hosts a variety of career events open to all Sam students and alumni including Spring/Fall Teacher Job Fair, Career Expo, Agricultural and Industrial Sciences Job Fair, Criminal Justice Job Fair, Summer Camp Job Fair, and On-Campus Job Fair. Log onto JOBS for KATS before the event to see a list of the employers that are coming, and the positions for which they are hiring.
Many employers representing a wide variety of industries schedule on-campus interviews with SHSU students and graduates. Log onto JOBS for KATS to sign up during interview season!