Seminar offers job search tips

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    Doing your research, knowing how you can contribute to a company and having a prepared elevator speech are all ways a student can be successful when looking for a job, Cara Jacocks, professor of Communication Studies said.

    Showcasing oneself will be one of the main topics discussed at the Road Maps to Careers in Marketing Seminar held in the Alcon Career Center Friday, Associate Director of the Alcon

    Career Center Jessica Cates said.
    Senior strategic communication major Jacob Barrett said finding the time to research a company during his senior year has proven to be a difficult task. He said he hoped the seminar would help him with his job hunt.

    “I’m going to network with professionals, get my name out, and hopefully get a job,” Barrett said. 

    Thirty-five alumni from various professions, such as sales or crisis communication, would be present at the seminar so students could learn about different career options available to them, Cates said.

    Barrett said he was pleased to have the opportunity to network with TCU alumni.

    “I like that the alumni will be there,” he said. “TCU alumni hire TCU alumni.”

    Students may still attend the seminar even though the registration deadline has passed, but they would not receive a lunch, Cates said.

    The seminar will begin with a panel at 9 a.m. and then split the students into two groups. Seniors would be taken to a career lecture, while everyone else would attend an internship lecture, Cates said.

    Alcon Career Center
    Where: Dan Rogers 140, Neeley School of Business
    When: Friday, Jan. 27 at 9 a.m.