FrogJobs updates Web site to better accommodate students

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    Job hunters who are not affiliated with TCU can no longer access job listings on FrogJobs, the University Career Services’ online job database, UCS staff members said.FrogJobs, which lists full-time and part-time jobs both on and off campus, was updated over the summer, said Lynne VonRoeder, a graduate intern for UCS. Now, only TCU students and alumni can access it, she said.

    “Non-TCU students were accessing it and not complying with the rules,” VonRoeder said.

    Karen Dunn, a Career Services recruitment coordinator, said the database has also been updated with new features for both students and employers.

    “The job search agent allows students to save their criteria and have postings e-mailed to them,” Dunn said.

    Another noticeable change is that the order of jobs in the listings. Now, the most recently added jobs added to the Web site are now shown first.

    Also, job postings will only remain on the Web site for about 30 days, unless employers request otherwise, said Kimshi Hickman, associate director of UCS.

    A new career events section provides students with direct access to employers’ Web sites and tells them when companies will be on campus, Hickman said.

    Students can also upload resumes with templates that target specific employers, she said.

    “I think both students and employers will be satisfied with the upgrades because they can interact with each other faster,” Hickman said.

    The registration process for Frogjobs has changed as well, Hickman said.

    Before students and alumni can use the Web site, they are required to fill out a consent form in the Career Services office and a registration form on the database, she said.

    Filling out a consent form means students agree to abide by the rules, and allows TCU to release their resumes to potential employers, VonRoeder said.

    While some students know what FrogJobs is, not all take advantage of what it has to offer.

    Tricia Tedford, a senior music education major, said she looked at FrogJobs once in the past, but found an on-campus job though the library instead.

    Daniel Jinkerson, a theological studies graduate student, said he intended on using FrogJobs, but also found a job through the library.

    “I can’t get most of the jobs on there because I’m not a work-study student,” Jinkerson said.

    Dunn said Career Services has started offering group orientations this semester so students can learn more about the system.