For the first time, Career Services’ annual senior career conference will be free for students and held on campus, Director of Student Affairs Marketing Susan Nethery said.
The conference has more seniors registered than any before, with 412 seniors having already registered with a variety of different majors, Nethery said.
In previous years, Nethery said seniors would travel to Arlington for two days, stay at a hotel and learn proper job etiquette all for a fee ranging from $100-$200.
Nethery said she wanted to make the conference convenient for seniors by holding it on campus and making it free of charge.
“The seniors need it and they want that, but we have to adjust our offerings to fit their life,” she said.
According the online agenda, which can be found on the Career Services website, seniors will learn things ranging from how to create a resume that will sell their skills to learning what will be required in order to land a government job.
The conference was intended to help instill the necessities a graduating senior will need to be successful in the real-world job market, Nethery said.
“I hope they get really good ideas and confidence builders,” Nethery said. “I want students to have a balanced life. It’s not just managing your money, networking and resumes.”
With expert speakers coming from all over the nation and a TCU alumni panel, seniors will also have the opportunity to network and gain advice and tips on the politics of business, she said.
“It’s appealing to all majors and all colleges,” Nethery said. “The topics can actually go throughout industries.”
Senior criminal justice major Janet Alonzo said she expected to gain a lot of helpful information to assist her in the job market.
“How to dress for an interview, what to say, what not to say [and] the proper way to have an interview,” she said.
Senior Career Conference
Where: Brown-Lupton University Union Ballroom
When: Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Who: Graduates and current TCU seniors
E-mail email@example.com with your name, student ID and college to register
The conference is free of charge.