Jobs & Internships

Location
Sherman, TX
Undergrads
1,315
Tuition
$32,665
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Career Center
Adams Center
(903) 813-2247
career@austincollege.edu
www.austincollege.edu/campus-life/career-services
Hours are Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Employment Services?
Yes
Placement Services?
No
Other Career Services
  • FOCUS career-planning program
  • Four-Year Plan
  • Grad school application help
  • Internship program
  • Mock interviews
  • Online career management system (Roo Connect)
  • Online job database
  • Online links and resources
  • Resume review
Best Student Jobs On Campus
  • Gym receptionist in the Dickey Fitness Pavilion
  • Resident Assistant (not a work study)
  • Library desk worker
  • Admissions or anything in the Wortham Center
Worst Student Jobs On Campus
  • Food services
  • Mail room
Best Places to Work Off Campus
  • Local restaurants
  • Retail
Advice on Finding a Job/Internship
The majority of students find Career Services beyond helpful in finding a job or internship. The center offer workshops that are open to all students, starting freshman year, on topics such as résumé building, graduate school research and applications, and finding a job in the present market. With the launch of Roo Connect, students can search for jobs and internships online, and possible employers can find students. The LEADs database can connect students to alumni in the workplace who will give advice and maybe even help with a job. As for the staff, they are friendly and willing to help you rework your résumé in one-on-one sessions and give mock interviews. They also encourage students to find internships while still in school. There are daily e-mails about possible opportunities in Texas and out of state. The staff wants you to succeed with the degree you've worked so hard to obtain—you just have to take advantage of all the opportunities.
Firms That Most Frequently Hire Grads
  • Accenture
  • American Airlines
  • American Broadcasting Company (ABC)
  • Archon
  • AT&T
  • Austin College
  • AXA Advisors
  • Bank of America
  • Caterpillar
  • Dell
  • Ernst & Young
  • Goldman Sachs
  • IBM
  • Intuit
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Kenneth Cooper Aerobics Institute
  • L-3 Communications
  • Lockheed Martin
  • MetLife
  • Modern Woodmen of America
  • Northwestern Mutual Life
  • Public & Private Schools (nationwide)
  • Raytheon
  • Sprint
  • Standard & Poors
  • Technisource
  • Teksystems
  • Texas Instruments
  • Texas Presbyterian Foundation
  • TXU
  • U.S. Department of State
  • United Way
  • Vinson & Elkins LLP
  • Wachovia Securities
Grads Entering Job Market
1 Year: 38%

Student Polls

How strong is the alumni network at your school?    Based on 28 responses

  • 0% Almost non-existent. After graduation, alumni have little or no affiliation with the school.
  • 21% Somewhat weak. There are a few alumni events but no real connection with alumni.
  • 54% Somewhat strong. There are some events and you can connect with alumni if you want.
  • 25% Very strong. Alumni are involved in lots of events and do a lot of campus recruiting.

How helpful is the career center in helping students find jobs or internships?    Based on 27 responses

  • 0% Totally ineffective. They make little or no effort to help you find a job/internship.
  • 15% Somewhat ineffective. There are some resources, but you're pretty much on your own.
  • 11% Somewhat helpful. The career center offers resources but not much individual attention.
  • 74% Very helpful. They help you find jobs/internships and provide lots of tools and workshops.
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