The Career Center wants underclassmen to start working on their plans sooner rather than later.
“It is important to take advantage of the many resources ACU has to offer you. When planning for your future, it all starts with exploring your options,” said Jill Fortson, director of the Career Center. “The Career Center can help you start on the right path and prepare you for life after graduation. It’s never too early to start the process and you don’t have to do it alone.”
Fortson said students should schedule an appointment early to get started on a personalized four year plan. The Career Center can provide advice and ideas throughout students’ college experience to help them reach their career goals.
“You need to build a base from the beginning, and not wait until the last minute,” said Ale Ceniceros, a marketing major from Coppell. “This helps you build confidence in the process as you continue to grow.”
Every student and alumni at ACU has a login and has access to resources like Handshake. Students can use these resources to help with the starting process all the way to getting hired. Along with Handshake, the Career Center gives students access to resume resources, a job search tool and more.
Moreover, the Career Center aims to discourage students from waiting until their senior year to start looking at future opportunities. Senior year can be more stressful, so start early, said Alesia Harvey, nursing major.
“Engaging with the Career Center early on can help you feel more comfortable asking for help,” Harvey said.
The Career Center is located in the main level of the library inside the door that says Center for Careers and Experiential Learning. Find more about the Career Center or schedule an appointment in person or on Zoom with Fortson or Nichols at acu.edu/careercenter.