As freshman in college, most students are not thinking about their future careers. It often takes all of a student’s effort to get into the swing of school, to find their group of friends and to make it past their first midterms and finals.
However, this results in students making it to their senior year with a lot of unanswered questions about what they want to do with their careers and lives after college.
To combat that problem, Sam Houston State University’s department of Career Services will host a series of events throughout the week to help freshman students think ahead and prepare for their future.
“What is Your Story?” will be presented by career services and will contain four different panels, each covering different major career areas where professionals will speak about their experience and roles in their fields.
“This is actually our third ‘What is Your Story?’ speakers panel,” Cenaiyda Carranza, SHSU career services career counselor, said. “One reason we are doing it is because November is National Career Development Month, and so we tie in this speakers panel event to really better inform students about different career paths when they are out in the work force.”
Tomorrow is the first day of the event.
The Business and Community Relations Panel will be held in Lowman Student Center room 315 from 2 to 3:20 p.m. Students interested in government should attend the Public and Governmental Services Panel in the Criminal Justice Building room A260 from 3 to 4:20 p.m.
For students whose interests are different from business or government, the event continues Thursday. The Education and Social Services Panel will be held in the Garrett Teacher Education Center room 278 from 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m., and the Health Sciences Panel will be held in the LSC room 315 from 2 to 3:20 p.m.
“They will be speaking about, number one, what their role is in the career that they are currently doing,” Carranza said. “Then they are also going to be talking about what challenges they may have experienced in their career as well as key tips to students on how to be successful in the workforce.”
By attending this event, students will be able to gain a better understanding of their prospective fields and become more familiar with their intended majors.
“Really giving students key tips on how to navigate [their prospective fields] from the academic side while they’re in university are some key things that they even need to be developing right now to help them be successful when they do graduate and transition into the work force,” Carranza said.
For more information, contact Career Services at 936-294-1713