Resumes and Sam Houston State University

Having the opportunity to be employed with Sam Houston State University comes with great honor. This is a prestigious school that has been around for quite some time now. This is why when it comes to hiring employees for the University, the school does not take this task lightly. 

According to the Sam Houston State University Website: Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215. All employees are required to complete Equal Employment Opportunity training within 30 days of their hire date and every 2 years.

In doing more research on the Sam Houston Website, I discovered that through the career center they offer Resume Building to students who are ready to begin job hunting. It is in my opinion that if someone who is new at building a resume and may seem overwhelmed by it; if they have help, they will be less inclined to fabricate anything on it, or even make a mistake on it that could look deceiving to others. 

On the Career Center page from the website: The Sam Houston State University Career Success Center is embarking on a new initiative for 2023 as we work with employers looking to hire Bearkat Talent! We are moving to a new “concierge service” with our employers to work more proactively in finding the specific students you would like to recruit. The main change for our office is that we are moving away from using Handshake to post jobs and/or internships for our students. Instead of creating these opportunities in Handshake and hoping that students will go and view them, we are offering employers a more proactive approach to getting the word out to our students about those opportunities. Employers will simply contact our Employer Engagement Team either via email or phone call, we will collect some information from you about the job or internship, and then we will send out the information to the specific populations of students you would like to recruit from. Our office will be using direct communications via email and text message to our students to notify them of opportunities with your company. As we work with you, we will also be able to set up interview sessions (on-campus or virtually) with our students should you want to request this service.

I feel as if Sam Houston State University is taking the initiative to help students and future employees to really make it once they are done with school and are doing a great job in setting them up for success. This begins with the resume process. 

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