Career Counseling

The career preparedness process can be daunting! Whether you’re choosing a major, changing your major, or simply learning more about yourself, career counseling can help you develop a personalized career plan.


  • Focus2 is an assessment that reveals your personality type, interests, skills and underlying needs and motivations.
  • Call 903.468.3212 to get your free access code and schedule an appointment.
  • To get your full results, complete the Focus2, print a copy of your results and attend your scheduled appointment.  

Additional Resources

In addition to Focus2, we recommend a few other resources to help you narrow down potential job options and help you figure out your major.

Career Exploration

Are you unsure about your future career or undecided on your major? Do you struggle with too many career ideas, or not enough? Do you wonder what careers align with your skills and interests? We can help!

  • The series begins with an in-depth assessment that will
    • Align your skills and interests with potential careers, jobs, industries and majors.
    • Provide you with projected career trends related to future growth and salary ranges, from entry-level to advanced-levels, nationally and by state.
  • The series continues with individualized coaching that provides
    • Context for orienting your ideas and viewpoints regarding career vocation and professional life, and for locating your vocation within a balanced overall life.
    • Concepts for evaluating several professional paths.
    • Practical skills for exploring alternative vocational “prototypes.”
    • A draft design for the first phase of your life after graduation.

Schedule your initial appointment for Career Exploration via Handshake.

We also offer experiential workshop events scheduled during each semester. Topics include preparing for and designing a rewarding new career, finding career balance and inspiration, presenting an unforgettable value, and exponentially increasing who knows you.

You may register for these events via Handshake.

For answers to any questions, call 903.468.3223.

Resume/ Cover Letter

Whether you are a current student or an alum, we will help you develop your resume and teach you how to format an effective and concise cover letter.

Before Your Appointment

  • Review our Student Career Preparedness Guide.
  • Gather your education, work and volunteer experience.
  • Use our starter template to build your resume.

Once you have a working document, we can help you make it shine! In-person appointments last around 30 minutes. Please bring a hard copy of your resume with you.

You may also upload your resume and/or cover letter via HireaLion. Once uploaded, one of our staff career counselors will review it.

To schedule a free in-person appointment or a phone appointment, call 903.468.3223.

Job Searching


HireaLion, powered by Handshake, is the job database for you. New employers sign up and post jobs and internships on a daily basis. The job board includes nationwide positions and internships directly posted by employers, gathered from, and It is your one stop shop for all things jobs and internships!

Additional Resources

In addition to HireaLion, we recommend a few other resources to help you get connected and find the opportunities that are right for you.

Call us to schedule an appointment to create a personal job search strategy. 903.468.3223

Lion Job Shadow

Job shadowing lets you meet professionals who do what you hope to do someday! Through a job shadowing program, you can spend a day on the job with an expert and discover whether the job interests you. To participate in this year-round service, fill out an application.

Do you have further questions or are you an employer interested in hosting a student? Contact Arthur Lumzy Jr. at 903.468.3212.

Mock Interviews

Mock interviews prepare you to develop and improve your interview skills. We provide both virtual and in-person mock interviews.

For FREE professional attire as you prepare for job interviews, visit The Lion Wardrobe.

Big Interview

Big Interview allows you to create and participate in a mock interview, and watch a recording of your interview.

In-Person Interview

Please call our office to schedule an appointment for an in-person interview. The appointment usually lasts 30 minutes. At the end of the interview, the interviewer will provide pointers on what you did well and how to improve. You must wear professional attire, bring your resume and arrive on time.

To schedule your interview, call 903.468.3223

Make an Appointment

Students and alumni may schedule appointments for all career preparedness needs, including

  • Resumes and cover letters
  • Job search consultations
  • LinkedIn consultations
  • Mock interviews

Call 903.468.3223 to make an appointment today!

Online appointment scheduling through HireaLion, powered by Handshake

Contact Us

  • Waters Library, 225
  • 2600 South Neal Street
  • Commerce, TX 75428
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