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Career Counseling

Choosing a career and finding a job is an extremely complex—and often scary—process. Career Services provides individual and group assistance to undergraduates and graduate students to help you navigate your career path. Career counselors can help you:

  • Explore your skills and interests to evaluate potential educational and career paths
  • Gain hands-on experience with job shadowing, internships or part-time work
  • Conduct an effective job search and refine your resume, cover letter and interview skills
  • Access resources for veterans, minority students and other special populations

Schedule an appointment with a career counselor today by calling our front desk at 512.245.2645, or by going online to Jobs4Cats powered by Handshake. Appointments can be made Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. or Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Students living off-campus can schedule phone appointments during the same hours.

Counselors also host walk-in hours on Mondays - Thursdays, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Walk-ins are typically 15 minutes in length. Learn more about our counseling services


Taking advantage of self-assessment tests is a critical step to understanding your skills, interests, personality traits, values, and how they relate to a particular major or career path.

Online assessments like Focus2 are 100% free and can be completed from the comfort of your home or dorm at any time. Other assessments, such as the Myers-Briggs Personality Test and the Strong Interest Inventory, may be taken for a small fee.

Discover which assessment is right for you by visiting our Assessments page.

Career & Major Exploration

Choosing a course of study that excites and engages you is the key to college and career success. Career counselors can help you explore the many major options available at Texas State. Learn more about career and major exploration. Or, set up an appointment with a career counselor to discuss your options.

Resource Library

Visit our library and find a wealth of information at your fingertips! Our library is full of resources for a wide range of career opportunities and job search fundamentals like resume-writing, cover letters, informational interviewing and more! Arrive a few minutes early to your counseling appointment and browse while you wait, or stop in during office hours

and take a look around. Many of our library resources can also be accessed online. Visit our Resources page to learn more.

Diversity & Veterans Resources

We are committed to facilitating a greater understanding and appreciation of diversity in career development. As a member of a special or minority student population, you may deal with unique issues in your career development and exploration. Schedule an appointment with a counselor to discuss these issues, or check out our Diversity & Veterans Resources page, which includes information for LBGTQ, minority, veteran, disabled, women and other student populations. 

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