Pioneer Career Center
Wayland Baptist University is excited to offer all students and alumni several FREE resources as they pursue new careers. Visit this site often for updates and information related to the job search process.
Planning for your career
Students and alumni have free access to MyPlan.com, an outstanding web-based career-planning service. MyPlan provides a range of informational documents on careers as well as assessments that can help new college students determine their aptitudes and interests to help choose the right career path. We encourage job seekers and career changers to also peruse this site for helpful hints and educational help. Contact Teresa for a code to access the testing options on this site.
Preparing for the job hunt
The Career Center has gathered resources available to help you get all the necessary materials and skills together before it's time to hit the streets on a job search. The following can help you prepare for the task of finding that dream job.
Resume and Cover Letters:
The Pioneer Career Center partners with Wayland's Multidisciplinary Writing Center for assistance with reviewing your resume and providing helpful feedback for current and former students. Appointments can be scheduled in person on the Plainview campus or via Zoom or phone. You may also find the following resources helpful:
- Video workshop on resumes for first-time job seekers
- Video workshop for alumni refreshing their resumes
- Resume workshop handouts and examples
- Professional email skills workshop
If you need one-on-one help with a resume or cover letter, the Writing Center is happy to help. You can visit their webpage for contact info to make an appointment and to see more resources.
The Pioneer Career Center is happy to offer mock interviews for students or alumni who want to brush up on those skills and get the experience of a live interview with some honest but constructive feedback afterward. Those are available in person on the Plainview campus or via Zoom for alumni in any location. As online interviews are becoming more common, becoming comfortable in this new venue can be a great skill to obtain! Let us help you! Reach out to Teresa for an appointment!
Wayland has partnered with Upkey to provide additional resources via their helpful modules. These include a resume builder; a pitch coach that helps you perfect your "elevator speech" for networking and interviews. New modules coming soon include a branding expert that can help you create your own professional image and links to access top internships and jobs nationwide. It's free to use, so visit our Wayland Upkey page and learn more. Sign up with an email and password of your choosing.
Upkey also offers a Virtual Internship Program, an opportunity to build your skills and work with reputable companies to give yourself an edge for the job search after graduation. The six-week program is open to students of all ages regardless of where you are located... it's VIRTUAL after all! Click here to learn more and apply for the winter internship running Jan. 18-Feb. 26, 2021.
Seeking your next job
Wayland Baptist University uses College Central Network as its official job resource
and resume system. The site is available 24/7 to students, alumni, and employers at
• Students and alumni, quickly apply to jobs and Internship/Co-op opportunities posted exclusively for you, and search other opportunities via Jobs Central® and Intern Central®, national job boards linked to the Indeed network.
• Create and upload your resume and career portfolio to make available to employers.
• Access our events calendar, and career/job search advice documents, podcasts, videos and more.
• Review Career Fair information and company recruitment visits.
• Employers, search for talented students and alumni, and post unlimited jobs for free.
Our office is here to help students find career opportunities that fit their interests and skills, as well as guide them in preparing for their chosen field. We help students learn the most effective ways to search for jobs and how market themselves in a professional manner. We provide similar services for alumni and resources to help those in the job search. Please reach out to us if we can be of assistance!
Teresa Young, Alumni and Career Services
1900 W. 7th, CMB 1291
Plainview, TX 79072
M-TH 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
F 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Trinity Building, Room 104