Career Services

Welcome to the Office of Career Services at Hardin-Simmons University!

Our mission is to provide you with expert guidance and all the tools you need to begin and thrive in your career. Whether you are exploring career options, looking for a way to build your résumé, or anxious about the post-grad job search process, we are here to help. Check out the information tab below for students, and contact our office directly at any time.

Contact Information: Moody 215 | 325-670-1166 | careerservices@hsutx.edu

By activating your account in our online recruiting platform Handshake, you can view open positions on-and-off of campus, submit your résumé for employers to view, see upcoming event details, and access career documents and resources.

Upcoming Events


AUGUST 2021

August 23   |  F1rst Week Business & Church Fair   |   11 AM-1 PM

SEPTEMBER 2021

September 2   |   Capin Crouse Employer Spotlight Day   |   2:45 PM-3:30 PM

September 8   |   Eide Bailly Lunch & Learn   |   Noon-1 PM

September 7   |   Résumés & Lattés Outside Gilbert’s  |   2-4 PM

September 23   |   Condley & Company Lunch & Learn   |   Noon-1 PM

September 27   |   KCOB Alum-Nite   |   6-7 PM

September 29   |   Eide Bailly Interview Day   |   1-4 PM

September 30   |   Condley & Company Interview Day   |   8 AM-5 PM

OCTOBER 2021

October 3   |  JC Penny “Suit Up”  |   6-8 PM

October 5   |  Résumés & Lattés Outside Gilbert’s  |   2-4 PM

October 7   |   The Mentoring Alliance – On Campus   |   10AM-4 PM

October 8   |   The Mentoring Alliance – Interview Day   |   8 AM-1 PM

October 12   |   MS Word for Résumés @ Front Porch   |   7 PM – 8:30 PM

October 13   |   Camp War Eagle – On Campus   |   9 AM-2 PM

October 19-20   |   Glorieta Adventure Camps – On Campus   |   9 AM-2 PM

October 25   |   Registration Station @ Sid Rich Porch   |   8:30-11:30 AM

October 28   |   Camp Cho-Yeh – On Campus   |   10 AM-2 PM

NOVEMBER 2021

November 3   |   PA & Nursing Job Fair   |   Noon-3 PM

November 8   |   Adulting 101: Expert Interview Preparedness   |   6-7 PM

November 16   |  Résumés & Lattés Outside Gilbert’s  |   2-4 PM

TBD   |   Abilene BYA Alum-Nite   |   6-7 PM

DECEMBER 2021

December 8   |   PT Job Fair   |   9 AM-Noon

Drafting Your First Resume?
Be sure you start with a solid foundation. Download your copy of the HSU Résumé Workbook to learn the what and why of resume writing today.

Check out these free job search letter examples for instruction and inspiration:

Résumé Instructive Sample

Cover Letter Sample 1

Cover Letter Sample 2

References Page Sample

Value Proposition Letter

Job Search and Résumé Tips Sheet

Accounting Résumé Sample

Music Industry Résumé Sample

Jobs, Internships, and Experiential Learning
Handshake is HSU’s interactive online recruiting platform. In the site, HSU students can upload a resume and access postings for part-time, full-time, and work study positions as well as opportunities for internships and other special projects. Best of all, you can connect to employers from all over the country as you consider your post-graduation plans.

Networking and Career Connections
The Career Services office hosts numerous events throughout the year to provide networking opportunities with HSU alumni and employers, including career panels and mix-and-mingle events. We also host multiple job fairs and on-campus interviews with hiring managers from all over Texas. You can even ask career questions of alumni through Handshake!

Experiential Learning
In a competitive market, you need to build up your resume to stand head and shoulders above the rest of the applicant pool.  Today’s top candidate is well-prepared with rich understanding, a varied skill set, and value to offer their potential employer. Check out these resources for building your knowledge, your experience, and your resume.

Professional Development Resources
Participate in a mock interview, stop by a Résumés & Lattés event to strengthen your resume, and attend our annual Professional Development Dinner. We’ll teach you the basics of finding and landing a job.

Personalized Career Counseling
You are welcome in the Career Services office at any time to talk one-on-one about your future career options! We will help you think through your goals, values, and life calling. Email us to set an appointment, or sign up for an appointment in Handshake.

Tools for Self-Discovery
Finding the right career starts with knowing yourself! Through Career Services, you have access to career and personality assessments such as the Strong Interest Inventory and Focus 2. Access them all from the “Personality and Exploration” tab below, or schedule an appointment with our team on Handshake.

Connect with us on Handshake!

By creating your employer account in Handshake and connecting to Hardin-Simmons University, you can:

  • Post open jobs & internships from your organization
  • Register for HSU job and career fairs
  • Share your on-campus recruiting and interviewing events at HSU
  • Manage your hiring process using Handshake’s intuitive applicant tracking system (if desired)

Check out Handshake’s employer help center if you need assistance, or contact our office at any time.

Recruiting Opportunities

Sign up to attend HSU events in Handshake! Contact HSU Career Services if your organization is interested in sponsoring an event.

Career Exploration Resources

Focus 2 – This 5-part career assessment is a powerful tool for discovering majors and careers that are a good fit for you. Explore thousands of occupations based on your results!
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What Can I Do With This Major? – Explore how different majors can lead to certain career pathways.

Strong Interest Inventory – Help clarify why, what, where, and how you prefer to work with this tried and true tool available through the HSU Career Center by appointment.

Handshake Job Role Profiles – In Handshake, click “Career Center” then “Discover Careers” to see descriptions of job roles within various industries. Browse active jobs in Handshake that fit that role, see salary and location information, and more.

Personality Assessments

High5 – Discover your Top 5 strengths and explore how you can harness them in work and life. Send a brief assessment to those close to you and see if how you view your strengths aligns with how they view them.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) – This classic personality assessment gives great insight into why you do the things you do.

On the Hunt for a New Job?
Through Handshake, HSU alumni have access to view thousands of job and internship opportunities. The Office of Career Services also hosts career fairs and on-campus interviews in which alumni are welcome to participate.

Wanting to Connect to HSU Students?
Let us know if you’re interested in volunteering at a Career Services event – options include career panels, mix-and-mingle events, sponsorship of award dinners, mentoring, and informal info sessions. Or, create a Handshake alumni account to answer HSU students’ career questions.

Personalized Professional Development
Participate in a mock interview, send us your résumé for review, or email us to set up an in-person appointment.

Steps for Hiring Student Employees at HSU

  1. Contact Career Services office to post position in Handshake. Every position we hire must be posted for at least 3 days in order for HSU to meet federal regulations.
  2. Collect résumés, conduct interviews, and choose a candidate for hire.
  3. Have student complete new hire paperwork with the HSU Payroll office by their first day of work (preferably before). They must bring original documentation for their I-9, as copies cannot be accepted.

Contact our office at any time with questions about how to connect to HSU students!

Career Services is Here for Our HSU Team Members Too

We love engaging with students everywhere we can. But, did you know that we can work with your team too?

For Your Students

“Rope a Speaker”– Would you like to schedule a presentation for your class this semester? We have a wealth of today’s relevant presentations for you to choose from that can supplement your curricula, foster career development, and ready your students for today’s marketplace.

For Your Staff

Does your team need a refresher on LinkedIn, Handshake, or today’s job search letters? Book a Career Services representative to meet this need today.