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Freshman Year: Explore

Exploring is all about figuring out what is out there and available to you. Orient yourself to college life!

  • Get involved in clubs or organizations.
  • Take elective courses to narrow down your interests.
  • Find different volunteer work or service projects.
  • Sign up for career coaching.
  • Create your résumé and attend career expos.

Sophomore Year: Experiment

SFA has a ton of ways you can experiment in your college journey.

  • Speak with faculty related to your field of interest.
  • Participate in job shadowing programs and informational interviews.
  • Volunteer.
  • Look into part-time employment.
  • Meet with a career coach to discuss your major or minor, career goals, interviewing tips and more.

Junior Year: Experience

What do you want your college experience to consist of? How can these experiences help prepare you for a successful future?

  • Monitor your career goals.
  • Consider leadership roles in organizations.
  • Utilize the CCPD services (they're free)!
  • Update your résumé.

Senior Year: Excel

The CCPD wants to help you succeed. Ask yourself: "What can I do in the next 24 hours to help achieve my goals? What about the next semester?"



Center for Career and Professional Development
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Physical Address:
Baker Pattillo Student Center
Room 3.302

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13032, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

CCPD: Compliments or Complaints, Questions

Compliments or Complaints? Tell Jack!

Tell Jack is designed for you to tell us about any concerns, complaints or compliments about your experience at SFA. You can also use it to recognize individuals or departments that have provided you with excellent customer service.

Questions - but not sure whom to ask? Ask Jack!

College can be a confusing time. If you have questions but aren't sure whom to ask, Ask Jack.

If you would prefer to meet personally with the Dean of Student Affairs, utilize one of the following options:

  • Schedule an appointment by calling 936.468.7249
  • Visit the Baker Pattillo Student Center, Room 3.105 during open office hours: 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays