Husky Success Is Our Mission!

Your career really does begin while you are enrolled in college. We serve as your coach and mentor as you start to discover your purpose in life and begin to prepare to pursue your career interests. We have a variety of services and resources that can assist you with discovering your calling and we are alongside you as you actively pursue your calling. You should be following the HBU Career Roadmap in order to know what should be accomplished each year in regards to career goals.

Are you ready to compete for an internship or job in your field?! Here are important documents and topics you should start thinking about and come and discuss with us immediately:

  • Discovering Your Career and Calling
    • We strongly believe our Heavenly Father has given us all purpose in this life and it is up to each of us to recognize our innate abilities and skills and utilize them to ultimately pursue our calling with the confidence that he will never forsake us and will never leave our side as he guides us down our career paths.
      • Your calling is not necessarily a job that you will pursue although it could very well involve certain functions or responsibilities within a specific role or field. For example, if you have always had an interest in being a blessing to children then this could be accomplished in many roles and fields. There are specific majors and jobs such as education, psychology, teacher, counselor, etc… that a Career Coach would recommend to you in a one-on-one appointment. Discovering your calling can be achieved in the following ways:
        • Daily Prayer
        • Self-Reflection and Career Advising
        • Taking Career Assessments
        • Attending The Career Insider Series
        • Following the Career Roadmap
  • Professional Resume
    • This document is the most important you will ever create in your adult life as it truly opens doors for interviews, internships, jobs, scholarships, graduate school, and a lot more! We know you would like to have the best resume in your class so stop by as soon as possible for us to review it. Hurry as we have an excellent resume template you can start utilizing today! More details below!
  • Cover Letter
    • The Cover Letter introduces the reader to your resume. It is a document that internship & job seekers use to expand upon why their skills and past experience makes them the best for a position. This document takes time to perfect so we highly suggest that you begin working on this document and bring it by for a Career Coach to review.
  • Scheduling Appointments with Career Coaches
    • Never estimate the power of a Career Coach. We have over 30 years of experience assisting internship & job seekers with pursuing their careers. Students who continuously meet with us to go over documents like resumes and discuss topics like major, internships, jobs, industries, etc. are students who successfully land internships and jobs. What are you waiting for?!
  • Mock Interviews
    • Career Coaches conduct Mock Interviews every week! Mock Interviews are practice interviews for work-study, internship, and job interviews. Career Coaches typically have students schedule a 30 minute appointment in Hire-A-Husky, come dressed professionally, and bring a copy of your resume. The Career Coach asks the student/alumnus specific questions related to an internship or job interest and then provides specific feedback at the end of the Mock Interview. If you would like to be chosen for an internship or job then please schedule a Mock Interview today!
  • Career Assessments
    • It is perfectly fine that you have questions about which major to choose or are having doubts about a specific major. We provide Career Assessments that contain excellent insight for students to make an informed decisions about which career(s) to pursue!

Current students can make appointment to meet with a Career Coach using their Hire-A-Husky account!

HBU alumni are also  encouraged to utilize the Drop-In Hours or register an account in Hire-A-Husky in order to make an appointment.

Husky Drop-In Hours:

  • Monday & Tuesday: 4:00pm-6:00pm
  • Wednesday & Thursday: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Office Hours:

  • Monday & Tuesday 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Wednesday – Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

The Office of Career and Calling is now located in the Hinton Center, Room 101. (Building with the Dome)

“Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”
Isaiah 30:29

  • Students: Logging on to Hire-A-Husky

    Hire-A-Husky is the centralized career services portal at Houston Baptist University. Students and alumni can apply for campus jobs, internships, part-time, and full-time jobs as well as sign up for Campus Interviews and pre-register for Career Development Workshops and HBU Career Fairs.

    Appointments with Career Counselors are also scheduled in Hire-A-Husky by following the steps below;

    • Here is the online link to Hire-A-Husky for students;
    • Your username is the beginning portion of your HBU Email; ex. jonesae
    • Your password is your H: Number without the H; ex. 02450293
    • After logging in, update your major and ethnicity and then press SAVE.
    • Upload your current resume to your account and press SUBMIT.
    • A Career Counselor will review your resume and notify you of whether it is approved or needs to be revised.
    • To schedule an appointment, go to the home page of your Hire-A-Husky account and click Make Appointment and select a day and time.


    LOG IN using your Username: jonesa and Password: 0123456

    You will need to do the following as soon as you log into your account:

    NOTE: The more detailed you fill out your profile, the better we will be able to assist you.

    Upload your documents

    • Put your cursor over My Account and select My Documents
    • Click on the [Upload File] link
    • Click the Browse button to find your document
    • Select the correct document and name it
    • Click the Upload button

    Searching for Jobs and Internships

    • Put your cursor over Jobs and select Job Search
    • Fill in the search criteria to narrow down your job search OR just click the Search button (without entering any search criteria) to view all current jobs.
    • Click on the Job ID to see the specifics of the position and how to apply
    • You can save your search and choose to be emailed about new jobs by clicking on Save Search

    NOTE:  If your account is pending, then the options below are not available to you. You will be emailed once your account is activated.

    Searching for Career Events

    • Click on the Career Events menu
    • You will see a list of all current Career Events (Career Fairs, Teacher’s Expos, etc.)
    • To view details, employers registered and/or RSVP, click on the Career Event’s name.

    NOTE: Not all events accept RSVPs or allow students to search the list of employers registered for the event.

    Viewing Your Activity

    • Put your cursor over My Account and select My Activity
    • There are 4 types of activity that you can view:
    • Referrals – These are resume referrals that you have submitted to an employer’s job, our office has submitted on your behalf, or an employer has downloaded your resume.
    • Placements – These are current job placements and details of those.
    • Schedules – The Schedule Activity shows any interviews, information sessions, or waiting lists for which you have signed up. You can also see any Preselection Activity that is still pending under the Preselection Activity section.
    • RSVPs – These are the Career Events that you are currently RSVPed for.
  • H.I.R.E. (Career Planning)

    It can be overwhelming to balance your commitments in the classroom, at work, with family, and the list goes on and on into the sunset! However, your career is arguably the most important aspect of your life! Preparing for your career begins in college and we have designed a strategy for you to follow when beginning to actively plan:

    H.I.R.E. (Career Planning)

    Hire: The first step to getting hired for work-study, internships, part-time and full-time begins with setting up your profile in Hire-A-Husky. You can also pre-register for Workshops, Campus Interviews, and Career Fairs. We recommend you use Hire-A-Husky to apply for jobs before using any other resource as employers deliberately post in the database in order to recruit Huskies!

    Internships: If you are interested in gaining experience in your field then we highly recommend you take advantage of internships while in college. Research has been shown that students who complete internships have an easier time starting a career after college. We have launched our very own Internship program for Huskies! The Community Internship program consists of employers who specifically want to hire Huskies as interns! We hope you sign up for this program soon!

    Resume:  The resume will become the most important document you have ever created! Spend time with designing and creating this life-changing document as employers use it to determine whether they should call you fo ran interview! We strongly recommend that Huskies always meet face-to-face with a Career Counselor regarding their resume as this document is designed to be a conversation starter and the Career Counselor might have a variety of questions regarding the information you’ve added on the document. We have a specific resume template and resume guidelines for all Huskies! Do not download a template from Microsoft Office! Use the resume template specifically for Huskies and drop by during Drop-In Hours or make an appointment in Hire-A-Husky. You will also need to upload your final draft of your resume to your profile in Hire-A-Husky. We will send your approved resume to companies for internships and jobs!

    Experience or Education: At this point in planning your career, you should have scheduled an appointment with a Career Counselor to discuss what type of experience your career requires and also whether it will require additional education or certifications. Making time for your career is the right thing to do if you are interested in leading a successful career. Pro-active Huskies will know years before graduation what is required of them to pursue their careers after college. Schedule your Career Counseling appointment in Hire-A-Husky TODAY!!!!

  • HBU Career Roadmap

    HBU Career Roadmap

    Your career begins on the very first day of class here at Houston Baptist University. No longer are students waiting until their last year in college to start developing their skill-sets for the World of Work. God has a plan for each of our lives and as we seek to be an active participant in His daily will this plan will gradually unfold.

    The Office of Career and Calling has carefully crafted a journey for your to follow throughout your academic years in order to gain the following skills; networking, resume writing, interviewing, team-building, leadership, time management, public speaking, and a host of additional skills. The Career Roadmap consists of specific milestones that freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students should accomplish during each school year. READY! SET! GO! 

  • The Art of the Resume Template and Guidelines

    Hire-A-Husky Resume Guidelines


    • The font on all resumes should be either Times New Roman, Arial, or Calibri. The size of your font should be no larger than 12 with exception
      to your name. It is okay to have your section titles at 12 font while the information in each section can be at 10-11 font. This helps with fitting more information on one page.


    • The length of a resume depends on the years of experience job candidate’s possess. If you have less than five years of direct experience in
      your field of interest then the resume should be only on one page.
    • Candidates with more than five years of experience have the option of keeping their resume on one page or going to two pages.
    • Candidates with 10+ years’ experience should have a 2-3 page resume.
    • If you are close to one page, but keep spilling over to the second page then we suggest that you go to PAGE LAYOUT and then MARGINS and choose the NARROW option so you can fit more text on one page.


    • Resume Templates found on Microsoft Office are forbidden as they are difficult for Career Counselors to adjust, amend, and critique,
      because of the formatting associated with these templates. The accepted resume template for all HBU Huskies is how your resume should be formatted.

    Font Color:

    • The text/font on your resume should be black. Any colors outside of black will result in your resume not being approved in Hire-A-Husky.


    • Your Education section should reflect your most current degree you are pursuing at the top of the section.
    • If you have transferred from a community college, you should add the current degree you are pursuing at the top. Your high school should never be above the current degree you are pursuing at HBU.
    • If your resume is missing the degree you are pursuing at HBU, it will be rejected.
      Section Order:
    • The Sections on your resume should be in a certain order depending on the years of experience you possess.
    • If you have less than five years of experience then your sections should be in the following order: 1. Professional Summary 2. Education 3. Skills 4. Clinical Rotations/Internship Experience 5. Professional Experience 6. Volunteer Experience 7. Awards & Activities 8. Achievements
    • Keep in mind that sections 1 & 6-8 are optional, but highly encouraged as it gives you additional opportunities to sell your well-rounded experience to potential employers.
    • If you have more than five years of experience then the sections should be in the following order: 1. Professional Summary 2. Skills/Summary of Qualifications 3. Professional Experience 4. Organizations/Affiliations 5. Education; Keep in mind that the fourth section is optional.

    Skills Section:

    • This is a section where you add bullets regarding any software you are familiar with such as QuickBooks, Cool Edit Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc… If you are interested in the medical field then you should also add any lab instruments you are familiar with as well as medical theories, concepts, and medical procedures that are relevant to the field.
    • The skills section is also where you add any additional languages you are familiar with besides English. Please do not list that you can speak English.
    • Please do not add Microsoft Office unless you have advanced knowledge of the suite. It is expected that you should be familiar with Microsoft Office entering college.
    • The key to a great skills section is being specific regarding your knowledge and expertise. Adding general skills like “Great Communicator”, “Attention to Detail”, etc… is not specific and will not cause an employer to contact you.
      Experience Section:
    • The Office of Career and Calling suggests that all internship/job descriptions have a minimum of three-five bullets/lines explaining each internship or job on your resume.
    • If your job descriptions are in paragraphs then your resume will be rejected. This makes your resume much easier to read as employers spend less than 10 seconds reading a resume.
    • If your job descriptions have less than three bullets/lines then your resume will be rejected.
    • If you do not remember what you exactly did in a previous/current job then we suggest you follow this link to a great resource by that houses generic job descriptions:

    Action Verbs:

    • Every sentence on your resume should begin with an Action Verb. Your bullets/lines/sentences on your resume should not begin
      with I, My, You, or Me.
    • Action Verbs bring your resume to life as they convey the action you took to complete the job or internship. Here is a great article by the Muse that we believe you will find very helpful in finding the right Action Verbs for your resume and experience:
    • The heading on the resume should be centralized on the resume and contain the following: Your Name, Address, Phone Number, Email,
      LinkedIn URL, or any other link that conveys your experience/portfolio.
    • We also highly suggest that you attend our Drop-In Hours to meet with a Career Counselor about your resume/job search.
    • Drop-In Hours do not require an appointment as during this period a student may meet with a Career Counselor for 10-15 minutes regarding their preferred topic of choice including resumes, job search, choosing a major, etc… Students attending Drop-In Hours or appointments usually walk out of the session with a finished resume.
    • Scheduled appointments typically last 30-60 minutes. In these longer appointments, Career Counselors go more in depth regarding your topic of choice including mock interviews, career assessments, LinkedIn Profile creation, etc…
    • We also critique cover letters, personal statements, and
      Curriculum Vitae during Scheduled Appointments.
  • Community Internships Program

    The Office of Career and Calling assists students with finding and securing internships in the Houston area via the Community Internships program. Students can schedule appointments to meet with the Internship Coordinator and discuss current internship opportunities. Here is how students can participate;

    • All majors are welcome to apply- At least 30 credit hours
    • Updated Resume and Cover Letter in Hire-A-Husky
    • Class Schedule
    • Unofficial Transcript
    • Complete LinkedIn Profile

    Please follow this link to learn more and to fill out the Internship Interest Application;

  • HBU Career Fairs


    The Office of Career and Calling hosts Career Fairs each semester. We highly suggest students and alumni attend these events to network with employers in fields related to your interest and major. Students and alumni should pre-register for the Career Fairs below by signing into Hire-A-Husky as your uploaded resumes will be sent to employers electronically after the Career Fairs:

    • Work-Study & Campus Employment Career Fair
    • Nursing Career Fair
    • Accounting & Finance Career Fair
    • Fall (All Majors) Career Fair
    • Healthcare Career Fair
    • Education Career Fair
    • Spring (All Majors) Career Fair
    • Texas Job Fair

    Here are the links to Hire-A-Husky: 

  • The Career Insiders: Job Seeker Series

    Are you interested in learning more about the different industries in Houston? Do you want to network with professionals in your industry of interest? You should attend The Career Insiders: Job Seeker Series!

    We bring in company representatives from most industries to speak during this series. Below is an example of workshops and how the series works:

    1. The Career Insiders: Meet Jack Dawson from BKD CPAs & Advisors!
      • Jack will speak about the importance of developing a professional resume. Jack will also share details about the accounting industry & specifically his company’s recruiting needs.
    2. The Career Insiders: Meet Sophia Tan from Memorial Hermann Hospital!
      • Sophia will discuss how she discovered her calling as well as the importance of having a professional presence online starting with LinkedIn. Sophia will also speak about open positions at her company.
    3. The Career Insiders: Meet Mindy Lewis from Houston ISD!
      • Mindy is an HBU alumnus and will share her experience transitioning from college into her career. Mindy will also discuss the importance of negotiating salaries as well as discussing open positions with her school district.

    Students who attend all three workshops will receive a certification to search for internships and jobs and could receive FREE gifts such as leather portfolios, pens, business card holders, and other professional apparel including a new suit! Students who attend these events are interested in advancing their careers while enrolled in college. Remember, you must attend all events in an entire series like the one above in order to receive the FREE gifts. The attire is business casual and you are more than welcome to bring your resume if you would like to pass it along to the speaker. Refreshments and Snacks will be available!

    Stay tuned for the next The Career Insiders: Job Seeker Series during the summer of 2017! 

    NOTE: The Career Insiders: Job Seeker Series has limited seating (20), so please register in advance @ Hire-A-Husky to reserve your spot! Space is going quickly!

    Hinton Center – Room 101 (Office of Career and Calling)

  • The Career Library


    The following are resources are waiting to be utilized in The Career Library:

    • Resume, Cover Letter, and CV templates
    • Virtual Job Interview & Behavioral Interview Questions & Tips
    • O*Net Online is a very powerful job research tool
    • Hire-A-Husky is a job search tool just for HBU HUSKIES
    • Pay Scale is a resource that allows for browsing jobs and average salaries in various industries by city and state
    • Personal Branding Guide and actively using it can open doors to competitive internships and full-time jobs at Fortune 500 companies
    • Graduate School Resources
    • Professional Schools in Texas and their Entrance Exams
      o Medical
      o Dental
      o Physician Assistant
      o Occupational Therapy
      o Physical Therapy
      o Pharmacy
      o HBU BSN Program
      o Chiropractor
      o Veterinarian
      o Law
    • Students and alumni can access The Career Library at anytime
  • Career Assessments

    Career Assessments

    Students, Alumni, and staff are more than welcome to read a brief description below regarding our Career Assessments. Assessments are $10 each and will require a purchase prior to taking the assessment(s). Here are the steps for taking one or all of the assessments below:

    1. Please visit
    2. Register to to pay for any or all of the assessments
    3. Once you have paid for the assessments, you will be contacted via email about the next steps
    4. After taking an assessment, you will need to visit the Office of Career and Calling to meet with a Career Counselor.

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