Personal Financial Planning
Frequently Asked Questions about Opportunity Days
How Can I Help Sponsor Opportunity Days?
You may choose to sponsor opportunity days through several levels. Please see http://www.depts.ttu.edu/pfp/documents/Opportunity_Days_Sponsorship.pdf for a complete list sponsorship levels.
I want help sponsor Opportunity Days. What now?
First, you will need to register with the Department of Personal Financial Planning. To register, please go to https://ttuhumansciences.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1ZZNuDQ0Qn7ZGE5. The deadline to register is February 20th, 2013. After you register, Dawn Abbott will contact you with an invoice. Next, if you are interviewing, you will need to register with the University Career Center. You can do this at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/careercenter/raiderjobs2.php
I want to interview, what should I do?
The career center will be handling all the interviewing for Opportunity Days. The career center runs their interviewing process through "Raiderjobs". The Raiderjobs website will allow you to build you interviewing schedule, post the job description, and look at students' resumes. To register for these services, go to http://www.depts.ttu.edu/careercenter/raiderjobs2.php.
How long do the interviews last? Who can I interview?
The interviewing firm can set your own schedule. Most firms like to spend 30 minutes to 1 hour per interview. You may set your schedule to your own comfort level.
You may interview the students for internships or careers. The choice is yours.
Is there Wi-Fi available for me to use while I am on campus?
In the College of Human Sciences:
Sponsors will receive "guest" internet usernames and passwords in your sponsorship welcome bag. The bag will be given to you by your ambassador when you arrive in Lubbock.
Other guests may come by the Personal Financial Planning Department office located in the Human Sciences Building Room 260 for "guest" internet access. The guest internet usernames and passwords can be used in the Human Sciences building.
In the Career Center:
If you are interviewing at the career center, they will provide you with WiFi access in their building. We do not have extra computers where you can check your email. Please bring your laptop or tablet if you wish to check your email.
I would like to speak to the students about our firm. How can I do that?
We invite sponsors to send a representative to the sponsorship panel (NEW 2013) to allow students an opportunity for Q&A. It will be on Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 from 5pm to 6:30pm. If you are an alumna(us) of the program, we also have an alumni panel. This year the panel is already full but we hope you will consider participating in years to come.
My sponsorship level gives me tickets to the banquet that I will not be using, what am I supposed to do?
Nothing. If your firm will not be able to attend the banquet, you have no obligation to find a use for the tickets. The money raised through sponsorship helps to keep the cost of the banquet down for the students. If only a portion of the tickets from your sponsorship will be used, please let your student liaison know. They will help you invite students you have interviewed, or other people to join you at your table. Through your sponsorship, you will have a given number of seats reserved at your table. The rest of the seats will be open to students and professionals to join you.
I want to post a job but not attend opportunity days, what should I do?
If you are not interviewing for opportunity days, please send your PDF job postings to Dawn Abbott at Dawn.Abbott@ttu.edu. Postings on our website are available year around as well as student and alumni resumes seeking employment. See http://www.depts.ttu.edu/pfp/internships_resumes.php for more details.
Can we help sponsor Opportunity Days and not attend?
Absolutely. We will ensure that your name/company receives the recognition designated with the sponsorship level of your choice. You do not have to attend any of the events to help sponsor Opportunity Days. Thank you in advance for your support!
If I cannot attend Opportunity Days, can I come to Texas Tech and interview the students at a different time? Or I need to hire in the fall, may I come?
Yes, you can interview at any point during the year! During our Opportunity Days, the PFP department releases students from classes to help students make time to interviews and events are scheduled to facilitate network. This is the only time of year that the department is able to provide extensive support, but you are welcome to register with the Career Center any time of the year.
Where can I buy my tickets?
To whom should I make the check payable?
Please make all checks payable to: PFP Excellence Fund
Can I pay by credit card?
Yes! Go to www.pfp.ttu.edu and click "Make a gift, Give to PFP" tab on the left. From there, click the "Personal Financial Planning Fund for Excellence" and enter in the "other amount" field the amount shown on your invoice. It will walk you through the stages of the transaction from this point.
I am an employer and I am having problems looking at student resumes and posting my job. Who can help me?
Please contact Janelle Zamora at the Texas Tech University Career Services.
Email: Janelle Zamora
Phone: (806) 834-3857
Are there any hotels that will give me the state rate?
Yes. A block of rooms have been reserved for Opportunity Days for February 27 – March 2, 2013 at:
Staybridge Suites - located across from the University at the state rate. Rates are $99.99 for a queen room and $109.99 for a king room (not including taxes).
Are there any other hotels in the area?
Yes. The Overton Hotel is across the street from the University. The state rate is not available at this hotel; however, we have reserved a small block of rooms for Opportunity Days at the rate of $149 (not including taxes) until February 13 or until the block is full. There is limited availability, so please book early.
Visitor parking on campus Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. requires a free ePermit. Visitor ePermits may be obtained at any of the seven entry stations on campus. Various places around campus offer free or park-and-pay spaces for visitors. Entry station attendants can provide maps and identify areas to park.
On-Campus Recruiting Quick Tips From University Career Center
To register with Career Center/Raiderjobs start here: https://www.myinterfase.com/ttu/employer/home.aspx
- When you come into University Career Center, please have the license plate number of your car, the state, model, make, color, owner name and your company name. You may park in the R-19 lot. Make sure you are not parked in a spot marked reserved or handicap spots. You may view parking services website at www.parking.ttu.edu You may also stop at an information kiosk and obtain a pass.
- We provide wireless internet
- Your on-campus schedule will be available the night before your event and the morning of with any changes. Please note if you are set up to use our interview space through Rawls College of Business or Ed Whitacre College of Engineering their office will be providing your schedule. Our office hours are Monday- Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm. If you need different accommodations please call our office at least a week before your event to make these arrangements. If you would like to order food for information sessions you may use outside catering at University Career Center. Different buildings on campus require use of Top Tier Catering only. Their number is 806-742-1966.
- There is a food court located in the north part of our building featuring Chick-Fil-A, Quiznos, pizza, sushi and more.
- Make sure and visit our website at www.careercenter.ttu.edu to view upcoming events such as job fairs, seminar series and etiquette dinners.
- For a recent listing of hotels and fun things to do in Lubbock visit www.visitlubbock.org