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The Dual Career Program's mission is to maximize employment opportunities for partners of current and/or future faculty members. Each client we serve receives personalized assistance to identify options for pursuing a successful career.

About the Program

Our program aims to maintain and strengthen the university's ability to recruit and retain excellent faculty who are part of a dual career couple.


  • Access to job openings at Texas A&M and the local community
  • Resume/curriculum vitae review and rewrite expertise to include cover letter writing
  • Help with interviewing techniques, including mock interviews (Zoom and in-person), interview preparation and etiquette
  • Career coaching by an experienced consultant
  • Local job search information on job market salaries, benefits, websites and other resources
  • Job search techniques, job fairs and local workforce office programs and training


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How it Works

The new, potential, or existing faculty member and/or their partner may contact Dual Career directly. If needed, department leadership may connect a prospective faculty member with Dual Career during the recruitment process. Dual Career will conduct an initial consultation with the faculty member and/or their partner to determine employment needs.

The Dual Career staff has extensive experience in all areas of the job search process and can provide a full range of services tailored to your specific needs.

Contact: Dea Polk (Dual Career Consultant) or Carolyn Allen (Program Coordinator).

Frequently Asked Questions


Upon arriving in College Station for my husband to begin working at Texas A&M University, we knew no one. Dea Polk and Dual Career were fantastic at making me feel welcome and assisting me with finding the right position at Texas A&M. Dea even conducted practice interviews with me to help me feel more comfortable and confident.

Susan Burton