Event Activities

Panhandle Plains Historical Museum

PPHM
PPHM

Thursday, November 1 and Friday, November 2 from 9:00am-5:00pm
Admission to the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum (PPHM) is free for Pathways attendees (please present your Pathways badge for entry).

If you’re a dedicated history geek, we’ve got enough to keep you occupied from open to close. For more casual museum-goers, you might plan to spend at least a couple hours touring our premises. We’ve got something for everyone!

Facility Tour – Horse Center

WT Horse Center
WT Horse Center

Thursday, November 1 from 3:00pm-4:00pm
The WT Horse Center covers 80 acres of land and contains classrooms, conference rooms and the coaching offices. It is home to the West Texas A&M University equestrian team and also serves as a major facility for the WT Equine Industry program, the Horse Judging team, Stock Horse team and Horseman’s Association.

Shuttles will be available for transport to the facility tour.

Facility Tour – UL Advanced Wind Turbine Test Facility

WT Advanced Wind Turbine Test Facility
WT Advanced Wind Turbine Test Facility

Thursday, November 1 from 1:00pm-2:00pm and 2:00pm-3:00pm
With a hub height of 130 meters (426.5 feet), a blade tip height of 199.2 meters (653.5 feet) and a rotor diameter of 136 meters (446.2 feet), the tallest wind turbine in the United States is installed at the UL Advanced Wind Turbine Test Facility.

The UL Advanced Wind Turbine Test Facility at West Texas A&M University is a unique collaboration between West Texas A&M University and UL. The facility, located in the middle of the Great Plains Wind Corridor, is one of the largest of its kind in the world and is a premiere location for wind testing. Due to year round favorable wind conditions, turnaround time at the facility is unparalleled, making the facility the ideal testing resource for wind turbine manufacturers, component manufacturers, project developers, utilities, and other companies within the wind energy sector.

Shuttles will be available for transport to the facility tour.

Facility Tour – Agricultural Sciences Complex and Meat Lab

WT Ag Sciences Complex
WT Ag Sciences Complex

Thursday, November 1 from 3:00pm-4:00pm / Friday, November 2 from 10:00am-11:00am
The new Agricultural Sciences Complex provides more than 150,000 square feet of space to provide the best in educational opportunities for WTAMU students and the community. The facility will house classrooms, labs and offices as well as a state-of-the arts meat lab, a multi-purpose arena with spectator seating for up to 500 people and a pavilion for the showing, handling and evaluation of animals.

Please meet at the Pathways Information Desk at 9:45am for the Friday tour.

Virgil Henson Activities Center

VHAC
VHAC

Thursday, November 1 and Friday, November 2 from 6:00am-10:00pm
Conference participants can visit the Virgil Henson Activities Center (VHAC) for free* with their conference IDs, which includes a swimming pool, a climbing tower, an all-purpose room for basketball and other activities, and a weight room. The Activities Center also offers bowling lanes, racquetball courts, and other activities for an additional fee.
*Please see additional information.

Palo Duro Canyon

State Highway Park Road 5, Canyon, TX
Conference attendees can explore the Palo Duro Canyon for free during their visit. Please present your Pathways badge at the gate.

Workshops

Professional Development Series: LinkedIn
Thursday, November 1 from 4:00pm-5:00pm, Killgore Research Center, Graduate Suite Rm 103
Are you actively seeking a job? Come learn about the different elements of LinkedIn and how one of America’s largest job search engines can help you find the right career path upon graduation.

Professional Development Series: Interviewing
Friday, November 2 from 10:30am-11:30am, Killgore Research Center, Graduate Suite Rm 103
Come learn the blue print for interviewing success. We’ll discuss effective strategies to use before, during and after the interview. Takeaways include developing an elevator pitch, anticipating & answering interview questions, professional dress tips, 10 ways to blow an interview and effective ways to follow-up.Professional Development Series: Resume

Professional Development Series: Resume
Thursday, November 1 from 2:00pm-3:00pm, Killgore Research Center, Graduate Suite Rm 103
The key to landing an interview is a great resume. During this workshop, we will discuss parts of a resume, the do’s and don’ts of resume writing, and how to target your resume to get the employer’s attention.

Passport Contest

Included with your registration materials is a Passport filled with activities to promote professional development, networking, and our Panhandle Plains Historical Museum (the largest history museum in Texas). By attending the activities and meeting participants from other System schools, you will collect stamps or stickers and return the completed Passport to the Event Information Booth in the JBK. Passports are due by noon on Friday and five $100 Visa Gift card winners will be announced during the closing ceremony. You must be present to win.

The following professional development opportunities are available:

  • Visit any two tables at the Recruitment Fair to see what our TAMU schools have to offer
  • Have a professional head shot taken digitally (will be emailed after Pathways event), and
  • Attend workshops put on by WT’s Career Services department on resume development, LinkedIn or interviewing.

To complete the networking section of your Passport, see if you can collect a sticker from someone at each TAMU System school. Stickers are included with your passport to provide to other students and additional stickers are available at the Event Information Booth if needed.

See how far your Passport can take you while enjoying what West Texas A&M University has to offer.

MFA Exhibition

Thursday, November 1 from 6:00pm-8:00pm, Mary Moody Northen Hall – Dord Fitz Formal Gallery
Support WT student Samson Akinwole who will exhibit his MFA portfolio and the hard work he’s put in over his graduate career.