Selecting a major is only the first step towards obtaining a professional business career. The College provides students with workshops, events
Internships provide students with practical experience which will complement their classroom knowledge as well as prepare them for their career goals. The experience students gain by this program will help open doors, enhance their opportunities upon graduation and enable them to successfully launch their careers. Students find internship opportunities through business student organizations, career fairs, employer information sessions and by keeping their Job Mine account up to date. To successfully compete with other candidates, students must have a professional resume and continuously develop their professional skills!
Test-Driving My Career at PwC
Connecting With Employers
There are many opportunities for students to connect with employers on campus. To learn about career paths with visiting companies, students can attend career fairs and employer information sessions.
The College of Business Administration also posts reminders for these events and more on our Facebook page at facebook.com/UGCOBA.
Job Mine is a program that directly connects students with employers. Through Job Mine, students can apply to internships as well as full-time and part-time positions at companies that are specifically looking for UTEP students. If you have not already set up your Job Mine account, please use the link below to create your account.
Career Development Assistance
Students who have selected a specialty major can make an appointment with the COBA Career Development Manager for help with the following:
- Career Advising
- Job/Internship Search
- Resume Reviews
- Writing a Cover Letter
- Interview Preparation
- Developing your Elevator Speech
- Navigating a Career Fair
- Networking with Employers
For assistance with these and other career-related topics, please contact Pamela Prieto at the email or number listed below.
Career Development Manager
Business Room 102
Phone: (915) 747-8345
Writing Your Resume
Before meeting with employers, students should prepare a professional resume. For students creating their first resume, the college provides a resume template. Please remember that before a resume is ready for employers, it should first be reviewed. Students can make appointments with a Peer Career Advisor (PCA) for the first review or they can email their resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org. A secondary review is recommended with the Program Advisor/Lectures at the College of Business Administration.
Juniors and seniors who have selected a specialty major can also make an appointment with the COBA Career Development Manager for a resume review.
Please remember to keep an updated copy of your resume on your Job Mine account.
Students visiting RBC Capital Markets, New York, NY.
Professional Development Workshops and Events
The college holds professional development workshops on everything from preparing your resume to negotiating a job offer. Employers and COBA Program Advisor/Lecturers present many of these workshops at the College of Business Administration.
The College of Business Administration also holds the following professional development events.
Employer Speed Networking
The evening before the fall Career Fair, the College of Business Administration holds a networking event for employers and business students in a speed dating type format. The event provides business students a more relaxed atmosphere to ask employers questions and learn about the organizations.
Each spring, the College of Business Administration coordinates mock interviews with employers and business students. Mock interviews are an excellent opportunity for students to practice their interviewing skills with employers and then receive feedback on their performance.
Students can watch COBA’s Facebook page to keep up to date on the next scheduled event.
Use the link below to see when the next class is being offered.
Joining a business student organization is an excellent way for
- Meet business professionals
- Build leadership and business skills
- Make friends with common career goals
- Go on company tours
- Attend social networking events
- Make a difference in your community
- Compete in national conferences/competitions
- Internship opportunities
- Secure your dream job
COBA students in New York