Tips for taking your headshot at home.
- Use a high-resolution image
- Make sure your face takes up 60% of the frame
- Pick a photo that looks like you
- Be the only person in the picture
- Get someone else to take the picture for you
- Choose the right expression
- Avoid distracting backgrounds
- Wear what you would wear to work or an interview
- Take the photo in soft, natural light
- Use filters wisely
WATCH: Pro Headshots with your cellphone HERE
LIVE on Instagram every Thursday at 10AM
August 05: From Athlete to Engineer: Hear from a UTEP athletic alum about their journey to Engineering.
August 12: Coast Guard Can be for You: Hear out how the Coast Guard can support you in your journey.
August 19: Women in Engineering: Our guest will be discussing her journey and how she has thrived her field.
August 26: A Day in the Life of Women in Tech: Our guest will share her success in the field of technology.
September 02: Recruiter Recommendations to Stand Out: Watch for some great tips on how to stand at a career fair both in-person and virtually and in an interview.
September 23: How to Thrive as an Entrepreneur: UTEP Alum shares their story of becoming a successful entrepreneur.
September 30: From Athlete to Professional: Hear from a UTEP athletic alum about their journey to a successful career with the American Heart Association.
October 07: A Day in the life of a Speech Pathologist: UTEP Alum shares the good and the difficult of being a Speech Language Pathologist during COVID.
October 14: A Day in the Life of a Professional Musician: From UTEP to Boston, our guest shares how to thrive in the music arena.
October 21: What I did with my Criminology Degree: UTEP Alum shares their journey from criminology to Private Investigator.
November 04: What I did with my Criminology Degree: UTEP Alum shares their journey from criminology to El Paso Police Department.
November 11: Military to Civilian: Transitioning from Military to Civilian has its only hurdles. Our guest will share their transition story and offer future tips.
November 18: A Day in the Life of a Dance Teacher: UTEP Dance Alum shares a day in the life of a dance teacher at Clint ISD.
December 02: Changing Careers: Going from one path in life to another is common. Listen to our guest as they offer tips on discovering your path.
December 09: Chick-Fil-A - Preparing you for your future: Chick-Fil-A will be offering insight on how they can help you prepare your future.
December 16: TBD
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EXPOse Your Career
An interviewer’s first impression of how you look at the interview is important, so make it count! Regardless of how your interview is conducted, in-person, or virtual, you want to look polished and feel confident.
The UTEP Career Closet provides professional clothing to students for interviews, networking events, and other occasions where it is important to make a positive first impression.
The Career Closet and Etiquette Dinner program are for currently enrolled UTEP students only. UTEP graduates are not eligible for these two programs.
Who can use this service?
Check-in & Check-out schedule
Failure to Return
Replacement & Condition of Items
The Career Center in conjunction with the Student Engagement and Leadership Center host a dining etiquette experience called Miner Manners to prepare students for an interview over a meal. We invite you to register for this special event hosted during the spring semester in Job Mine.
2022 Etiquette Event is scheduled for Thursday, March 10, 2022.
SUIT-UP EVENT FAQs
What is Suit Up?
It is a partnership between you and JCPenney to offer you an opportunity to get career and professional items at a great price. Participants receive an Extra 30% off on the career and professional categories.
Where do I go to shop?
First, go to Job Mine and select the Suit-Up event we will then send you information on how you can access the PROMOT Code. JCPenney has a special page set up to help you find the key categories you will need for your professional life. The page is: www.jcpenney.com/m/suit-up
Can I combine the Suit Up coupon with another coupon? Can the coupon be used on sale and clearance merchandise?
The Suit Up coupon is not layerable and cannot be combined with other coupons. It can be used on sale items, but not on clearance.
I used my coupon on a purchase, but I found something else to buy. Can I use the same coupon?
Each coupon is good for one transaction. If another coupon is needed for future purchases, you can request additional by texting to receive one.
Can I use my online coupon in the store?
Yes, you can use the online coupon in store. Just present the code to the store associate when you check out. If the store has questions, they can reach out to Nicole McNiel at JCPenney.
What merchandise is included in the Suit Up coupon?
All career wear key categories are included in the offer. Suiting, dress shirts/blouses, ties, belts, dress socks/hosiery, dress shoes, and various accessories. A list can be sent, if needed.