Dear Faculty, We look forward to collaborating with you on career-related curriculum and activities. Our goals are to:
- Keep you informed of agencies and corporations visiting campus
- Provide you with salary survey information
- Be available to you for class presentations on career-related topics
- Offer you career-related materials to supplement your course
- Serve as the point of contact when you are contacted by an outside employer.
We encourage you to refer students to the Career Center for assistance in any of the following areas: finding an on-campus job, internship, choosing a major/career or applying to graduate or professional school. In order to receive our services, UTEP students must pay student-services fees.
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Don’t Cancel That Class!
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
If you are a UTEP professor or instructor and are anticipating being out of town for a conference or off-site work event, don’t cancel your class – rather, invite the Career Center to be your guest speaker for the day. We will provide a 50 or 90-minute career-readiness workshop while you are away.
Here’s how it works:
1. Select the workshop you would like us to conduct from the list below and email Claudia P. Dominguez at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Date/time of presentation
- Room number/Location
- The topic you would like us to cover
- Number of students in your class
2. We require a minimum of five business days advance notice/request. For classes/presentations after 5:00 pm we require seven business days’ notice in advance.
3. All workshops are approximately 50 minutes long (we can extend it to 90 minutes).
4. When a presenter comes to class, they will take attendance, and we can provide you with this information.
- How the Career Center can help you: Take our crash course on how to activate your Job Mine account, take advantage of the Internship Program, and use the Career Center’s student tools.
- Crafting an Effective Résumé & Cover Letter: Learn how to make a great first impression in writing by showcasing your accomplishments in a résumé and cover letter employers won’t be able to resist.
- Mastering the Interview: Gain an insight of what you need to do before, during, and after your interview. We will teach you how to respond to questions based on the S.T.A.R. approach.
- Finding an Internship: Internships give you the edge to launch your career. Learn about the importance of internships, where to find them and how to be part of the Internship Program.
- Pathways to Excel: Education, Experience, Community Involvement, Eye to the Future, and Leadership: Learn the steps of becoming a top-notch job candidate by improving your education, experience, community involvement and leadership skills.
- How to Navigate a Career Fair: Ace your next career fair by learning what to do before, during and after the event and how to develop your elevator speech.
- Working for .gov: Become an expert on the Student Pathways Program, navigating USAJobs.gov, and creating your federal résumé.
- Transitioning from Classroom to Workforce: Transition from student to professional by following our tips on making first impressions, communicating in the workplace, and becoming an indispensable employee.
- Negotiating a Job Offer: Always get what you’re worth by following our tips on evaluating, negotiating and countering job offers.
- Developing a Curriculum Vitae (CV): Build your strongest American CV by learning how to market your skills and highlight your academic and professional experience.
- Preparing for Graduate School: Learn the ins-and-outs of the graduate school application process, including how to fund your graduate degree and start developing your statement of purpose.
- Establishing your LinkedIn Profile: Turn your LinkedIn account into a job offer by following our tips on building a marketable account, creating networks and connecting with professionals.
- Building a Teacher Portfolio (Education majors): Get a step-by-step guide on how to develop and utilize your teacher portfolio.
- You may also be interested in using a number of your sample documents.
- Connect a student to their designated career center professional staff member.
- View employers recruiting on campus this week.
- Direct students to our online job listing portal, called Job Mine.
- Encourage your students to attend any one of our career/job fairs to conduct informational interviews, find out what majors employers hire, or to start asking about requirements to secure an internship.