Welcome to the UTEP Career Center
We invite you to explore our website but also ask that you make the time to visit us at the Union Bldg. (WEST), Room 103. You will find that if you connect with the Career Center early in your academic studies, you will benefit greatly from the various services and resources that we offer. Our goal is to provide you with opportunities to build career-related skills that will prepare you for your future. You can also reach out directly with the professional staff member assigned to your college and schedule a one-on-one appointment or career advising.
In addition to career advising, we offer workshops on a number of career-related topics, one-on-one help in crafting your résumé, and mock interviews - to get you ready for that part-time job, internship, or full-time job. The Career Center also brings a host of different hiring representatives from various fields: business, government, education, and social agencies to recruit at the career fairs that we host. Many of these representatives also conduct on-campus interviews as part of their visit to campus.
We understand that you may also be looking for a part-time job to help offset school and life-related expenses. Know that we manage most of the on-campus jobs (hourly and work-study positions), these are posted online in our job database called Job Mine. Working on campus is a great way to enhance your résumé and gain meaningful work experience. Job Mine lists hundreds of jobs on and off campus, part-time, full-time, and professional. If you are a UTEP student, you already have access to this database, simply activate your profile or login now.
Below are two employment types of programs that are available in Job Mine:
- On-campus Student Employment - These are hourly positions available within the different departments on campus. Students typically work 19 hours a week and are paid at least minimum wage. These types of positions are in no way connected to financial aid or financial need. Students simply follow the application instructions.
- Work-study is a need-based employment program, you must have received and accepted this type of aid via your financial aid award packet. Students typically work 15-19 hours a week and typically earn minimum wage.
Having your résumé ready for a class assignment or an actual job application does not have to be stressful, simply visit the Career Center to have your résumé reviewed by one of our staff members. If you want to get an early start in drafting your résumé, take a look at our sample documents. You can also walk-in with your document in-hand, use one of our computers to begin crafting your document, or you can email your completed document to firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will review it within 24 HRS.
You can also have a one-on-one mock interview coaching session simply call our office for an appointment at 915-747-5640 or email email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
Looking for a part-time job, internship, or professional position may be daunting and you may even feel overwhelmed, but know that we have professional staff who can sit down with you and develop an approach, please reach out to the staff person assigned to your college. In addition, below are some recommendations of items that you can do on your own:
- Career Fairs – The Career Center sponsors career fairs throughout the year where candidates can meet employers face-to-face.
On-campus recruitment – Employers hold information sessions, special events, and interviews on campus, you can find information in Job Mine.
Networking – Make connections with prospective employers through memberships, student organizations, and clubs, make the most of your UTEP education and get involved on campus.
Direct Organization Search – Conduct online research on employers you are interested in. Check their job openings, company history, reputation, etc.. Going Global and Glassdoor are two good online tools.
Networking – Making contact with prospective employers through membership in groups, clubs and organizations is a great way to get to know people who make hiring decisions.
Job Search Engines – Lesser-known job search websites and industry-specific search engines can be a good way to review many jobs at once.
Online networking – Resources such as LinkedIn provide a way to professionally connect with a large group of people.
Online newspapers and professional publications – Employment advertisements can provide a consistent source of current job openings.