This page provides you with information to support your decision on a major or career path. We encourage you to come and speak with one of our professional staff members who can also provide you with personalized guidance.
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Careers for My Major
Career exploration program used to identify majors and careers that match your interests, abilities, and work-related values
View internship opportunities, student, and professional organizations, online resources, related job sites, and occupations targeted to your major.
This tool allows you to explore majors and career options, you will learn about typical career areas and types of employers that hire people with each major.
The O*NET Interest Profiler can help you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work. You can find out what you like to do.The O*NET Interest Profiler helps you decide what kinds of careers you might want to explore.
Use Mine Tracker to see the organizations on campus from various categories such as academic, advocacy, greek, graduate, health, international, professional, and more. Get involved!
The resources below support your investigation when looking for a job, exploring salary options, and seeing what jobs are currently available in the job market.
GoinGlobal Connects you to opportunities outside the U.S.
Find descriptions of occupations and real-world information about them. Find career exploration tools, resources for veterans, information about tests and assessments, and questionnaires.
View videos on the many careers available. Explore careers, view salaries, and benefits, education, and training, conduct job searches, get help with resumes and interviews, and find people and places to help you. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Read additional resources on career preparation.
SeekUT is a free, online tool and website that offers salary, debt, and jobs data all in one place. It presents data on the earnings and educational graduate outcomes from the University of Texas System Institutions. Students and their families can use SeekUT to help them make informed decisions about their education and their financial future. Click to see UTEP’s data.
The StrengthsFinder® assessment can assist you with discovering and understanding your strengths and talents. Completing the assessment will provide you with a list of your "top five" signature themes, which can help you enhance the behaviors that lead to success. You will be able to focus on your strengths and understand how they can translate into a career or post-graduate education plan.
Completing StrengthsFinder® can help you:
- Recognize talents and shape them into strengths
- Identify skills that will help with your future career
- Assist with exploring careers that match your strengths
- Offer guidance about how to build your strengths and talents
To complete StrengthsFinder® please email: email@example.com for an access code. This access code is unique to you. After completing the assessment, please schedule an appointment with a Career Center staff member to discuss your results!
Please note that these are links to sites not tied to UTEP, please use due diligence when entering or providing personal information.
- Job Seekers Salary Calculator
- Bloomberg Business
- Career Bliss
- Forbes Online Magazine
- D&B Hoovers
- The Wall Street Journal
- SEEK U.T.
- Salary Negotiation Guide
- The Occupational Employment Statistics (OES)
- Salary List
- Texas Wages
COST OF LIVING CALCULATOR
Please note that these are links to sites not tied to UTEP. Please use due diligence when entering or providing personal information.
What is a background check?
- Employment History
- Criminal Record
- Financial History
- Medical History
- Social Media Accounts
An employment background check is done to evaluate a prospective employee’s background history for a position that requires a candidate to be looked at carefully before being accepted as an employee.
What can or can't be reported?
Provided that the position has an annual salary of under $75,000, background checks are not allowed to report the following:
- Bankruptcies after 10 years
- Civil suits, civil judgments, and records of arrest, from date of entry, after seven years
- Paid tax liens after seven years
- Accounts placed for collection after seven years
- Any other negative information (except criminal convictions) after seven years
What to know about credit reports
- 100% credit utilization
Organizations extending job offers to students from The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) are asked to provide students with a minimum of two weeks to consider and respond to an internship or full-time job offer. Summer interns who received full-time offers from their internship employer should have until October 1 to accept the offer. When making offers to students, we recommend that the offer come in writing (email/letter) and include:
- Position title
- Anticipated/Expected starting date
- Any other pertinent information
Organizations are responsible for all representations and
We encourage employers and students to be familiar with and abide by the widely-accepted National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Guidelines:
NACE Principles for Ethical Professional Practice
NACE Advisory Opinion: Setting Reasonable Deadlines for Job Offers
Gaining hands-on experience in your field of study is a crucial step in developing the skills and knowledge needed for your future career. There are many ways UTEP students can get career experience right here on campus and in the El Paso community. Consider taking advantage of these opportunities:
- Dive into exciting hands-on learning opportunities with top employers in your dream industry.
- Finding On-Campus Jobs
- Discover convenient, flexible campus positions that earn you money while developing your skills.
- Join an Organization
- Tap into amazing leadership growth and community-building through involvement with our diverse and dynamic student organizations.
- Volunteer in the Community
- Do rewarding work that truly makes a difference while gaining skills and connections in El Paso.
- Participate in On-Campus Events
- Explore an abundance of career development offerings, from fairs to workshops, that open up new networking opportunities.
- Archer Fellowship Program
- The Archer Fellowship Program offers University of Texas students unparalleled academic and professional experiences through living, learning, and interning in Washington D.C.
- Showcase your awesome self by creating a LinkedIn profile that gets you connected with leading professionals in your field.
- Unlock unlimited learning potential with Coursera’s stellar courses that build up-to-date, in-demand hard and soft skills.
- Career Fairs
- Jumpstart your career by interfacing one-on-one with organizational recruiters at our campus’s vibrant career fairs.
As part of the University of Texas System's Texas Credentials for the Future initiative, we are happy to announce that UTEP students and alumni are invited to earn microcredentials through Coursera's Career Academy at no cost. The initiative seeks to graduate UT System students who are broadly educated and specifically skilled by supplementing traditional degrees with microcredentials.
Companies such as Google, IBM, Meta, Goodwill, and CVS are offering microcredentials to help learners develop knowledge and skills in areas such as data analytics, social media marketing, UX design, and sales operations. Please click the relevant link below to find out more about what's included and how to participate.
Your UTEP Career Center offers the following tips to help you avoid being scammed by fraudulent jobs. Remember that if a job sounds too good to be true then it may just be a scam. If you encounter any suspicious activity, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com .