Information for Students
Developing Your Career Flight Plan
Planning a career path can be challenging and puzzling. It’s never too early to visit Career Services for help in building your career plan. Understanding and articulating the relationship between your major, interests, skills and experiences will allow you to maximize your opportunities upon graduation and to showcase your talents effectively.
Career Services offers tools to help you identify your personality preferences, work interests, skills and strengths. You can meet with a career counselor one-on-one or attend a workshop. These assessments can provide you with information needed to identify and establish a path for your career.
Opportunities are available to gain on-the-job experience, earn income and/or receive academic credit - all while working in a job related to your major. In collaboration with the academic departments, these can be tailored to fit your needs and abilities.
The UHCL Career Closet serves as a free resource for students to obtain new or gently used professional attire to wear for professional interviews, career fairs, employment site visits, presentations, banquets, etc.
Job Fairs and Networking Events
If you’re a current student, alumni or a community member, you are encouraged to attend our our job fairs. These fairs can be extremely advantageous for job-seekers, as there are often numerous prospective employers in attendance, making it easy for you to make contact with more recruiters in a single day. It’s a great opportunity to formally introduce yourself to an employer and make an excellent first impression as you personally hand them your resume and other credentials.
Throughout the year, Career Services hosts various networking events specific to academic majors and industries. These events are typically less formal and more intimate than job fairs. These are great opportunities to interact with industry professionals and practice your networking skills. Additionally, Career Services partners with many student organizations and other university offices/departments and offers career-related workshops and programs.