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Career Outcomes

If you want to know whether our alumni excel in the workforce, turn to the people who hire them. Ask Amtrak, whose CEO is a University of Houston-Clear Lake graduate. Ask people at the area hospitals, school districts and cities where our graduates are leaders. Ask NASA; 10 of our graduates are astronauts.

The academic environment at UHCL surpassed all of my expectations. I was both challenged and inspired to achieve my full potential.

William E. (Bill) Shock, ’03 BS, ’06 MBA
Senior Tax Agent
Occidental Petroleum Corporation
You don’t have to reach orbit to soar after you graduate from here. Our more than 73,000 alumni have become CEOs, authors, physicians, artists — anything you can imagine. In fact, no matter what you study, you’ll leave with the academic training and real-world expertise employers want.

Graduates of our teacher-training programs, for example, have some of the highest job-retention rates in Texas. And some of the world’s most respected companies, including Boeing, General Electric, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Toyota and more, routinely recruit our students. That’s not to mention all the graduates who take the hands-on experience and leadership training they gain at UHCL and launch their own businesses.

No matter what kind of career you’re seeking, UHCL gives you the support you need to put your best foot forward. Our Career Services office can help you write a cover letter and résumé, practice your interview skills and land a job through one of our job fairs. Because our goal isn't just to award you a degree, but to help you launch a career.