The mission of the UTSA Career Center office is to assist students and alumni in identifying and developing the skills necessary to pursue lifelong career goals.
Meet Our Staff
Find out more about our University Career Center staff members.
Resources and Links
- What We Can Do For You
- Annual Report
- Contact Information
- Parent's guide
- Guided Conversation
What We Can Do For You
Career Advising - The professional advising staff at Career Center is available to assist students with career development, choosing a major, developing career action plans and other concerns related to career direction.
Job Search Skills - Career Center is a strong proponent for teaching students the skills necessary to conduct effective job searches throughout their life and career cycle. They are available to assist students with resume development, interview skills, conducting a job search, and other job search-related concerns.
On-Campus Interviews - Many employers come to campus to interview UTSA students. Learn how to participate in on-campus interviews.
Workshops and Events - Career Center offers workshops and events throughout the year including employer information sessions, skills training and etiquette dinners.
Career Fairs - Career Center hosts several top-notch career fairs throughout the year to give students the opportunity to explore employment options with a variety of employers.
Job Listings - Learn about the job listings Career Center offers, including part-time positions, internships and co-ops, and full-time career positions.
Online Mock Interviews - Career Center offers online mock interviews to give students the opportunity to practice interviewing before that first interview.
Helpful Resources and Web Links - Find links and information from top career websites to help you research, network, and negotiate your way to a successful career.
Report Your Job - If you have accepted a part-time position, internship, or full-time internship, please let us know by completing this form. Reports are compiled for the Board of Regents, colleges, and departments to show where UTSA graduates go after graduation.
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How Can I Encourage and Assist My Student?
|College Level||University Career Center Tips|
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Guided Conversations with Your Student
When your student is considering an idea, we encourage you to ask questions to help them really consider their choices. Open-ended questions tend to open up your discussion versus closed-ended questions (which may end up closing the door to conversation).
Examples of open-ended questions you may want to use to help your student explore include:
If you could have the perfect job, what might your typical day be like? What kinds of tasks would you do? What kind of environment would you be in? Tell me about your ideas!
You have gotten some good experience already through (work, volunteering, classes, student involvement). What things have you liked doing best and why do you think that is?
If you could read a book, or watch a TV show on any subject, what would that be? What topics really get your interest?
If you had a whole day to yourself and you could do any activities you wanted, what would you do?
As you think about the future, are there any careers that spark an interest? Why do they "catch your eye"?
What you think about all the opportunities you could do with regard to work, what things (i.e. what you value) do you think will be most important to you as you start making this decision?
These all give you a start to assisting your student with making connections between themselves and what they know about the world of work. You can show them some of our resources – to include our free career assessments and informational resources on a wide variety of careers if you would like to help them pursue their ideas further. It seems that the more open you stay to their ideas, the more likely you will keep the conversation flowing. Your insight will be powerful for most of them, but make sure to encourage them to explore their ideas so they see why certain ideas might be a better fit than others. The more you can keep them involved in their own process, the more chance they will become independent, which is a huge quality employers look for in their candidates! This is the perfect time to start!!