CoogCareers

Co-Sponsored by LeadUH & University Career Services

Discover your career path and learn how Cougars lead in the workforce. Through the CoogCareers program, participants will develop their networking and job hunting skills. Participants will have opportunities to connect with employers during one on one career counseling sessions, career panels, employer mock-interviews, and networking events. Learning to lead yourself is just as important as learning to lead others. To complete the CoogCareers program, participants must complete 4 credits.

Students are encouraged to search events and RSVP via Cougar Pathway. Any updates on the times or locations of workshops will be posted on Cougar Pathway as they occur.

Explore

Complete ONE of the following tasks:

  • Upload a Resume into VMock Smart Resume
    Create and upload your resume into the VMock SMART Resume Platform. This program allows students to upload their resume and have it reviewed for FREE, using data and benchmarks from professionals throughout all industries. Feedback is generated and shared with the student so improvements can be made. Students can improve their resume until it receives a 70% or higher to receive credit. Visit the resume resources page for more resources and instructions.
  • Meet with a Career Counselor
    Participants must schedule and attend an appointment with a Career Counselor—please note that you must add LeadUH within the comment section of your appointment.

Engage

Participants may choose from the following workshops to complete the Engage Category. Participants must complete two of the workshops to receive this credit for CoogCareers. Workshops cannot be repeated for multiple credits. All workshops will be held in Student Service Center 1, Room 106 (Building #524), unless otherwise noted.

Students are encouraged to search events on Get Involved and also RSVP via Cougar Pathway.

  • Wednesday, September 5th | 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Wednesday, September 26th | 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Wednesday, October 24th | 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Wednesday, November 14th | 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Wednesday, September 5th | 3PM – 4 PM
  • Wednesday, October 24th | 3 PM – 4 PM
  • Thursday, November 8th | 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Job Search Workshop | Thursday, September 6th | 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Job Search for International Students Workshop | Thursday, September 6th | 3 PM – 4 PM
  • Job Search Workshop | Wednesday, October 3rd | 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Job Search for International Students Workshop | Wednesday, October 3rd | 3 PM – 4 PM
  • Job Search Workshop | Wednesday, October 31st | 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Job Search Workshop | Wednesday, November 7th | 12 PM – 1 PM

Empower

Participants may choose from the following workshops to complete the Empower Category. Participants must complete two of the workshops to receive this credit for CoogCareers. Workshops cannot be repeated for multiple credits. All workshops will be held in Student Service Center 1, Room 106 (Building #524), unless otherwise noted.

Students are encouraged to search events on Get Involved and also RSVP via Cougar Pathway.

  • Interview Workshop | Thursday, October 4th | 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Interview Workshop | Thursday, November 1st | 3 PM – 4 PM
  • Interviewing for International Students Workshop | Thursday, November 15th | 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, October 25th | 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Wednesday, November 14th | 3 PM – 4 PM
  • Thursday, October 25th | 3 PM – 4 PM
  • Thursday, November 8th | 3 PM – 4 PM
  • Thursday, September 27th | 3 PM – 4 PM
  • Wednesday, October 31st | 3 PM – 4 PM

Employ

Career Fairs provide you with wonderful opportunities to meet recruiters from a wide variety of industries. University Career Services, along with other campus career centers, host a variety of career fairs and employer networking events thought the year. Participants must attend ONE Career Fair to receive this credit for CoogCareers

Students are encouraged to search events on Get Involved and also RSVP via Cougar Pathway.

Wednesday, September 12th | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Student Center South | Houston Room
Click here for more information, including employer information and to RSVP.

Wednesday, September 19th | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Student Center South | Houston Room & Ballroom
Click here for more information, including employer information and to RSVP.

Reflect

Discuss how attending University Career Services events or completing the above tasks helped you develop problem solving, creativity, or communication skills. Upon completing the cover letter or personal statement, please submit for the THINKING AND COMMUNICATION Scarlet Seals of Excellence. Click here for more information on the Scarlet Seals of Excellence.