Alumni Career Services is proud of your accomplishment of graduating from the University of Houston. We want you to know that we are here to support you through your transition from college to career! Recent Graduates are given the opportunity to use Alumni Career Services for a full semester after graduation for free. This gives you access to the full spectrum of resources online and in-person to help you on your pathway to success! View the Alumni Career Services Staff Profiles to see who you will be meeting with according to your college, school, or major.
Benefits of your FREE semester subscription
- Access to an Alumni Career Counselor
- Access to Alumni Career Fairs
- Access to Career Development Workshops/Seminars
- Access to Online Job database
- Access to On-Campus Recruitment for Alumni
- Access to Resume Critique service
- Access to CareerShift Online Job Search tool
- Access to Online Career Assessment Tests
- Access to Coog Careers Alumni Newsletter
The recent graduate subscription timeline is as follows
- (May) Spring Graduates
Free Subscription ends September 1st of that calendar year
- (August) Summer Graduates
Free Subscription ends December 15th of that calendar year
- (December) Fall Graduates
Free Subscription ends May 1st of the following calendar year
If you are past your free subscription deadline, please click here to learn about subscribing to Alumni Career Services.
Access to Cougar Pathway for Recent Graduates
Use your current log-in credentials for Access UH to schedule an appointment with an Alumni Career Counselor. Once logged in via Access UH, you will see the Cougar Pathway logo.
Benefits Offered to Recent Graduates
- Alumni Career Fairs
- Recent graduates from all majors are able to attend Alumni Career Fairs on campus throughout the year. Employers from various industries including Healthcare, Oil & Gas, Education, and General Business attend these events looking to connect with fresh graduates and experienced alumni.
- Cougar Pathway
- A web-based job posting and retrieval service. Alumni have the option to use the search criteria for targeted positions or search for all available positions posted. Jobs are posted for 30-days or until the job is filled, whichever occurs first. Employers use this database to specifically target Alumni from the University of Houston. Employers post entry-level roles all the way up to Mid-level Management, Executive, and CEO roles. This database is for all Alumni no matter where you are in your career!
- On-Campus Interviews for Alumni
- Alumni interested in interviewing with employers on campus can do so by uploading their resume online. Generally, employers who are seeking entry-level candidates use On-Campus Interviews. Recent alumni, however, are regarded by many employers as entry-level candidates. Your Alumni Career Counselor can answer any questions you may have about On-Campus Interviews.
- CareerShift is the latest job search tool that is specifically designed for students and alumni looking to conduct their job search in one central location online. This new feature will give you access to the employee directory of most companies including contact information. It serves as a powerful job search engine that is managed by the alumnus from the creating and uploading of resumes to your profile to emailing the resume to contacts to the coordinated email campaign started and created by you. Click here to learn more about CareerShift. We suggest you access this tool with Internet Explorer.
- Career Assessments and Vocational Testing
- Whether you are a recent graduate or a seasoned professional, it is always important to reflect upon your own personal strengths and career interests. Professionally designed tests are available that can help you to better define the career choices that are right for you. We currently offer the Myers-Briggs and Strong Interest Inventory Assessments. These computerized tests may be completed on-site or on the internet and are interpreted by an Alumni Career Counselor during a counseling session are free with a subscription.
- Coog Careers Alumni Newsletter
- Upon purchasing a subscription, an alumnus will be automatically added to the Alumni Career Services communications mailing list. You will be updated regarding hot jobs from the University Career Services' jobs database, professional development opportunities, upcoming career fairs, on campus interviews, community events, career related articles, and much more!