Assistant Director of Alumni Career Services
Cynthia joined the University Career Services (UCS) team as the assistant director of Alumni Career Services in April 2015. She assists UCS leadership in providing career development assistance to UH alumni seeking assistance with their job search. Additionally, she will facilitate awareness of services with an emphasis on developing new employment opportunities for UH alumni in the greater Houston community.
Cynthia graduated with a Bachelor of Science from UH. As a UH student, she had the opportunity to live on-campus and work for the university as a switchboard operator. Cynthia later earned her Master of Business Administration. She has over ten years of experience as an employment counselor improving workforce development opportunities within the Texas Workforce Commission agency including unemployment services, youth programs, and workforce training opportunities. She previously served as a career counselor for the University of Houston College of Technology.
Career Counselor II
(Alumni and School of Communications)
Ayo joined the University Career Services (UCS) in 2015 with over 10 years of experience providing professional development assistance and career guidance counseling to secondary and post-secondary students.
Ayo holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and a Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling from Central Michigan University. Because of her love for education and professional development, she recently completed a Project Management Certification training and is currently enrolled in a Master of Business Administration program at the University of Houston Victoria.
She provided career services to Workforce Development programs in the following areas: youth development, dislocated worker retraining, career assessment test administration, financial aid and workforce vocational training opportunities for several years. She was also recognized for providing supportive services to employees and employers in the Houston Galveston area.
She has a passion for empowering individuals to realize their potentials and to help them develop actionable and attainable job search plans. Ayo has a unique work history that includes working with diverse groups locally and internationally, in the areas of professional development, job retention, job development and employment services. Her background and experience has provided her with a set of skills to aid career services in the areas of resume writing, mock interviews, networking, career event preparation and development of related job search workshops. Ayo believes that with the right plan, tools and encouragement, an individual can attain any goal they set for themselves.