Subscribe to Alumni Career Services (ACS)

Whether you are looking for an entry-level or management role, changing careers, or thinking about continuing your education, or just want to network at events, we have the tools, services, and resources that can make your transition seamless and successful!

Purchasing a Subscription with Alumni Career Services

In order to purchase a subscription and gain access to our online services in a timely manner, please follow these quick steps:

  1. Register with Alumni Career Services
    Please click here to register with Alumni Career Services. After registering, please follow the instructions for purchasing a subscription.
  2. Cougar Pathway and scheduling an appointment
    Once you have purchased a subscription with Alumni Career Services, you will receive a welcome letter via email providing the link and log-in credentials for accessing Cougar Pathway. Once you have access to Cougar Pathway, you can also schedule appointments there to meet with an Alumni Career Counselor under the “Calendar” tab.

    Cougar Pathway is the main online jobs database and career services portal for the University of Houston. Employers from all fields/industries in Houston and across the nation post opportunities specifically for UH students and alumni in Cougar Pathway.

If you have any questions about the process above, please contact Alumni Career Services at acsalumni@uh.edu


Benefits of a Six Month Subscription

  • Access to Cougar Pathway Job PostingsAccess to CareerShift Online Job Search Tool
  • Sessions with an Alumni Career Counselor
  • Access to Online Career Assessment Tests
  • Access to Professional Development Workshops/Seminars
  • Access to On-Campus Interviews for Alumni
  • VIP Access at Alumni Career Fairs
  • Access to Coog Careers Alumni Newsletter

*Total = $50.00 for six months access


Benefits of Subscribing to ACS

VIP Access at Alumni Career Fairs
Alumni who have a current ACS subscription will be able to meet with Employers prior to Alumni Career Fairs and get special invites to other VIP events. Click here to view upcoming events!

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 positions ranging from entry-level 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.

CareerShift
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 CareerShiftWe 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. An Alumni Career Counselor will interpret the assessment results during a counseling session.

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, training opportunities, career-related articles, and much more!


Meet with an Alumni Career Counselor

Alumni who purchase a subscription can schedule sessions on any topic with an Alumni Career Counselor. Alumni Career Counselors coach, consult, and advise recent graduates and Alumni on various career development topics; how to use our resources and tools strategically, creating a structured job search plan, advise on cover letters and resumes, conduct mock interviews for job interviews and graduate school, administer career assessments and interpretations, etc… Alumni Career Counselors are available via phone, video conferencing, or in person. Our tools, services, and resources can benefit Coogs anywhere! Career consultation sessions are specifically designed to meet your needs and career objectives. Evening hours are available.