Subscribe to Alumni Career Services (ACS)

Below is a breakdown of the benefits of subscribing to Alumni Career Services. 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!

Benefits of a six month Subscription:

  • Sessions with an Alumni Career Counselor
  • VIP Access at Alumni Career Fairs
  • Access to Career Development Workshops/Seminars
  • Access to Cougar Pathway Job Postings
  • Access to On Campus Recruiting for Alumni
  • Access to CareerShift Online Job Search Tool
  • Access to Online Career Assessment Tests
  • Access to Coog Careers Alumni Newsletter
    *Total = $50.00 for six months access!

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… No matter your distance, Alumni Career Counselors are available over the phone, via Skype, or in person. Our tools, services, and resources can benefit Coogs anywhere! Click here to view the Alumni Career Services Staff profiles to see who you will be meeting with according to your college, school, or major.

Here is a sample schedule of sessions with an Alumni Career Counselor. You can make your own schedule!

  • Session #1: Skype Consultation-Overview of Services*
  • Session #2: Resume/Cover Letter Critique
  • Session #3: Mock Interview
  • Session #4: Networking/CareerShift
  • Session #5: Skype-Advising/Coaching

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 in sequential order:

Step 1: myUH PeopleSoft ID

  • You must have a myUH (PeopleSoft ID) and Password before purchasing your subscription. This is in order for you to log into Access UH to gain access to Cougar Pathway. If you do not remember your PeopleSoft ID and graduated after 2000, you can retrieve it by clicking here. In order to retrieve your password you must have your myUH PeopleSoft ID and have updated contact information in PeopleSoft as the system will send your password reset to the last email address on file with the University of Houston. Click here to retrieve your Access UH password.
  • If you need to update your contact information in PeopleSoft, please contact University Information Technology (UIT). In order for UIT to update your information in PeopleSoft, you will need to supply UIT with these items: legal name, current email, myUH PeopleSoft ID, and phone number. You can call or email UIT with this information. If you email, you will be contacted via phone to verify the information you provided for security purposes.

    UIT (713) 743-1411
    support@uh.edu

  • If you do not remember being issued your myUH PeopleSoft ID or you graduated before 2000, please follow the instructions below to contact Registration and Academic Records in the Registrar’s office. This office will create your myUH PeopleSoft ID.

    Registration and Academic Records (713) 743-1010, Choose Option #7

Step 2: Register with Alumni Career Services

  • After retrieving your myUH PeopleSoft ID and password, please click here to register with Alumni Career Services. After registering, please follow the instructions for purchasing a subscription. You will need to have your myUH PeopleSoft ID to complete the process.

Step 3: Cougar Pathway and scheduling an appointment

  • Once you have purchased a subscription with Alumni Career Services, it will take 3-5 business days for your account to be created in Cougar Pathway. 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. While your account is being created in Cougar Pathway, you will be contacted by an Alumni Career Counselor to set up an appointment either in person or via Skype. Once you have access to Cougar Pathway, you can also schedule appointments there to meet with an Alumni Career Counselor.

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

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. Alumni from the University of Houston can attend Alumni Career Fairs without subscribing to Alumni Career Services. 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 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 Recruiting 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 Recruiting. 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 Recruiting.

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 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!