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UCS offers a multitude of services to assist students on their pathway to success. Explore different majors using career assessments and research; Engage with career counselors through one-on-one career planning workshops - ranging from mock interviews, resume critiques, to job hunting. Through building these skills, students and alumni are empowered to investigate their pathways and network with employers to find the right industry for them. We work with companies and organizations to employ our students during career fairs and on-campus recruitment.

Coog Careers Career Workbook cover

CoogCareers Career Workbook

Are you searching for tips on writing a resume, preparing for interviews, networking, attending career fairs, and negotiating salary? Look no further! The CoogCareers Workbook is your comprehensive resource with advice, strategies and information on career development topics.

Career Counseling

Drop-in Hours

Meet with a career counselor for 10-15 minutes for career advice or recommendations.

Spring Hours

Monday & Tuesday
9:00am – noon & 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Wednesday & Thursday
9:00am – noon & 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Please note: The last walk-in will be accepted 15 minutes prior to closing. See Cougar Pathway for appointment availability.

Spring 2020 drop-in hours begin on Tuesday, January 14 through Thursday, April 2.

Virtual Drop-in Hours

Can’t visit the office? Click "Get Help? Live Chat" to initiate a "Live Chat" session with a career counselor.

Spring Hours

Monday & Friday
1:00pm – 4:00pm

Fall 2019 Virtual Chats will continue to be available through Friday, November 22.

Spring 2020 virtual chat hours begin on Friday, January 17 through Friday, April 17.

Career Studio

Stop by the career studio for quick Cougar Pathway resume approvals. Please bring your laptop with you.

Spring Hours

Fridays only
10:00am – 4:00pm

Kick-Off

Tuesday, January 14 - Thursday, January 23
Monday & Thursday
1pm – 4pm

Fall 2019 Career Studio hours will continue to be available through Friday, November 22.

Spring 2020 career studio hours begin on Tuesday, January 14 through Friday, April 17.

Upcoming Career Fairs

Upcoming Events

Are You Career Ready?

Employers want these skills:

  • 1 Career Management

    Identify and articulate one’s skills, strengths, knowledge, and experiences relevant to the position desired and career goals. The individual is able to identify areas necessary for professional growth.

  • 2 Communication Skills

    Articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively in written and oral forms to people inside and outside of the organization. The individual has public speaking skills and can write clearly and effectively.

  • 3 Professionalism

    Practice personal accountability and effective work habits. The individual demonstrates integrity, practices ethical behavior, acts responsibly with the interests of the larger community in mind, and is able to learn from their mistakes.

  • 4 Teamwork

    Build collaborative relationships representing diverse cultures, races, ages, gender, religions, lifestyles and viewpoints. The individual is able to work within a team structure, and can negotiate and manage conflict.

  • 5 Leadership

    Leverage the strengths of others to achieve common goals. The individual is able to organize, prioritize and delegate work and uses empathetic skills to guide and motivate.

  • 6 Critical Thinking

    Exercise sound reasoning and analytical thinking. The individual can use knowledge, facts and data to solve problems and make decisions.

  • 7 Digital Technology

    Leverage existing digital technologies ethically and efficiently to solve problems, complete tasks, and accomplish goals. The individual demonstrates effective adaptability to new and emerging technologies.

  • 8 Global & Intercultural Fluency

    Value, respect, and learn from diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, sexual orientations, and religions. The individual demonstrates openness, inclusiveness, sensitivity, and the ability to interact respectfully with all people.

Adapted from NACE Career Readiness Resources: Are you Career Ready Infographic by Central College.

Student Testimonials

  • Contact us at UH at Sugar Land

    University of Houston at Sugar Land
    University Career Services
    14000 University Blvd.
    Sugar Land, Texas 77479-0800

    713-743-5091
    praut@central.uh.edu