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Communication Sciences and Disorders seniors on track to find jobs

Department’s March job fair helps its majors find employment after graduation

The Communication Sciences and Disorders (COMD) Job Fair was held for soon-to-be graduates on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 in the University Center Ballroom.

Twenty employers and community partners from a wide assortment of employment settings were on hand to speak with job seekers.  These employers were looking to fill an array of positions throughout the Houston area.  Employers primarily sought positions for speech language pathologists or speech language pathology assistants.  A number of community partners were available to discuss opportunities after graduation.

This was a great opportunity for job seekers to network with employers at schools, private practices, hospitals and home health companies.

Janet Eckert, COMD Externship Coordinator, reported that the students were impressed.  One of the potential employers commented, “The graduate students were very interactive and great conversationalists.  They were interested in the process which I appreciated.”

For the past 5 years, 100% of those seeking employment are employed within 4 months of graduation.  The COMD Job Fair contributes to the successful employment of our graduates.

Employers and community partners registered for the event were: 

  • Alief ISD
  • Bilingual Therapies
  • Cole Health
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders Alumni Network (ComDAN)
  • EBS Health Care
  • Executive Therapy and Educational Services
  • Helling Children’s Center
  • Houston Association for Communication Disorders (HACD)
  • Houston ISD
  • Humble ISD
  • Katy ISD
  • Kids Developmental Clinic
  • LaPorte ISD
  • Medcare Pediatric Group
  • Neighborhood Centers Inc.
  • Pasadena ISD
  • Pathfinder Pediatric Home Care
  • Reach Healthcare Services
  • Tangible Difference Learning Center
  • Therapy 2000
  • Therapy Consultants

- By Laura Cizek, M.A., CCC-SL,
clinical assistant professor and Post Baccalaureate program coordinator
in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders