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University Career Services hosts a series of workshops throughout the year. Our Career Counselors also provide presentations and workshops to student organizations, as well as faculty and staff on-campus.

Meet & Greet Before the Fair

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
5:30 pm–7:30 pm
Student Service Center 1, Room 156

Network with company representatives the night before the ALL Majors Career Fair. Light dinner will be served. RSVP early to secure your spot! Guest Employers include: - Arrow Child & Family Ministries - Psychology, Sociology, and more! - AXA Advisors - Economics, Humanities, and more! - Spring ISD - English, Psychology, Sociology, History, Political Science, Economics, and more FREE refreshments will be served. Business Professional attire is highly recommended. No shorts, athletic gear, hats, jeans, or casual shoes. This event is open to students in the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences and will qualify CLASS Majors to earn a FREE leather padfolio at the ALL Majors Career Fair!

Off-campus Event: US Customs and Border Protection Officer Webinar (NOT hosted by UCS)

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019
4:00 pm–5:00 pm

[ Webinar - not hosted by UCS ] Secure a Career with U.S. Customs and Border Protection! Seniors, Recent Graduates, and Alumni, Are you looking for a job after graduation? Considering a career change? We hope you will explore upcoming vacancies and apply for a position with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Here’s how: 1. Register for the webinar below. 2. Have your resume drafted and ready to apply. 3. Join the webinar to learn about CBP careers and participate in a live Q&A with CBP Officers, and their Special Response Team who do the job every day. 4. Receive a link to apply at the end of the webinar! CBP Officer Webinar - register HERE: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GJYHF7H September 24, 2019 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. EDT Join CBP’s Office of Field Operations (OFO) and learn about current vacancies including within the Special Response Team, the tactical and special response arm of OFO. More information regarding the webinar will shared with webinar registrants. Email cbppathwaysprograms@cbp.dhs.gov should you have any questions regarding registration.

Alumni Salary Negotiation

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019
6:00 pm–7:00 pm
Student Service Center 1, Room 156

Failing to negotiate your first salary could cost you thousands of dollars over your lifetime. This workshop will show you the tools to identify your value, target salary and strategies for practicing salary negotiation in order to gain confidence and skills needed to earn fair compensation.

Global Job Search for International Students Workshop

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019
3:00 pm–4:00 pm
Student Service Center 1, Room 156

A successful job search for international students should be timely, and involves using several strategies and resources. This workshop will focus on how to plan an effective job search and market your skills to potential employers. At the end of this workshop you will understand where and how to look for employment, and the importance of developing strategic resumes, CVs, LinkedIn, and networking skills to help you achieve your career goals.

Job Search Workshop

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Student Service Center 1, Room 156

Finding a job takes time and there are multiple strategies you can use. In this workshop come learn practical steps to conduct a job search and also learn how networking can help you improve your search.

Interviewing Workshop

Thursday, September 26th, 2019
3:00 pm–4:00 pm
Student Service Center 1, Room 156

One of the most important parts about a job or internship search is the interview. Making a lasting impression will help you secure your next position. In this workshop you will learn about different types of interview formats, potential questions you could be asked, and how to follow up after an interview.

Networking for International Students Workshop

Thursday, September 26th, 2019
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Student Service Center 1, Room 156

70-85% of people get internships or jobs through networking. Learn how to network virtually or in person so that you can get the opportunity of your dreams! This workshop will be interactive and attendees will leave with actionable skills to apply to networking situations. You can use your smartphone or laptop to take notes or connect with other attendees.

20/20/20 Graduate Student Workshop

Friday, September 27th, 2019
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Student Service Center 1, Room 156

Come spend an hour at University Career Services learning about the top 3 topics important to graduate students. This workshop will review job search, networking, and interviewing for graduate students in 20 minute sections.

How to Make Yourself a Competitive Applicant for Graduate School

Monday, September 30th, 2019
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Student Service Center 1, Room 156

Join us for this conversation on how to you can make yourself a competitive applicant for graduate school programs. Presented by: Dr. Daphne Hernandez, PhD, MS Ed / Health and Human Performance Location: University Career Services at 106 Student Service Center 1 (Bldg. #524 on the campus map) - in the same building as Testing Services

Get Recommended: Do's and Don'ts of Requesting Letters of Recommendation Workshop

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019
12:00 pm–12:30 pm
Student Service Center 1, Room 156

Come learn the ins and outs of effectively requesting letters of recommendations.

Building your Resume or CV for Graduate/Professional School Workshop

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019
2:00 pm–3:00 pm
Student Service Center 1, Room 156

Participate in this session to understand the differences between a resume and a CV, and learn how to turn your resume into a CV for graduate/professional school applications. *Bring your laptop or printed resume or cv for on the spot feedback* Location: University Career Services at 106 Student Service Center 1 (Bldg. #524 on the campus map) - in the same building as Testing Services

Overcoming Test Anxiety Workshop

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019
2:00 pm–3:00 pm
Student Service Center 1, Room 156

Feeling nervous for exams is a normal feeling among college students. However, extreme feelings of anxiety and stress before and during an exam can have unhealthy results. Anxiety can be problematic when it prevents you from taking or doing your best on an exam, causes you to feel anxious all the time, or becomes extreme. Join us to learn about suggestions and resources to reduce your text anxiety and improve your overall testing experience. Presenter: Dr. Laura Heidel, Academic Counselor- LAUNCH Location: Student Service Center 1, Room 106 (#524 on the campus map). Located in the same building as Testing Services.

Off-campus Event: Gen 2 Gen (Hosted by the Women's Energy Network - WEN) (NOT hosted by UCS)

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019
6:00 pm–9:00 pm

(Not hosted by UH UCS) Gen 2 Gen is back for its 4th annual symposium with WEN Houston! This event has become a signature event for WEN Houston and you won’t want to miss this evening of networking and engaged generational conversations. This year we will explore the topic of “Life-long Learning” and how each generation offers a unique perspective and contribution when it comes to mentoring and knowledge sharing. *****We have limited space at this event so register NOW and save your spot! Link to Register: http://bit.ly/2KcBBEy

Alumni Career Transitions

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
6:00 pm–7:00 pm

Do you want a job in a different industry? In this workshop you will learn practical techniques to transition into a new field and use your transferable skills to advance your job search.

Salary Negotiation Workshop

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
3:00 pm–4:30 pm
Student Service Center 1, Room 156

Failing to negotiate your first salary could cost you thousands of dollars over your lifetime. This workshop will show you the tools to identify your value, target salary and strategies for practicing salary negotiation in order to gain confidence and skills needed to earn fair compensation.

Dining Etiquette Workshop

Thursday, October 24th, 2019
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Student Service Center 1, Room 156

It is common for companies to host meals for meetings, celebrations, and particularly interviews. This workshop will give you the opportunity to learn and practice the rules of dining etiquette to feel more confident about eating in a business setting.

Alumni Salary Negotiation

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
6:00 pm–7:00 pm

Failing to negotiate your first salary could cost you thousands of dollars over your lifetime. This workshop will show you the tools to identify your value, target salary and strategies for practicing salary negotiation in order to gain confidence and skills needed to earn fair compensation.

Salary Negotiation Workshop

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019
3:00 pm–4:30 pm
Student Service Center 1, Room 156

Failing to negotiate your first salary could cost you thousands of dollars over your lifetime. This workshop will show you the tools to identify your value, target salary and strategies for practicing salary negotiation in order to gain confidence and skills needed to earn fair compensation.

Networking for International Students Workshop

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Student Service Center 1, Room 156

Statistics show that in the U.S., close to 80% of all jobs are not advertised. The hidden job market is discovered through word of mouth, or through referrals from people you know and who know you. Many international students focus on the 20% of jobs that are advertised online. In this workshop we will provide tips on how to build professional relationships through networking that can support your overall professional development and increase internship and career opportunities.

Global Job Search for International Students Workshop

Thursday, October 31st, 2019
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Student Service Center 1, Room 156

A successful job search for international students should be timely, and involves using several strategies and resources. This workshop will focus on how to plan an effective job search and market your skills to potential employers. At the end of this workshop you will understand where and how to look for employment, and the importance of developing strategic resumes, CVs, LinkedIn, and networking skills to help you achieve your career goals.