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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.

View our Spring 2021 Workshop Flyer

*For Architecture & Design Students* CoAD Career Fair Prep: Resume & Portfolio Workshop

Friday, January 29th, 2021
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Virtual

*For Architecture & Design Students*

A strong resume and portfolio are key to an employer's first impression of you as a designer. Learn tips to create a strategic resume and portfolio, and receive feedback on your documents from Hines College alumni. Students will identify ways to showcase their design experience for the CoAD Career Fair and future job applications.

#Prepare4TheFair: Virtual Etiquette

Monday, February 1st, 2021
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Virtual

During this workshop, you will learn key tips and etiquette strategies for engaging in today’s increasingly digital workplace as well as tips to utilize virtual platforms in a professional setting.

This workshop will be held virtually via MS Teams. Students must RSVP in Cougar Pathway and select the MS Teams link below to access the workshop.

http://bit.ly/3ay2920

#Prepare4TheFair: Creating your Pitch

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Virtual

Learn tips to craft a memorable elevator pitch so you can feel confident talking to employers at virtual career fairs after they hear your introduction.

This workshop will be held virtually via MS Teams. Students must RSVP in Cougar Pathway and select the MS Teams below to access the workshop.

http://bit.ly/3ay2920

#Prepare4TheFair: Virtual Career Fair Prep (For All Students]

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Virtual


Career fairs are great opportunities to network with employers and get past the first interview screening. This presentation will teach you strategies to prepare for virtual career fairs, including networking and following-up with recruiters after a career fair.

This workshop will be held virtually via MS Teams. Students must RSVP in Cougar Pathway and select the MS Teams link below to access the workshop.

http://bit.ly/3ay2920

#Prepare4TheFair: Virtual Career Fair Prep [For International Students]

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021
3:00 pm–4:00 pm
Virtual

This workshop will address tips and techniques for navigating a virtual career fair, career events and networking. We will discuss what to expect from employers and what employers will expect from attendees, what attendees should bring to the career fair, what to do during the career fair, next steps after the career fair, etc. all attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions.

This workshop will be held virtually via MS Teams. Students must RSVP in Cougar Pathway and select the MS Teams link below to access the workshop.

http://bit.ly/3ay2920

#Prepare4TheFair: Virtual Career Fair Prep [For First-Gen Students]

Thursday, February 4th, 2021
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Virtual

Career fairs are great opportunities to network with employers and get past the first interview screening. This presentation will help you discover strategies to prepare for virtual career fairs, including networking and following-up with recruiters after the career fair.

This workshop will be held virtually via MS Teams. Students must RSVP in Cougar Pathway and select the MS Teams link below to access the workshop.

http://bit.ly/3ay2920

*For Architecture & Design Students* CoAD Career Fair Prep: Virtual Networking Workshop

Friday, February 5th, 2021
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Virtual

*For Architecture & Design Students*

Learn how to introduce yourself, discuss your resume and portfolio, and create a lasting impression with recruiters during the virtual CoAD Career Fair. Attendees will also have the opportunity to practice with presenting their pitch and portfolio to Hines College alumni. Students will identify ways to showcase their design experience for the CoAD Career Fair, and to prepare for future virtual networking events and interview settings.

Resume Workshop

Wednesday, February 10th, 2021
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Virtual

A well-written resume is your ticket to a job interview. This workshop will help you recognize and apply key strategies for effective resume writing that illustrate your transferable skills to get more employer callbacks for interviews. You can use your device to make live updates to your resume during the workshop.

This workshop will be held virtually via MS Teams. Students must RSVP in Cougar Pathway and select the MS Teams below to access the workshop.

http://bit.ly/3ay2920

Overcoming Career-Related Pressures of Being "Undecided" [For Latinx College Students]

Thursday, February 18th, 2021
3:00 pm–4:00 pm
Virtual

This workshop is a 3 part series. 

Complete this form to share your interest

 Requirements for Participation

  •  Must be in your first or second year at UH
  •  Hispanic/Latin descent
  •  Must participate in all 3 sessions

There are a limited number of spots available to participate in all three sessions, students will be notified at their @uh.edu email. 

Questions? Please email Adalia Espinosa, aespino3@central.uh.edu

Virtual Etiquette

Thursday, February 18th, 2021
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Virtual


During this workshop, you will learn key tips and etiquette strategies for engaging in today’s increasingly digital workplace as well as how to utilize virtual platforms in a professional setting.

This workshop will be held virtually via MS Teams. Students must RSVP in Cougar Pathway and select the MS Teams below to access the workshop.

http://bit.ly/3ay2920

UH Pre-Law Forum

Friday, February 19th, 2021
8:30 am–2:00 pm

Join us at our Pre-Law Forum co-hosted with the University of Houston Law Center via Zoom.

Meet with Representatives of Texas Law Schools; Listen to Guest Speakers; Address Law School Admissions Questions; Experience a Law School Class First Hand.

RSVP here to receive access information: https://bit.ly/uhprelaw2021

STEM Careers Week: Real Talk with NSM Alumni

Monday, February 22nd, 2021
5:30 pm–7:00 pm
Virtual

UH Alumni from the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NSM) will share their academic and career journey with a conversation focusing on major exploration and career planning advice.

This workshop will be held virtually via Zoom. Students must RSVP in Cougar Pathway to receive the access link on the day of the workshop.

STEM Careers Week: Career Fair Prep

Monday, February 22nd, 2021
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Virtual

Virtual Career Fairs are great opportunities to network with employers and companies. This workshop will help you prepare for the fair by teaching you key strategies to create your elevator pitch and follow-up with recruiters.

This workshop will be held virtually via MS Teams. Students must RSVP in Cougar Pathway and select the MS Teams below to access the workshop.

http://bit.ly/3ay2920

STEM Careers Week: Rapid REST API Development with OpenAPI (PROS Engineers)

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021
6:00 pm–7:30 pm
Virtual

Few technologies are more ubiquitous on the web than a REST API. Virtually every web product from Azure to Zoom utilizes a REST API to some extent. Come join PROS Engineers as they teach you the basic concepts behind engineering a REST API and learn how to rapidly design, develop and document one using the language agnostic technology of Open API.

Students must RSVP in Cougar Pathway to receive the Zoom link the day of the session.

STEM Careers Week: Developing Skills for the Global Workforce [For International Students]

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021
3:00 pm–4:00 pm
Virtual


Learn tips for developing your soft skills for a global workforce and you will have the opportunity to practice your elevator pitch during the session.

This workshop will be held virtually via MS Teams. Students must RSVP in Cougar Pathway and select the MS Teams below to access the workshop.

http://bit.ly/3ay2920

STEM Careers Week: Women in STEM Panel

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021
5:00 pm–7:30 pm

Women from diverse industries within STEM will share their academic and career journey with a conversation focusing on career planning and networking advice.

This workshop will be held virtually via Zoom. Students must RSVP in Cougar Pathway to receive the access link on the day of the workshop.

Job Search

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Virtual

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

This workshop will be held virtually via MS Teams. Students must RSVP in Cougar Pathway and select the MS Teams below to access the workshop.

http://bit.ly/3ay2920

Overcoming Career-Related Pressures of Being "Undecided" [For Latinx College Students]

Thursday, March 4th, 2021
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Virtual

This workshop is a 3 part series. See below for eligibility:

 Are you feeling any of these pressures or anxieties?

  • "I still don’t know what career I want to pursue."
  • "What happens if I don’t like the career I choose?"
  • "I don’t know if I’m good enough."
  • "I don’t know how or where to start."

 Requirements for Participation

  •  Must be in your first or second year at UH
  •  Hispanic/Latin descent
  •  Must participate in all 3 sessions

There are a limited number of spots available to participate in all three sessions, students will be notified at their @uh.edu email. 

Below is the schedule: 

FEBRUARY

Session 1: Career-Assessment

  • Complete a career-assessment, at no cost, and discuss results with a career counselor
  • This appointment will last between 30-45 min and will be scheduled on your availability during the week of Feb 15-19.

MARCH 4TH 12-1pm

Session 2: Action-Plan Workshop

  • Learn how to write your own measurable goals to help you understand your interests and skills
  • Create a career-action plan at this workshop and send 3-5 goals on your action plan to your counselor

MS TEAMS Link: http://bit.ly/3ay2920

APRIL

Session 3: Check-In and Next Steps

  • At your final 1 on 1, share the progress made from your Action Plan, receive 1:1 mini training on a skill of your choice, determine what your next steps will be.
  • This appointment will last between 30-45 min and will be scheduled on your availability during the week of April 12-16.

Questions? Please email Adalia Espinosa, aespino3@central.uh.edu

Career Exploration [For First-Generation College Students]

Thursday, March 11th, 2021
3:00 pm–4:00 pm
Virtual


Are you a first gen college student looking to learn about career and major options? By attending this workshop, you will identify your values and interests and create an action plan to take steps towards your career goals.

This workshop will be held virtually via MS Teams. Students must RSVP in Cougar Pathway and select the MS Teams below to access the workshop.

http://bit.ly/3ay2920

Navigating LinkedIn with a Step-by-Step Demo

Thursday, March 11th, 2021
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Virtual

LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network, with more than 575 million members globally. LinkedIn is a great tool to connect to people in your field and look for job opportunities. In this workshop, you will learn how to showcase your experience and make professional connections through LinkedIn. You can use your device to make live updates to your LinkedIn Profile during the workshop.

This workshop will be held virtually via MS Teams. Students must RSVP in Cougar Pathway and select the MS Teams below to access the workshop.

http://bit.ly/3ay2920

How to Advocate for Yourself [For International Students]

Wednesday, March 24th, 2021
3:00 pm–4:00 pm
Virtual

We will be discussing how you as an international student can be your own advocate when it comes to discussing employment, work authorizations, work experience, skills and communicating the value of your international education. Learn how to communicate your vale to employers, recruiters as you look for an internship or a job.  

This workshop will be held virtually via MS Teams. Students must RSVP in Cougar Pathway and select the MS Teams below to access the workshop.

http://bit.ly/3ay2920

Virtual Career Fair Prep

Wednesday, March 24th, 2021
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Virtual


Virtual Career fairs are great opportunities to connect with employers and companies from a variety of industries. This workshop will help you prepare for the virtual fair by teaching you key strategies like how to conduct company research, steps to creating an elevator pitch and tips to following-up with recruiters.

This workshop will be held virtually via MS Teams. Students must RSVP in Cougar Pathway and select the MS Teams below to access the workshop.

http://bit.ly/3ay2920

Virtual Interviewing

Thursday, April 1st, 2021
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Virtual


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 virtual interview formats, potential questions you could be asked, and how to follow up after an interview.

This workshop will be held virtually via MS Teams. Students must RSVP in Cougar Pathway and select the MS Teams below to access the workshop.

http://bit.ly/3ay2920

How to Connect Virtually with an Industry Professional

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Virtual


Learn tips to connect virtually with an industry professional and how to prepare for your first informational interview.

This workshop will be held virtually via MS Teams. Students must RSVP in Cougar Pathway and select the MS Teams below to access the workshop.

http://bit.ly/3ay2920

Financial Literacy

Wednesday, April 14th, 2021
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Virtual


Learn and discuss the psychology of finances, how to make wise financial decisions, and explore steps to take positive action toward financial well-being.

This workshop will be held virtually via MS Teams. Students must RSVP in Cougar Pathway and select the MS Teams below to access the workshop.

http://bit.ly/3ay2920

First Year Career Planning Workshop

Thursday, April 15th, 2021
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Virtual


During this workshop, students will connect with career counselors to learn how to navigate the university, ways to apply their identified interests to gain experience during their first year and explore career planning possibilities. 

This workshop will be held virtually via MS Teams. Students must RSVP in Cougar Pathway and select the MS Teams below to access the workshop.

http://bit.ly/3ay2920

Overcoming Career-Related Pressures of Being "Undecided" [For Latinx College Students]

Thursday, April 15th, 2021
3:00 pm–4:00 pm
Virtual

This workshop is a 3 part series. See below for eligibility:

 Are you feeling any of these pressures or anxieties?

  • "I still don’t know what career I want to pursue."
  • "What happens if I don’t like the career I choose?"
  • "I don’t know if I’m good enough."
  • "I don’t know how or where to start."

 Requirements for Participation

  •  Must be in your first or second year at UH
  •  Hispanic/Latin descent
  •  Must participate in all 3 sessions

There are a limited number of spots available to participate in all three sessions, students will be notified at their @uh.edu email. 

Below is the schedule: 

FEBRUARY

Session 1: Career-Assessment

  • Complete a career-assessment, at no cost, and discuss results with a career counselor
  • This appointment will last between 30-45 min and will be scheduled on your availability during the week of Feb 15-19.

MARCH 4TH 12-1pm

Session 2: Action-Plan Workshop

  • Learn how to write your own measurable goals to help you understand your interests and skills
  • Create a career-action plan at this workshop and send 3-5 goals on your action plan to your counselor

MS TEAMS Link: http://bit.ly/3ay2920

APRIL

Session 3: Check-In and Next Steps

  • At your final 1 on 1, share the progress made from your Action Plan, receive 1:1 mini training on a skill of your choice, determine what your next steps will be.
  • This appointment will last between 30-45 min and will be scheduled on your availability during the week of April 12-16.

Questions? Please email Adalia Espinosa, aespino3@central.uh.edu

Salary Negotiation [For Graduate Students]

Friday, April 16th, 2021
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Virtual


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 the confidence and skills needed to earn fair compensation.

This workshop will be held virtually via MS Teams. Students must RSVP in Cougar Pathway and select the MS Teams below to access the workshop.

http://bit.ly/3ay2920

Salary Negotiation

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Virtual


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 the confidence and skills needed to earn fair compensation.

This workshop will be held virtually via MS Teams. Students must RSVP in Cougar Pathway and select the MS Teams below to access the workshop.

http://bit.ly/3ay2920

Building a Career Toolbox [For International Students]

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021
3:00 pm–4:00 pm
Virtual

In this workshop will will discuss all the necessary tools needed for internship and job search. We will look at what each job/internship document is used for and we will address how to develop each document. Come and learn about Resumes, CV's, personal branding, LinkedIn, Cover letters, references, professional portfolio's, projects etc. Your career toolbox will help prepare you to be a preferred candidate in a job or internship search.   

This workshop will be held virtually via MS Teams. Students must RSVP in Cougar Pathway and select the MS Teams below to access the workshop.

http://bit.ly/3ay2920

Anxiety Management and Job Search Tips [For Graduating Seniors]

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Virtual


Are you a graduating senior seeking job opportunities? If so, learn anxiety management and job search tips presented by a UCS Career Counselor and a CAPS Counselor.

This workshop will be held virtually via MS Teams. Students must RSVP in Cougar Pathway and select the MS Teams below to access the workshop.

http://bit.ly/3ay2920