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College Q&A: UHV Career Services offers help for alumni, students, businesses

By By Katy Walterscheidt
Nov. 10, 2012 at 5:10 a.m.


I am a UHV alumnus and need help finding a job. Is there anyone at UHV who can help me with my job search?

Beyond the classroom, the University of Houston-Victoria has a lot to offer its alumni and students. One of the many benefits is the use of the Career Services office.

Career Services is a great resource for linking students and alumni with employers, whether it's for a full-time job, part-time job or internship. The staff members build relationships with a wide variety of employers on a local, state and national level so that students have access to these companies.

Staff members offer one-on-one guidance for alumni and students with fine-tuning resumes and cover letters, as well as preparing for job interviews with mock interviews.

The Career Services website also has great resources available 24/7. Students and alumni can discover what career possibilities are out there, including descriptions of job titles and strategies about how to get jobs in specific fields. The website also has job postings, a calendar of upcoming career events and electronic workshops about related topics.

Career Services doesn't just help students and alumni. The department also is available to help area businesses find employees. Staff members work with local businesses year-round to place UHV alumni and students in different job openings. Businesses that partner with UHV have access to post jobs, review submitted resumes, recruit on campus and attend job fairs.

There are a couple of Career Services events coming up this semester.

Career Services is hosting an Ask the Experts networking event from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 12 in the UHV Multipurpose Room, 3007 Ben Wilson Rd. Students and alumni will meet potential employers, learn resume and interview techniques, and hear what employers are looking for when they hire employees. Registration is required.

There also will be an Education Job Fair from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 28 in the UHV Multipurpose Room. The event is free and open to the public. Those wanting to start a career in education can make contacts and learn what certifications are needed. Those looking for teaching jobs can meet with area school districts.

Students and community members interested in attending either event should contact UHV career specialist Amy Hatmaker at hatmakera@uhv.edu or 361-570-4378.

Do you have a question about the University of Houston-Victoria? Contact Katy Walterscheidt, UHV communications specialist, at 361- 570-4342 or at walterscheidtk@uhv.edu.

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