Meet your COB Career Counselors

Greetings COB Students,

It’s that time of year – the Spring 2017 Semester has begun! So, we wanted to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves and to share with you a little about how we can play a role in helping you succeed.

So without further ado, here is more about your COB Career Counselors and The University Career Center:

Denise Gates is an experienced professional with a passion for helping others.  She has over 9 years of experience in career counseling and training with both student and veteran populations.  Her focus lies in both preparing and empowering job seekers to find employment and progress in their careers.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Florida and a Master of Public Administration from Florida State University.

She is from Elgin, Illinois but has lived most of her adult life in San Antonio, TX and Kaiserslautern, Germany.

Veronica Rodriquez is a graduate of The University of Texas at San Antonio with her Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and minor in Sociology.  She has an Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Fund Development with an emphasis on grant writing with the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business and is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management. Upon completion of her studies with UTSA she began her career with Kaplan Test Prep & Admission as an Associate Student Services Manager and Designated Student Officer for International Students.  She then continued her career with Workforce Solutions Alamo where she became the youngest Center Program Manager. Veronica has over 11 years serving the people of South Texas and our Veterans.

How the Career Center Can Support You:

Whether you have questions about your major, possible career, resumes/cover letters, interviewing skills, or any part of the job search, the University Career Center is to the rescue! The UCC offers all these services and more – including a website and several social media platforms to help you Connect With Us! Visit for details.

Why Use Handshake?
Have you activated your profile? Students and alumni are encouraged to register with RowdyJobs/Handshake at By setting up your individual account, you gain access to our online database where you can search for work-study, part-time, internships, and full-time positions. New postings are added daily and you can access it 24/7. You will be sent information about events including upcoming workshops, career fairs and information sessions offered each semester.

On average there are over 500 active positions listed each month. By uploading your resume and cover letter you can apply for openings and employers can search for you!

On Campus Recruiting (OCR)

Why wait until you graduate to look for a job! Every semester recruiters from national and local businesses come to the UTSA campus looking for students just like you! Each year the UCC hosts on campus recruitment activities for over 100 companies and organizations. Many companies schedule information sessions, schedule interviews, and participate in career fairs and other special events. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to network!

Quote of the Month

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door”.  -Milton Berle

If you have any questions about the UCC, you can call the office at 210-458-4589 or stop in – we are located in the University Center breezeway up the stairs from the bookstore.

Wishing you the best this semester,

 Veronica Rodriguez & Denise Gates

COB Career Counselors


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