SAN ANTONIO- The UTSA Career Center is excited to welcome Eva Fernandez and James Ritchie to the team this summer. In their new role, they will provide career development assistance to UTSA students and alumni and collaborate with campus partners.
“We are excited to have Eva and James join our career consulting team. They are both alumni who have worked at UTSA before and will bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise in different areas,” says Dionne Davila, Assistant Director of Career Development.
Before this appointment, James was a lead career advisor/assistant director at Our Lady of the Lake University where he enhanced comfortability, confidence, and communication when meeting with students in virtual and in-person settings. Prior to that, James worked with the UTSA University Career Center as a Career Consultant Graduate Intern where he assisted students and alumni in creating, editing, and approving professional resumes from all majors and classifications for internships and full-time positions.
“I am very excited to be back with the UTSA University Career Center after being a graduate intern with them during the COVID pandemic. It had always been my goal to eventually come back and give back to the UTSA community and the perfect opportunity has presented itself. The team is just as great as I remember them, and we finally got the band back together!” says James.
Eva has over 20 years of experience working with college students, parents, families, and nonprofits. Prior to this appointment, Eva was the senior coordinator at Northwest Vista College where she assisted the director of the Advocacy Center with operational tasks and supervised the case management team. Eva is skilled in case management, career coaching, supportive guidance group facilitation, and public speaking.
“Empowering students and alumni to soar beyond limitations, I embrace the privilege of serving as a Senior Career Consultant at the University Career Center. As an alum of UTSA, I recognize the honor in guiding individuals from diverse backgrounds, including the neurodivergent, those with challenging pasts like foster care, and those from first-gen or nontraditional paths. As a licensed social worker, I am committed to fostering their potential and helping them triumph in their journey of personal and professional growth”, says Eva.
About the University of Texas at San Antonio University Career Center
The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) University Career Center’s mission is to assist all Roadrunners in discovering, pursuing, and achieving their unique career goals. The University Career Center provides students with information and resources on how to be marketable in today’s workforce.