Fall 2023 was an amazing one for the Career Center

The Career Center had a busy semester with events galore! We kicked it off with the Part-time Job Fair and a Carnival-themed Career Resource Expo.

Students dropped by for part-time job opportunities, information about our services and resources, a giveaway for Hydroflasks, and t-shirts. With over 45 different employers, hundreds of students, and countless exchanges of resumes and contact information, it is safe to say that our 2023 Part-time Job Fair and Career Center Resource Expo were a success.

We also hosted a College of Education and Human Development Panel where students spoke with teachers from East Central ISD, Northside ISD, Northeast ISD, and Somerset ISD. Students also had the opportunity to learn about UCC software platforms and how to effectively network with others.

In September, we hosted our trademark Career Expos and the Career Expo prep series.

Both our STEM and All Majors Career Expos saw attendance from 150+ employers and provided an opportunity for participants to meet with employers, inquire about open positions, and learn more about their work cultures.

The UTSA Virtual Career Expo in October provided a chance for participants to learn about internship and job opportunities, attend information sessions, speak to recruiters and employers through live virtual 1:1 sessions or group sessions, and submit their resumes to their favorite companies. Participants heard directly from employer partners like The Walt Disney Company, Stanford School of Medicine, Autodesk, PepsiCo, AbbVie, Playstation, Nordstrom, and more to learn about potential career opportunities!

These prep workshops covered a range of topics, from developing a strong resume to navigating the Career Expo, researching employers, marketing yourself, and more. ‘Runners had the opportunity to talk to employers while preparing for our Career Expos.

The Clinical Teachers Mix N Mingle in November for all Certified Teachers, current Student-Teachers, and students interested in teaching saw 19 school district representatives throughout the Lone Star state. Each school district brought passion, knowledge, and insights that guided our Clinical Teacher Roadrunner community.

The Impostor Syndrome workshops in September and November were all about how Impostor Syndrome can affect your career decisions and how you view yourself, your knowledge, and your abilities. Participants were left with actionable items related to implementing coping strategies for symptoms that may arise in their career development (mentally, physically, and emotionally).

We wrapped up the semester with EntreprenUTSA in December. ‘Runners had the opportunity to connect with local organizations that support entrepreneurship and also participated in a unique game show hosted by Experian. Participants were judged on their knowledge of credit scores and rating systems and won prizes worth $10,000!

In addition to the events listed above, our office hosted the UTSA Disability Resource Event, a Day with companies like World Wide Technology and Warner Bros, resume and job search assistance workshops, and Halloween celebrations at the office. We also hosted several drop-in days where students could talk to our Career Consultants without prior appointments.

The UCC saw approximately 900 appointments, 70+ presentations for faculty across colleges, student organizations across academic disciplines, and departments across campus, and approximately 200 student drop-in appointments. We would like to thank all our students, alumni, employer partners, and success centers for their partnership and the opportunity to serve them!

🗓Make sure to mark your calendars for Spring 2024’s Career Expos – STEM Career Expo on February 20th and All Majors Career Expo on February 27th.

About the University Career Center

The UCC helps Roadrunners discover, pursue, and achieve their unique career goals by offering career and job search tools and resources, including individual counseling, mock interviews, resume reviews, and professional networking assistance. It is one of seven units within the UTSA division of Career-Engaged Learning, which provides students with hands-on learning opportunities on campus and in the community.

By Shruti Anand
Shruti Anand CEL Marketing and Communication Manager