Director of Employer Engagement
Michelle is the Director of Employer Engagement at UTSA’s centralized University Career Center. She partners with all UTSA colleges and centers to work with companies on their campus-wide recruitment strategy. Her team manages all large scale, campus wide recruiting events and supports smaller, boutique recruiting events as well as customized employer recruiting events with corporate partners.
Michelle began her post-undergraduate career as a finance officer in the U.S. Air Force. After 8 years of active duty service, she pivoted into a career in higher education. She worked in MBA Career Management at Texas McCombs, The University of Texas at Austin for 13 years, starting as a career advisor and lecturer for the full-time MBA program and eventually moving over to the employer relations side of the house. As Director of Employer and Alumni Engagement for the Texas McCombs MBA Program, she was on the leadership team recognized by Poets & Quants as The Best MBA Career Centers 2019.
In February of 2021, she took on the newly created role of Director of Employer Engagement at UTSA. The University Career Center has been undergoing a transformation, and she’s thrilled to be a part of the leadership team to develop and implement innovative and impactful new programming and initiatives. She grew up in San Antonio, went to undergraduate school here, was stationed at Lackland AFB while in the Air Force, and she’s happy to be back to where she considers home with her husband Ben, a native San Antonian/UTSA alumnus and their son, Alex.
She earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Trinity University, an M.P.A. from The University of Washington and an M.A. in Advertising from The University of Texas. While attending Trinity University, Michelle took AFROTC classes at UTSA Det 842, so she considers herself an honorary Roadrunner. Birds up!
Assistant Director of Employer Engagement
Regina Gomez currently serves the UTSA University Career Center as the Program Manager for On-Campus Recruitment. Regina’s primary focus is to work with employers who wish to visit UTSA and link them with interested students in the form of interviews, Information Sessions, Career Fairs, and other means of interaction designed to assist UTSA students transition into the professional world. Regina actively engages with employers seeking students from a wide range of academic backgrounds to meet the diverse recruitment interests. Regina also oversees and manages personnel and activities within the unit that serve employers and students seeking full-time, part-time, and internship/co-op opportunities.
Regina is originally from Colombia and is fully bilingual in English and Spanish. She holds a Bachelors of Science in General Management from Western Kentucky University. Prior to coming to UTSA, Regina previously worked at Texas A&M University for both the Office of International Outreach and the Center for Retailing Studies, Mays Business School. Regina also has worked in Human Resources and has extensive experience with public service and community initiatives.
Specialties and InterestsScheduling Interviews, Infomation Sessions, Table Recruiting
Senior Events Manager
Melissa is the Events Manager, she is responsible for planning the Career Fairs and any other events hosted by the Career Center for students and employers.
She is originally from El Paso, TX, but moved to San Antonio to attend UTSA. She recently graduated in May 2018 with her degree in Sport, Event and Tourism Management with a minor in Marketing. She enjoys the whole planning process of events and seeing the whole event come together for employers and students.
Employer Engagement Coordinator
Victoria Tesillo is the Administrative Associate II, Employer Relations.
Victoria has been with the University Career Center for 10 years. Her main responsibility is working with employers who post jobs in the Career Center’s job bank.
Victoria enjoys working with employers who actively recruit UTSA students and alumni.