Yvonne H Gonzalez
Yvonne Gonzalez is serving as the Interim Director and Associate Director of the University Career Center. She has been with The University of Texas at San Antonio Career Center for 21 years. She is responsible for the operations for the office including oversight of the job database-Handshake, administration and budgets. Yvonne is also the SACUCCA (San Antonio College and University Career Center Association) Employer Registrar and manages the SACUCCA Consortium database for employer job postings, and a Past President.
She is a proud UTSA Alumnus, IDS ’06, and served on the UTSA Alumni Association Board from 2012-2015 where she served as the Chair of the Student Engagement Committee, and as a member of the Membership Committee, Gala Committee, and Diploma Dash.
Specialities and InterestsOffice Administration, Handshake and Website Administration
Interim Associate Director of Career Development and College Relations
As the Career Counselor for the College of Public Policy (COPP) and the College of Architecture, Construction, and Planning (COACP), Dionne Davila Granados serves students and alumni by helping them with various levels of career exploration to development needs to include such services as: career assessments, job search help, resume assistance, internship search, mock interview help, and special topic workshops (i.e. What Can I Do With My Major; Salary Negotiations, Selecting a Major). Dionne is a two time graduate from UTSA where she earned both her B.A. in Psychology and her M.A in Counseling. She has 17 years of experience in the Counseling/Social Service field, of which, 11 years has been with UTSA and has over 7 years of experience teaching at the university. Currently, she teaches the Personal Career Planning course (UCS 2033- formerly COU 2103) to undergraduate students and is the Social Media Committee Chair for the University Career Center where she helps moderate and oversee the various social media platforms for the Career Center. Her professional interest areas include Career Development for First-Generation students, Social Media for Professional Development and Social Media’s impact on Student Engagement. In addition, she frequently facilitates and presents on StrengthsQuest and the theories/principles proposed by strengths psychology and how others can apply those principles to their career, academics, and personal life.
Specialities and InterestsGeneralist
Academic CategoriesCollege of Public PolicyCollege of Architecture, Construction and Planning
Assistant Director-Employer Relations
Otis L. Scott, Jr. known to many as “Scott” is the Assistant Director of Employer Relations. Prior to joining UCC, he was the Manager for CPS Energy’s Diversity and Institutional Alliance program. He worked in various Human Resource positions while at CPS Energy from recruiting to HR Manager for 12 years. He had a brief career with CARMAX in Houston and helped open the San Antonio Superstore that is currently located on IH-10. Prior to this he served our country in the U.S. Air Force for 24 years.
Starting out in Security Force and working his way up to become the Superintendent for Advanced and Basic Courses at the Security Force Academy, Lackland Air Force Base. His knowledge and expertise resulted in him becoming a Counterintelligence Specialist and Superintendent with the On-Site Inspection Agency. This agency was responsible for enforcement of treaty requirements with signatory countries involving nuclear, biological and chemical weapons destruction. Promoted to Chief Master Sergeant, he was selected as the Command Senior Enlisted Advisor for the Air Force District of Washington.
In this role he advised and oversaw issues dealing with quality of life and professional development of the enlisted force. His volunteer roles include, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Texas State Council Diversity Director, Greater San Antonio Chamber Military Affairs Committee and Steering Committee for the African American Leadership Institute. He has been awarded the Legion of Merit, DiversityFIRST and Veterans in Business awards and retains life membership in the Tuskegee Airman Association and Air Force Sergeants Association.
He completed his BA with honors from National Louis University and his MA with Webster University, majoring in Human Resource Development and Management. His goal is to provide exceptional service in helping others on their career path and ultimately making them good corporate citizens for our country — through guidance, mentorship and instilling the values of UTSA.
Specialities and InterestsEmployer Relations, Veterans, Diversity, Engineering
Assistant Director of Experiential Learning and Diversity
Rachael Fletcher is the the Assistant Director of Experiential Learning & Diversity. With over 7 years of experience leading experiential learning programs for diverse populations, Rachael has created and implemented youth leadership & summer camps, after-school programs, and advanced curriculum for state independent living contracts. She enjoys coordinating hands-on experiences for students that align with their passion and career goals. As a former college volleyball player and club coach, she enjoys coaching students to reach their full potential and “learn by doing”. Rachael holds a Masters Degree in Recreation and Leisure Program Management from the University of North Texas and a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Friends University in Wichita, Kansas.
Currently, Rachael provides expertise, guidance, and support to students, the UTSA Community, and industry partners to facilitate and increase high-impact learning experiences. She coordinates workshops and events to connect students with upcoming opportunities and provides professional development support such as internship preparation, best practices during, and reflection and application upon completion. Rachael’s goal is to equip students with a competitive advantage upon entering the global workforce through participation in high-impact learning experiences. She works closely with employers to foster quality internship programs and enhance intern management.
Rachael lives by the motto “Work Hard, Play Hard!” In her free time she loves playing volleyball, hiking, and spending time outdoors.
Academic CategoriesInternships and Experiential Learning
Originally from Del Rio, TX; Anthony has been calling San Antonio his home since 2007. He is a UTSA almunus with degrees in Marketing and Management. He is currently pursing his Masters of Arts in Strategic Communication and Innovation with a Certificate in Advanced Digital and Social Media from Texas Tech University.
He is responsible for the marketing of the University Career Center. Anthony enjoys keeping students updated and informed of the great opportunities the University Career Center has to offer them.
Specialities and InterestsMarketing, Website Administration
Career Counselor, University College
Abreetta Bonner is the Career Counselor for University College . Over the past 6 years, Abreetta has served in several different capacities within Career Services including employer relations, program management, & career counseling in higher education. Abreetta currently serves students and alumni by providing a diverse array of services such as: career assessments, job & internship search strategies, resume assistance, mock interviews, and special topic workshops related to career development.
She has her Master’s Degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education and her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies, both from Texas State University in San Marcos, TX. She is currently earning her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership here at UTSA.
She is a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), Southern Association of Colleges and Employers (SoACE), and locally, San Antonio Colleges and Universities Career Center Association (SACUCCA).
Abreetta is passionate about serving students and proud to serve the growing UTSA community and as always, Go Runners!
Specialities and InterestsFreshmen, Undecided, & MDST
Academic CategoriesUniversity College
Career Counselor, Alumni
As the alumni career counselor, Bennett brings 9 years of career services experience to the UTSA Career Center. He grew up in Austin, Texas and was recruited to serve in the United States Army as an infantryman while stationed in Germany. His educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin, a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Central Washington University and a Master’s degree in Counseling and Guidance from Texas State University-San Marcos. Bennett’s professional work experience includes 5 years of public school teaching in Alaska, Texas and North Carolina. In addition to full-time career counseling, Bennett is also an adjunct faculty member in the psychology department at Northwest Vista College .
Bennett’s extracurricular interests include running various road races locally and nationwide. Over the years he has competed in several events including the Boston Marathon, the Chicago Marathon (3 times) and the Houston Marathon (2 times). Connecting with nature is paramount in Bennett’s life thus gardening and hiking are a must! Bennett is prepared to facilitate success and possibility for alumni whether they are newly minted Roadrunners seeking guidance for their first professional career or seasoned alumni transitioning to a new career.
Specialities and InterestsGeneralist
Career Counselor, College of Engineering
Jeff Patten is the current Career Counselor for the College of Engineering. Jeff new to UTSA, but not Career Services. He spent ten years as a Career Counselor at the University of Arizona, in Tucson, AZ. In his roll there, he served as a liaison to the College of Agriculture & Life Science, the Graduate College and the Honors College. During his tenure, he developed tailored content for these colleges, as well as tailored content for the College of Engineering, the Eller College of Management, the College of Education, the College of Fine Arts and the Film & Television Studies program.
Prior to his work at UA, Jeff was the Director of Counseling & International Students at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) in Prescott, AZ, where he also served as an academic advisor for Aeronautical Science students. Jeff has a Masters’ in Counseling from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and is ABD in a Ph.D. program in the Organization and Administration of Higher Education from the University of Arizona.
Specialities and InterestsVeterans
Academic CategoriesCollege of Engineering
Career Counselor, College of Business
Lisa Vigil is a recent addition to UTSA, even though she is a San Antonio native, returning from many years within the Colorado State University system. As an alum of CSU-Pueblo, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications and a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from CSU-Global. Over the past 7 years, Lisa has gained experience in higher education, working in Admissions, Financial Aid, First Year Advising and Concurrent Enrollment.
Currently, Lisa sees students as a College of Business Career Counselor in the UTSA University Career Center and is developing interest in serving 1st Generation and DACA students. She wishes to serve as a liaison for specialized career development programing for those special student populations at UTSA. Lisa welcomes any student though, who needs career assessments, job & internship search strategies, résumé assistance, mock interviews, or other related career development areas.
Academic CategoriesCollege of Business
Career Counselor, College of Education & Human Development
Career planning is an integral part of your four-year experience here at UTSA. And, for liberal arts majors in particular, career exploration during these four years is critical. I’m here to help you make decisions about the path that you will pursue upon graduation and I look forward to helping you make a smooth transition after college.
Mike Zucker is the Career Counselor that is designated to work with students in the College of Education and Human Development. Mike has been with UTSA Career Center for over 5 years. He is a graduate of UTSA and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Mike has also completed his Master of Arts degree in Community/School Counseling. Mike enjoys spending his free time volunteering in the community to coach youth basketball. He coached Team San Antonio to the Bronze medal at the 2007 Maccabi games and the consolation Gold medal at the 2010 Maccabi Games in Denver. Mike has also presented at national conferences on issues such as workplace diversity and career placement. Mike is also currently serving as the staff advisor for the COLFA Council, a Student Organization here at the University of Texas at San Antonio and has served as a staff representative on the NCAA Recertification Committee for UTSA. Mike has previously taught the COU 2103 Personal Career Planning Class.
Specialities and InterestsDisabilities
Academic CategoriesCollege of Education and Human Development
Career Counselor, College of Business
Mysti Frazier has been working creatively in adult training, development, and event coordination for 10 years. Since receiving her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Texas A&M University in 2005, she has worked in various non-profit, education, corporate and social service agencies around Texas. She is also a proud University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) alumna, earning her Master of Arts in Counseling in 2011. Currently, she serves students as a College of Business Career Counselor in the UTSA University Career Center, is involved in special collaboration programming, and supervises Graduate Counseling Interns. Mysti is also liaison for specialized career development programing for undergraduate and graduate international students at UTSA. She serves as the Chair for the Career Center’s Social Committee and has served as a Sub-Committee Chair for the UTSA Staff Development Team’s 2018 Student Affairs Conference. Mysti is also a successful small business owner and hobbyist in cake decorating and jewelry making. She is active in serving in her church and is a member of various ministries in the San Antonio community. Mysti believes her purpose is to use creative excellence and outgoing positivity to inspire growth and a life of abundance in others, to live as their joyful best-selves.
Specialities and InterestsInternational
Academic CategoriesCollege of Business
Career Counselor, College of Liberal and Fine Arts
Sara Goede is one of the Career Counselors for the College of Liberal & Fine Arts. She was previously a Career Counselor at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi for over 4 years. She has a Master’s Degree in Counseling, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She is passionate about working with students at all stages of their career development as well as collaborating with faculty, staff and student groups on innovative ways to help students succeed and reach their career goals.
Specialities and InterestsGeneralist
Academic CategoriesCollege of Liberal and Fine Arts
Career Counselor, College of Sciences
As the Career Counselor for the College of Sciences, Tara serves UTSA Students by assisting them with their career-related goals including: career exploration, resume writing and review, job searching, interviewing skills and career assessments. She is a graduate from UTSA with a Master’s Degree in Community Counseling and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies with a concentration in elementary education from California State University, Fresno. Additionally, Tara is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Texas.
Tara has 4+ years of counseling and advising experience serving college students and military service members. Prior to joining the UTSA Career Center, she was a Career Counselor at Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) Fort Sam Houston where she assisted military service members as they transition from a military career to the civilian workforce. In addition, she was an academic advisor for UTSA’s College of Business and has provided counseling and academic advising to students at Alamo Colleges.
Tara has over 12 years of private sector professional corporate experience, and has held positions in sales, marketing and management with major Fortune 500 companies including Reynolds American, Progressive Insurance, and Health Net. She also taught elementary school in California before relocating to San Antonio.
Tara understands the challenges faced by college students as they transition from college life to the working world. She has a passion for helping others achieve their goals and believes that each of us will be happiest if we find a career that fits our interests, personality and lifestyle.
Academic CategoriesCollege of Sciences
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.
Welcome Desk Supervisor
Lisa Ojeda is the Welcome Desk Supervisor at the Career Center. She graduated from the University of the Incarnate Word College with a BA in Business Management. Prior to joining the Career Center, she worked for several corporate industries in different positions which provided her with extensive experience in management and customer service roles.
Lisa is very excited at the opportunity to help our department meet its goals to provide excellent customer service to all and to support our students to succeed in their career goals.
Specialities and InterestsHandshake Access, Scheduling Appointments
Administrative Associate II
Michelle Fahlgren is the Administrative Associate II, Employer Relations.
Michelle provides support for the Employer Relations team by assisting with various tasks in the Career Center. She has been with the University for two years, and has prior experience with event planning and administrative positions in higher education. Michelle enjoys seeing opportunities for students to connect with employers and successfully begin their careers.
She is currently working on her Bachelors of Arts in Environmental Studies.
Administrative Services Officer
Marcela Cabello is the Administrative Service Officer I at the University Career Center.
She graduated from UTSA in 2013 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources. She has been with the university for 8 years and during this time she has supported the department with any budget need. She handles travel and purchases items for the department.
Marcela enjoys helping the staff succeed so in turn they can help our students succeed.
Program Manager-On-Campus Recruitment
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.
Specialities and InterestsScheduling Interviews, Infomation Sessions, Table Recruiting
Victoria Tesillo is the Administrative Associate II, Employer Relations.
Victoria has been with the University Career Center for 7 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.
Specialities and InterestsJob Postings, Internship Posting
Web Specialist Intern
Adriana Carner is a Senior at UTSA studying Digital Media Communication. As the University Career Center’s Web Specialist Intern, she manages the website’s content, such as the front page, blogs, and events page. She also manages the UCC’s social media pages, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Her previous internships include marketing work for Texas Public Radio and Schlitterbahn Waterparks.
Maureen Lee is a Senior at UTSA studying Marketing and obtaining a certificate in Operations and Supply Chain Management. Her role at the Career Center includes assisting them with print marketing materials, handling the digital experience of the Career Fair Plus App, and implementing marketing plans for events. She has previously held an internship with USAA as their Digital Product Manager Intern.