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Student Professional & Career Development

"Career readiness is the attainment and demonstration of requisite competencies that broadly prepare college graduates for a successful transition into the workplace."

Student Engaging with Employer at Herbert College career fair
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UT’s online database for part-time, full-time, and internship positions. Register to participate in on-campus interviews and receive targeted email messages about special programs and opportunities.

"The Herbert College strives to assists all students along their personal career journey."

Student Engaging with Employer at Herbert College career fair
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Alexis meets with students to advise them on various career options, internship opportunities, and resources available to ensure student success.
Career Fair Prep WeeK
Herbert Career Fair: October 8

How should you prepare?
Create or update your resume.”Drop In” with our Career Coach Register for the Job Fair on Handshake.

Curious about the set up of the fair? Watch this videoRead this article.
Want more tips on how to prepare? See this articleAnd this one too!

View all employers coming to the event on Handshake and sign up for 10-minute one-on-one sessions and 30-minute group info sessions.

Exploring Majors and Careers

Exploring majors and careers is a normal part of the student experience. Research, self-assessment and experience help students through the career decision-making process.

You have online access to several assessments to assist with your career exploration needs. Individual appointments and the resources on this website will help you connect your results to UT majors and careers.

Data suggests more than one-third of students change their majors and less than ten percent report knowing a great deal about their intended careers.

Make a good first impression on your future employer by having a professional resume and cover letter.

Career Coaching Appointments

Schedule an industry-specific appointment for:

  • Internship and experiential opportunities
  • Resume, cover letter, LinkedIn reviews
  • Practice interviews
  • Job-seeking strategies (including networking and career fair preparation)
  • Graduate school preparation
  • Identity specific career questions

Virtual Drop-in Hours

Every Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. attend a 10-15 minute session with our Career Coach for: Resume, cover letter, LinkedIn reviews and getting started resources for the following:

  • Practice interviews
  • Internship and experiential opportunities
  • Job-seeking strategies
  • Graduate school preparation

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