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Honors Career Fridays

Career Fridays

In this tough job market, the Honors College wants to give our students every advantage as you prepare to go on the job market, secure a summer internship, or compete for academic awards and fellowships. To this end, we are run an event series in the Honors College called Career Fridays. On the first Friday of each month, Honors sponsors events aimed toward improving the skills, knowledge, and finesse necessary to ensure that you stand out from the rest. Students who attend Career Fridays (and sign in) will be placed on a priority list and contacted when special career-related opportunities arise.

For more information contact Dr. LeVeaux at

Upcoming Events - Spring 2013

All events at 12 noon to 2 pm in the Honors College Commons unless otherwise noted. RSVP now.

  • February 1 - Networking Event Training session, where you'll get coaching in how to network in preparation for our big event on February 8th.
  • February 8 - Honors Career Networking Event, where Honors College alumni will recruit for internships and jobs. Take what you learned in the Feb. 1 training session and engage in small talk with representatives from several companies around the Houston metro area.
  • March 1 - Mock Interviews
  • April 5 - The Perfect Elevator Pitch 

Previous events:

September 7 - Internships
Learn about the important experience of internships from 3 Honors College students and from Shell's Lesa Rice-Jackson, Ph.D. Learn the value of student internships and tips and trick to applying for them successfully.

October 5 - Resume Writing Workshop with Shell

Bring copies of your resume for a personalized resume-writing workshop with representatives from Shell Oil. You get general resume-improvement advice as well as individualized feedback on YOUR resume—make your resume as attractive and informative as possible to impress employers and scholarship committees. Students from all majors are welcome—this important workshop will be a valuable resource for all.

November 2 - Interviewing Improvement with UH Career Services

Job and graduate school interviews are stressful. The best way to reduce the stress is to be prepared. The Career Services Center will assist students to be more prepared and less stressed by offering expert advice designed to help students successfully interview and secure a job or an invitation to join a desired graduate program. Mock Interviews will be held in the spring.

Career Services Speaker-Reginald Toussant; Honors Speaker-Beth Borck

December 7 - ePortfolio with Karen Weber