Today's tough job market presents a challenge for even the most talented students who are emerging from top universities. Thanks to the University of Houston's Honors College, all UH students have the opportunity to receive helpful hints regarding interviewing, resumes, internships and other topics aimed at bolstering their presence in the job market.
Each month, the college hosts Career Fridays, a monthly series of free professional development seminars. Featured speakers include Houston business leaders, career counselors and UH alumni.
"We recognize that our students are facing a tough job market. We have created Career Fridays to ensure that our students have every advantage as they compete against fellow job candidates," said Christine LeVeaux-Haley, Honors College interim assistant dean for academic programs and instructional professor of political science.
All events are at noon in the Honor College Commons (second floor of M.D. Anderson Library). The spring schedule of Career Fridays' seminars is as follows:
- Feb. 4 - Resume Writing (Presentations from representatives from Shell Oil and Donna M. Blair, diplomat in-residence at UH's political science department)
- March 4 - Mock Interviewing (Students will participate in videotaped mock interviews, then review the interviews and see where improvements can be made. Moderator to be announced)
- April 1 - Etiquette (Moderator to be announced)
"Career Fridays at the Honors College definitely opened me up to the opportunities available both during and after college," said Catherine Martin, sophomore in the Honors College. "They gave me a well-rounded outlook of available internships and definitely helped me on my path to securing one. These meetings also gave me a chance to meet the people who can - and are willing to - help me follow my dreams."
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