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Virtual Workshops

University Career Services hosts a series of workshops throughout the year. Our Career Counselors also provide presentations and workshops to student organizations and on-campus faculty and staff.

Missed a workshop offered by University Career Services?

View our Recorded Workshops

All Majors Career Fair Preparation Session

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Virtual

Do you have questions about the logistics of an in-person or virtual career fair? Career counselors will be on site to walk through the process, share tips, and answer your questions.

You will receive an email with the Zoom access link the morning of the event.

Be sure to RSVP for the Career Fair by clicking "Event", "Career Fairs" and hitting the red Attend button.

[Grad School Prep Week] Writing Your Personal Statement (Virtual)

Tuesday, October 5th, 2021
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Virtual

A personal statement is a chance for admissions committees to learn more about your experience, goals, and what you'll bring and get out of the program.

Join the UH Writing Center for an interactive workshop on how to write your personal statement. Presented by: Mark Sursavage, UH Writing Center. 

RSVP in Cougar Pathway to receive the Zoom link on the morning of the workshop.

[Grad School Prep Week] Grad School 101: Finding Your Program Match

Tuesday, October 5th, 2021
3:00 pm–4:00 pm
Virtual

Learn about the steps to take to explore graduate and professional programs that are related to your interests, skills, and career goals. During the workshop, we will show you how to develop a graduate school timeline and checklist for your programs of interest.

RSVP in Cougar Pathway to receive the Zoom link on the morning of the workshop.

Grad Student Professional Development Series: Resume vs. CV (Virtual)

Wednesday, October 6th, 2021
3:00 pm–4:00 pm
Virtual

This workshop is for graduate students (Master's and Doctoral level candidates) and will cover tips and techniques for writing a CV and resume, the difference between a CV and resume, and why you need both in your career planning goals.

To join the virtual workshop on the day of click here.

Virtual Etiquette (Virtual)

Wednesday, October 6th, 2021
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Virtual

During this workshop, you will learn key tips and etiquette strategies for engaging in today’s increasingly digital workplace as well as how to utilize virtual platforms in a professional setting.

To join the workshop virtually, click on the link here.

Virtual Graduate Student Open House (for New & Returning Students)

Wednesday, October 6th, 2021
6:00 pm–7:30 pm
Virtual

Meet with University of Houston professionals for an in-depth overview of University Career services and learn about resources to support new and returning graduate students (those enrolled in a master's or doctoral program).

Guest speakers will include:

  • Dr. Monica Thompson, Executive Director for University Career Services
  • Dr. Sarah Larsen, Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School
  • Mark Sursavage, Executive Director, UH Writing Center
  • Caitlin Deis Assistant Director for Employer Development with University Career Services

This year will focus on professional development, professional writing, and grad student resources. We look forward to seeing you.

This will be a virtual event via zoom. RSVP in Cougar Pathway to receive the Zoom link the morning of the session.

[Grad School Prep Week] How to Make Yourself Competitive for Law School (Virtual)

Wednesday, October 6th, 2021
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Virtual

Has the thought of going to law school crossed your mind? Why not explore that interest more by learning what Law School is really all about and how to make yourself a competitive applicant? Presented by: Kristen Guiseppi, UH Pre-Law Pipeline Program

RSVP in Cougar Pathway to receive the Zoom link.

Virtual & One Way Interviewing (Virtual)

Thursday, October 7th, 2021
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Virtual

During this workshop, students will learn how to prepare for virtual and one-way interviewing screenings. Tips and strategies will be shared as well as sample platforms that can be used to prepare.

To join the workshop via MS Teams on the day of click here.

Personal Branding as a Job/Internship Tool for International Students (Virtual)

Thursday, October 7th, 2021
3:00 pm–4:00 pm
Virtual

Join this workshop to learn practical steps to develop your personal brand, build your professional network, and key tools to kick-start your internship and job search.

To join the workshop via MS Teams on the day of click here.

Grad Student Professional Development Series: Virtual Mock Interviews

Thursday, October 7th, 2021
10:00 am–12:00 pm
Virtual

Meet with a Career Counselor to practice your virtual interviewing skills. You will be provided with feedback on your verbal and nonverbal skills as well as resources to continue building your interview confidence.

Click HERE to sign up for a mock interview timeslot and a confirmation email will be sent prior to your interview day.

[Grad School Prep Week] Financing Your Grad Program

Thursday, October 7th, 2021
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Virtual

Financing a Graduate or Professional program can be expensive. Join this workshop to learn about opportunities for decreasing your graduate school debt.

RSVP in Cougar Pathway to receive the Zoom link on the morning of the workshop

Grad Student Professional Development Series: Virtual Mock Interviews

Thursday, October 7th, 2021
2:00 pm–4:00 pm
Virtual

Meet with a Career Counselor to practice your virtual interviewing skills. You will be provided with feedback on your verbal and nonverbal skills as well as resources to continue building your interview confidence.

Click HERE to sign up for a mock interview timeslot and a confirmation email will be sent prior to your interview day.

[Grad School Prep Week] How to Make Yourself Competitive for Medical School (Virtual)

Friday, October 8th, 2021
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Virtual

Has the thought of going to Medical School crossed your mind? Explore your interest more by attending this workshop to learn how to make yourself competitive and what to expect in Medical School. Presented by: Dr. Michelle Turpin with the UH College of Medicine.

RSVP in Cougar Pathway to receive the Zoom link.

[Major & Career Exploration Week] Virtual Drop-ins

Monday, October 11th, 2021
2:00 pm–3:30 pm
Virtual

Meet one-on-one with Career Counselors during our 15-minute virtual drop-in hours to explore majors and career paths of interest to you.

Learn about free exploration resources such as Focus 2 and OnetOnline. Career Counselors will also provide demos on how to use these resources and ways to connect with your academic advisor for your major of choice.

To meet with a Career Counselor via MS Teams on the day of click here.

Major and Career Exploration Week: Pre-Health Student Panel (Virtual)

Monday, October 11th, 2021
12:00 pm–1:30 pm
Virtual

The student pre-health panel will have undergraduate juniors and seniors who are applying to different health programs (ex. medical, dental, optometry). 

Panelists will share with the audience highlights and challenges in preparing for their programs and what experiences (ex. shadowing, volunteering, research) they have done to add to their application. 

RSVP in Cougar Pathway to receive the Zoom access link on the day of the session.

Let's Talk Credit with Wells Fargo (Virtual)

Monday, October 18th, 2021
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Virtual

Heading into the Holidays let's review our financial and budgeting strategies and talk about credit with UCS partners from Wells Fargo.   

To join the workshop on the day of click here.

Navigating your Career Advancement

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021
6:00 pm–7:00 pm
Virtual

Develop an individual 6-month Career Development Plan utilizing tips and techniques to advance your career.  

Grad Student Professional Development Series: Academic vs. Industry Job Search (Virtual)

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Virtual

This workshop is for graduate students (for Master's and Doctoral level candidates). 

Finding a job takes time and a multifaceted strategy. Learn practical strategies and the differences in conducting a job search for academic vs. industry positions.

To join the virtual workshop via MS Teams on the day of click here. 

{Special Event}: Health and HDFS Internship Conference Pre-Conference Presentation: What is an internship and how do I find one?

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Are you attending the 6th Annual Health and HDFS Internship Conference? This pre-conference workshop will teach students what an internship is and how to search for one. Students will also learn about the format of the conference and what questions to ask the employers. 

To join the workshop click on the link here

The Role of Professional Development in your Career Plan for Alumni (Virtual)

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021
6:00 pm–7:00 pm
Virtual

Creating a Professional Development plan is key to your career advancement and growth. We invite alumni to join us for this workshop to learn the steps to develop your individualized plan of action and jump-start the next steps of your career.

Identifying Job Leads for Recent Graduates

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021
6:00 pm–7:00 pm
Virtual

Learn how to job search for entry-level jobs in various industries using keywords and networking strategies.   

Job & Internship Search (Virtual)

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Virtual

Finding a job or internship opportunity takes time and there are multiple strategies you can use.

In this workshop, come learn practical steps to conduct an in-person and virtual job search while learning how to navigate Cougar Pathway to apply for additional opportunities.  

To join the workshop via MS Teams on the day of click here.

How to Connect Virtually with an Industry Professional (Virtual)

Thursday, November 4th, 2021
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Virtual

Learn tips to connect virtually with an industry professional and how to prepare for your first informational interview.

To join the workshop on the day of click here.

To join the workshop virtually, on the day of, please click here

First Gen Career Exploration Workshop (Virtual)

Thursday, November 4th, 2021
3:00 pm–4:30 pm
Virtual

Are you a first-gen college student looking to learn about career and major options? By attending this workshop, you will identify your values and interests and create an action plan to take steps towards your career goals.

To join the workshop via MS Teams on the day of click here.

{Special Event}: Health and HDFS Internship Conference Pre-Conference Presentation: What is an internship and how do I find one?

Friday, November 5th, 2021
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Are you attending the 6th Annual Health and HDFS Internship Conference? This pre-conference workshop will teach students what an internship is and how to search for one. Students will also learn about the format of the conference and what questions to ask the employers. 

To join the workshop click on the link here

{Special Event} 6th Annual Health and Human Development and Family Studies Internship Conference

Wednesday, November 10th, 2021
2:00 pm–4:00 pm
Virtual

University Career Services in collaboration with the UH College of Education is hosting an Internship Conference for undergraduate Health and Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) majors! Employers attending the conference are hiring for internships or full-time positions in healthcare, non-profits, education, and more.

*The event is open to all undergraduate majors*


The Health and HDFS Internship Conference will be on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, from 2 pm-4 pm. The event will provide students an opportunity to connect with employers through Zoom breakout rooms:


Please see the schedule below

1pm-2pm CT: Ask a Career Counselor

A counselor will be available before the event to answer any of your questions about the format of the conference or what questions to ask employers.


2pm-4pm CT: Meet and Greet at the Conference 

During the conference, students can go between different break-out rooms to learn from employers about the companies' internship or full-time positions.  

To receive the Zoom Link, you must register below. Please use your cougarnet email to register.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://uh-edu-cougarnet.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcvc-6qrT0sHNGC_G24TzdBVfXFaK1VleEo

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

For any questions, reach out to University Career Services Career Counselor, Donah Justice at dmjustic@central.uh.edu