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

Alumni Workshop: Salary Negotiation

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
6:00 pm–7:00 pm
Student Service Center 1, Room 106

Failing to negotiate your first salary could cost you thousands of dollars over your lifetime. This workshop will show you the tools to identify your value, target salary and strategies for practicing salary negotiation in order to gain confidence and skills needed to earn fair compensation!

Alumni Workshop: Career Transition

Monday, January 27th, 2020
6:00 pm–7:00 pm
Student Service Center 1, Room 106

Do you want a job in a different industry? In this workshop you will learn practical techniques to transition into a new field and use your transferable skills to advance your job search.

Resume Workshop (Bring Printed Resume or Laptop)

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020
3:00 pm–4:00 pm
Student Service Center 1, Room 106

A well-written resume is your ticket to a job interview. This workshop will help you recognize and apply key strategies for effective resume writing that illustrate your transferable skills to get more employer call backs for interviews.

Interviewing Workshop

Thursday, January 30th, 2020
3:00 pm–4:00 pm
Student Service Center 1, Room 106

One of the most important parts about a job or internship search is the interview. Making a lasting impression will help you secure your next position. In this workshop you will learn about different types of interview formats, potential questions you could be asked, and how to follow up after an interview.

#Prepare4TheFair: Creating your Career Fair Pitch Workshop

Monday, February 3rd, 2020
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

You are at a career fair and are next to speak to an employer. What do you say? This workshop will help you create your elevator pitch so you can feel more comfortable and confident talking to employers at the career fair.

#Prepare4TheFair Afternoon Employer Resume Reviews

Monday, February 3rd, 2020
1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Student Service Center 1, Room 106

Visit University Career Services with your resume and have it reviewed by an employer!

#Prepare4TheFair: Salary Negotiation Workshop

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Failing to negotiate your first salary could cost you thousands of dollars over your lifetime. This workshop will show you the tools to identify your value, target salary and strategies for practicing salary negotiation in order to gain confidence and skills needed to earn fair compensation.

#Prepare4TheFair: Afternoon Employer Resume Reviews

Thursday, February 6th, 2020
1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Student Service Center 1, Room 106

Visit University Career Services with your resume and have it reviewed by an employer!

#Prepare4TheFair: Networking for Newbies

Thursday, February 6th, 2020
3:00 pm–4:00 pm
Student Service Center 1, Room 106

70-85% of people get internships or jobs through networking. Learn how to network virtually or in person so that you can get the opportunity of your dreams! This workshop will be interactive and attendees will leave with actionable skills to apply to networking situations. You can use your smartphone or laptop to take notes or connect with other attendees.

LinkedIn Reviews at the Library w/ FREE Professional Photos

Thursday, February 6th, 2020
12:00 pm–2:00 pm
MD Anderson Library Rockwell Pavilion - 2nd floor

This event will feature FREE PROFESSIONAL HEAD SHOTS and Refreshments! The University of Houston Libraries, in partnership with University Career Services will host an event to help students gain a competitive edge using LinkedIn. LinkedIn at the Library will provide students with the tools and knowledge to maximize their use of the powerful career and networking platform. The event will be held at the MD Anderson Library Rockwell Pavilion - 2nd floor. The free event is open to all UH students. Staff from the UH Libraries, Career Services will be on hand to provide critiques of students’ LinkedIn profiles (similar to a résumé critique) and offer best practices for networking on LinkedIn. LOCATION: MD Anderson Library Rockwell Pavilion - 2nd floor.

Resume Workshop (Bring Printed Resume or Laptop)

Thursday, February 13th, 2020
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Student Service Center 1, Room 106

A well-written resume is your ticket to a job interview. This workshop will help you recognize and apply key strategies for effective resume writing that illustrate your transferable skills to get more employer call backs for interviews.

Interviewing Workshop

Thursday, February 13th, 2020
3:00 pm–4:00 pm
Student Service Center 1, Room 106

One of the most important parts about a job or internship search is the interview. Making a lasting impression will help you secure your next position. In this workshop you will learn about different types of interview formats, potential questions you could be asked, and how to follow up after an interview.

Global Job Search for International Students Workshop

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020
3:00 pm–4:00 pm
Student Service Center 1, Room 106

A successful job search for international students should be timely, and involves using several strategies and resources. This workshop will focus on how to plan an effective job search and market your skills to potential employers. At the end of this workshop you will understand where and how to look for employment, and the importance of developing strategic resumes, CVs, LinkedIn, and networking skills to help you achieve your career goals.

Job Search Workshop

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Student Service Center 1, Room 106

Finding a job takes time and there are multiple strategies you can use. In this workshop come learn practical steps to conduct a job search and also learn how networking can help you improve your search.

Networking for International Students Workshop

Thursday, March 19th, 2020
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Student Service Center 1, Room 106

Statistics show that in the U.S., close to 80% of all jobs are not advertised. The hidden job market is discovered through word of mouth, or through referrals from people you know and who know you. Many international students focus on the 20% of jobs that are advertised online. In this workshop we will provide tips on how to build professional relationships through networking that can support your overall professional development and increase internship and career opportunities.

Alumni Workshop: Salary Negotiation

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
6:00 pm–7:00 pm
Student Service Center 1, Room 106

Failing to negotiate your first salary could cost you thousands of dollars over your lifetime. This workshop will show you the tools to identify your value, target salary and strategies for practicing salary negotiation in order to gain confidence and skills needed to earn fair compensation!

Financial Literacy Workshop

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
12:00 pm–1:30 pm
Student Service Center 1, Room 106

Do you have questions about budgeting, debt, or credit? In this workshop you will discuss the psychology of finances, and learn how to make wise financial decisions and take a positive action toward your financial well-being.

Dining Etiquette Workshop

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Student Service Center 1, Room 106

It is common for companies to host meals for meetings, celebrations, and particularly interviews. This workshop will give you the opportunity to learn and practice the rules of dining etiquette to feel more confident about eating in a business setting.

Resume Workshop (Bring Printed Resume or Laptop)

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020
3:00 pm–4:00 pm
Student Service Center 1, Room 106

A well-written resume is your ticket to a job interview. This workshop will help you recognize and apply key strategies for effective resume writing that illustrate your transferable skills to get more employer call backs for interviews.

20/20/20 Graduate Student Workshop

Friday, April 3rd, 2020
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Student Service Center 1, Room 106

Come spend an hour at University Career Services learning about the top 3 topics important to graduate students. This workshop will review job search, networking, and interviewing for graduate students in 20 minute sections.