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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.

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[Grad School Prep Week] Is Pharmacy School Right for Me?

Thursday, September 24th, 2020
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Virtual

Has the thought of going to Pharmacy School crossed your mind? Explore your interest more by attending this workshop to learn how to make yourself competitive and what to expect in Pharmacy School. Presented by: Nekesa Sapp, UH College of Pharmacy 

RSVP IS REQUIRED in Cougar Pathway to receive the link for the live virtual session. NOTE: Access links will be emailed to your @uh.edu email.

[Grad School Prep Week] M.A. Program in Museum Administration Info Session

Thursday, September 24th, 2020
2:00 pm–3:00 pm
Virtual

Learn more about the requirements for the M.A. Program in Museum Administration and career opportunities available to you. Presented by: Dr. Susan Rosenberg, St. John’s University.

RSVP IS REQUIRED in Cougar Pathway to receive the link for the live virtual session. NOTE: Access links will be emailed to your @uh.edu email.

[Grad School Prep Week] Is Optometry School Right for Me?

Thursday, September 24th, 2020
10:00 am–11:00 am
Virtual

Has the thought of going to Optometry School crossed your mind? Explore your interest more by attending this workshop to learn how to make yourself competitive and what to expect in Optometry School. Presented by: Lyle Tate, UH College of Optometry 

RSVP IS REQUIRED in Cougar Pathway to receive the link for the live virtual session. NOTE: Access links will be emailed to your @uh.edu email.

Energy Career Fair Student [Demo Day]

Friday, September 25th, 2020
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Join us for a preview of the Energy Career Fair Virtual Career Fair platform. Learn how to use the platform to engage with employers, prepare for the event and have your questions answered. [This session will be recorded]

RSVPs will be emailed the event link 1 hour before the event. 

[Grad School Prep Week] Is Medical School Right for Me?

Friday, September 25th, 2020
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, UH College of Medicine

RSVP IS REQUIRED in Cougar Pathway to receive the link for the live virtual session. NOTE: Access links will be emailed to your @uh.edu email.

Virtual Career Fair Prep

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Virtual Career fairs are great opportunities to connect with employers and companies from a variety of industries. This workshop will help you prepare for the virtual fair by teaching you key strategies like how to conduct company research, steps to creating an elevator pitch and tips to following-up with recruiters. This workshop will be held VIRTUALLY using MS Teams (Students must RSVP in Cougar Pathway to receive the MS Teams link).

How to Connect Virtually with an Industry Professional

Thursday, October 1st, 2020
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. This workshop will be held VIRTUALLY using MS Teams (Students must RSVP in Cougar Pathway to receive the MS Teams link).

Career Transitions [For Alumni]

Thursday, October 1st, 2020
6:00 pm–7:00 pm
Virtual

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. This workshop will be held VIRTUALLY (Alumni must RSVP in Cougar Pathway to receive the link).

[External Event] PROS - Outperform

Wednesday, October 7th, 2020
12:00 am–12:00 am
Virtual

While PROS is pausing on campus recruiting this fall, we do have an exciting event that is coming up for which we would love to invite our dearest UH Cougars! Let me tell you about Outperform!

Every year, PROS hosts its biggest event, Outperform. It’s a conference made to help companies realize the power of AI and use it to digitally transform the way they do business. For 2020, Outperform has gone virtual — making it easier for even more professionals to access learnings for free.

A few new sessions we’ve added to this year’s agenda are three foundational workshops that we feel would be great learning opportunities for our UH students.

The workshops are meant to provide clear understandings around the basics of artificial intelligence and machine learning, as well as everything you should know about pricing and building a dynamic strategy.

We've included the session titles below, but we encourage our students to check out the abstracts online and get registered soon.  Click here and scroll down to view the agenda.

 

OCTOBER 7-8, 2020

  • Modern Alchemy 101: Machine Learning—The Black Art of Turning Big Data into Insights
     
  • Modern Alchemy 102: Artificial Intelligence—The Next Evolution in Digital Darwinism 
  • Pricing Foundations with Craig Zawada

Register HERE: https://pros.com/events/outperform-2020/?roles=student 

Questions? Contact Caitlin Deis at cdeis@uh.edu 

Virtual Etiquette

Wednesday, October 7th, 2020
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. This workshop will be held VIRTUALLY using MS Teams (Students must RSVP in Cougar Pathway to receive the MS Teams link).

Virtual Interviewing

Thursday, October 8th, 2020
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Virtual

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 virtual interview formats, potential questions you could be asked, and how to follow up after an interview. This workshop will be held VIRTUALLY using MS Teams (Students must RSVP in Cougar Pathway to receive the MS Teams link).

Developing Soft Skills for the Global Workforce [For International Students]

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Virtual

Learn tips for developing your soft skills for a global workforce and you will have the opportunity to practice your elevator pitch during the session. This workshop will be held VIRTUALLY using MS Teams (Students must RSVP in Cougar Pathway to receive the MS Teams link).

How to Connect Virtually with an Industry Professional

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020
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. This workshop will be held VIRTUALLY using MS Teams (Students must RSVP in Cougar Pathway to receive the MS Teams link).

Grad School 101: Navigating your First Year

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020
6:00 pm–7:00 pm
Virtual

Resume Workshop

Wednesday, October 28th, 2020
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Virtual

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 callbacks for interviews.

This workshop will be held VIRTUALLY using MS Teams 

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

Professionals in Economics

Thursday, October 29th, 2020
6:00 pm–7:30 pm
Virtual

Join University Career Services, the Department of Economics and the Economics Society for the 2020 Professionals in Economics Event! Meet professionals working in the field of Economics and hear their advice for your job or internship search!

RSVP IS REQUIRED in Cougar Pathway to receive the link for the live Zoom session. NOTE: Access links will be emailed to your @uh.edu email.

Virtual Etiquette

Thursday, October 29th, 2020
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. This workshop will be held VIRTUALLY using MS Teams (Students must RSVP in Cougar Pathway to receive the MS Teams link).

Virtual Interviewing [For International Students]

Wednesday, November 4th, 2020
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Virtual

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 virtual interview formats, potential questions you could be asked, and how to follow up after an interview. This workshop will be held VIRTUALLY using MS Teams (Students must RSVP in Cougar Pathway to receive the MS Teams link).

Navigating LinkedIn with a Step-by-Step Demo

Thursday, November 5th, 2020
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Virtual

LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network, with more than 575 million members globally. LinkedIn is a great tool to connect to people in your field and look for job opportunities. In this workshop, you will learn how to showcase your experience and make professional connections through LinkedIn. You can use your smartphone or laptop to make live updates to your LinkedIn Profile during the workshop. This workshop will be held VIRTUALLY using MS Teams (Students must RSVP in Cougar Pathway to receive the MS Teams link).

This workshop will be held VIRTUALLY using MS Teams (Students must RSVP in Cougar Pathway to receive the MS Teams link).

Financial Literacy

Wednesday, November 11th, 2020
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Virtual

Learn and discuss the psychology of finances, how to make wise financial decisions, and explore steps to take positive action toward financial well-being. This workshop will be held VIRTUALLY using MS Teams (Students must RSVP in Cougar Pathway to receive the MS Teams link).

Mapping your Career & Network [For Graduate Students]

Thursday, November 12th, 2020
6:00 pm–7:00 pm
Virtual

During this workshop learn how to navigate your career options and create a professional network. Explore the impact of conducting research and developing conference proposals on mapping your career possibilities. 

Career Exploration [For First-Generation College Students]

Thursday, November 12th, 2020
12:00 pm–1:00 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. This workshop will be held VIRTUALLY using MS Teams. Those who RSVP in advance will receive an email reminder prior to workshop.

MS Teams URL: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_MWFiYzg0YTQtZWI0Yi00ODdiLTkyM2UtNDQyMmMxMTI4OTc2%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22170bbabd-a2f0-4c90-ad4b-0e8f0f0c4259%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22e07a984c-f5ae-4e82-a84e-cbbf4eb3ca31%22%7d

Resume Workshop

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Virtual

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 callbacks for interviews.

This workshop will be held VIRTUALLY using MS Teams

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

Career Transitions [For Alumni]

Thursday, November 19th, 2020
6:00 pm–7:00 pm
Virtual

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. This workshop will be held VIRTUALLY (Students must RSVP in Cougar Pathway to receive the link).

Salary Negotiation

Thursday, November 19th, 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.

This workshop will be held VIRTUALLY using MS Teams (Students must RSVP in Cougar Pathway to receive the MS Teams link).