Skip to main content

Fall 2015 UTPB Career Services Programming Events

September 10, 2015, UTPB College of Business & Engineering Job Fair, 6-9 p.m., UTPB gym.  This event is open to all engineering, business, industrial technology, geology and computer science students.  Business casual is suggested.  Please bring multiple copies of your resume.  To help you prepare for this event, video-taped mock interviews and resume critiques can be scheduled by contacting the UTPB Career Center at 552-3634.

September 16, 2015 Study Abroad, 12:30-1:30 p.m., UTPB Multipurpose room.  A representative from USAC study abroad will be on hand to discuss study abroad opportunities for students interested in studying for one or two semesters at overseas universities.  A free lunch will be served at 12:15 p.m.

September 17, 2015, Law School:  Is it Right for You?, UTPB Multipurpose room, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Moderator: Jeff Lambert; Todd, Barron, Thomason & Hudman law firm.  Mr. Lambert will discuss entrance requirements to law school, the LSAT, the state bar and will also share some of his personal experiences as an attorney. A free lunch will be served at 12:15 p.m.

October 1, 2015, Dress for Success, 12:30-1:30 p.m., UTPB Multipurpose room. Moderators:  UTPB Career Center staff.  UTPB students will be on hand to model clothing most appropriate for the first job interview.  Clothing will be provided by Dillard’s.  All you can eat pizza, drinks and door prizes will also be available.

October 15, 2015, How to Write a Resume Using Action Verbs and Quantitative Statements, 12:30-1:30 p.m., UTPB Multipurpose room.  Moderator:  Tony Love, Director, Career Services.  This fun seminar will help teach you how to create a “bottom-line” oriented resume using action verbs and quantitative statements.  Cover letters, thank you letters and functional resumes will also be discussed.  A free lunch will be provided and door prizes will be awarded.

October 29, 2015, Weebly Workshop, 2:00-5:00 p.m., UTPB Career Center (RSVP required).  This is a come and go workshop where you will be taught how to incorporate a hyperlink into the biographical section of your resume linking to your Weebly profile.  Once your Weebly account is created, you’ll be able to include sample portfolios, video links to your elevator speech, a synopsis of your personal brand, copies of your transcripts & diplomas and contact information.  We will critique your resume, scan copies for you and help you produce your youtube “elevator speech” video.  When you arrive, please bring:

  • Copy of your resume on flash drive
  • Copies of your transcripts, diplomas or ACT/SAT/GRE test scores (optional)
  • Samples (either digital or hard copy) of academic projects that you might want to include in your portfolio

Free food and drink will be available in our conference room.

November 5, 2015, Study Abroad, 12:30-1:30 p.m., UTPB Multipurpose room.  Moderator:  Julie Van Vechten-Smith, Western Regional Director, Academic Programs International.  Come learn how you can study abroad in a country of your choice and simultaneously earn UTPB academic credit.  International experiential learning (internship) opportunities will also be discussed.  Also, UTPB faculty will be on-hand to discuss faculty-led study abroad opportunities.  A free lunch will be provided and door prizes will be awarded.

November 12, 2015, Careers in Accounting, 12:30-1:30 p.m., UTPB Multipurpose room.  Moderators:  Jesse Vick, C.P.A. & Chad Valentine, C.P.A., Weaver LLC. UTPB grad and Certified Public Accountant Jesse Vick will speak to students about retail accounting, advising and individual tax preparation along with current requirements to sit for the C.P.A. exam in the state of Texas. Mr. Valentine will discuss auditing, review and operational agreements for energy concerns. A free lunch will be provided and door prizes will be awarded.

November 29, 2015, CEMEX Tour, 12:30-2:00 p.m., CEMEX Plant, Penwell, Texas.  The UTPB Career Center will be coordinating a tour to the CEMEX plant/quarry.  This tour is open to any students in engineering, geology, chemistry, any science major or anyone interested in manufacturing or mining.  You must RSVP with Career Center staff by emailing careerservices@utpb.edu before November 10th, if you plan to attend.

December 3, 2015, UTPB STAR Student Worker Internship Program, 12:30-1:30 p.m., UTPB Multipurpose room.  Moderator:  Tony Love, Director, Career Services.  Come learn how you can qualify to participate in UTPB’s on-campus internship program.  A free lunch will be provided and door prizes will be awarded.