Adviser advising students at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TexasYou may have seen or heard the famous quote “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” In college, preparation doesn’t just happen in the classroom. The career and professional development services we offer are a critical form of preparation, and they have the greatest impact when you start early.

As a freshman, you may think to yourself “I’m not ready for a job – I don’t need this stuff yet.” But you actually do.

We want to be your partner in defining a career path from the first day you arrive on campus to graduation and beyond.

Part of UST's Mendenhall Achievement Center, our career-related services are available to all students and alumni. Visit us on the 2nd floor of the Crooker Center, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

It All Starts Here
with a simple “Handshake”

“Handshake” is our online job and internship board. Creating your profile gives you access to opportunities on and off-campus, along with info about career events.

Whether you need help with your cover letter, resume, job search or interviewing skills, we have career-related activities open to all UST students and alumni.

We host several recruiting events throughout the year including:

  • Career Fair (September; on-campus)
  • Celt Involvement Fair (January; on-campus)
  • Texas Job Fair (April; off-campus at Rice University)

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We visit classrooms across the University throughout the semester covering topics such as:

  • Career assessments
  • Resume writing
  • Interviewing
  • Professional dress
  • Mock interviews

We facilitate employers coming on campus to recruit UST students. This is done in a variety of ways, including:

  • Information tables
  • Career fairs
  • Workshops
  • Classroom events

Held throughout the fall and spring semesters. Topics may include:

  • Tips for transfer students
  • Acing your interview
  • Learning LinkedIn
  • Resume writing
  • Professional dress

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