The Life Skills program assists student-athletes in identifying career goals, developing interviewing skills, writing resumes, and conducting a successful job search. It equips student-athletes with several opportunities to enhance their marketability for life after college.
The Life Skills program holds an annual Career Week during the Spring Semester in the Hall of Champions located in the Larry K. Durham Center. The focus of this week-long program is to expose student-athletes to workforce culture and expectations while simultaneously helping to develop their personal career goals.
The University Career Center offers a number of important resources meant to prepare students as they look forward to pursuing their career goals. It offers one-on-one career advising assistance, help with the job search process, employer contacts, career events, and online resources. The University Career Center is located in Room 103 of the Union West Building on campus.
Mining Majors is an online database where UTEP students can view internship opportunities, student and professional organizations, online resources, related job sites, and occupations targeted to their major. It is broken down by College for easy navigation.
The University Career Center offers many training workshops that provide valuable information to participating students. Workshop topics include Career Center Orientation, Career Fair Navigation, Resume & Cover Letter Writing, Federal Job Opportunities, Mastering the Interview, Graduate School Preparation, Teacher Portfolio, Classroom to Workforce, Curriculum Vitae, and Negotiating a Job Offer.
The Peer Career Advisor Program (PCA) aims to provide career exploration, career advising, and career development assistance to students on a peer-to-peer level. Peer Career Advisors are trained to review your resume, provide interview tips, and help with the job search process. They also promote the importance of early and continuous career planning and preparation.
Job Mine is an online database for jobs, interviews, career events, and Minor Mentors exclusively for UTEP students and members of the UTEP Alumni Association.
Career Fairs are held throughout the year on campus to allow UTEP students to learn about the various industries, employment opportunities, and also network with company representatives. They play a key role in the career exploration process and serve as valuable tools for those seeking internships or full-time professional employment.
Throughout the year, employers will visit the UTEP campus to share information about their organization with students. These sessions provide an overview of the organization as a whole and are open to all interested students.