Student Resources


The Career Center is a centralized resource for you, UTEP students, aimed to aid you with career preparation and job search skills as you work to define and begin to work towards your career goals.

We have professional staff members available to assist you based on your major/college, please feel free to reach out to them to schedule an appointment. These are:

Craig Thompson – College of Education

Claudia Dominguez – College of Health Science & School of Nursing

Moisés Buenfil – College of Liberal Arts

Nick Zweig – College of Science

Pamela Prieto – College of Business Administration

Eliana Grijalva – College of Engineering

Student Employment

  • Working on campus is a great way to enhance your résumé and gain meaningful work experience.
  • Job Mine, the student job portal, lists hundreds of jobs on and off campus, part-time, full-time, and professional. Activate your profile or login now.

Work-Study

  • Work Study is a need-based employment program that helps students pay for their educational expenses. You can view work study positions open in Job Mine.
Internships and Cooperative Education (Co-ops) allow you to get hands-on experience related to your major. Get the most from out-of-class learning. Check out the Career Center’s Internship Program.
Résumé reviews and one-on-one mock interview coaching sessions are available by appointment or via email at pca@utep.edu. You can also attend a free workshop on these and other topics. For more tips on interviewing, click the interview preparation link.

Ways to help you explore career fields and decide on a major:

  • Career Fairs – The UTEP Career Center sponsors career fairs throughout the year where candidates can meet employers face-to-face.
  • On-campus recruitment – Employers hold events and interviews on campus. Apply or get information in Job Mine.
  • Networking – Make connections with prospective employers through memberships, student organizations and clubs.
  • Direct Organization Search – Conduct online research on employers you are interested in. Check their job openings, company history, reputation, etc..
  • Networking – Making contact with prospective employers through membership in groups, clubs and organizations is a great way to get to know people who make hiring decisions.
  • Job Search Engines – Lesser-known job search websites and industry-specific search engines can be a good way to review many jobs at once.
  • Online networking – Resources such as LinkedIn provide a way to professionally connect with a large group of people.
  • Online newspapers and professional publications – Employment advertisements can provide a consistent source of current job openings.
In an increasingly competitive job market, students are expected to possess employability as well as academic skills. Pathways to Excel provides a framework to develop these skills, enhance your résumé, improve your chances of getting into graduate school and becoming a standout job candidate.
Background checks can be an intimidating part of the job search. Click here to find out everything you need to know about getting a background check and keeping your record as employer-friendly as possible.
Regardless of your major, networking is an important part of building your career path. Click here and you will find a guide on how to navigate the three most common networking situations.