University West, Suite 133F
3007 N Ben Wilson, Victoria, Texas 77901
361.570.4146 Fax: 361.570.4136
Career Planning and Placement
Policies and Procedures
The mission of the University of Houston-Victoria Career Services is to guide students and alumni in career planning, provide internships, and help link students with employers in their desired fields.
The Career Services Office is located on the first floor of University West, Room 133H. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Phone number: 361-570-4843.
Student & Alumni Services
Career Fairs – The Arts and Sciences and Business Administration career
fair is held in April. Education Job Fairs are held in April and November.
UHV students or alumni are invited and encouraged to attend. There are no
fees. Career Fair announcements are posted throughout the campus,
list-serve, and the UHV website during the month of the fair.
Computerized Career Guidance DISCOVER – a program specially designed to
meet the needs of anyone in search of career guidance. Current UHV students
will be able to explore and identify values, interests, and skills important
to career decision-making. The Discover program service is free to
UH-Victoria students, alumni, and UH-Victoria applicants for admissions,
while a $40-fee is charged to the public. Appointments can be scheduled by
Career Advisory Network
Employment E-mail notifications
Web-based services enable students and alumni to post resumes, conduct job
searches, link with volunteer career mentors, attend workshops, and receive
email notifications on employment opportunities. Currently enrolled students
and UHV alumni may use this service for one semester following graduation
(including summer) at no charge. After the free semester, alumni must
purchase a Plan II card ($35 per year) or Plan III card ($75 per year) for
services. Students and alumni may access these services by logging onto
www.career.uh.edu then selecting the
student or alumni icon, and using their last name followed by the last five
digits of their social security number.
Resource Study Guides: GRE, LSAT, MCAT—Resource study guides can help
prepare students for admission into graduate school. Current students or
applicants into a UHV Graduate Program may check out the guides by
completing and signing a Career Services Library Form.
Plunkett’s Companion to the Almanac of American Employers
Finding Your Way with an MBA
Best Jobs for the 21st Century
Environmental Careers in the 21st Century
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Career Series Literature – Resume, cover letter writing, interviewing,
career planning, job searching tips, and many informative publications are
available in the Career Services office.
Career Workshops – Workshops are offered, upon request, regarding the
topics of career planning, resume and cover letter writing, job searches,
and interviewing. Workshops are free for UHV enrolled students.
Placement and Transcripts – Career Services staff will notify and/or
connect students and alumni to employment opportunities. Students/alumni can
begin this process by submitting their resumes as attachments to the
following email address: email@example.com. Copies of academic transcripts can be delivered
from Office of Admissions and Records to the Career Services Office at no
charge; Career Services will mail them to a prospective employer upon
student’s/alumni written request.
Individual Career Counseling – Individual counseling on career-related
issues is available. UHV students and alumni may contact the Career Services
office to schedule an appointment. Students and alumni also have the option
to email career-related questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Career Fairs – Career Services provides an opportunity for many local and
statewide industries and representatives to visit or interview students and
alumni for possible employment by participating in job/career fairs.
Interested employers should contact the office by email at
email@example.com or call 361-570-4843.
Job Listings – The Career Services office can provide several options that
enable employers to better meet their employment needs for an employer
seeking to hire part-time or full-time employees, interns, new graduates, or
Option 1: JoBANK: Employers specify the preferred method for interested
candidates to apply. It offers automatic email notification to candidates
and on-line applications. There is a $20 posting fee for 30 days, with an
extended 30 days at no extra cost. Billing is by mail. Employers may access
by logging onto www.career.uh.edu
Option 2: JobScan: This is a no-cost option for employers who prefer to
forward job announcements to Career Services by fax or mail. It does not
offer automatic email notification or on-line applications. Announcements
may be faxed to 361-570-4136 or mailed to University of Houston-Victoria,
Career Services Office, 3007 N. Ben Wilson, Victoria, Texas 77901. Employers
may access by logging onto www.career.uh.edu
Option 3: UH-Victoria Career Services: This is a no-cost option for
employers that may prefer to place job announcements onto the UH-Victoria
website. The employer may access by logging onto
www.uhv.edu; search for Employment Center.
Resume Referral – Employers access student and alumni resumes for hiring
purposes by specifying major, degree level, and graduation date. Resume
searches on the website are $20 per 10 resumes received. Employers may
access by logging onto www.career.uh.edu.
On-Campus Recruiting – The Career Services Office will assist employers in
coordinating on-campus information sessions that may enhance their UHV
student and alumni recruitment efforts.
Marketing – The Career Services Office maintains company literature so
that UHV students are given an opportunity to learn more about the company.