Career and Professional Guidance

There are many virtual career and professional development resources available to undergraduate, graduate and professional students across UT.

UT Austin students can access comprehensive career services virtually this fall.

Connect with your college/school career center to explore options for virtual:

  • Career and Internship Coaching: Get help with writing resumes, researching career options, translating your skills for the workplace, interviewing, negotiating an offer, gaining professional development and much more
  • Workshops/Webinars: Live streaming and pre-recorded virtual content on a variety of career topics
  • Recruiting: Virtual platforms to connect students and employers, including virtual interviews, online career fairs, info sessions and presentations

You can also explore Texas Career Engagement for access to:

  • Career Counseling: Get help with career assessments, career exploration, major selection, grad school planning and personal reflection (who am I, what do I want, and what is fulfilling to me)
  • HireUTexas: Campus-wide job board for opportunities from work-study jobs to internships to professional careers
  • Self-Guided Tools: Access a number of online career tools, including Interstride for international careers, Big Interview for AI-based interview help and LinkedIn Masterclass for help maximizing your LinkedIn account
  • Networking: Create your account on HookedIn, the official networking platform for UT Austin students and alumni, where you can connect with alumni for career development and mentorship this

Students who are unsure of their next move, either with their major or career, may find career counseling helpful. Career counseling is more than figuring out what job you may want. It gets at bigger questions like, who am I, what do I want, and what is fulfilling to me.

Virtual career counseling appointments are available to all UT Austin students. Schedule your appointment through your HireUTexas account.

Explore your career and internship coaching options and learn how to make a virtual appointment for help:

  • Crafting tailored resumes and cover letters
  • Honing your interview skills and participating in Mock interviews
  • Developing a 4-year plan and/or career development strategy
  • Researching career industries, organizations and job titles
  • Searching for and applying to internship and other experiential programs
  • Accessing and using job boards and other online recruiting systems
  • Connecting your academic experiences with your professional interests
  • Making the most of on-campus recruiting events including career fairs, information sessions, on-campus interviewing, and cross-school events
  • And much more.

All UT Austin students have access to specialized advising for help pursuing the following pre-professional and advanced degree paths. Learn how to make a virtual appointment.

Graduate School Advising: Career counselors at Texas Career Engagement help students explore options for graduate or professional school.

Law School Admissions Coaching: The College of Liberal Arts law school admissions coach offers comprehensive support, including considering and preparing for law school and navigating the application process.

Health Professions Advising: The Health Professions Office offers support exploring and preparing for applications to health professions schools, including pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-physician assistant, pre-pharmacy, pre-optometry, pre-physical therapy, pre-occupational therapy and pre-veterinary studies.

Resources: UT Austin students can access comprehensive online job and internship search resources, including HireUTexas, the university’s all-inclusive job board; curated HireUTexas job feeds; College and School specific job boards; and professional networking tools such as HookedIn and LinkedIn.

Who’s Hiring: Explore the Who’s Hiring section of Texas ’20 and Beyond to find resources for your online job/internship search, employers currently hiring UT graduates, job market trends and how to build new skills for a new economy.

Online Search: Explore the Texas Career Engagement Virtual Career Connections page to explore strategies and resources that can help you engage in an online search.

Career & Internship Coaching: Make a virtual appointment with your college/school’s career coach for help creating a personalized job search strategy and managing your search.

Understand Virtual Internship Options: Explore the Texas Career Engagement Virtual Internships page to access internship posting sites and for help learning about virtual experiences, such as virtual internships, micro-internships and experiences such as freelance work, gigs, academic projects and part-time jobs.

Internship Courses: Meet with your academic advisor to discuss opportunities to earn academic credits for your internship. Some degrees have internship requirements, so be sure you know what those requirements are. You can also enroll in a zero-credit Internships & Career Experiences Course offered by Texas Career Engagement, so that your experience will appear on your transcript.