University of North Texas

Division of Student Affairs

Graduate Students

The UNT Career Center employs a full-time graduate school specialist dedicated to assist students in determining career paths and opportunities.  Whether interested in pursuing a career in academia or exploring the broad range of options within various industries and occupations, we strive to offer the best resources available, including:

  • Resume/CV and Cover Letter writing
  • Mock Interviews
  • Career Planning Strategies
  • Academic or Corporate Job Search
  • Finding Success with Networking and Informational Interviews
  • Navigating Eagle Careers and other online job postings
  • Making the most of Career Fairs

Professional development should be a daily and vital component of a graduate education. Finding a position in which you will be successful and satisfied takes time, preparation, and effort.  Be sure to take advantage of the events and workshops offered by the Career Center each semester to aid in your success.

Dates/times for Fall 2018 workshops will be listed on this website and posted on Eagle Careers. All workshops are also available via live-stream to anyone connected remotely via internet. 

All workshops will be held from 3:30 – 4:30pm
Location: TBD by the Graduate Student Counsel

Tuesday, Sept. 11th

How to Maintain a Work-Life Balance   
Presented by: Joshua Edwards, Licensed Professional Counselor; UNT Counseling and Testing Services

Transitions are expected life events, some more challenging than others. Moving from a graduate student on to a professional career is typically a very exciting time for individuals, an end to a lengthy process of devoting yourself to your discipline and moving onto the fruits of your labor. However, there is also some angst associated with this transition. Come join us as we explore ways to navigate this transition and flourish during the process!

Tuesday, Sept 18th 

Winning Resume, Cover Letters and CVs                   
Presented by: Dr. Tara Lewis, Graduate Student Advisor, UNT Career Center  

In the competitive job market, you have to present your professional experience, accomplishments, expertise, and qualities in the most persuasive manner so that your CV or résumé stands out from the sea of applicants. This workshop is designed to help you to develop a CV, résumé, or cover letter that gets noticed and opens the door for a job interview. You will receive important insights about what a search committee looks for and how to write your way into an interview. Participants should bring a copy of their curriculum vitae.

Thursday, Sept. 20th

Making the Most of a Career Fair                               
Presented by: Deidre Leslie, Assoc. Director, UNT Career Center

Learn about how to maximize your time at a career fair. With several upcoming employment fairs on the horizon here at UNT, now is the perfect opportunity to gain insight into how to present yourself, how to engage employers, and how to leave a positive impression.

Tuesday, Oct 2nd         

Acing The Interview                                                      
Presented by: Deidre Leslie, Assoc. Director, UNT Career Center

Congrats! Your resume and job application was recognized as a success. However, in order to land that job, you must embark on the interview process. It’s time to calm your nerves and focus on how to make a great impression. Learn how to properly present yourself, recognize and answer difficult and common questions, and what to wear. The interview is your time to shine and make things happen!

Thursday, Oct 11th    

Networking and Social Media for the Job Search
Presented by: Dr. Tara Lewis, Interim Graduate Student Advisor, UNT Career Center

With an endless array of websites, apps, and technology available, it’s becoming increasingly confusing to keep things straight. However, falling behind in connectivity could cause you to miss out on wonderful opportunities. Learn how to effectively market yourself and how to best utilize social media as a job searching tool.

Tuesday, Oct 23rd  

Navigating and Utilizing LinkedIn for Growth     
Presented by: Dr. Tara Lewis, Interim Graduate Student Advisor, UNT Career Center

Do you have a LinkedIn account and aren’t sure what to do with it?
Have you heard about LinkedIn, but haven’t signed up yet?
Join us and learn how LinkedIn can boost your ability to network and effectively job search.    

Thursday, Nov 8th  

Salary Negotiation                                                         
Presented by: Deidre Leslie, Assoc. Director, UNT Career Center

Learn about common negotiating tactics that can help you be in control of your proper worth. Discuss and explore web and print resources that maintain accurate descriptions of company pay and benefits. Avoid selling yourself short and learn to negotiate a fair and balanced salary and benefits package.

Thursday, Nov 29th  

Dealing With Anxiety During  Your Transition     
Presented by: - Dr. Pam Flint, Licensed Psychologist, Associate Director of Clinical Services and Training, Liaison for Student Health and Wellness Center; UNT Counseling and Testing Services

Transitions are expected life events, some more challenging than others. Moving from a graduate student on to a professional career is typically a very exciting time for individuals, an end to a lengthy process of devoting yourself to your discipline and moving onto the fruits of your labor. However, there is also some angst associated with this transition. Come join us as we explore ways to navigate this transition and flourish during the process!

Graduate Career Advising Appointments

If you would like to meet for an individual career advising appointment at the UNT Career Center, you can schedule that through your Handshake account. Appointments generally last between 45-60 minutes and cover a variety of career-related topics. You can indicate your appointment preferences when registering through Handshake. Additionally, we offer 15-minute walk-in appointments. See the available times here

Meet Your Advisor

Tara Lewis is the Career Center’s Interim Graduate Student Advisor.  Tara has a Masters of Education from Seattle University and an Ed.D. from Texas A&M University-Commerce.  She has had extensive experience working in higher education in a variety of roles including: academic advising, career advising, residence life, new student programs, and administration.  Prior to working at UNT she worked at the University of Texas at Dallas in the Schools of Arts and Humanities and Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication.