University of North Texas

Division of Student Affairs

First Year Students

You are about to begin the next step towards your future. Unfortunately, your degree doesn’t guarantee you a job. Luckily the Career Center can help. As a First Year student, we have a Career Development Specialist designated for you.

There 3 components to start working on during your 1st year at UNT:

Knowing your options, getting involved and having experience is what can help you land your 1st professional job. Plans can change, so know your options! If you have any questions or are in need of help. Come by the Career Center and meet with your First Year Career Development Specialist. We want to prepare you for your destination, your future!

Meet your First Year Career Development Specialist:

Joshua Malacara, M.Ed.

Josh Malacara was born in Houston, Texas, and raised in San Antonio, Texas. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Sports, Fitness, & Leisure Studies from Hardin-Simmons University in 2013 and Master’s degree in Counseling & Human Development from HSU in 2015. While at HSU he worked in various departments in Higher Education. He has a passion to serve students and help them succeed. Outside of work, Josh enjoys spending time with his wife, dogs, family and friends, attending concerts and sporting events, traveling, hiking, and camping.