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By Brandon Gamez February 5, 2019
Students can visit University Career Services in Student Services Center 1, where they can find help with fixing their resumes and securing a job. | Brandon Gamez/ The Cougar
Many students are employed through the University, but others struggle with the application process and are unsure how to land these jobs.
Resources like Cougar Pathway and University Career Services can provide students with resources to help get a job on campus.
Cougar Pathway is accessible through AccessUH. After making an account, students must upload their most current resume. Once the resume is approved, students will be able to search and apply for different jobs, including ones on campus.
If students are unsure how to use Cougar Pathway, they can get advice from counselors at University Career Services, located inside Student Service Center 1. Students can walk in or make an appointment and get one-on-one help with formatting their resumes and searching for jobs.
The first step is creating a proper resume to upload to Cougar Pathway, said career counseling intern Ashley Garcia.
“We definitely help students with their resumes, whether they have never created one before or if they need help updating and revising an old resume from high school,” Garcia said. “It helps speed up the resume-approval process when students come in. If not, they can still submit one on Cougar Pathway and wait for approval.”
This helps students obtain interviews by providing professional and relevant information, Garcia said. She also said students should not feel discouraged if they have only worked at jobs not directly connected to the ones they are applying for on campus.
“Students should still include retail or food industry experience on their resumes,” Garcia said. “At those jobs, they are doing more than selling clothes or serving food. It is part of our job to help students realize they can include …