Career Engaged Learning is an ecosystem of offices that focus on career exploration and career readiness. Working to connect the classroom to career, we prepare students to understand their marketable skills, provide experiential learning opportunities, and connect them to potential employers.
Students who engage in experiential learning are more likely to graduate, have higher self-efficacy, and are more competitive in the job market. Unfortunately, many experiential learning opportunities are time intensive and are unpaid. Funding these opportunities opens more doors allowing students to participate who otherwise could not.
The offices within Career Engaged Learning
University Career Center
Offering all the traditional career center services, the UTSA Career Center goes further to develop a relationship with the student that begins well before they graduate. UCC programs and services help strengthen the student’s competitive edge as they enter the job market.
Office of Undergraduate Research
Facilitates collaboration with UTSA faculty to engage students in research strengthening critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Office of Civic and Community Engagement
Students participate in community-engaged activities that build their understanding of community needs and resources. This office houses the Rowdy Corps program, a paid work-study program for off-campus employment.
Institute for Law and Public Affairs
Prepares students for the transition to law school and other legal professions through a summer law school academy, legal career exploration, and advising.
Office of Health Professions
Aids students in the transition to health-related professions through support, professional networking and advising.
Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Encouraging an entrepreneurial mindset in all majors, SIE connects students to the greater San Antonio innovation ecosystem through workshops, competitions, and networking events.
Harvey Najim Center for Student Innovation and Career Advancement
Students participate in hands-on projects with companies using their academic knowledge in real-world settings.