Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required
Prospector Poll

Do you enjoy morning or afternoon classes ?

  • Morning classes (74%, 14 Votes)
  • Afternoon classes (26%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 19

Loading ... Loading ...
Forward Jayde Gone kicks the ball in the air while being closely defended by an NMSU player on Sept. 21.
UTEP soccer battles to the end in tough loss against NMSU
September 25, 2023
Running back Torrance Burgess Jr. carries the ball amongst several defenders from UNLV.
UNLV defeats UTEP football
September 25, 2023
Why we should learn from Mexican feminists
Why we should learn from Mexican feminists
September 22, 2023
Attendees point out a piece of art on display at the Texas as Art exhibit at the UTEP Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens.
Museums & Art
Seeing Texas in a whole new way
September 21, 2023
1.08billion monthly users open up TikTok to this screen.
Arts & Culture
Risk it or Rec it: Possible scam to millions
September 21, 2023

UTEP Career Center sets students up for success

Joel Molina
The UTEP Career Center can be found at the Union West Building, Room 103, is open to all students, from incoming graduates to seniors and graduate students.

Guiding students to their full potential, UTEP Career Center is one of many resources the university offers to its students. From undergraduate students to graduate students, navigating the world of finding a job or internship can be challenging for some students and the Career Center can help.

Working with students from all walks of life, Director Betsy Castro discusses the opportunities the center offers to students and the work they aim to do.   

“We really run the entire spectrum of opportunities for people that are coming to campus,” Castro said. “We help students who are in the middle of the path and they’re looking to find a job on campus or internship. Some students need help preparing their resume for a job, so we help with that.”  

Crafting a good resume can be difficult for some students and practice interviews can be nerve-wracking, thankfully, the Career Center offers assistance in those areas.  

“Some people come to us with great ideal of experience but not knowing how to detail that on a resume,” Castro said. “I think everybody comes with their strengths and our job is to make sure that they realize that they have opportunities.”    

The Career Center welcomes and connects with every student walking in; Castro even encourages students to seek all the resources they offer.   

“We want to make sure that students take advantage of all these opportunities at the right time,” Castro said. “Everything comes by so quickly it is important that students be aware of these resources and start engaging earlier.”   

Though the Career Center provides resources for students, they also have job opportunities for students who want to work at the Career Center.   

“One of the biggest things that we have for our student employees is we prepare them for the world of work,” Castro said. “We sometimes have 10 to 18 students working here, different roles everything from website to graphic designer, to social media. Because our goal is when those students leave our department, we want them to be ready for their next challenge.”   

Working with bright and talented student employees, Castro says she enjoys seeing her students grow and develop into strong leaders.  She also enjoys the annual Career Expo at UTEP, and she says this year’s recruiting event is a little special.   

“Expo this year has had a record number of companies, we have 195 companies coming to the fair and that is an all-time record, so we are excited about that,” Castro said. “It’s like volleyball season for us so the Expo kicks off the recruiting season, we have all these companies and students can see the list of who’s coming in via Handshake, the portal that we use.”  

The event kicks off Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Don Haskins Center, students can go and meet different employers and connect with them. The event will be held on the basketball floor of the arena and companies like DELL, Honeywell, Tenet Health and more aim to give students their next opportunity.   

Though the Career Expo will begin Thursday, Sept. 21 and last until the following day Sept. 22, students also have the chance to attend Career Week from Sept. 11 to Sept. 21. The career expo is sure to be a thrilling event as employers review resumes, help students with interview pitches, and have mock interviews. This event preps students so they are prepared to meet employers during Career Expo.   

Students interested in job opportunities around campus and connecting with employers should visit the Handshake app, and Castro encourages all students to take advantage of these events.   

“You have this time period in your life for you to grow as a professional and career interests,” Castro said. “Just know that there are a lot of people on campus who are here to help and support you, so take advantage of the resources that are here.”  

The Career Center is in Room 103 of the Union Building West at UTEP. Anyone is welcome to walk in and explore the resources they offer. For more information about the Career Center and upcoming events visit   

Erik Acosta is the web and copy editor and may be reached at [email protected] 

Leave a Comment
About the Contributors
Erik Acosta, Web/Copy Editor
Erik Acosta is a senior at the University of Texas at El Paso majoring in multimedia journalism and minoring in theatre. Erik started working at The Prospector as staff reporter spring 2023, and now serves as the web and copy editor.
Joel Molina, Photographer
Joel is a graduate creative writing student at the University of Texas at El Paso. He is a staff photographer who began his career at The Prospector in 2022. He hopes to continue providing the world and its people with different forms of storytelling that will hopefully make their day to day lives better.
More to Discover

Comments (0)

All The Prospector Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *