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Career Closet program helps UTSA students dress for success in interviews

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(May 3, 2012) -- To help students secure an internship or full-time job, the UTSA University Career Center now loans professional interview attire on a short-term basis through its new program Career Closet.

"Every week we get a panicked student who needs something to wear for an interview. We saw the need for a Career Closet early on, and it has been a great success in the short time it has been available," said Audrey Magnuson, director of the University Career Center. "Whether it is helping pick a major or preparing for a job interview, we try to help our students from start to finish."

The Career Closet started off as a coat rack full of ties and a few sport coats, but thanks to a $2,000 grant from the UTSA Family Association, the University Career Center purchased new business suits for men and women in a range of standard sizes to add to the closet. It also has accepted donations of new interview suits to stock the closet and loan to students. Students only need to cover the cost of dry cleaning.

The UTSA University Career Center assists students and alumni in identifying and developing the skills necessary to pursue lifelong career goals. Additionally, the center offers classroom presentations on career and professional development topics. The center also develops internship and cooperative education work experiences and hosts a variety of career fairs.

The University Career Center partners with employers throughout the United States to locate and post jobs for students and alumni. The center database allows employers to post vacancies, search resumes and schedule interviews.

For more information on the University Career Center Career Closet and how to support the program, contact Karen Ivy or Morris Ellington at 210-458-4589.



Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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UTSA writes the book on all-digital libraries

As touch screens and e-books demand more and more attention from both casual readers and scholars, many people say the handwriting is on the wall for the printed page.

At UTSA, the handwriting is on the wall for a library that doesn't have any printed books.

Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.

With ultra-modern furniture and a décor featuring desktop computers, scanners and LCD screens, the AET Library is designed to engage students in an online format. But it also offers group study niches and study rooms with whiteboards and glass walls on which students can write. The space encourages teamwork, communications and problem solving for the next generation of scientists and professional engineers.

Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.

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