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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.

 

 

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Football standouts make Roadrunner history

For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.

Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.

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