(Sept. 6, 2013) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio Career Center and USAA recently hosted a Career Conference for seniors, graduate students and recent alumni. More than 120 attendees participated in the full-day event that focused on job searching, networking and professional development training.
After opening remarks from Audrey Magnuson, director of the UTSA Career Center, the keynote address was presented by Robert Lagoudis, USAA executive director of IT business management.
Speakers from the UTSA Career Center, USAA and other corporate guests delivered presentations on financial literacy, LinkedIn, social media, professional dress, resume preparation, salary negotiation, interviewing skills and personal branding. Additionally, an employer panel of professionals from a variety of industries discussed job search techniques.
During a working lunch, there was a presentation on formal dining etiquette. The day wrapped up with a presentation on professional networking and a networking mixer with students, staff members from UTSA, USAA and other corporate representatives. Throughout the day a LinkedIn photo booth was available for students to update their LinkedIn profile photos.
The event received numerous positive responses from students and employers alike. The UTSA Career Center thanks USAA for their generous sponsorship of the Career Conference, the many other corporate representatives who participated, and especially the students and alumni who took ownership in their professional development and success by attending.
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
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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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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