How can I get a job to help me pay for college? What career should I pursue? What businesses are hiring? These are questions that our students think about while attending the University of North Texas. The Career Center, located in Chestnut Hall, offers numerous services to help you find a job while at UNT and beyond.
Many students work part time or full time while in school and find positions through the center. On-campus jobs include:
If you decide to work on campus, we recommend scheduling classes so you have three to four hours available during the day. This allows you to work 15 to 20 hours per week. Some departments are flexible with your schedule, but others may prefer you work in the morning, mid-day or afternoons.
Many restaurants, retail shops and other businesses in the Dallas-Fort Worth region hire students if you prefer to work off campus.
Job openings are advertised on the Eagle Network, which is available to all students. We also sponsor part-time job fairs each August and January.
Work study jobs are partially funded by the state or federal government and awarded based on financial need. To qualify for these positions, you need to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and meet necessary requirements.
Typically, students in these positions work 10 to 20 hours a week on campus and earn an hourly wage. A typical award is $4,000 per nine-month academic period. This award does not guarantee a job on campus, but makes you a more desirable candidate to hire. More information about these positions is available by contacting the Career Center or the financial aid office.
Our career counselors provide assistance in researching employment fields and landing your first job. Employment advising includes help with:
The center also houses a hard-copy and online library containing career exploration and job search materials as well as online career guidance programs. A 17-seat computer lab is available for producing your resume and researching:
Each semester, more than 300 employers attend career fairs that we host on campus. An additional job fair for teaching careers is held in the spring.
Seminars on career and employment topics are offered in classroom settings and in the center year round. A job shadowing program is offered to students who want first-hand experience in a specific career. Mock interview days are held twice a year for students to practice interviewing with employers.
UCRS 1300 and UCRS 2100 are courses that inform you about majors and careers that correlate with your abilities, interests and values. More information about these courses is in the catalog.
You can talk to a vocational counselor and take additional written career assessments to determine the careers that fit your interests, abilities and personality. For more information, visit the Counseling and Testing website.