College of Technology Undergraduate Recruitment

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WORLD FINDING SOLUTIONS THAT MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE REQUIRES USING MANY DIVERSE SKILLS. THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY OFFERS MULTIPLE DEGREE PROGRAMS THAT GIVE STUDENTS REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE IN A WIDE VARIETY OF PROFESSIONS.


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DR. TONY AMBLER

Thank you for your interest in pursuing a degree in the College of Technology at the University of Houston. We invite you to join the undeniably exceptional students in the college who have accepted the challenge of solving some of the world’s most difficult issues. Technology has applications in all industries and is changing rapidly. We are among the top colleges in the nation preparing technology leaders for the future. On average, our graduates have experienced high rates of employment and salaries above the national average according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers. In addition to offering industry endorsed courses taught by experienced faculty, we provide special support services and career events to ensure our students are career ready. This booklet will give you an overview of the college’s undergraduate degree programs and some of the careers our graduates have pursued. One may be just right for you! Be sure to look at the last page of the booklet and complete some of the suggested next steps to help you continue exploring career options in technology. Please reach out to our director of undergraduate recruiting if you have additional questions about the college. Go Coogs!

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UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS AT A GLANCE The College of Technology offers 11 bachelor of science degrees. This booklet contains brief descriptions about these programs and related careers to get you started on your journey. You can find much more information about the admissions requirements for the University of Houston and the College of Technology programs at the websites listed throughout this brochure. • Biotechnology

• Human Resource Development

• Computer Engineering Technology

• Mechanical Engineering Technology

• Computer Information Systems

• Retailing and Consumer Science

• Construction Management

• Supply Chain and Logistics Technology

• Digital Media

• Technology Leadership and Innovation Management

• Electrical Power Engineering Technology

The section below will help you to identify suitable degree programs based on your general career interests. Notice that some programs are listed under more than one category.

Computing and Multimedia

Organizational Sciences

• Computer Engineering Technology

• Human Resource Development

• Computer Information Systems

• Retailing and Consumer Science

• Digital Media

• Technology Leadership and Innovation Management

Engineering and Industrial Technologies • Computer Engineering Technology

Technology Management

• Construction Management

• Construction Management

• Electrical Power Engineering Technology

• Supply Chain and Logistics Technology

• Mechanical Engineering Technology

• Technology Leadership and Innovation Management

• Supply Chain and Logistics Technology

Health Sciences • Biotechnology

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WHY STUDY TECHNOLOGY? Innovation and agility have become essential competitive ingredients for any organization, regardless of industry. Technology-savvy leaders with business skills will be needed to address the challenges that come with meeting the needs of a complex world. Many of the top 50 jobs in the United States will require the type of education provided through the UH College of Technology. Advantages of Being a Student in the College of Technology Regardless of the program you select, there are multiple advantages to being a student in the College of Technology. • The University of Houston is a Tier One university located in a diverse and vibrant city.

• Multiple student professional development organizations aligned with degree programs and industry

• Visionary leader committed to developing “Undeniably Exceptional” career-ready students

• Academic advisors focused on the special needs of freshmen

• Over 67% of our graduates earn more than the national average.

• Internship, capstone programs, and research opportunities

• 130 scholarships awarded to new and returning College of Technology students

• Laboratories and senior projects where students build prototypes and experiment with emerging technologies

• Experienced faculty, lecturers,and industry practitioners

• Interdisciplinary curriculum combining instruction in technology, business, communication, social sciences and project management

• Industry advisory boards that help ensure relevancy of curriculum • Two career fairs with nearly 100 employers held annually specifically for College of Technology students • Career and professional development workshops • Study abroad opportunities

• Masters degrees and certificate programs available • 4 + 1 programs available to accelerate obtaining a master’s degree • College-sponsored social and volunteer events

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What is Biotechnology?

Biotechnology combines subjects such as genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, and cell biology with chemical engineering, information technology and robotics.

What do biotechnologists do?

A biotechnologist studies the anatomy, physiology and characteristics of living organisms and isolated biological molecules, and develops new materials for applying to a range of purposes such as pharmaceuticals and biofuels.

What kinds of industries employ biotechnologists?

Biotechnologists apply their knowledge of living organisms to a variety of industries, especially manufacturing, medical, environmental, agricultural, and food industries. An exciting relatively new field that is constantly changing, biotechnology is also being applied to problems in energy. The B.S. in Biotechnology satisfies the majority of the prerequisite courses required to apply for medical school.

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ogy What are some examples of job titles that people with a degree in biotechnology have? Job duties for a biotechnologist will vary depending on the industry. Additional opportunities await those who pursue masters and doctoral degrees. Examples of job titles of recent College of Technology graduates and from Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov) data include: • Associate Process Engineer • Clinical Data Specialist • Clinical Data Systems Manager

How can I get real-world experience in biotechnology? Our biotechnology students often participate in the Society for Biological Engineering student professional organization. Professional organizations allow students to meet others with similar career interests, learn more about companies and industries that employ biotechnologists, and internship opportunities. For more information about the Bachelor of Science degree in Biotechnology, visit www.uh.edu/technology/programs/ undergraduate/biotechnology.

• Pharmaceutical Representative • Quality Control Analyst • Research Assistant/Analyst

did you know... What appeals to me about this degree or type of work? What questions do I have? What is a next step I can take to prepare for a degree in biotechnology?

Our program was voted the #2 most popular for a Biotechnology degree in the USA.

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What is Computer Engineering Technology?

Computer engineering technology majors study the application of state-of-the-art components and software in contemporary computer systems.

What do computer engineering technologists do?

Depending on their position, computer engineering technologists design, develop, and integrate computer hardware and software systems. Computer engineering technologists can install and maintain computer systems. Also, they can be involved in product review, manufacturing, or even sales.

What kinds of industries employ computer engineering technologists?

Computer engineering technologists work everywhere you find people using computers! Professionals may work in the energy industry, aerospace, security or telecommunications.

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ngineering technology What job titles do people with a degree in computer engineering technology have? Examples of job titles of recent College of Technology graduates and from Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov) data include: • Application Developer • Computer Programmer • Information Technology Consultant • Network Engineer • Software Engineer • Systems Engineer

How can I get real-world experience in computer engineering technology?

Our computer engineering technology students often participate in the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and Succeed in Engineering Technology Scholars (SETS) student professional organizations. Professional organizations allow students to meet others with similar career interests, and to learn more about companies and industries that employ computer engineering technologists. For more information about the Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering Technology, visit www.uh.edu/technology/programs/undergraduate/ computer-engineering-technology.

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The Cybersecurity program ranks among the best in the computer engineering technology? nation (13th).

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What is Computer Information Systems?

Computer Information Systems (CIS) focuses on the practical applications of computer technology through the study of a broad range of subjects. Professionals in this field may have knowledge and expertise in topics such as software design, communications or business.

What do those employed in computer information systems do?

Computer information systems professionals examine the relationship between organizations and their information systems and make them as seamless and effective as possible. They are experts in applying technology to business challenges.

What kinds of industries employ computer information systems professionals? Since computers are a huge part of business, a degree in computer information systems technology will lead to a

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nformation systems vast number of career opportunities. Graduates may work in software houses, telecom companies, government, media or education.

What are some examples of job titles that people with a degree in computer information systems have? Examples of job titles of recent College of Technology graduates and from Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov) data include: • Cybersecurity Investigator • Information Technology Analyst • Information Technology Project Manager • Software Architect

How can I get real-world experience in computer information systems?

Our computer information systems students often participate in the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) student organization. Professional organizations allow students to meet others with similar career interests, learn more about companies and industries that employ computer information systems practitioners, and provide internship opportunities. For more information about the Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems, visit www.uh.edu/technology/programs/undergraduate/ computer-information-systems.

• Software Developer • Systems Engineer

did you know... What appeals to me about this degree or type of work? What questions do I have? What is a next step I can take to prepare for a degree in computer information systems?

Technology graduates are prepared for 64% of the 25 highest paying jobs in America (according to Forbes 2018 list).

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What is Construction Management?

Construction management is a professional service that uses specialized, project management techniques to oversee the planning, design, and construction of a project, from its beginning to its end. Projects might include building or retrofitting an office building or school. Other projects may involve improving infrastructure such as bridges, roads or pipe systems.

What do construction managers do?

A construction manager will supervise and manage contractors and laborers at construction sites. Often they meet with architects, specialized trade employees, and civil engineers on projects or upcoming builds. They must address emergencies, work delays, or other problems that affect the construction project.

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n management What kinds of industries employ construction managers?

Construction managers work in a variety of organizations including construction companies, builders, or government. Also, they can work as independent consultants.

What are some examples of job titles that people with a degree in construction management have? Examples of job titles of recent College of Technology graduates and from Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov) data include: • Construction Specialist • Field Engineer

How can I get real-world experience in construction management?

The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Student Chapter, Sigma Lamda Chi International Construction Honor Society, and the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Student Chapter organizations allow students to meet others with similar career interests, learn more about companies and industries that employ construction management professionals, and provide internship opportunities. For more information about the Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management at the University of Houston, visit www.uh.edu/technology/programs/undergraduate/ construction-management.

• Lead Planner • Project Engineer • Project Manager • Superintendent

did you know... What appeals to me about this degree or type of work? What questions do I have? What is a next step I can take to prepare for a degree in construction management?

The Construction Management program has been ranked 9th in the nation.

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What is Digital Media?

Digital Media prepares creative strategists who utilize digital technologies to facilitate human expression, communication, social interaction, and education.

What do digital media professionals do?

Using a TransMedia MarketingÂŽ mix of digital arts, science, technology, and business, digital media professionals help their clients get the right message to the right person at the right time with the right media. Those employed in digital media also use innovation, leadership, and production management skills.

What kinds of industries employ those with digital media degrees?

Digital media professionals work in a vast array of companies, such as those doing marketing, advertising, packaging, printing, learning management, design, photography, videography, serious gaming, and training.

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ia What are some examples of job titles that people with a degree in digital media have? Examples of job titles of recent College of Technology graduates and from Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov) data include: • Cost Estimator/Production Planner • Digital Photographer • Page Layout Designer • Social Media Content Strategist • TransMedia Marketing® Strategist • Variable Data Communication Specialist

How can I get real-world experience in digital media?

Digital Media students benefit from a robust career development program that includes industry speakers and field trips, a Graphic Communications Education Association (GCEA) student chapter, and a dedicated portfolio development class. Biannually, advisory board members, alumni, and employers gather at Digifest Career Days to review student portfolios. Students are also encouraged to pursue internship opportunities for academic credit. For more information about the Bachelor of Science degree in Digital Media at the University of Houston, visit www.uh.edu/tech/digitalmedia.

• Video Producer

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DigiFest and Redfest events provide Digital Media students with a platform to showcase their creativity and compete for prizes and cash.

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What is Electrical Power Engineering Technology?

Electrical power engineering technology deals with the generation, transmission and distribution of electric power.

What do electrical power engineering technologists do?

Electrical power engineering technologists work with a team to build, maintain and develop the large networks that connect power generators with users of this power (“the power grid�). They also work on a variety of power devices and on power conversion (transforming power from one form into another).

What kinds of industries employ electrical power engineering technologists?

These technologists work for power utility companies or government organizations that maintain power grids, design components for the grid, or design architectures for the grid. Recent graduates have also been employed by chemical plants and the aerospace industry.

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wer engineering technology What are some examples of job titles that people with a degree in EPET have? Examples of job titles of recent College of Technology graduates and from Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov) data include: • Chief Service Estimator • Design Engineer • Electrical Engineer • Field Engineer • Low Voltage Designer • Power Systems Engineer

How can I get real-world experience in electrical power engineering technology? Our electrical power engineering technology students often participate in the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and Succeed in Engineering Technology Scholars (SETS) student organizations. Professional organizations allow students to meet others with similar career interests, and to learn more about companies and industries that employ electrical engineering technologists.

For more information about the Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Power Engineering Technology at the University of Houston, visit www.uh.edu/technology/programs/ undergraduate/electrical-power-engineering-technology.

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The Engineering Technology has been ranked #3 in Texas.

What questions do I have? What is a next step I can take to prepare for a degree in electrical power engineering technology?

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What is Human Resource Development?

Human resources development (HRD) refers to the vast field of training and development provided by organizations to increase the knowledge, skills, education, and abilities of their employees.

What do HRD professionals do?

As a human resource development professional, you would be responsible for identifying the learning needs of employees, designing training interventions in a variety of formats, delivering training presentations or evaluating training outcomes. HRD professionals collaborate with business leaders to develop organizational change strategies.

What kinds of industries employ HRD professionals?

HRD professionals work in every industry. Possible employers include corporations, education institutions, government entities, non-profits and health care organizations.

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ource development What are some examples of job titles that human resource professionals have?

Depending on the size of the organization, the HRD professional may perform several job functions or specialize in a given area such as employee relations or benefits. Examples of job titles of recent College of Technology graduates and from Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov) data include: • Benefits Analyst • Human Capital Manager • Human Resource Manager • Instructional Designer • Learning Consultant

How can I get real-world experience in human resource development?

Our HRD students often participate in the Society of Human Resource Management and the Student Society of Human Resource Development organizations. Professional organizations allow students to meet others with similar career interests, learn more about companies and industries that employ human resource development professionals and provide internship opportunities.

For more information about the Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Development at the University of Houston, visit www.uh.edu/technology/programs/undergraduate/ human-resources-development.

• Organizational Change • Performance Consultant

did you know... What appeals to me about this degree or type of work? What questions do I have? What is a next step I can take to prepare for a degree in human resource development?

The Human Resource Development program is ranked #3 among the most affordable in the USA.

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What is Mechanical Engineering Technology?

Mechanical Engineering Technology is the application of engineering principles and technological developments for the creation of useful products and production machinery.

What do mechanical engineering technologists do?

Mechanical engineering technologists help design, develop, test, and manufacture mechanical devices, including tools, engines, and machines.

What kinds of industries employ mechanical engineering technologist?

Mechanical engineering technologists can work in the oil and gas industry, aerospace, computer companies, manufacturing companies, engineering firms and environmental organizations.

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engineering technology What are some examples of job titles that people with a degree in mechanical engineering technology have?

Examples of job titles of recent College of Technology graduates and from Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov) data include: • Design Engineer • Field Engineer • Mechanical Engineer • Project Engineer • Quality Engineer

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Succeed in Engineering Technology Scholars (SETS) Professional organizations allow students to meet others with similar career interests, learn more about companies and industries that employ mechanical engineering technologist, and provide internship opportunities. For more information about the Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology at the University of Houston, visit www.uh.edu/technology/programs/ undergraduate/mechanical-engineering-technology.

How can I get real-world experience in mechanical engineering technology?

Our mechanical engineering technology students may select from several professional organizations, including: Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Associated General Contractors of America (AGCA)

did you know... What appeals to me about this degree or type of work? What questions do I have? What is a next step I can take to prepare for a degree in mechanical engineering technology?

The Mechanical Engineering Technology program has been ranked #2 in the USA

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What is Retailing and Consumer Science?

Retail is the process of selling consumer goods or services to customers through multiple channels of distribution to earn a profit. Consumer science is a social discipline that focuses on analyzing the consumer as a social and economic unit of society and merchandising products to consumers.

What do retailing and consumer scientists do?

The range of possible duties of professionals in retail and consumer science is very broad. Some may focus on business strategies such as marketing, advertising, or sales promotion. While others prefer to use their technical skills to promote E-tailing or run computer systems.

What kinds of industries employ retailing and consumer scientists?

Retail and consumer science professionals may be employed wherever goods are produced, marketed or sold, including retail stores, marketing firms, restaurants, hospitals and manufacturers.

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nd consumer science What are some examples of job titles that people with a degree in retailing and consumer science have?

Examples of job titles of recent College of Technology graduates and from Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov) data include: • Business Manager • Buyer • Entrepreneur • Fashion Designer • General Manager

How can I get real-world experience in retailing and consumer science?

Our students often participate in DECA student professional organization. Professional organizations allow students to meet others with similar career interests, learn more about companies and industries and provide internship opportunities. For more information about the Bachelor of Science degree in Retailing and Consumer Sciences at the University of Houston, visit www.uh.edu/technology/programs/ undergraduate/retailing-and-consumer-science.

• Marketing Manager • Merchandise Manager • Retail Manager

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What is Supply Chain and Logistics Technology?

Supply chain and logistics technology is managing (planning and executing) the flow of materials, their transformation into finished goods, and their ultimate delivery as finished goods to the final buyer.

What do supply chain and logistics technologists do?

Logisticians manage the life cycle of a product, which includes how a product is acquired, allocated and distributed. They analyze and coordinate an organization’s supply chain— the system that moves a product from supplier to consumer. Logisticians also use software to plan and track product movement.

What kinds of industries employ supply chain and logistics technologists?

Supply Chain and Logistics Technology professionals may be hired by logistics companies and any organization that moves large amounts of goods, people or supplies such as warehouses, chemical companies, large retailers and hospitals.

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n and logistics technology What are some examples of job titles that people with a degree in supply chain and logistics technology have?

Job titles of recent College of Technology graduates and from Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov) data include: • Area Manager • Export Supervisor • Import Compliance Manager • Operations Manager • Project Manager • Supply Chain Planner

How can I get real-world experience in supply chain and logistics technology?

Our supply chain and logistics technology students often participate in the Supply-Chain Industrial Distribution Organization (SIDO) student professional organization. Professional organizations allow students to meet others with similar career interests, learn more about companies and industries that employ supply chain and logistics technologists, and provide internship opportunities. For more information about the Bachelor of Science degree in Supply Chain and Logistics Technology at the University of Houston, visit www.uh.edu/technology/programs/ undergraduate/supply-chain-and-logistics-technology.

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The College of Technology is home to two national centers of excellence: The Borders, Trade, and Immigration; and the Center for Information Security Research and Education.

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What is technology leadership and innovative management (TLIM)?

TLIM is the business discipline of developing and managing organizations and teams to solve problems and achieve results. In particular, many requirements of a TLIM specialist are to create and lead the commercialization of new products and services. The TLIM degree focuses on building the foundational leadership skills in technology subject matter expertise, communication, goal management, asset alignment, team organization and project supervision.

What do technology leadership and innovative management professionals do?

TLIM professionals may do a variety of tasks depending on their position, rank in the company or the mission of the organization. These activities may include recognizing unmet needs, streamlining processes that deploy resources, designing new products, developing and managing product introductions and representing the organization to potential partners and customers.

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leadership & innovation nt What kinds of industries employ technology leadership How can I get real-world experience in technology leadership and innovative management? and innovative management professionals?

TLIM professions have great flexibility. They may work in international technology companies, the oil and gas industry, consumer packaged goods, research and market analysis organizations, or in the public sector such as in schools or nonprofits. TLIM students are embraced by any organization that aspires to build for the future and recognize the greatest asset of the organization resides in the minds of their people.

What are some examples of job titles that people with a degree in TLIM have?

The TLIM courses embrace real world experience with corporate participation. Students learn how to create, communicate and commercialize new innovations and lead teams to achieve. The results of these activities build a competent portfolio of knowledge that is relevant to industry. For more information about the Bachelor of Science degree in Technology Leadership and Innovation Management at the University of Houston, visit www.uh.edu/technology/ programs/undergraduate/technology-leadership-andinnovation-management.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, examples of job titles of recent graduates include: • Business Strategist • Innovation Manager • Operations Specialist • Project Manager • Technology Manager

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Technology Leadership and Innovation Management professors partner with local school districts to teach high school students how to spot innovation everywhere!

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READY TO GET STARTED? We hope that you enjoyed learning more about the exciting career opportunities available to you as a graduate of the College of Technology. You can begin preparing to reach your academic and career goals TODAY! Here are some ideas to get you started. What are some next steps you can take to prepare for a future in technology? • Reflect on what appealed to you about each degree program and the possible careers they offer. • Take classes in high school or community college that align with the technology degree programs of interest. Make an appointment to meet with your counselor or academic advisor for help. • Take high-level math courses and study hard to make good grades. Most, but not all, degrees in the College of Technology require that you complete pre-calculus in high school. • Learn more about the college’s degree programs by clicking on the QR code at the bottom of each degree page or visit the College of Technology website at www.uh.edu/technology. • Read the admissions requirements for becoming a student at the University of Houston. Entering Freshmen: www.uh.edu/undergraduate-admissions Transfer Students: www.uh.edu/undergraduate-admissions/apply/transfer and www.uh.edu/undergraduate-admissions/ apply/transfer/transfer-equivalency-guides • Visit the University of Houston campus. Go to www.uh.edu/undergraduate-admissions/visit/campus-visit to arrange a campus visit. • Sign up with the University of Houston Office of Admissions to receive invitations to events to learn more about the university at houston.radiusbycampusmgmt.com/ssc/iform/KMaC7RTkA7020x77020n.ssc. • Visit the Texas Workforce Development website. There is a special section for students, parents and educators www.twc.texas.gov. • Interview someone working in a career or industry that interests you.

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Sharon K. Green, Ph.D. Director of Undergraduate Recruiting University of Houston College of Technology 4730 Calhoun Rd., Room 108E Houston, TX 77204-4023 cotundergrad@uh.edu

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