The University of Texas at Dallas

Career Preparation

The University Career Center offers a variety of services and resources to help prepare students for every stage of their career development journey.

Resumes & Cover Letters

The primary purpose of a resume is to help you to get an interview. It is important to remember that not all resumes are the same and your resume should be customized and targeted to the position, calling attention to the most relevant accomplishments from your education and professional experience.

In addition to regular workshops covering best practices for developing resumes and cover letters, our team has developed a robust Resume Guide. The guide includes tips, tricks and examples from across a variety of disciplines.

If you’re in need of more tailored assistance we have additional one-on-one services. You can book an appointment with your career consultant through Handshake, or submit your documents to our virtual drop-off inbox. If submitting virtually, please attach your documents in an editable MS Word format and send to Please allow 2-3 business days to receive feedback.

Mock Interviews

Interviewing is a major step in the screening process for employment and for acceptance into a graduate or professional school. To make sure your interviewing skills are what they should be, we suggest you attend one of our Interviewing Skills seminars, schedule an appointment with a career consultant and utilize our virtual mock interview platform, InterviewStream. To get started, click the button below and register for an account using your university email address.

Additional Resources


Handshake is the University Career Center’s one-stop-shop career services network. With personalized access to job recommendations, events, appointments and more than 250,000 employers ready to recruit top college talent, it’s a great place to get a handle on your career.


Buzzfile has mapped approximately 125 college majors to the specific companies and industries that employ graduates of those majors. It is an easy way to identify potential employers who may have opportunities matching your major and interests.

Vault Campus

Vault Campus provides in-depth intelligence on what it’s really like to work in an industry, company or profession, and how to position yourself to land that job. Vault Guides and Company Profiles provide valuable resources for your career search.


GoinGlobal includes more than 10,000 pages of constantly-updated content on topics such as; job search, work permit/visa regulations, resume writing guidelines and examples, employment trends, salary ranges, networking groups, and cultural/interviewing advice.