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Denise Gates

Denise Gates

Career Counselor

The University of Texas at San Antonio

San Antonio, Texas Area

I am an experienced professional with a passion for helping others. I enjoy working with job seekers to develop effective tools that will allow them to be competitive in today’s challenging labor market. My focus lies in both preparing and enabling job seekers to find employment and also recruiting such talent for companies...

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The University of Texas at San Antonio

Career Counselor

• Counsel students and alumni at a culturally diverse university comprised of nearly 30,000 students on all aspects of career exploration, including career planning, resume writing, networking, job search techniques, interview skills, and salary negotiation to facilitate a successful transition from college to professional work life.
• Conduct dynamic professional interviewing workshops teaching students how to successfully present themselves and convey their knowledge, skills and abilities in an effective manner.
• Develop and teach ad hoc workshops on a variety of topics to include, Exploring Careers in the Federal Government, Networking and What Can I Do With My Major for a culturally diverse student body comprised of both traditional and non-traditional students.
• Teach interactive professional resume writing emphasizing the use of accomplishment statements.
• Actively market services of the Career Center to students to encourage participation in recruiting visits, career fairs and other career related events.
• Provide information on the Bureau of Labor Statistics and State Workforce Agencies as well as other local, state and federal resources to enable clients to investigate employment opportunities and labor market trends.
• Participate in career fairs at both the main campus and downtown campus to help drive visibility and awareness of services offered.
• Administer and interpret assessment tools such as Do What You Are and Strong Interest Inventory in conjunction with career exploration and planning sessions with students/alumni to assist with effective outcomes for career understanding and choices.