Who We Are – Get to Know the Career Center
Get to know the UNT’s Career Center’s staff, graduate assistants, and student assistants throughout the semester. Each team member will showcase their commitment to diversity and inclusive practices for our students, alumni, and employers. Who are we, and how do we work to make sure our office is a welcoming space.
Brian Hirsch – Senior Associate Director
I have been working at UNT for six years, but I have over 25 years of higher education experience. People are sometimes surprised to find out that I worked for five years in pharmaceutical sales right out of college and finding out that my undergraduate major was Zoology.
Describe a typical workday, tasks, and what you enjoy most about your job?
Most of my days, I have at least several appointments with students. I enjoy seeing the lights go on for them as they are planning the next steps after college. I also like working directly with recruiters (I usually have contact with several a day). The number of opportunities and the variety of jobs available to our students is amazing, and I learn something new about those opportunities nearly every day.
Describe the services you provide for UNT students.
Pretty much anything related to career planning. Figuring out a major, what to do with a major, personal branding, resume writing, job searching, and networking.
Why do you believe students utilize the career center? What are the benefits?
A student recently said, “I got all of my questions answered.” I think this is a good summary of the work that the 30+ staff members in our office do to assist students. As well as providing numerous resources from which they can learn.
If you are interested in scheduling a meeting with Brian, connect with Brian via Connect with the Career Center – Career Center | University of North Texas (unt.edu)