Get to Know the Career Center: Sarah Spath

Sarah Spath (she/her/hers): Graduate Assistant, College of Business

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.

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Sarah Spath (she, her, hers) – Graduate Assistant, College of Business 

 

Hello! My name is Sarah Spath. I graduated this semester with a Master’s in Higher Education with a focus on Student Affairs. Currently, I also work part-time as a Graduate Assistant for the College of Business for the 2020-2021 academic year. Prior to going back to school, I got my Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Accounting degrees from the University of Michigan. I then worked for 5 years in corporate finance and human resources. 

A fun fact about me is that I started taking dance lessons when I was 3-years old and I am now a licensed Zumba instructor. 

Describe a typical workday, tasks, and what you enjoy most about your job?

On a given workday, I may be meeting one-on-one with students developing and presenting career-related content such as preparing for career fairs, researching career-related topics, reviewing resumes for class assignments, analyzing data to provide better services to students, and communicating with students and co-workers. The career-related topics that I may cover in student appointments, classes, workshops, and research include career exploration, writing resumes and cover letters, searching for internships and jobs, career fair preparation, and interviewing advice. I also actively work to continuously improve the work I am doing within the career center and trying to find ways to make content more relevant and engaging. As a previous Human Resources recruiter and someone who has changed career paths multiple times, I truly enjoy getting to know students individually and understanding their background, interests, and goals so I can better support them.  

Describe the services you provide for UNT students.

As a Graduate Assistant, I provide services including career exploration, resume review, job search guidance, and interview preparation. 

Why do you believe students utilize the Career Center? What are the benefits?

I believe students utilize the Career Center to help guide them towards reaching their career goals. 

If you are interested in scheduling a meeting with Sarah Spath, connect with Sarah via Connect with the Career Center – Career Center | University of North Texas (unt.edu)

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