Laura Garza

Career Coach

Laura Garza

Laura Garza is a Career Coach and supports the College of Engineering (CENG) and College of Information (COI). Laura earned an M.S. in Counseling from Troy University and a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Maryland.  She also earned a Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity-Threat Detection through Webster University in 2017. Laura enjoys helping UNT students explore their majors and potential career paths which line up with their natural preferences. When she is not at UNT, she loves traveling. The best piece of advice she received was “Luck favors the prepared.” She has been described as a listener, creative, resourceful.

Want to find out more about how Laura can help you? Her office is located in Discovery Park, Suite C-111. Current undergraduate and graduate students can schedule an appointment through Navigate, and alumni can schedule an appointment through Handshake.

 

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Five Steps To Network Your Way To A New Job

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What are informational interviews? Why are they so advantageous to your job search? Informational interviews are an opportunity to speak with people at your target company and gain side information without the pressure of a formal interview.

Informational interviews are …

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Job Hunting? Beware Of Ghost Jobs

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Janet, 57, is a technology manager and a career counseling client who recently lost her position when the company decided to eliminate that sector of their business. We were developing her resume, and she asked me about a job she …

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What Colleges & Graduating Seniors Need To Do To Find Jobs During These Tough COVID-19 Times

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This is the season when college seniors are getting ready to graduate. The COVID-19 virus outbreak forced schools to close and sent students back home. It’s disappointing that they had to spend the last part of their educational careers participating …

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Recruiters Share 9 Mistakes Job Seekers Are Making Amid The Coronavirus Pandemic

Recruiters Share 9 Mistakes Job Seekers Are Making Amid The Coronavirus Pandemic

Beyond the enormous human toll coronavirus has had over the past few weeks, the pandemic has also had a significant impact on people’s careers. Temporary furloughs, rescinded job offers, hiring freezes, and layoffs have created a tremendous amount of upheaval …

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The Pandemic’s Unique Toll On 2020 College Graduates

The Pandemic’s Unique Toll On 2020 College Graduates

As the country literally started shutting down before my eyes a few weeks ago, I canceled my family’s scheduled trip to Virginia to see my husband’s twin sisters graduate from college. The next day commencement ceremony cancellations were formally announced. …

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Starting A New Chapter: 14 Useful Tips For College Graduates

Starting A New Chapter: 14 Useful Tips For College Graduates

Graduation means a change in lifestyle—no longer are you a student, but now you face the world as an appropriately qualified professional. There’s a world of possibility out there, and succeeding in the world outside of academia means learning how …

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How Soon-To-Be College Graduates Can Job Hunt During The Coronavirus Outbreak

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We are close to the time of year when college students are getting ready to graduate. Usually this period is filled with excitement, anticipation and a little nervousness about entering the real world. This graduation season will be more challenging …

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7 Tips On How To Succeed In An Online Job Interview

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Debbie lives in Seattle, where she is a 56-year-old Marketing Manager. She just called seeking some Interview Coaching because T Mobile had changed her in-person interview to an online one. She started out saying, “I really want this job. I’ve …

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Haven’t Looked For A Job In Years? Here’s What Has Changed And How To Succeed

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Terry, 56, was a manager at a large company who was tempted by the idea of finding a new job. She had worked at the same company for nearly twenty years. Terry was frustrated. Her career had been stalled in …

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Trying To Narrow Down Your Career Path? Try These 15 Tips

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Choosing a career is a major decision. Even if you end up switching careers down the line, the first step you take into the working world will impact the entirety of your professional journey. But as someone with multiple interests, …

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