Laura Garza

Career Coach

Laura Garza

Laura Garza is a Career Coach and supports students at the College of Engineering (CENG) and College of Information (COI) at UNT Discovery Park.

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. Undergraduate and graduate students can schedule an appointment with Laura through Navigate.

 

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4 Mistakes To Avoid In A Job Interview

No matter how qualified or talented you are, there are a few mistakes you can make in a job interview that will reduce your chances of getting a job offer.

Making a less than stellar first impression

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You Now Need To Code To Work On Wall Street

Before retiring from top-tier investment bank Goldman Sachs, Marty Chavez, the firm’s tech evangelist, predicted that it will be as important for traders to know how to code as “writing an English sentence.”
This month, banking giant Citigroup echoed Chavez’s …

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Employers: Here Are 3 Reasons Why Candidates Are Ghosting You

Professional ghosting isn’t a new phenomenon. In fact, employers have been ghosting candidates for decades, long before the term “ghosting” originated. Job seekers can attest to being on the receiving end of forgotten follow-ups or not getting closure to an …

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How Job Seekers Can Ask For And Get Proper Feedback On Their Applications

Many job seekers never get proper feedback on their applications. That usually means that going forward, they submit an application that has the same weaknesses it did when previous jobs rejected them.
A lot of the HR professionals that deal …

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The 15 Fastest-Growing Jobs According To LinkedIn

LinkedIn, the social network for white-collar professionals, released a report identifying the 15 fastest-growing jobs in the United States.  Harvesting data from its users, the company was able to determine which jobs had the fastest growth rate over the last …

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Storytelling: The Key To Standing Out At Your Next Interview

When my clients land the in-person interview for their dream job, they almost always ask me, “What else can I do to stand out?” I understand their concern. They created the perfect resume and LinkedIn profile, passed the necessary preliminary …

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Five Surprising Ways To Make Your LinkedIn Profile Shine

A lackluster or copycat profile will work against you when you’re trying to create a powerful first impression and build relationships on LinkedIn. And with LinkedIn membership moving closer and closer to a billion, standing out is absolutely essential. Here …

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Of Course You Should Have A Portfolio At The Interview — Or Should You?

It’s conventional wisdom that you should have a portfolio to show off at interviews. Portfolios give visual credence to what you say you can do and make you memorable among the jumble of candidates.
This could be something like a …

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Gen Z Evaluates Going To College Or Getting Important Job-Based Certifications. Why Certain Careers Might Be Better Suited To Certifications

Remember when your parents told you that getting a good college degree and making a good first impression is key during your career search. That all you needed was a solid, polished resume that showcased your education and internships. While …

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8 Mistakes Even Savvy Job Seekers Make

If you’re putting time and energy into a job search, why not create a strategy to become as competitive as possible? It’s often the small details that many job seekers brush over that are the deciding factors when it comes …

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