Laura Garza

Career Coach

Laura Garza

Laura Garza is a Career Coach and supports 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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Getting Ready To Join The Workforce: 13 Tips For High School And College Seniors

Seniors from both college and high school will be setting out to look for jobs soon. However, the education system doesn’t typically leave students ready to face the working world.
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From Manager To Leader: 6 Most Important Skills For The Future

Over the last five years, the nature of work has changed dramatically – and the future of work requires these six vital skills. The path from manager to leader is layered with multiple challenges, including new technologies, a disconnected workforce, …

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HR Reveals What You Should (And Shouldn’t) Wear To A Job Interview

A frequent question that comes up when I’m teaching Job Interview Skills is, “What should I wear to the interview?” Last week my class had a few Baby Boomers, both men and women, saying that with the business causal environment, …

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A Thank You Note Is Just The First Step Of Your Post-Interview Follow-Up

You just wrapped up the big job interview you’ve been hoping for. Maybe you think your work is done and it’s time to sit back and wait for the results. Wrong! Your work is just beginning.
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Tips For Fresh Graduates: What To Do After Getting a Mechanical Engineering Degree

A degree in mechanical engineering is the doorway to many unique opportunities. Mechanical engineers have made some of the greatest modern marvels of the world, and your degree puts you in the forefront to be a part of a team …

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How To Write A Resume That Gets Noticed By Hiring Managers

Hiring managers look at hundreds of resumes for every open position, so how can you make sure yours stands out and isn’t just another one that’s skimmed over? Format for humans and AI.

In a lot of cases it’s AI …

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These 13 Nonverbal Cues Could Hurt You During A Job Interview

They say actions speak louder than words, and this is especially true when it comes to an interview with a potential employer. Certain nonverbal cues can either impress an employer or push them onto the next candidate. While job seekers …

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15 Essential Tips For College Students Preparing For Their Future Careers

College is a time where most students spend a lot of time looking at the small picture and all but ignoring what’s happening outside. Preparing for the world of work requires students to change the way they see things. There …

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The 10+ Most Important Job Skills Every Company Will Be Looking For In 2020

As the world evolves to embrace the 4th industrial revolution, our workplaces are changing. Just as other industrial revolutions transformed the skillset and experience required from the workforce, we can expect the same from this revolution. Only five years from …

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Lessons From The Women in STEM: “There is currently a disparity in the transition of women STEM graduates to becoming STEM professors” With Arianne Hunter, Ph.D & Penny Bauder

As seen on Thrive Global, September 10, 2019.

As a part of my series featuring accomplished women in STEM, I had the pleasure of interviewing Arianne Hunter, Ph.D. Arianne is a Forensic Chemist at U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory. She …

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