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Recent MBA Grad Receives Top Honor
Former University of Houston System (UHS) Regent and University of Houston-Downtown Alumna Paula Mendoza was named among the region’s Most Admired CEOs for 2020 by the Houston Business Journal. Read more…
UHD Reminds Gators to Register to Vote
UHD’s Center for Critical Race Studies produced an informative and slightly comedic public service announcement that relays the significance of voting, shares instructions on how to register/obtain a mail-in ballot, and encourages the Gator family to make its voice heard at the polls. Read more…
Firms Voice Increased Hiring Projections for MBA Graduates in 2021
The Graduate Management Admission Council™ (GMAC™), a global association of leading graduate business schools, in partnership with MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance (MBA CSEA), the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and Higher Ed has released its annual 2020 Corporate Recruiters Survey.
As this year’s report was nearing conclusion in March, COVID-19 was unfolding. Given the disruption caused by the global pandemic, GMAC initiated additional data collection to expand those results to provide more relevant insights about the economic impacts of COVID-19 across hiring and salary trends. Additionally, deeper perspective was gained on the skills that employers are looking for as organizations continue to grapple with the economic downturn. Read more...
MBA Resume: 5 Skills Employers Want from Business School Grads
In the face of economic recession and job uncertainty, MBA degrees have retained their value. Nine out of 10 employers still plan to hire business school graduates in 2021, a strong commitment to the premium placed on top degrees. 

But what is it exactly that employers are looking for in your MBA resume? Every year, the Corporate Recruiters Survey by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) surveys nearly 1000 recruiters for the most coveted skills in MBA hires. Read more…
Interest in hiring MBAs has swung back to pre-pandemic levels — or so say banks, consultancies, and tech companies
Jobs site Indeed recently found that job openings in high-paying industries like finance and software development are down 34.5% and 32%, respectively, in 2020. But some economists say these high-wage sectors will likely get back to pre-pandemic employment, while low-wage sectors will face longer term repercussions of the pandemic. Read more…
Career and Networking Events
Asian Chamber of Commerce 2020 Conference & Expo
Each year, the Asian Chamber of Commerce hosts a Business Conference and Expo focusing on education and providing opportunities of trade through workshops, roundtable conversations and a business expo. This year’s theme “Driving New Business | Beyond Borders” will provide essential business tools as well as cover topics of trade both locally and globally. We are excited to move to a highly interactive online platform offering a main keynote stage, breakout sessions, an interactive expo and opportunities of structured and informal networking.

Conference Information, Agenda and Registration Link:
Don't Miss the 2020 Prospanica National Conference: A Virtual Experience!
The 2020 Prospanica Virtual Conference & Career Expo, “Generación Líder,” will bring together a powerful cohort of diversity-minded corporations, government agencies, non-profit organizations and universities looking to attract top Hispanic talent. Designed to educate, inspire, and connect, Prospanica’s one-of-a-kind conference allows attendees to plug into a national leadership community invested in their long-term success.
Click to register​  and for more information.
All Supply Chain Management students and those in Project Management/Process Improvement should consider being a part of this terrific professional organization. Expert panel will be discussing Supplier Relationship Management. Click to register and for more info.
Speed networking
Get your Elevator Pitch Ready!
The Davies Virtual Speed Interview/Networking event is a terrific opportunity to learn about organizations in your field of interest, inquire about what career opportunities are available for students with your experience and skills, receive job-search advice; and potentially, make a contact with someone who could refer you to other organizations in your field of interest.

This is NOT a recruiting event; those alums & employers in attendance are there as volunteers to share their career wisdom.

The event link will be emailed to all participants who RSVP through your GatorHiRED! account.

Participating Companies: Chevron, Lane Lewis Agency, Westlake Chemical, & United Rentals.
Executive Coaching Roundtable Discussion with WMN
Join round-table discussions about relevant topics such as how to effectively network a room, understand why people with high EQ make better managers & leaders, how to manage up, down, and sideways, making the most of your COVID time, and what are the three key essentials to elevate your career & see real results. Attendees will select three coaches/sessions to attend during the evening. Session selection will be in a separate email closer to the event date. These sessions are limited so be sure to select as soon as possible. Attendees will be able to hear directly from coaches about their topic, lessons learned, and biggest tips for success!

This is a great opportunity to connect with leaders, get real time feedback, and have a discussion about relevant topics in a small group setting. Be sure to come with your questions prepared!

Virtual Dining Etiquette
Diane Gottsman, National Etiquette Expert and founder of The Protocol School of Texas, will share her tips on how to navigate the professional world, both during and after COVID-19. Networking, communication, dining and dress will always be relevant when it comes to building a strong brand. People will continue to hire, refer and do business with professionals they trust. You are invited to be an active participant in this lively session. You will have the opportunity to ask any question you desire from one of the nation's leading etiquette experts. The event is FREE!

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This Week in GatorHIRED!
 Job ID# 8599 - Accounts Payable Associate - GradReach

Job ID# 8190 - Commercial Operations Analyst - Calpine Corp

Job ID# 8390 - Compliance Specialist - GradReach

Job ID# 5637 - Full Charge Bookkeeper - Adrian Hernandez & Associates

Job ID# 8369 - Health Insurance/Billing Specialist - GradReach

Job ID# 1053 - Inside Technical Sales Representative - The Gekko Group Inc.

Job ID# 5398 - MBA Consultant - AlliantGroup

Job ID# 8589 - Mobile Market VISTA - Montgomery County Food Bank - Feeding Texas

Job ID# 8118 - Multiple Positions - WM Shirley

Job ID# 8194 - Rotation Analyst - Calpine Corp

Job ID# 8195 - Rotation Associate - Calpine Corp

Job ID# 8190 - Commercial Operations Analyst - Calpine Corp

Job ID# 8661 - Senior Analyst-Feedstocks - Westlake Chemical

Job ID# 8664 - Director-Business Planning & Administration - TDECU

And more, APPLY NOW!

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Last updated 9/27/2021 4:50 AM