Diversify Your Talent Pipeline

Texas has added over half a million jobs in the past year and unemployment is at 3.5% in Odessa and 2.6% in Midland, so recruiting in the Permian Basin has its challenges. Many companies are looking for ways to expand …

By Megan Baeza
Megan Baeza Executive Director
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Alumni Advice

By Gabby Maxwell
Gabby Maxwell Director of Career Education
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Top 3 Takeaways from ChatGPT Expert

In today’s fast-changing job market, job seekers are finding ways to stand out and simplify their search. Jeremy Schifeling, author of the #1 Best-Selling ChatGPT for Job Searching, recently hosted an online session explaining how to use AI for job …

By Gabby Maxwell
Gabby Maxwell Director of Career Education
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UTPB College of Business Graduate creates business to help human trafficking victims in West Texas

Soraye Lara is the creator and owner of Unlimited Jewelry

Sorayeanna Lara, better known as Soraye, is studying management in the College of Business at UT Permian Basin.

“I really like Odessa and UTPB because you get to know everybody,” …

By Megan Baeza
Megan Baeza Executive Director
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UTPB receives national honor for commitment to first-generation student success

The First-gen Forward designation recognizes institutions of higher education who have demonstrated a commitment to improving experiences and advancing outcomes of first-generation college students

The Center for First-generation Student Success, an initiative of NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education …

By Megan Baeza
Megan Baeza Executive Director
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How A Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering is Helping One Alumnus Succeed

Hines graduated with his Master of Mechanical Engineering in 2021 and said this degree helped him tremendously in starting his career.

UT Permian Basin Alum, Nolan Hines just finished a successful internship with Pioneer Natural Resources in Irving, Texas. He …

By Megan Baeza
Megan Baeza Executive Director
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Career Services team places dozens of students in summer internships

Additional funding was made available thanks to a Work-Based Learning Opportunity Grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

UT Permian Basin’s Career Services team is passionate about helping students feel prepared to enter the workforce after they graduate. One …

By Megan Baeza
Megan Baeza Executive Director
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Mechanical Engineering Student Shares Her Internship Experience

Senior Mechanical Engineering student, Meinar Sheila, completed a three-month internship that she said has opened her eyes to new opportunities.

Through the internship fair put on by Career Services, Sheila was able to secure an internship position with Liberty Energy, …

By Megan Baeza
Megan Baeza Executive Director
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