Career Development

Undergraduate Advising

The Soules College of Business at UT Tyler supports the "Patriots to professionals" mission. Our faculty and staff provide excellent professional career development training to all our students. All Soules College of Business majors must complete a professional development course as part of their degree requirements. Topics and training covered in this required course include:

  •  Professional Branding - Development of a “Professional Brand”, which includes a self-assessment and creation of an elevator speech.
  • Resume Writing and Cover Letter Development - Creating a professional resume, complete with cover letter and reviewed for quality.
  • Electronic Portfolio - Development of a LinkedIn profile to establish a professional online presence prior to graduation.
  • Dress for Success - Instruction in professional attire, preparing students to dress for success.
  • Etiquette Dinner - Participation in a business and dining etiquette dinner to enhance professionalism at social dining events.
  • Offer Negotiations - Training on negotiating and accepting or declining a job/business offer in a professional manner.
  • Mock Team Interviews - Participation in a mock team interview in which local businesses provide a professional interview experience and direct feedback on a student’s interviewing technique.


  • Internships - Internship opportunities are available to students to earn college credit while gaining professional experience within their desired field.
  • Employer Relations Specialist - The Soules College of Business also partners with Career Success to provide our students with a direct link to an Employer Relations Specialist, who has an office within the Academic Resource Center office.  The Employer Relations Specialists is available to students to discuss career goals and planning. Internship and job opportunities are communicated to students on a regular basis through email with links to the Handshake website for direct application.


 Employer Relations Specialist

Michael Cichowicz
Employer Relations Specialist
BUS 114/UC 2150