Student FAQ's

Career Success Conference

What is the CSC/How Does the CSC benefit me?

The Career Success Conference (CSC) is a networking event designed to allow business and industry leaders to share their experiences and wisdom with today’s students. More specifically, the conference is designed to help students build the personal and professional capacities necessary for career success.

Students can shake hands, speak, and network with business and industry leaders who want to share their professional experiences on variety of topics and discipline-specific panels. The conference hosts speakers from a variety of industries and backgrounds on our main campus. Each speaker brings their own stories of career mindedness, career development, and career success to the table.  Industry professionals, alumni, and faculty come together for a one-day event with the purpose of helping UT Tyler students make informed career decisions.

Attend the event for the opportunity to update your resume, take a professional headshot, sit in on a panel discussion, network in your field of interest, and establish professional connections before you walk the stage. Student attendees will also have the opportunity ask important career-focused questions, like:

  • How can I effectively network with professionals in my field of interest?
  • What are key skills and qualification employers look for in potential candidates?
  • How can I gain relevant work experience while still in college?
  • What strategies can I use to successfully navigate the job search process?
  • How do I find balance between pursuing my passion and considering practical career opportunities?

Where is the CSC held?

The Career Success Conference is held on the main campus of The University of Texas at Tyler.

Who is the Career Success Conference audience?

The audience for the Career Success Conference includes students from more than 80 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs.

What is the conference schedule?


8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. University Center and Stewart Hall
Continental Breakfast 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. University Center and Stewart Hall
Session 1 9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Multiple Campus Locations
Session 2 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Multiple Campus Locations
Networking Lunch 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. University Center and Stewart Hall
Session 3 1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Multiple Campus Locations

How do I know which sessions are available to attend?


You can download the conference app soon in the App Store or Google Play.

What amenities are available to students? 

Meals: Continental Breakfast and Lunch

Who do I contact if I have questions about the Career Success Conference?

Contact your Career Success Coach:

Bryan Knous – Soules College of Business [email protected]
Margot Purdy – College of Engineering
Nyree Brockman – School of Nursing/School of Health Professions [email protected]
Dawn Dearion – College of Arts and Sciences/ Fisch College of Pharmacy [email protected]
Pam Rodriguez – College of Education and Psychology [email protected]