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New University Recruiting Career Center Hires Director

The name of the University Career Interview & Recruiting Center is now HireTexas.

Read about the new center in the Daily Texan

A student-driven initiative has come one big step closer to fruition with the hire of a new leader. Her first task? To begin plans for a premier facility where employers will interview and recruit The University of Texas at Austin’s best and brightest.

Karen Landolt has begun work as the director of what is being called the University Career Interview and Recruiting Center. The center, which will be overseen by the School of Undergraduate Studies, will work with the existing career centers across campus to centrally serve all undergraduate and graduate students, no matter which college they are enrolled in.

The vision is a welcoming and well-designed facility where employers come to create company profiles and job postings that will reach students in every academic discipline.

“Students and employers will get the best of both worlds,” Landolt said. “Career services with ‘boots on the ground’ in every college to provide employers maximum access to talented students, partnered with a centralized one-stop-shopping experience where employers can reach every student at UT with the skills necessary to advance their companies.”

Michael Morton, a senior and president of the Senate of College Councils, was a major proponent for the creation of a central hub for recruiting. He said: “The new center was advocated for by students not only because it makes UT Austin career services even more competitive, but because it is a critical step in demonstrating that a UT Austin degree provides limitless possibilities. The new c