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Career Outcomes

What will my career options be after I graduate? This is a question you've likely asked yourself, whether you're currently enrolled at University of Houston-Clear Lake or haven't applied yet. If you want to know if UH-Clear Lake alumni excel in the workforce, turn to the companies that hire them. Ask Amtrak, where the former CEO is a UHCL graduate. Ask NASA; more than 100 of our alumni are employed by the agency, including 10 astronauts. Our graduates have landed careers at other prestigious companies across all industries as well, including LyondellBasell, UTMB, Memorial Hermann Jacobs, Oceaneering and HCA Healthcare.

All my professors prepared me in the field I was studying, as well as generally holding me to a higher standard … They got me where I am today

Abrin Brooks ('17 MS, '15 BA)
Geographic Information Systems Coordinator, City of Friendswood
Some of the world's most sought-after companies like ExxonMobil, Boeing, KBR, General Electric, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Toyota routinely recruit our students. Other graduates take the hands-on experience and leadership training they gain at UHCL and launch their own businesses.

Job Opportunities

Of our more than 80,000 alumni, hundreds have become engineers, CEOs, authors, physicians, artists, teachers, administrators — anything you can imagine. Regardless of what you study, you'll leave with the academic training and real-world expertise employers want. As proof of that, graduates of our teacher-training programs have some of the highest job-retention rates in Texas.

No matter what kind of career you're seeking, UHCL gives the support you need to put your best foot forward. Our Career Services professionals can help you write a cover letter and résumé, practice your interview skills, and land a job through one of our job fairs, because our goal isn't just to award you a degree; we want to help you launch your career.