Congratulations – LinkedIn Weekly Prize Winner!

Congratulations to School of Public Health student Sharela Stafford, who won the weekly prize drawing for joining the Career Center LinkedIn page during the week of November 27-December 3! Sharela selected from a host of prize options, including a UNTHSC fleece sweater, UNTHSC note cards, prize pack from the UNTHSC Alumni Association, and other selections. Prize drawings will resume after the winter break!

Your career path is a lifelong journey, and therefore the UNTHSC Career Center firmly maintains our commitment to you and your professional development during and beyond your time as a student here. We want to connect with you now and keep our professional relationship strong so that we can not only keep up with what you are doing in your career and other endeavors?but so that you can keep up with us as well! This ongoing connection also allows UNTHSC to maintain up-to-date information regarding your current career and academic pursuits and thereby strengthens the institution?s accreditation status and ultimately the value of your degree.

First and foremost, we encourage you to join our social media pages. In particular we ask that you connect with us via LinkedIn as the primary means of staying connected with UNTHSC and the Career Center:

Please activate a LinkedIn account, and join the groups ?University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth? and ?UNTHSC Career Center?. We will provide continuous news and updates regarding UNTHSC activities, career opportunities, articles, tips, and other resources pertaining to professional development and networking.

We also strongly encourage you to join UNTHSC Connect! This new HSC only social platform provides alumni and students the opportunity to network, sign-up as a mentor/mentees, post and explore job opportunities, photos, events and more. Sign-up with your LinkedIn account today at

Why LinkedIn, you ask? ? Total number of LinkedIn users worldwide: 450 Million (130 million-plus in US) ? Number of students and recent grads using LinkedIn: 40 million and growing ? Number of active job listings on LinkedIn: 6.5 million ? Average number of LinkedIn connections that job recruiters have: 616 ? Listing professional skills in your LinkedIn profile increases views to your page 13 times (17 times more views if you list 5 or more skills)

For an individual consultation with Career Center staff to build your LinkedIn and other social media presence as well as for other services, please contact us at / (817) 735-5020 or visit us in the Student Service Center, Suite 200. You can also schedule an appointment directly via OrgSync at