Troy Hopkins

Director, Undergraduate Career Counseling

Troy Hopkins

Troy Hopkins, JD, PHR, SHRM-CP is the Director of Undergraduate Career Counseling at the Rockwell Career Center. Troy has been with the Bauer College since 2006 and the University of Houston since 2003. Troy has worked at Texas universities since 1997, starting at the University of Texas at San Antonio where he earned a B.A. in Political Science. Troy earned his law degree from South Texas College of Law in Houston while working full time at the Bauer College. Troy has earned the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and SHRM-CP certifications and is a member of the Texas State Bar.

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Three Things to Consider When Asking for a Job Reference

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Asking for a job reference is one of those things that is perfectly normal and necessary, and yet potentially uncomfortable. There something about asking, “Hey, is it okay if a stranger calls you and asks you a lot of questions …

By Kaitlin McManus - Vault
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4 Tips for Building Relationships Through Informational Interviews

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Informational interviews are treasure troves of information. What you collect from these types of networking meetings—in which you build relationships with people at the organizations you want to join—can provide you with insights that can help you improve your resume, cover …

By David Solloway - Vault
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HACU National Internship Program (HNIP) Application is due Feb. 12th

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The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) is seeking applicants for the 2021 sessions of the HACU National Internship Program (HNIP). This program offers students the opportunity to receive valuable work experience through paid internships at federal agencies and …

By Troy Hopkins
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10 Tips for Finding a Mentor—and Making the Relationship Count

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When Kelly Jackson was a 24-year-old public relations manager at the Philadelphia-based marketing firm Allen & Gerritsen (A&G), she asked three top executives at the firm to be her mentors—to answer her questions, offer advice, and help her navigate the …

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How to Build a Strong Professional Presence Online

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The internet has become an important tool for professionals, especially when it comes to finding jobs, networking, and staying up to date on the latest industry trends. But having a successful online presence requires more than creating a few profiles—stand …

By Ashley Reed - Vault
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How to Dress for Video Interview Success

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Since the onset of the pandemic, video interviews have become the norm. And long after Covid-19 is a thing of the past, it’s a good bet that video interviews will be here to stay. This means you need to become …

By Mariam Simmons - Vault
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3 Powerful Networks You May Not Know You Have

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Even at the best of times, it’s natural to feel unsure of yourself when it comes to networking. You may be thinking, “I’ve reached out to my friends and colleagues, contacted my network on LinkedIn…but now what?”

In the current …

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How to Improve Your Networking Skills in 2021

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If you’re not networking, you’re not growing your career. It’s that simple. Networking is your career lifeblood—whether you work for someone else or are an entrepreneur. You can have the best skills or concept in the world, but if you …

By Eric Porat - Vault
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The Sales Academy – Bauer Certification Course

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ABOUT THE SALES ACADEMY AT UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON

The Sales Academy is a program from the University of Houston’s Stephen Stagner Sales Excellence Institute to help grow the tech industry in Houston by providing a source of highly-qualified candidates trained …

By Troy Hopkins
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Preparing for a Virtual Career Event

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Bauer holds Pre-Recruiting / Internship Mixers before each Fall and Spring semester. In addition, many Bauer student organizations hold Mixers and Career Fairs throughout the semester.  Here are some tips to get you ready to make your best impression on employers …

By Troy Hopkins
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