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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9 Tips for a Smooth Transition Back to the Office After Pandemic WFH

As COVID-19 restrictions ease—and depending on your location, line of work, and professional circumstances—you may be facing a return to on-site work. If this applies to you, and you’re preparing to go back to the office part or full time, …

By Katherine J. Igoe - The Muse
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5 Best Questions to Ask at the End of an Interview

Employers are constantly looking for candidates with a clear understanding of what they want in their careers. And one of the best ways in which employers assess this during an interview is through questions candidates ask at the end. This is …

By Wayne Mui - Vault
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Want to Request a Permanent Remote Setup Post-COVID? We Have the Worksheet, Email Templates, and Script You Need

When the COVID-19 pandemic first caused widespread lockdowns and many employees found themselves suddenly working from home, they didn’t expect they’d be remote for more than a year. For many companies, the reopening so many months later in the wake …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
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How to Create a Powerful LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn has more 55 million registered companies, and some 86 percent of recruiters use LinkedIn to help them find qualified candidates. This means if you’re looking to grow your career, using the networking platform is a necessity. And if you’re …

By Stacey Perry - Vault
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Transferable Skills: The Key to Landing Your Dream Job

For many people, making a career switch might feel like you’re starting over from scratch. But that’s not true: You have transferable skills. “Most job seekers think the skills they use for their current job only translate for that particular …

By Shelby Simon - The Muse
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Marine Energy Collegiate Competition (MECC) UH Team Participation Opportunity

Marine Energy Collegiate Competition (MECC) UH Team Participation Opportunity

UH was one of only 17 teams across the US selected to compete in the 2022 Marine Energy Collegiate Competition (MECC), which is managed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) …

By Troy Hopkins
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The Big Post-Covid Interview Question and How to Answer It

For many people, the past year has been among the most difficult of their lives. But for others, including branding and marketing expert Vince Thompson, it’s been the exact opposite.

“This has been the greatest year of my life,” says Thompson, the …

By Derek Loosvelt - Vault
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Three types of goals you should be setting during your internship to make the most of your experience

You landed the internship. Congratulations! Now let’s talk about what really matters — pursuing your internship experience with intention. All too often a student will reach out to me looking for advice because they aren’t satisfied with the experience they are …

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Tips on Acing Your Virtual Interview

What is a virtual interview? A virtual interview is a remote job interview where the hiring manager and candidate meet online over video conferencing platforms such as Zoom, Slack or Google Meet.

The virtual interview process follows a similar style …

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Didn’t Get an Internship? Here Are 10 Things You Can Do to Boost Your Career Anyway

So you didn’t get a summer internship. Don’t blame yourself: There were fewer internship opportunities posted in the first months of 2021 compared to previous years, and it’s a common challenge any year. It’s not a direct measure of how …

By Katherine J. Igoe - The Muse
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