UNO Career Services office is a centralized career resource for UNO students. The staff focuses on experiential education through the development and coordination of applied and meaningful work experience for students. This includes part-time jobs, internships, cooperative education opportunities and volunteer opportunities. The staff is assisted by two graduate assistants (GA); one GA serves as a liaison to the College of Engineering and Science, and one GA serves as a liaison to the Colleges of Business, Education, and Liberal Arts.
- Career Services is a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and follows NACE's principles.
- Career Services is also a member of the Louisiana Association of Colleges and Employers (LACE).
- Career Services has obtained Gold Certification in the Out for Work, the Career Center Certification Program.
- Career Services utilizes the CSO software system that automates the entire career connection process for student profiles, job postings, and internships/cooperative experiences.
Select from the following for additional information:
Martha Barnes, EdS, LPC, NCC
Director of Experiential Learning and Career Opportunities
As the Director of Experiential Learning and Career Opportunities, Ms. Barnes facilitates and promotes career preparation including résumé writing, networking, and interviewing skills. She offers support and encouragement in the career advising and coaching process to current UNO students and launching UNO alumni. She plans job search strategies with students and promotes the Opportunities Database, career events, and social media to link job seekers with recruiters and hiring managers. Prior to joining the University, she worked with institutional advancement and career advising and xoaching at a community college. Her background includes healthcare management and delivery, and adjunct graduate counseling teaching with the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Victor Cato, MBA
Job Location and Career Development Coordinator
As the JLD Coordinator, Mr. Cato collaborates with an array of professionals from the UNO community to develop and provide a spectrum of applied work experiences for students that includes part-time, flexible, temporary and seasonal jobs, volunteer opportunities, and cooperative education positions and internships. Additionally, Mr. Cato functions as a career coach for UNO students by providing career development strategies that guide students through the multiple phases of finding work—the job search, résumé building, and interview preparation. Prior to joining UNO Career Services, Mr. Cato taught at the secondary level in Career and Technical Education.
As a Graduate Assistant in Career Services, Catie facilitates and promotes career-related services through interaction with students. When meeting with students, Catie offers strategies and resources for a successful job search, effective interviewing skills, résumé and cover letter writing, and career networking. She is the liaison with the College of Sciences and College of Engineering, as well as a pivotal contact and networker with the community employers and recruiters working in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics industries. Catie is simultaneously working on her Master’s degree in Counseling at UNO, with a career goal of becoming an elementary school counselor. Her interests include career path planning, promotion of STEM careers with diverse student populations, and online and face-to-face networking.
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UNO Career Services offers career-related services to currently-enrolled UNO students. Career Services also offers a limited range of services to UNO alumni. Registration with the UNO Opportunities Database is required to access services and is recommended for anyone wishing to receive information about upcoming career-related events and other offerings.
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Registration with the UNO Career Services Opportunities Database is the first step for students, alumni, employers and recruiters to access our services.
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UNO Career Services is located in the University Center (UC),, Room 250. To schedule an appointment for career-related services (other than career counseling), please contact Career Servcies at 504-280-6225. Our regular office hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
Our mailing address is:
UNO Career Services
2000 Lakeshore Drive UC 250
New Orleans, LA 70148
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Career Services provides reciprocal services for students from other institutions. Additionally, Career Services processes requests for students and alumni wishing to utilize services at institution outside the New Orleans area. Please contact us for more information.
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