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Career Services Center

The Center for Professional Development and Career Readiness

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Campus Clubs and Organizations are now served by the Center for Professional Development and Career Readiness.
Prepare to have some fun!

Office hours:
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments are highly recommended. Online services are accessible 24/7. We are located in the Felix Martinez Bldg, Second Floor, Suite 230. Please stop in and visit with us.

Here’s how we can help:
You can still schedule an appointment and ask questions by calling us at 505-454-3049 or emailing You can also build your network through Handshake and by accessing our resume tool.

Contact information:
Reynaldo Maestas, Director
Felix Martinez Building, Suite 230

The Center for Professional Development and Career Readiness

We assist students and alumni with career planning. We can help you find internships related to your major and learn effective job search skills that showcase your classroom knowledge and skills, extra-curricular activities, work and volunteer experiences. We can even help you make connections with regional and global employers!

The Center for Professional Development and Career Readiness is dedicated to helping you succeed while you are at Highlands and after you graduate into the professional world.

You’ve invested in us — we’re investing in you, too.

Services we offer:


Optimal Resume Video Tutorial

Handshake logo
Handshake PowerPoint Tutorial
Handshake Instagram Story Tutorial
Job search strategies and Career Spots job search videos.
Online job postings for on-campus student jobs, summer paid internships, and career opportunities.
Résumé writing assistance through our Optimal Résumé system.
Interviewing strategies and practice sessions.
Career fairs/events: employer information sessions, workshops, and on-campus recruitment.
Career guidance and exploration.
Creating a professional LinkedIn profile.


It’s not just about the books!

Engage@HU is a one-stop shop for all students to discover unique opportunities at Highlands to make the most of their college experience! Here, you can find and RSVP to events, join and contact clubs/organizations, and participate in out-of-class learning experiences that support professional development and career readiness. If you have trouble accessing Engage@HU, please email

Center for Professional Development and Career Readiness