About CCS

Communication Career Services (CCS) provides career development and job search assistance to students and alumni of the UT College of Communication.

Our services are designed to help students explore their career options and prepare to start their careers, and to assist students and alumni in managing their careers over the course of their lives.

Our core services include career planning and job search advising; graduate and professional school advising; and job search skills development support and assistance. We also gather and distribute information regarding job and internship opportunities; and offer career exploration programs, career fairs, on-campus interviewing opportunities and resume referral services.

Communication Career Services is a member of the National Association of Colleges & Employers and the Southern Association of Colleges & Employers.

Meet the Staff

Debbie Kubena

Debbie Kubena, Director

Debbie Kubena serves as Director of Communication Career Services at UT Austin. Prior to becoming Director, she was Assistant Director of Communication Career Services. She has been the Pre-Law Advisor since 2004.

Debbie leads the CCS team, provides career advising and pre-law advising to students and alumni, and manages the Wofford Denius Music Industry scholarship program. Prior to joining the CCS staff, she was an Assistant Director for UT Natural Sciences Career Services and the Assistant Director for the Career Resources Center at St. Edward's University. Additionally, Debbie was an off-site supervisor for two campuses at Austin Community College. Debbie has over twenty years experience in the field of career services. She has also conducted extensive research in business, social, and dining etiquette and has been conducting etiquette workshops and dinners since 1995. She earned her BA and MA from St. Edward's University in Austin.

Interesting Fact: Debbie has three passions: dogs, Halloween, and recycling. She also celebrates "Talk Like a Pirate Day" every September 19th.

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Victor Casas

Victor Casas, Recruiting Services Coordinator

At CCS, Victor manages on-campus recruiting events and collaborates with employers to design a recruiting plan that best suits their hiring needs. Some of Victor's responsibilities include coordinating career networking events, advising students regarding employers on campus, and managing CCS's employer site visit and career exploration program, Career Connect. Victor has an extensive work history with HEB and his background includes experience with customer service, event planning, accounting, and marketing.

Interesting Fact: Victor taught himself sign language and continuously looks for situations to use those skills. Victor loves to volunteer and spends his spare time with Habitat for Humanity, United Way, The American Diabetes Association, and various city food banks.

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Julie Brewer, Career Advisor

Julie meets with Moody College students to provide individualized career advising strategies that leverage their strengths and interests.She also co-coordinates our Student Liaisons program. Her focus is on educating and encouraging students to take advantage of the extensive resources available at CCS as early as possible in their college careers.

A Chicago native, Julie recently relocated to Austin. She brings over 15 years of experience to the CCS team in the areas of education, intern management , and advanced assessment training. Julie holds a B.A in Education from Eastern Illinois University, and earned her M.Ed. at National Louis University.

Interesting Fact: In her free time, Julie enjoys Austin’s dynamic live music scene, gardening, and scouring flea-markets for hidden treasures.

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Clint Carrens, Career Advisor

Clint Carrens joined CCS in February 2017 as the newest career advisor. Clint comes from St. Edward’s University, where he had been a Residence Director for the past four years. Clint offers years of experience advising students on career, academic, and personal matters.

Clint received his undergraduate degree in Communication Studies from the Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin and his master's degree in College Student Development from St. Edward's University. In his role at CCS, Clint will advise students and co-coordinate the CCS Student Liaisons program.

Interesting Fact: Clint has been doing a lot of “adulting” in 2017 – he married earlier this year, bought a house over the summer, and will be welcoming his first child, a girl, in the fall.

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