Grow with Google Program

You can grow with us: Digital Skills are more important than ever.

The Honors College and UTSA Career Center have partnered with Google and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities to offer the  Grow with Google HSI Career Readiness Program to you, free of charge!

Grow with Google (GwG) is a self-paced digital skills program where you will complete five flexible learning paths that focus on building digital skills, exploring career paths, landing a great job, succeeding in the workplace and starting your own business. You will develop digital skills and be a part of career workshops that prepare you for internships and employment. Along the way, you have the opportunity to earn Google swag, get digital badges, a certificate to put on your LinkedIn profile and, if you complete the full program and all of the Honors requirements, you can count this as an experience. For questions about the Grow with Google Program, contact

Creating a Google account using your EDU email

  1. Start at this Google account sign-up page linked here
  2. Click use my current email address instead
  3. Enter in your name, your EDU email address and enter in your desired password
  4. Click next
  5. Enter in your verification code sent to your EDU email
  6. Click verify
  7. Download the Getting Started Guide for steps on setting up your Skillshop profile.

Program Details

Deliverable Time
GwG Kick Off / Preliminary orientation 1 hour
  • Navigating the system(s)
  • Recommended timeline
Grow with Google Modules 35 hours

Pre-matriculated and post-secondary students will have an opportunity to grow their skills through a series of curated content that includes:

  • Career development opportunities
  • Professional brand training
  • Digital skills workshops
VMock Module 7 hours


  • 30-minute appointment with UCC career consultant to walk through VMock resume feature
  • 3 hours to develop resume and submit to VMock for feedback
  • 30-minute follow-up appointment with UCC career consultant to review VMock feedback
  • 2 hours to revise resume and submit to VMock for additional feedback
  • 1 hour for resume reflection exercise (e.g. journal entry)
Career Expo Module 7 hours
  • 1-hour appointment with UCC career consultant to walk through additional VMock features (e.g. Elevator Pitch, LinkedIn)
  • 2 hours to complete Elevator Pitch and LinkedIn exercises in VMock
  • 2 hours to register for a virtual career expo in Handshake and review preparatory materials:
  • 1-hour appointment with UCC career consultant to discuss expo participation and plan next steps
  • 1-hour for career expo reflection exercise (e.g. journal entry)
Career Development Exploration Module 7 hours
Other Required Tasks 3 hours
  • 2 hours to attend in-person events ex: Mock Interview Day
  • 1-hour to post GwG evaluation or in person focus group to gather feedback.
Total 60 hours