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Phone: Edinburg (956) 665-2243
Develop A Campus Plan
Ready to recruit for your team? The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is recognized for its commitment to excellence. At the Career Center, our focus is to continue this legacy as we work with employers and organizations to satisfy hiring needs. We welcome the opportunity to partner with you as you seek exceptional candidates to meet your organizational needs.
Take advantage of the tools and programs offered by our office to make the most of your recruiting experience.
Post Your Jobs
Job listings are posted in Handshake, a job and event management platform for UTRGV students and alumni. Handshake allows you to specify job application instructions, whether students apply directly through Handshake for your review, direct students to your online application, or contact your office. When posting your job, please allow 1-3 days for your position to be approved and activated.
To post your job, please log in to your Handshake account.
Hire An Intern
Internships are an excellent way for your company to find and train the brightest young minds entering the professional world. An internship enables the student to gain experiential learning and experience as a professional under conditions that are conducive to educational development. It should allow the students to use their skills, allow for personal and professional development, and most importantly be an enjoyable experience. Visit our How to Host an Intern page for insight into our internship program, resources, and more.
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is continuing to closely monitor the challenges associated with COVID-19 and its impact on student internships. As such, we encourage our employer partners to consider posting short-term, professional, paid work experiences (i.e. Micro-Internships) which can be completed remotely.
Beyond providing you or your colleagues with immediate support on tasks, they also support your university recruiting efforts during this challenging time. Specifically, Micro-Internships help you identify, assess, and nurture students who may be prospective job candidates.
For students, Micro-Internships allow them to demonstrate their skills, explore career paths, and build relationships with prospective employers. These paid opportunities typically range from 5 to 40 hours of work and are projects that are similar to those completed during a typical internship.
Micro-Internships can be completed across all departments including:
- Human Resources
- Operations and Support
- Finance and Accounting
UTRGV has partnered with Parker Dewey to connect employers with students for short-term, professional, paid work experiences. Regardless of your role, industry, or organization size, students and alumni from University of Texas Rio Grande Valley can help. If you want to expand your recruiting pool to access diverse talent with 21st century skills and the grit to succeed, Micro-Internships make it easy. Get started in posting your first micro-internship.
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Your presence on campus can build your organization’s reputation as an engaged employer seeking to hire UTRGV applicants. Employer events are a great way for your organization to connect with UTRGV students. Let the Career Center assist you in planning, scheduling, and advertising your recruitment events on campus.
Participate in On-Campus Interviews
If you are looking to interview recent or upcoming graduates, interns, or co-operative education students, we can assist you with on-campus interviewing arrangements. Interview Schedules can be requested via Handshake with guidance from the Career Center.
Offer Information Sessions
Information Sessions allow you to reserve a room on campus where you can host presentations or other career related workshops available with your organization. Please complete the On-Campus Recruitment form.
Offer Your Event Virtually (Info Sessions, Panels)
Offer your information session virtually. Virtual information sessions have gained popularity and allow you to reacher a broader group of students from the comfort of your office or home. Allow us to help you connect with the right population of students through Zoom or Microsoft Teams. Popular virtual sessions include general information session (company overview and opportunities), skills labs, and panels.
To request your virtual event, please complete the On-Campus Recruitment Form, or you may email Ronnie Garcia, Assistant Director for Employer Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (956) 665-2243.
Host An Information Table on Campus
The Career Center can coordinate a table session for you to provide handouts and information about your organization and any job vacancies. The Employer Relations team will provide you feedback on high-traffic areas around campus that will target the students you’re looking for. Please complete the On-Campus Recruitment form and email the completed form to email@example.com.
Cultivate Relationships with Faculty
Build relationships with faculty/researchers working across a broad range of disciplines: Robert C. Vackar eCollege of Business and Entrepreneurship, College of Education, College of Engineering and Computer Science, College of Fine Arts, College of Health Professions, College of Sciences, and College of Liberal Arts.
The Career Center can assist with coordinating meetings with faculty, department chairs and college deans to introduce your organization, work culture, desired candidate qualifications and recruiting style.