Edinburg: ESTAC 2.101
Phone: Brownsville (956) 882-5627
Phone: Edinburg (956) 665-2243
The Career Center’s primary goal is to assist students transition into professionals and active members of the working society. We take pride in educating our students on professional practices and we want our students to experience positive practices in the workplace.
The Career Center has sole discretion to prohibit or remove employer, groups of employers, or agent(s)/representative(s) of any employer(s) at any time or any reason.
For more recruitment information, you may contact Ronnie Garcia, Assistant Director for Employer Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 956-665-2245.
The Career Center is a centralized function that is responsible for employer recruitment for the various colleges and schools. Employers or their representatives who wish to recruit at UTRGV must adhere to Career Center: Recruitment Policy for Employers.
UTRGV's Solicitation Policy
The University Career Center is a strong supporter of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles for Professional Conduct. For more information see NACE Principles for Professional Practice.
Organizations and talent acquisitions professionals who wish to engage with and make use of the assistance and/or facilities offered by The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley must have an approved account in Handshake and must adhere to university recruiting guidelines as well as applicable federal, state, and local employment laws.
How we vet our employers:
The following are five factors we consider when screening potential partner companies for approval in Handshake.
- Office Headquarters - The employer must have an established headquarters with designated office space for employees. Offices cannot be located within or attached to an inhabited, residential home. The complete physical address of the company headquarters should be listed on Handshake and match the address provided on the company's website. Start-up companies and small businesses using office space designed for temporary or shared use will receive a supplemental evaluation and approved on a case-by-case basis.
- Website - The employer must possess and maintain a functioning website containing detailed, accurate and up-to-date company information. Websites must be of professional quality and provide an appropriate online illustration of the company and its representatives. Suitable website domains include .com, .org, .info, .gov, .net, and .us.
- Phone Number - Company phone numbers must be listed on Handshake and match the number provided on the company website. In addition, employers must include a company phone number associated with a representative qualified to discuss matters of employment. Profiles containing “1-800” numbers and/or numbers that connect to automated systems will not be considered.
- Email Domain - The employer must register with Handshake using a corporate email domain. Employers that register using personal email domains such as gmail or yahoo will not be considered.
- Company Description - The company description on Handshake should be detailed, accurate, and match the information provided on company’s official website. The information provided should encompass and thoroughly explain the company’s history, purpose, operations, and working culture. In order to ensure the wellbeing of our students in their future place of employment, the Career Center requires a trustworthy and transparent working environment from all potential employers.
Handshake is the UTRGV Career Center’s job management and recruitment platform. Take advantage of services that include: online job posting, reviewing of resumes, interview scheduling, applicant tracking/filtering, event management, and more.
Joining Handshake is easy and free of charge.
Job listings are posted in Handshake, UTRGV's job and career events management platform. Job listings include part-time and full-time jobs, internships, co-ops, and other experiential learning opportunities. Job listings are accessible to currently registered UTRGV students, graduates, as well as alumni.
For experiential learning opportunities such as internships, co-operative education, etc., please review our How to Host an Intern web page for internship policies, recruitment guidelines, and additional resources.
The Career Center reserves the right to deny or edit a job listing.
The Career Center will NOT post a position if:
- The information provided by the employer is insufficient, incomplete, or unverifiable
- The position is posted by a third party (refer to Third-Party/Staffing Agencies section of Recruitment Policy)
- The full-time/part-time jobs or internships do not provide transferable skills related to a degree or field
- The position is non-paid and fails to meet the Department of Labor’s Rules governing unpaid internships (Learn More )
- The position is non-paid and offers no experiential learning opportunity for the student
- The position is sponsored by individuals or organizations to set up the student’s own business for the purpose of selling products or services, and/or the recruiting of other individuals to set up their own businesses
- Postings whose application processes ask students to use their social media profiles or release information associated with their social media profiles (e.g. number of friends on Facebook, number of followers on Twitter)
- The position is compensated in the form of straight commission, fees from others under their sponsorship in the organization, and/or a percentage of sales generated by others
- The position involves on-campus solicitation or on-campus sales. Solicitation of any kind is prohibited by The UT Systems Board of Regents Rules. “Solicitation” includes selling, marketing, or promoting outside products or services on the campus
- The organization requires an initial payment or investment, or account balance, or similar fiscal requirements with the organization itself serving as an umbrella or parent corporation. Investments may include, but are not limited to: requirement to attend unpaid orientation or training sessions; direct payment of a fixed fee; payment to attend orientation or training sessions; and/or purchase, rent, or place a deposit on a starter kit, sales kit, samples, or presentation supplies
- Housing is the sole form of compensation offered in exchange for work
- The work assignment interferes with or negatively affects the academic progress of the student, or requires or encourages a student to discontinue his/her academic program of study
- The position is of a nature that is not appropriate for the student body or that has previously not been in compliance with the office’s rules, policies or procedures
Other positions that fall under the service industry, and that are not considered professional, student, or post-graduate employment opportunities (i.e. babysitting, caregiver, nanny, landscaping, bartender, housekeeper, etc.) will be reviewed and considered on a case-by-case basis depending upon the type of position and requirements expected.
The Career Center does not provide background checks on students and does not set any conditions of qualifications of the candidates. We recommend due diligence in screening and onboarding new hires.