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Handshake

Handshake is the UTRGV Career Center's career 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. The process of registering with Handshake takes about five minutes. To get started click on the link below.

Join Handshake

Employers also have the opportunity to register and attend our career fairs (a set-up fee does apply). You can do all these from the convenience of your office.

Jobs and Careers

Often you will hear the Career Center referring to “Jobs” and “Careers.” It is our goal to have students to distinguish the difference between both terms.

Job – A part-time or full-time opportunity which can assist a student during their time in college by supplementing their living expenses.  We expect students to demonstrate professionalism and provide the employer value in the workplace.

Career – A full-time opportunity where a student sees long-term employment.  An occupation or profession, in a student’s field of study or utilizes transferable skills gained for educational and experiential background.

Internships

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.

If your company does not have a formal internship program, the University Career Center can provide information and resources to assist you in the development of a program. For more information on how to begin please contact our office for further details.

You may also refer to our Employer Internship Guide.

Internships: Steps to Becoming an Internship Sponsor

The Career Center works to connect students with employers who have valuable opportunities. Employers who wish to post their internship opportunities must review the UTRGV Internship Guidelines, outlining the basis for internship approval. If the internship is not met within the UTRGV Internship Guidelines, please consider posting as a part-time opportunity instead.

Steps to Becoming an Internship Sponsor

  • Review the UTRGV Internship Guidelines to determine if the position qualifies as a credit-bearing internship.
  • Post your internship using our online database, Handshake. Make sure you are clear that the intern will be getting career-related experience by elaborating in the job description. The job description should be relevant professional-level work in your organization as well as test the intern’s ability to work in such environment. Need assistance? View our internship description sample.
  • Be aware that students may contact your organization regarding internship information. Be sure to advise them on their responsibilities/duties, compensation, hours worked, etc.
  • As part of your internship program, you must provide a structured work plan with learning objectives for your intern to follow. Learning objectives are targets for learning and training and will eventually result in learning outcomes. This work plan is your tentative agenda and/or syllabus for the intern to follow on a day-to-day basis.
  • Report your hired intern to the Career Center. This is information is crucial for reporting and is helpful in featuring our students and their experiences.

If you plan to post an unpaid internship, please review the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division Website: Fact Sheet 71 regarding the Fair Labor Standards Act. This act applies to most employers, both for-profit and non-profit. Please consult with your legal advisor if you have questions regarding this information.