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Get Experience

Regardless of where you are in the career planning process, getting experience during your four years at UTRGV is the best thing you can do to prepare for success.

Experience—in the form of internships, leadership, research, or volunteerism—will help make you a more competitive applicant for other career experiences, post-graduation jobs, and advanced-degree programs, and can help you build the network and confidence to take other paths, including entrepreneurship.

Internships are the best way to explore potential career paths, develop skills, and increase chances of employment after graduation.

Students from all majors can execute paid professional assignments to build and demonstrate skills while exploring a variety of career paths.

Explore careers and prepare for the job with hundreds of free job simulations designed by the world's top employers.

Gain internship experience on campus through the Student Experience Internship program.

The Archer Fellowship Programs provide opportunities to intern in our nation's capital while making progress toward your UTRGV degree program.

Explore different career paths and develop job-ready skills (no previous experience required) through Coursera Career Academy.

Experience Beyond

Build your network! Join the VaqueroConnect platform to make connections with alumni, faculty and staff, and employers. The Career Mentoring Program brings you together with a mentor who is in your industry.

Student employment can be a fundamental part of a student’s educational experience, promoting engagement and providing professional development opportunities in an effort to retain, graduate, and prepare students for the workplace.

Student organizations offer leadership roles that can help you grow professionally, hone your leadership skills, connect with fellow students and, eventually, demonstrate to employers your ability to be a leader.

Whether in a lab or on a work of art, research helps you build professional skills and intellectual depth to prepare you for careers and/or advanced studies.