Thursday, March 25, 2021

By News and Internal Communications

By Arnold Gonzalez 

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – The UTRGV Career Center will host the Spring 2021 Virtual Teachers Job Expo on Friday, March 26, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., for interested students and alumni.

The job expo will be held online where individuals will be able to connect with school district employers from home or on campus.

“My advice to both alumni and students attending the expos is to treat this as if it were an in-person job fair,” said Emilia Trevino, UTRGV Career Center interim director. “Attendees should dress professionally, have talking points prepared, ensure that their background is appropriate, and research the companies attending prior to the day of the event.”

Interested students and alumni must register for the event via the platform Handshake and upload their résumé. It is encouraged to pre-register and revisit the site between 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the date of the Teachers Job Expo.

“We are utilizing a platform called Brazen which has the ability to video chat with recruiters. Students can ‘get in line’ at multiple booths at a time without running the risk of losing their spot at another line. The earlier students log on to the fair and familiarize themselves with the platform, the smoother their experience will be.”

Students and alumni will be able to visit numerous employers in different chatrooms during the expo. A recruiter will be supervising their own chatroom and providing information regarding their organization and what they are searching for in recruits.

Trevino encourages students and alumni to take advantage of all the resources that the UTRGV Career Center offers to prepare themselves for future job fairs or interviews.

“I strongly encourage alumni and students to attend any of the Career Center’s information sessions – Coffee & Careers or our Virtual Hours – prior to attending any fair so that we may offer customizable guidance and services, which will help students and alumni be better prepared for the day of the expo and have greater chances of landing a job,” said Trevino. 

To learn more about this job expo or future UTRGV Career Center events, visit the website. To contact the Career Center, email or call 956-882-5627 (Brownsville) or 956-665-2243 (Edinburg).


The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 as the first major public university of the 21st century in Texas. This transformative initiative provided the opportunity to expand educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley, including a new School of Medicine, and made it possible for residents of the region to benefit from the Permanent University Fund – a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and other institutions.

UTRGV has campuses and off-campus research and teaching sites throughout the Rio Grande Valley including in Boca Chica Beach, Brownsville (formerly The University of Texas at Brownsville campus), Edinburg (formerly The University of Texas-Pan American campus), Harlingen, McAllen, Port Isabel, Rio Grande City, and South Padre Island. UTRGV, a comprehensive academic institution, enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine welcomed its first class in the summer of 2016.