Our Mission

The Javelina Engineering Student Success Center (JESSC)


Our mission is to increase retention in the Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering, and to provide our students with the tools they need to succeed.  The JESSC also encourages, engages, and promotes student leadership skills and activities that develop integrity, quality, and the ethical commitment in students’ professional careers.

 We do this by:

  • Providing tutoring at multiple sites around campus for introductory engineering classes as well as math, chemistry and physics.
  • Providing a thorough transcript evaluation for new transfer students
  • Coordinating student organization activities through the Engineering Student Council.
  • Notifying students of professional development opportunities and important academic deadlines.
  • Establishing a tracking system to monitor academic progress for all students.
  • Establishing activities through the Living Learning Center in the residence halls for a better support system.

 Current JESSC Services

  • In-house Academic Advisors.
  • In-house resource center to enhance research and study skills.
  • Student Organization led mentoring available for transfer students.
  • In-house Coordinator of Internships and Co-operative Education.
  • Providing a centralized location for
    • ÄScholarship information                          
    •  Posted job opportunities
    • Internships/co-ops
    • Interview sessions with visiting companies
    • Degree program audits
    • Other university activities
    • And timely degree checkout
  • Offers personal sessions with representatives from the Office of Career Services on:

For more information, contact: (361) 593-4376

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Message from the Director,

Over the years, many institutions have implemented student success centers to not only institutionally track their students, but to ensure that their students obtain their academic goals in a timely and efficient manner.  The faculty and staff in Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering at Texas A&M-Kingsville also acknowledge that a center of this caliber will not only increase the number of incoming freshmen and transfer cohorts, but also increase retention rates while servicing other vital needs of the students as well.  

The college has prided itself not only in its service to our students, but to the campus and surrounding community, and other relevant college stakeholders.  The needs of the students have changed, and so the college has also changed.  On September 1st, 2010, our college took that first step by taking a more hands-on approach in how we not only service our students, but our community as well.  It is our goal to create a one-stop-shop area to provide a more conducive area that will ensure the success of our students.  

Best Wishes!

This page was last updated on: March 23, 2017