Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Career Engagement


Career Engagement at Texas A&M University-Kingsville is a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), the professional association for college recruiters and career services professionals. As a member, we abide by the NACE Principles for Professional Practice, which serves as the ethical framework and foundation for practices within the career engagement and recruiting fields. 

Employers seeking to recruit students from Texas A&M University-Kingsville for co-ops, internships, and jobs are expected to follow Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) guidelines. By default, by requesting and receiving approval of a Handshake recruiting account, you are expected to be familiar with and adhere to the guidelines and policies. Serving alcohol should not be part of the recruitment process on or off campus. This includes receptions, dinners, company tours, etc. Career Engagement does not condone serving alcohol as part of the recruitment process and will not promote such events. Please use the helpful links to the right to aid in your recruitment processes. By agreeing to the Handshake Employer Guidelines at the time of your registration for a recruiting account, you are indicating that you have read and agree to the Terms of Service.

A third-party employment service is an agency, organization or individual recruiting candidates for employment opportunities other than for its own needs.

Third party recruiters will be allowed to post positions if they provide, in the job posting, the name of the organization for which the third party is providing recruiting services. The third party recruiter must also provide contact information for the organization for which the third party is providing recruiting services to Career Engagement. 

  • The third party agency must state that it will not charge any fees to students.
  • The third party recruiter may only disclose student information for the open and advertised position. Any other disclosure of student information must have the written consent of the student.
  • Third party recruiters may not participate in any on-campus or virtual recruiting events unless they are exclusively recruiting for internal positions within their own office. 

Violation of policies will be evaluated on a case by case basis and may result in the loss of access to the services provided by Texas A&M University-Kingsville. 

Heading to campus and need directions to our office? Career Engagement is located on the first floor of the Memorial Student Union Building at 1050 West Santa Gertrudis Street, Kingsville, Texas 78363 and directly across the hallway from Starbucks. Please see the map below for additional details including the location of our career fairs.

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Contact hirejavelinas@tamuk.edu discuss creative strategies to build a strong and lasting recruiting presence on our campus.


Experience outside the classroom in a student's field of study continues to be a preferred hiring preference by employers. These experiential opportunities can be both paid or unpaid. We strongly encourage internship positions be paid in order to support our students while they balance their course work and employment responsibilities. 

The Department of Labor has provided guidance for employers to consider if their experiential education opportunities should be paid. DOL Fact Sheet #71