Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Career Services

Parents and Family


Your role in supporting your student through college and beyond continues after high school or community college. The influence that you hold is vital to their career goal success after graduation. We welcome your participation and positive influence to this process for all of our students and alumni.

A great way to support your students with their career planning is to encourage them to seek help. No one who starts college has all the answers. Please feel free to ask your student if they have visited our office. We don't have all the answers, but we will work closely with your student to help them find the answers. 

Going to class, getting enough sleep, introducing themselves to their professors, eating the right foods, joining a student organization, and getting exercise continue to top contributors to academic success. It is important to bring these up during your conversations, but maybe not mentioning them all at once.

One of the top preferences employers look for in new college graduates is real-world experience outside the classroom. While graduating from college early is less of a financial burden, these students may not be as competitive when applying for jobs. It's never to early to think about doing an internship. This is another great conversation we can have with your student. 


The Javelina Career Closet provides professional dress clothing for students to present their best image for interviews, presentations, conferences or other professional events. The only cost to students is that we ask them to have the borrowed items professionally cleaned after use. 

The Javelina Career Closet exists because of generous donations from faculty, staff, alumni, community partners, employers, and family members. If you are interested in donating to this program, please contact us at careerservices@tamuk.edu or 361-593-2217


We welcome assistance in creating connections and leads for our students and alumni to showcase their gifts and talents to employers. If you have any contacts that you would like to share with us that help serve in this goal, please reach out to us at careerservices@tamuk.edu or 361-593-2217