Texas A&M University-Kingsville


Career Exploration and Internships

Career Exploration is the process of connecting who you are as a person to meaningful career choices that align with your values, interests, personality, skills, strengths and motivations. Understanding this is a crucial part of college and life experiences. The HEART Project is here to help students explore options and connect experiences through their academics, involvement and engagement on campus, and internships or work experience to achieve their career readiness and goals.

Beginning this process as a freshman or first semester transfer will give students time in college to take advantage of all the ways that the Texas A&M University-Kingsville HEART Project can support their career exploration journey.

  1. Self exploration is an important place to start. Consider taking the Focus 2 assessment to help clarify your interest, personality, values and skills.
  2. Meet with your Career Coach, Ms. Melanie Duran. Schedule an appointment to review and discuss Focus 2 results and receive guidance in improving your career path through one-on-one guidance.
  3. Join clubs or organizations. Get to know yourself by joining clubs and organizations. This will help you observe and identify your likes and dislikes.

  1. Informational Interviews are a way to collect information about careers by speaking and listening to professionals in the field. This will give you the opportunity to learn about a particular career path. Informational interviews help you discover options you did not know existed and learn how to prepare.
  2. Internships
  3. Attend Employer Events on Campus.
  4. Visit with Career Engagement.

Career Exploration Resources 

College of Arts and Science Internships

College of Engineering Internships

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Internships