Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Title V

Academic Career Literacy Program

The goal of the Academic Career Literacy Program is to enhance career outcomes by increasing the number of underrepresented students that plan for experiential learning and scholarly activities. The project objectives include:

  1. Increase the number of high-need students who participate in curricular and co-curricular planning,
  2. Increase the number of high-need students who develop a personal statement that will allow them to apply to graduate/professional school,
  3. Increase the number of high-need students who apply for national scholarships,
  4. Develop electronic resources for financial literacy and academic career literacy over the life of the grant. 


This program is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The mission is to develop and expand Texas A&M University-Kingsville's capacity to support students, families and the communities they live in through the development of support and innovative programs, best practices and services designed to encourage learning and empower learners. The contents of this webpage were developed under a grant from the Department of Education. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the federal government.

Program Information

The Academic Career Literacy Program helps students articulate motivations and goals.

Students have the opportunity to meet with an Academic Career Counselor. During one-on-one sessions, students will develop personal statements that will allow them to apply for National Scholarships or to post-graduate programs.  In addition, peer mentors support the Academic Career Literacy Program by encouraging intentional exploration “beyond career assessment” to instill a sense of urgency in students to explore gainful employment opportunities that link to their chosen field of study. Peer mentors use resources and guiding questions approved by the Academic Career Counselor to help mentees reflect on their career decision. 


Schedule an appointment

Come by in person, or contact:

Elsie Arias, Project Coordinator

Eckhardt Hall Rm. 143