University of Houston-Victoria

Curriculum and Student Achievement

Enhancing Community Engagement

The purpose of Activity #3 is to proactively provide students with community engagement opportunities that link to their academic coursework, major concentration, and career goals.  Rather than waiting for contacts to send internship or job announcements, the activity will empower faculty and staff to establish formal agreements with industry partners that give UHV students a tangible path for being accepted by various jobs and internships.

Thus, the goal of this activity is to increase the number service/experiential learning opportunities in UHV courses, boost the number of peer and industry professional mentorships, expand the number of internships offered, enhance the number of co-curricular activities, and augment the number of partnerships with local business/community leaders. In essence, such collaborative efforts will help students become aware of the value of work experience and will set the foundation for more robust relationships between UHV and the community at large.

To facilitate these connections, we have created a new online nexus to connect faculty, employers, and students together.  This will allow each party to clearly identify their specific needs and match with the appropriate partner which can address those needs.