First Year Engagement and Professional Development

This Student Success program collaborates to transition students to the University of Incarnate Word, select an appropriate major and develop skill sets needed to progress in professional environments while make connections with potential employers and internship opportunities.

First Year Engagement (FYE)

FYE is dedicated to promoting the success of first-year students by enhancing student engagement. FYE assists students with finding answers to questions that will lead to their academic success. First-year students learn to understand that "you own your education", which introduces self-responsibility and an awareness of the path to success. FYE advisors assist first year students in gaining time management & study skills to achieve academic success, selecting a major, developing a sense of community through campus involvement, identifying campus Resources and matching with a peer mentor.

Professional Development and Career Services

The staff of these offices offers a variety of programs to educate, develop and assist students in understanding professional opportunities within their fields of study. Students and alumni develop effective job-seeking skills and techniques through professional development programs addressing effective cover letter writing and mail campaigns, resume development and interview skills training. The office of Professional development also offers assessment on understanding your major as well as personality assessment with career interpretations. The Office of Career Services coordinates visits by representatives from business and industry, prepares students nearing graduation, as well as alumni to enter the professional environment. The office also coordinates internship opportunities with the academic programs.