Personal and Professional Development

Through culturally relevant professional programming and workshops, RGV Familia works towards developing students’ leadership and workforce skills. Students have access to networking opportunities and UT Admissions student recruiter training with the opportunity to travel to the RGV for recruitment and retention events. 

Past events: 

  • Mock Interview workshop in collaboration with the Texas Career Engagement Center.
  • Nepantla Leadership Series: an on going series that features distinguished Latinx speakers from the RGV. The events are aimed at empowering students and building personal and professional networks.

Parent and Family Programming

RGV Familia is dedicated to supporting parents and students through the college transition process as well as helping both make the most out of their UT Austin experience. Parents and families can enjoy a variety of events, workshops, and bilingual and bicultural programming geared towards nurturing students’ familial, cultural, and community connections. 

Past Events:

  • Semester care packages for parents and students

Community Building

RGV Familia offers students the opportunity and space to share their unique experiences while learning to maximize their cultural capital through critical conversations. Students can look forward to cultural community-based events and networking opportunities with campus and community professionals from the RGV. 

Past Events:

  • Fall Welcome Bienvenida Event
  • RGV Familia Bonfire

Upcoming Events:

  • La Voz del Valle/ The Voice of the Valley : A new program that will serve as a space for educational and cultural conversations around community practices and traditions of the South Texas borderland region.