UHV offers education career fair Wednesday

If someone is interested in a job in education, the University of Houston-Victoria can help.

About 25 school districts are expected at the Education Career Fair hosted by UHV from 10 to noon on Wednesday in the Multi-Purpose Room of the University Center, 3007 N. Ben Wilson.

Eunice Mesa

“We’ll have representatives from school districts like Katy, Fort Bend, Victoria and the surrounding areas,” UHV Career Services coordinator Eunice Mesa said.

The event is free to the public. Attendees are asked to dress professionally and bring plenty of copies of their resumes, she said.

“If any school districts are looking for new employees, we still have some space available,” she said.

In the past, similar events have drawn more than 60 quality applicants.

Dennis Riedesel

The UHV School of Education & Human Development also will have representatives available to answer any questions about becoming a certified teacher or earning an advanced degree in education.

“Education is a very good field to be in during a recession,” said Dennis Riedesel, director of field-based experiences in the UHV School of Education & Human Development. “We will always have to send our children to school.”

For more information, including the complete list of school districts sending representatives, contact Mesa at 361-570-4369 or

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Thomas Doyle 361-570-4342