Career Services

At Valley Grande Institute you'll receive a real training for real life and earn a respected license or certification. What's more, you'll receive the ongoing help and support you need to begin and maintain your new career. Valley Grande Institute provides career planning and other career services you simply can't find anywhere else.

VGI Career Services goals:

  • Equip each of our students with the tools needed to be seen as a medical professional
  • Assist our graduates in their job search
  • Motivate and empower our graduates through one-one-one interaction and collaboration with employers
  • We offer a variety of valuable services, such as: resume building, job readiness training, interviewing techniques and job search strategies

If you'll be graduating from VGI and entering the job market within a few weeks, we have career specialists that help you take charge of your employment search.

Individual Career Planning Appointments

No matter where you are or where you want to be, your Career Services advisor can help guide you. Through career planning appointments by phone, email, or in person, your advisor can help you with your résumé, interviews, and salary negotiations.

Career Specialist

Lee Roy Garcia
Clinical Placement Coordinator
Mary Lou Saenz
Career Specialist


Streamline Your Recruiting Efforts

VGI is uniquely positioned to expedite your search process and reduce associated costs. We have team of HR professionals dedicated to matching the talent of our students with employer requirement and business needs. Benefits include:

  • Access to a vast talent pool. Review resumes of students in programs
  • Personalized candidate screening tailored to your organization. Our talent matching process enables us to filter only the best candidates for your talent needs. This eliminates sifting through piles of resumes that do not meet your objectives.
  • Onsite and virtual recruiting events. Conduct group or private interviews at our campus.

Our Graduates Make a Difference

Since 1992, our graduates have landed healthcare careers not only in the Rio Grande Valley, but statewide and nationwide as well. Many successful VGI graduates have entered into management and are now our customers. Organizations that hire VGI graduates realize the benefits of our education and training.

Clinical Placement

Prior to completing the program Valley Grande Institute Clinical Placement department will assist students in their clinical placement search that is needed to complete the requirements of their program.

Clinical Placement department includes assistance with resume writing, interviewing, and identifying placement opportunities. It should be understood that clinical placement department is offered by the VGI to facilitate the student transition from classroom setting to a clinical site.

This department will emphasize the professional needs of the healthcare worker from dress to communication strategies.