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Credit union gives UTA students a $100,000 boost

University of Texas at Arlington’s Career Development Center gets a $100,000 donation from Texas Trust Credit Union.This is a photo of the UTA arena.
University of Texas at Arlington’s Career Development Center gets a $100,000 donation from Texas Trust Credit Union.This is a photo of the UTA arena. Star-Telegram archives

The University of Texas at Arlington’s Career Development Center, designed to help students and alumni with professional opportunities, got its own $100,000 boost Wednesday.

Texas Trust Credit Union donated the money toward the new, 6,000-square-foot facility in an effort to see that UTA graduates succeed in their careers. In return for the gift, the school will name the central waiting area within the center, which is surrounded by eight interview rooms, after the company.

“UTA continues to produce the highest caliber graduates who contribute to a vibrant regional economy,” said Jim Minge, Texas Trust Credit Union CEO said in a statement. “As a local employer we have a natural interest in helping these students succeed. We hope this gift will allow UTA to further enhance its career development services.”

UTA President Vistasp M. Karbhari praised Texas Trust Credit Union for its work to increase the area’s economic vitality.

This emphasizes the tremendous value of such partnerships that ensure that, together, the corporate community and UTA can help our students navigate a swiftly evolving, technologically advanced and global environment,” Karbhari said in a statement.

The career center helps students and alumni explore possible career paths and connect them will possible employers and professional opportunities. It also helps them prepare them during the job hunting process.

The career development center, which will be located in the southeast corner of the University Center, previously was in Davis Hall, according to The Shorthorn, the school newspaper. The center will provide students with internship postings, mock interview and resume preparation as well, the newspaper reported.

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Texas Trust has 15 branches in Dallas, Tarrant, and Henderson counties. Among the communities served are Arlington, Cedar Hill, Grand Prairie and Mansfield. It has assets of about $933 million, making it one of the largest credit unions in North Texas, the company said.

Max B. Baker: 817-390-7714, @MaxbakerBB

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