• Welcome to the TRIO Talent Search Program

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    COVID-19 FAQS 
    To protect our students from the potential spread of COVID-19, CBC is open to the public, by appointment. Our staff is currently working to adapt our programs to better suit your needs. More information regarding our institution's response to COVID-19 can be found at http://www.coastalbend.edu/covid-19/  
    Is the TRIO Talent Search Program open?   
          The physical office for the TRIO Talent Search Program is open by appointment only. We are continuing to provide services to our participants in a virtual manner. Student advising will continue in a virtual manner, using video, online and/or mobile platforms, as well. All CDC guidelines will be followed for in-person appointments. 
    How will Talent Search advising appointments be scheduled and accomplished?   
          Each advisor will schedule and conduct in-person or virtual advising by appointment with their students through virtual platforms, email or phone meetings.

    Our office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.   

    To reach the main Talent Search phone line, please call 361-354-2706   

    You can send an email to trioets@coastalbend.edu  

    Website: www.coastalbend.edu/bets   

    Staff information is listed below.    

    How do I meet with my advisor?  
          Students may meet with their advisor in-person or through a virtual platform of their choosing, by appointment only. TSI testing is being offered virtually or in-person. Please call or email your advisor to set up your testing date. COVID-19 Active Screening Questionnaire must be submitted before meeting for in-person appointments. 
     What resources is Talent Search currently providing for students and families?  
          Talent Search has been sending text messages and emails of links to our resources. The same information is on our website under the student resources page. If you aren’t receiving communication from our office, you can update your information on our website. 
     I'm on mandatory tutoring. How will I continue to receive tutoring services during the time?   
          Talent Search is providing students with virtual TSI Math and Reading/Writing tutoring. Information is posted on our events page and will be texted and emailed to students to sign up. 
     I have a Talent Search application I would like to turn in. How will I submit the application?   
          You can email the application to trioets@coastalbend.edu. We now have an online application, on our website, that will be submitted automatically upon completion. If you have already submitted a completed application, if accepted, you'll receive an acceptance letter in the mail and will begin receiving text and email communication from Talent Search. Talent Search is accepting applications for the 2020-2021 academic year. 
     How do I contact the Talent Search staff during remote operations?  
           Office contact information: trioets@coastalbend.edu; 361-354-2706 

     Amy Gonzales, Director: gonzalesa@coastalbend.edu; 361-354-2581    

     Joe Hernandez, Advisor: jhernandez@coastalbend.edu; 361-354-2717    

     Andrea Bruns, Advisor: abruns@coastalbend.edu; 361-354-2711    

     Ruby Hernandez, Admin. Assistant: rhernandez@coastalbend.edu; 361-354-2706