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By Educators, For Educators!

Founded by a passionate marketing teacher whose personal mission is to prepare his students through hands-on learning and real-world experience. Eloy Garza developed the first high school student-led marketing agency out of his classroom. It provided comprehensive marketing solutions to businesses in the community in exchange for work-based experiential learning opportunities for his students. 

His innovative "Student-Led Agency" methodology was recognized as a national model and has been featured by the U.S. Department of Education and at several national conferences across the country.

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He designed the Career Bridge app to simplify the work-based learning process and empower teachers and students with the ability to engage with industry professionals in a safe and transparent environment. 

Eloy Garza now serves as a Marketing Lecturer at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley within the Robert C. Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship. All his courses use his Student-Led Agency curriculum and Career Bridge to engage students in real-world experiences with the business community. 

How It All Started

2017 interview of our founder & CEO, Eloy Garza, talking about the Southwest Marketing program and why he started it.

Our Founder Now

November, 2023: A high school class comes to Eloy Garza's class for a marketing lecture visit at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. This is an initiative he started to give high school business students a glimpse of what college courses are like at the Robert C. Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship. 

Our Vision

To empower educators and their stakeholders with innovative work-based learning solutions. 

Our Mission

To support educators in their pursuit to prepare students through mastery of skill and hands-on experience. 

Our Values






South Texas College

The Business Statistics program is using the Career Bridge app and Student-Led Agency curriculum to support ShrinkBox, a non-profit organization focused on improving mental health. 

RGCC ISD Professional Development

Career Bridge Founder & CEO supported the Rio Grande City Grulla Independent School District with professional development training focused on how to engage students with local businesses for transformational work-based learning projects.

The Palm Awards of The Rio Grande Valley

Career Bridge is expanding into fine arts as we support The Palm Awards high school theatrical competition with our innovative work-based learning management solutions. 

RGV LEAD Young Entrepreneurs

of The RGV Challenge:

A high school entrepreneurship competition focused on empowering high school students of the Rio Grande Valley region with the skills, resources, and experiences to explore the entrepreneurial mindset.  We are honored to support this effort! 

New Mexico DART Project: 

Career Bridge is currently working with the New Mexico Datacasting Action Research Team in an important effort to bring equity to underserved students in New Mexico.  


DECA Chapter Advisor Kick-Off Experience

July 26-27, 2022

We are excited to join present at this year's event to share the Student-Led Agency Model with DECA Advisors from across the country. 

RGVLEAD Business Development Workshop
February 24, 2022


We launched the Career Bridge app to the participants of the RGV LEAD Young Entrepreneurship Challenge.


P.O. Box 149
Pharr, TX 78577

Phone: (956) 997-6765


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