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Welcome

Welcome to the PUPR Career and Internship Services Program web page. The main objective of our office is to facilitate the integration of your academic education with the work place. The Career and Internship Services Program offers different job opportunities, while you continue pursuing your academic degree. On the other hand, the Placement Office has the mission of helping graduation candidates and graduate students to obtain a professional experience related to their study fields.

We invite you to visit our office, located in the first level of the Main Building. Also you can contact us at 787-622-8000, extensions 279, 268, 267, or 269.

Cordially,
Angie M. Escalante
Career and Internship Services Director

 

The PUPR Career and Internship Services Program was created in November of 1989. It has the purpose of acting as a bond between Government Agencies and Private Industries, and the Polytechnic University alumni. This bond provides a professional work experience, insides the study field of each person. On another side, the program allows the students to receive economic revenues and the advantage of validate the experience, as an elective course with value of three credits. The work assignment must have prior approval from the chairperson of the student’s academic department and Program Director.

The Career and Internship Services Program is directed to students in their third, fourth, fifth year of study & graduate program that accomplished the minimal requirements for the project.

Career and Internship Services Program

The Career and Internship Services Program is a program in which students combine formal academic study with periods of practical work experience in business, architecture and engineering. It offers students with defined career objectives the forum to develop expertise and sharpen skill-set in their field of study. For employers, it produces an opportunity to observe prospective future employees and influence the direction of higher education.

Students who have satisfactory completed 90 credits including courses in their academic department may participate in the program.

The Career and Internship Services Program is a voluntary program open to all students. For more information, students may contact the Career and Internship Services Program located in the first level of the main Building or call (787)622-8000 extensions 279 or 267.

Several Forms on this website are available in PDF format for quality printing. you must have Adobe Reader installed in your computer (a free downloadable program) to be able to view PDF files. If you are unable to view the PDF files on this website, it is very likely you do not have Adobe Reader installed. You may download the program for free from Adobe’s site.

Program Services

As a student, it is important that you understand that you are not only here at PUPR to be educated academically, but that you are also here to begin a career. Yes, your career begins the day you set foot on campus. Career Services is here to help you to navigate your career by offering a variety of services and resources to make your experience and subsequent career the best it can be. Please take a few moments to browse this page and learn about the options that will help you in this endeavor.

  • Career Coaching
  • Student Employment
  • Professional Dress
  • Job Fairs
  • On-Campus Recruiting
  • Professional Development

Career Coaching

Many students enter college with questions about how to explore and select a major. Even those who have declared their major often face a dilemma when they need to find a career direction. Our Career Coaches are here to help you navigate your way through this important decision-making process and test your career choices.

Student Employment (Placement Office)

The office was created to provide a “one stop resource” for PUPR students. The office is dedicated to helping students and alumni locate jobs off campus and ensuring that students maximize the value of their employment experiences.

Professional Dress

Professional dress is the most conservative type of business wear. It’s what you’ll be expected to wear for an interview, no matter what industry you are interviewing for, and in a professional work environment. Professional dress for women would include a business suit or pants suit, or dress and jacket. For men, it means a business suit or a blazer, dress pants and a tie. PUPR has some events that require professional dress to participate such as interviews, Job Fairs, Conferences, and so for.

Job Fairs

Job Fairs are designed for students to meet with employers or graduate school admissions counselors to apply for actual internships, cooperative education, full-time or part-time jobs, graduate school and volunteer opportunities. Students can explore career options, conducts employer information interviews, or apply for positions. It’s also an opportunity for employers to share career options within their organizations with you. This interaction prepares you to be marketable, exceed employer expectations and to efficiently transition from the classroom to the formal occupational setting. This event is held once during fall semester and is open to all majors from juniors through graduate students. Professional dress is required.

NEXT JOB FAIR: Fall 2017

A list of recruiters will be as the event draws near and will be sent to your PUPR email.

On-Campus Recruiting

The on-campus recruitment program is one of the ways in which organizations are exposed to Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico students. Interviews may be scheduled on-campus for internships, cooperative education, full-time employment, military, or graduate school recruitment needs.

Professional Development

Professional development is deciding what type of job you want, determining skill level and behavior needed to perform the essential tasks, learning to work in a team environment, and discovering and planning ways to get those skills. Professional development also includes lifelong learning and reinvesting in marketable skills to keep you employable.

Employer Services

The Career and Internship Services Program welcomes employers who wish to recruit our students and alumni. There is a variety of services available for you to utilize. Whether your desire is to post employment opportunities, come on campus to interview students, establish internships and partnerships, participate in job fairs, or to interact in other ways, you can be sure that you’ll find what you need here to do it. We invite you to browse the information below to learn about all of the services available to you.

  • On – Campus Recruiting
  • Cooperative Education
  • Partnerships / Internships
  • Professional Network
  • Job Fairs Career Week

On-Campus Recruiting

The On-Campus recruitment is an excellent venue for employers to convey career opportunities to students and alumni. Employers may also request to visit PUPR to share company perspectives, labor market, trends and profile emerging career options. Please contact our office to coordinate the event (787)765-5974 or send us an email coop@pupr.edu

Cooperative Education

For employers, the Career and Internship Services Program produces an opportunity to observe prospective future employees and influences the direction of higher education.

Partnerships / Internships

Internships provide students with the chance to gain hands on work experience outside of the classroom. When at experience aligns with coursework, it allows the student the opportunity to put what they’ve learned in the classroom to practice in real world settings. Many internships provide mentoring and professional development opportunities, and can be used by employers to create a pool of applicants for future hire.

Several Forms on this website are available in PDF format for quality printing

Professional Network

The Professional network is an excellent tool for employers to connect to PUPR students and alumni. Through the network, employers can serve as volunteer career advisors allowing PUPR students to reach out and contact you regarding their career aspirations, your industry, and your employment expertise and experience. You decide how many students you want to interact with and how that interaction will take place (phone, email or mail). You also have the option of expressing interest to participate on the PUPR Career Services Advisory Board, panels, presentations, resume critiques and mock interviews.

Job Fairs

Job Fairs are held in October for fall trimester. The fair is designed for employers to share internship and permanent employment opportunities within their organizations with PUPR students and alumni. This interaction enables the employer to not only find suitable candidates for current openings, but also helps students to prepare themselves to be marketable, exceed employer expectations and to efficiently transition from the classroom to the formal occupational setting. Employers can make requests through Career Services to coordinate times in the classrooms where they present their company and industry highlights to the students.

Career Month

Hello Recruiter and Community partners! We’re preparing for our Fall 2016 Career period and we need your help! The event will begin on September 19, 2016 and conclude October 31, 2016. The purpose of Career Month is to set the stage for the fair and to prepare our students for their professional careers.

Again we are turning to you and /or colleagues from your organization provide your time, talent, and skills to make this event a success.

Surveys

Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico highly values feedback from employers and other professionals in the industry regarding hiring criteria, trends, and expectations of graduating students. The information you provide is used as a tool to enhance Career Services performance, cultivate career into course studies and prepare collegians for the global workforce.

Please take a few moments to complete the employer survey below. Completed surveys can be returned by e-mail to coop@pupr.edu or by fax to (787) 274-8562. The information you provide is strictly confidential. You participation is greatly appreciated.

Career Services Online Resources

Preparing for and searching for a career can be quite an undertaking. To make it easier, we’ve put together an array of online resources to help you streamline this process. In addition, we have categorized the sites to simplify your research.

Resume and Career Choice Resources:

http://www.greatsampleresume.com – A leading resource for professional sample resumes online! Also offers a wide variety of career tools for entry level job seekers

http://www.simplyhired.com/ – The world’s largest job search engine. View tutorial videos for online job searching and networking, employment trend reports and our New Graduate Search filter, which searches for jobs specifically looking for new graduates.

http://www.indeed.com/Indeed enables you to search jobs posted on 1,000′s of websites. Employers also post jobs directly on Indeed. No matter where a job is posted, it will be easy to find when you use Indeed.

Internships:

http://www.internships.com – Search internship opportunities from thousands of employers across the country. Not sure about which career path to take? You can take an internship predictor to help you evaluate your professional preferences.

http://www.internshipprograms.com – The Internship Search Engine

http://inroads.org – The Mission of INROADS is to develop and place talented underserved youth in business and industry, and prepare them for corporate and community leadership.

https://intern.nasa.gov – One stop shopping initiative (OSSI) for NASA Internship, Fellowship and scholarship Opportunities.

http://www.hacu.net – The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) young Hispanics benefit from HACU with internships, scholarships, college retention and advancement programs, precollegiate support, and career development opportunities and programs.

Green Jobs:

http://www.sustainablebusiness.com – The leading green jobs service

Federal Government Jobs:

https://www.usajobs.gov - USAJOBS is the Federal Government’s official one-stop source for federal jobs and employment information.

Company Profiles:

http://www.braintrack.com – In-depth career profiles as well as degree and wage statistics for over 300 occupations that commonly require college or university education.

http://www.job.com – Gear for your Career!

Disability Services:

http://www.gettinghired.com – Careers & Community for People with Disabilities

Grad School / Financial Aid:

http://www.collegescholarships.com/

http://www.fastweb.com – Free Scholarship and College Searches Plus Financial Aid Tools and More!

http://www.finaid.org – The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid

https://fafsa.ed.gov/

Contact

Physical Address:

377 Ponce de León Avenue
Hato Rey, P.R.

Postal Address

PO Box 192017
San Juan, P.R. 00919 – 2017

Phone:

(787) 622-8000 ext. 279, 267, 269

(787) 765-5974

Fax:

(787) 274-8562

Email:

coop@pupr.edu