VIRTUAL MIAMI ORLANDO

Jun 142024

SOIS Inauguration Event


On Wednesday, September 13, 2023, the Polytechnic University-Orlando campus, under the Expanding Educational & Career Pathways in Emerging Engineering Fields Title V Project, inaugurated the Student Online Integrated Services Center (SOIS) facilities located at the Student Success B-301, 3rd floor. Ten computer terminals equipped with cameras and headphones are available in the Center for students to connect to the online support services.
The main purposes of the SOIS Center are to expand and centralize online support services for our students physically on campus and virtually using innovative technology to eliminate geographic and other barriers to education. Students will have access to the following online services:

  • • Handshake Career Platform (internships, job, jobs fair, & virtual events)
  • • Digital Library
  • • My Poly- Ticket Platform (graduation, certifications, transcripts, online services, payments, complaints, enrollment and special changes, library, academic probatory, educational services program, re-admission, virtual education- faculty & administrative services, Blackboard)
  • • Mentoring, Tutoring and Advising Intervention
  • • Online Career Workshops
  • • Ellucian Mobile App (Coming Soon, 2024)

31 students, 14 faculty members, 9 PUPR-O staff, PUPR President Eng. Ernesto Vazquez Martinez, PUPR Engineering Dean Dr. Carlos Gonzalez, PUPR Communication Director Glenda Colon, PUPR Aerospace Coordinator Eng. Jose Pertierra, PUPR-O Academic Director Dr. Adriano Parisi, PUPR-O Campus Director Dr. Luis Delgado, 2 PUPR-O alumni, and 6 employers’ representatives from (T-Mobile, Interplan LLC, Black & Veatch, Power Engineers Co) participated in the event for a total of 68 participants.

The event was conducted by Dr. Lilliam Roman, SOIS Coordinator. She started with a welcome to students, special guests, and staff followed by a brief expression of gratitude. A student inspirational video was shared with the audience followed by a message from Orlando campus Director, Dr. Luis Delgado. Dr. Delgado introduce PUPR Pres. Eng. Ernesto Vazquez Martinez who shared encouraged words and motivational expressions to our students and staff. Dr. Lilliam Roman, SOIS Coordinator shared a PowerPoint presentation where she explained in detail all services and benefits of the SOIS. The Civil Engineering student Ricardo Gehring shared words of gratitude and motivation together with Business Administration student Valeria Lopez.
The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was performed by the SOIS Center Coordinator, PUPR President, Orlando Campus Director, Orlando Campus Academic Director, and a group of students.
Raffles between participating students were performed by T-Mobile who gave away a JBL-G03 speaker and Polytechnic University give away three notebook planners. Students have had the opportunity to share their resumes with the employers and received offers and discounts from T-Mobile products and services.

We concluded the inauguration event with refreshments.

We are pleased to offer the SOIS Center services to our students from Monday through Thursday from 8:30am -9:30pm and Friday from 8:30am-4:00pm. Our intention is to help all students through their academic journey offering online support services using innovative technology to eliminate geographic and other barriers to education.

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