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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 workplace. 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.

Contact us via email at coop@pupr.edu.

Angie M. Escalante
Career and Internship Services Director



The PUPR Career and Internship Services Program was created in November of 1989. Our office guides all students as they explore and prepare for careers. Whether you are planning your career, searching for an internship or job, the Career and Internship Services Program is here to help you.

We empower undergraduates, graduates’ students, and alumni to explore their life and career goals by helping them to develop core competencies and build professional networks.

Our goal is to engage students and alumni in self-discovery to craft lives that are intellectually challenging, personally enriching, and of service to the world.

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.

Are you looking for internships & job opportunities?
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Students / Alumni – Create Your Profile In Handshake


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Program Services

As a student and alumni, you must understand that you are not only here at PUPR to be educated academically, but that you are also here to develop a career. 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, contact us to guide you in the process coop@pupr.edu.

Professional Practice Syllabus

COOP 3010 – Professional Practice

  1. 1. General Information:Alpha-numeric codification: COOP 3010
    Course Title: Professional Practice
    Number of credits: 3
  2. 2. Course Description:
    Course with a cocurricular perspective. The student will receive training for soft skills development necessary for an efficient performance in the professional environment. In addition, the student will be exposed to a practical experience in cooperation with private industry or government to be jointly supervised by the academic department, Career & Internship Services Program, and an official from the industry.
  3. 3. Pre / Co – requisites and other requirements:
    a) Provide a project description – The project assigned must be aligned to the student academic department.
    b) Authorization by Academic Director and Career & Internship Services Program
  4. 4. Course Objectives:
    Students will compare the theoretical aspects of computing, engineering, science, mathematics, and other relevant disciplines with real world practice. They will apply the fundamental concepts taught in the classroom and recognize their value in real practice. Students will experience and be exposed to the theoretical and practical of academic aspects.
  5. 5. Instructional Strategies:
    a) Discussion
    b) Computation
    c) Workshop
    d) Practice
    e) Research
  6. 6. Minimum or Requires Resources Available:
  7. 7. Contact Hours:
    300 hours per trimester
  8. 8. Grading System:
    A  Excellent (4 honor points per credit-hour)
    B  Good (3 honor points per credit-hour)
    C  Satisfactory (2 honor points per credit-hour)
    D  Deficient (1 honor point per credit-hour)
    F  Failure (0 honor point per credit-hour)
    WF  Student abandoned course without authorization (0 honor point per credit-hour)
    I  (with Grade) Incomplete with a grade (Points will be equivalent to the grade that accompanies the Incomplete)
  9. 9. Assessment:
    Reports 20%
    Supervisor Evaluation 40%
    Final Report 40%
    TOTAL: 100%
  10. 10. Course materials:
    The course does not have an assigned book. The professor will provide supplementary material.
  11. 11. Topics Covered:
     Module Topics
    1 Introduction – A summary of the objective of the course will be given and deepen on the expectations of the students and the professor.
    2 Job Market at 21st Century – Know the challenges of today’s job market and how to deal with them in an assertive way.
    3 Ethic – As is known, ethics are the moral principles that drive an individual’s behavior. This topic explains the core concepts of workplace ethics. Which is the importance of the ethics? How to apply codes of conduct to a series of ethical issues? How to deal in an event of an ethic violation?
    4 Professional Branding – Building and maintaining a strong personal brand is important to finding success in the labor market. Construct the core elements of your personal brand and learn how to talk about yourself.
    5 Communication – Verbal and Nonverbal communication, is at the foundation of everything we do and say and is important in the workplace. This is a learned skill and can be improved upon with the right training. The focus is to make aware to the students of workplace communication, with the objective of they are becoming an effective communicator.
    6 Leadership – The theme will help build better working relationships and promote assertiveness in decision making.
    7 Organizational Behavior – To provide students with a deeper understanding of why people engage in specific behaviors at work, what are the antecedents of such behaviors and the consequences for self, the teams to which they belong to and the entire organization, for the purpose of applying this deeper understanding to improve an organization’s effectiveness.
    8 Diversity – Discussion about globalization. Help participants learn more about cultural competences and their importance in the workplace environment.
    9 Technical Area – Discuss about how to develop and write a problem statement, identify the importance of the problem, and define the project scope.
    10 Technical Area – Discuss about how to develop a process to solve a problem, identify the theoretical concepts, and define the contributions to solving problem.
    11 Professional Development – Feedback of the experience – Discuss about What did I learn from the process in the work environment?
    12 Performance Evaluation – Discuss about the importance of evaluation processes and how they contribute to professional development



Reasonable Accommodation

A student with a disability must file a request for course accommodation at the beginning of each trimester or as soon as the need arises. Visit the Guidance and Counseling Office to follow the established institutional procedures for petitioning reasonable accommodation. The start-date for providing reasonable accommodation shall be when the student submits notification to the instructor; this does not apply retroactively as established by law. For more information, go to: www.pupr.edu/spi.

Academic Honesty, Fraud and Plagiarism

Acts of dishonesty, fraud and plagiarism, and other inappropriate behaviors regarding academic work are major infractions sanctioned by the Student Regulations. Major infractions, as stipulated in the Student Regulations, may result in suspension or expulsion from the University.

Employer Services

We are actively working to provide support in the recruitment processes to the industry, coordinating professional development workshops, information sessions among other activities. Also, we have our recruitment platform, Handshake, where students and alumni apply and sign up for interviews or resume referrals and provide the opportunity to the employers to post the job or internship positions.

For questions and additional information, contact our staff at coop@pupr.edu

Career Services Online Resources

Preparing for and searching for a career can be quite an undertaking. To make it easier, we have 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.



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://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.


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.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



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