Interning Crossroads: Internship Panel

After last year’s successful internship presentations, the English Department invites its undergraduates, yet again, to attend this year’s Interning Crossroads event. On Thursday, October 18th, students will get the chance to learn about their peers’ research and internship experiences, and hear about their adventures abroad. Six English major panelists will share their professional journey to becoming better versions of themselves through these educational opportunities beyond our campus. The event will take place in Chardón 326 during Universal Hour from 10:30 a.m to 12:00 p.m. We strongly encourage you to attend, especially if you are considering becoming an intern in the near … Read more…

What I Learned During My Reign

Noelle Verhelst 2016 Cherry Blossom Queen (Right) and Samantha Olsen 2017 Cherry Blossom Queen (Left) on Orientation Day It’s been six months since I laid down my sash. Six months since I wore fancy dresses and visited the most amazing places. No, I was not in a beauty pageant. The Cherry Blossom Princess Festival has been around for 70 years and I couldn’t be more proud to have represented my island in such an amazing and enriching event. The Cherry Blossom Princess Program was one for the books. The program consists of female representatives – princesses – from each state … Read more…

The Returned: Adventures in NYU and Cornell University

NYU Logo, followed by a photo of Claudia Rodriguez and Andrea Valdes and the logo for Cornell University

As everyone who experienced it knows, Hurricane María left a nasty scar on the island and its residents. The uncertainty of when life would go back to normal was looming over everyone’s head. However, in the most trying of times, the universe’s generosity shines through. For University students, this came with the opportunity to study abroad at well-known and highly regarded universities such as: NYU, Brown, Tulane, Cornell etc. The students who embarked on this journey were able to experience a whole semester at these universities and have brought with them their knowledge and motivation to continue their hard work. … Read more…

The Returned: UPRM students on their experiences at Penn State

On February 1st of this year, six students and I boarded a plane that would take us from Puerto Rico to Penn State University Greater Allegheny (PSU-GA) in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. Our group, consisting of six English majors and one Arts major, embarked on the chance to live as exchange students in PSU-GA during the Spring 2018 semester. Dr. Rosita Rivera invited English Department students to participate in an internship and student exchange opportunity. Dr. Rivera collaborated with PSU-GA’s chancellor, Dr. Jacqueline Edmondson, to offer students much needed assistance after Hurricane Maria. And what an experience! After weeks of meeting and … Read more…

UPRM’s English Department Honor Roll Students for the 2016-2017 Academic Year

Congratulations to our very own students who have earned a spot in the Honor Roll for the 2017-2018 academic year! Alanis F. Font Vélez Alexander Juan García Amarilis Yera López Andrea V. Valdés Valderrama Ángel G. Trabal García Angelique M. Matos Sanabria Claudia A. Ríos Ruiz Claudia S. Rodríguez Asad David A. Giovannetti Nazario Gabriela A. Díaz Almeida Gabrielle M. Armstrong Velázquez Gloribel de Jesús Vélez Jaime A. Colón López José F. Zayas Soto José J. Álvarez Retamales Joyce M. Acevedo Cabrera Julianna M. Canabal Rodríguez Kiara D. Lugo Carrero Luisian M. Vázquez Ramos María I. Rosado Morales Marina D … Read more…

Personal Statement Workshop

Are you having problems writing your personal statement for that internship or grad school application? The English Writing Center at UPRM cordially invites you to a personal statement workshop where EWC tutors will discuss those important elements you need to include in a personal statement. When? Tuesday, April 4, 2017 Where? Chardón 222 Time? 10:30 a.m. Don’t miss this opportunity! Interested in The English Writing Center? Follow them on FB: English Writing Center-UPRM

MLA 8th Edition Workshop

Having trouble with the new version of the MLA Handbook? Here is an excellent opportunity for you! UPRM’s English Writing Center (EWC) will be hosting a workshop to explain those changes brought by the MLA 8th edition.  Date: Thursday, February 2nd, 2017. Place: Chardón 222 Time: 10:30a.m. The workshop is open to students and faculty. Don’t miss this opportunity! For more information, visit The English Writing Center’s Facebook page.

Internships, Scholarships, and Other Opportunities: Spring 2017 Update

This Spring 2017 semester offers several life enhancing (and finance enhancing) opportunities for you to consider and apply for. HACU Internships – deadline for paid internships. Deadlines: Summer: February 15. Fall: June 9. HACU Scholarships – HACU offers various scholarships sponsored by companies. Deadlines and requirements vary. Hispanic Scholarship Fund – $500-5,000 scholarships for undergraduate and graduate study next academic year. Deadline: March 30, 2017. Universia’s scholarship search engine This blog regularly reports on opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, which you can always explore using the scholarships and internships tags. To stay up to date, you can subscribe to … Read more…

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