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: 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…

Preparing for the Future

RUMEGA has invited Dr. Leonardo Flores to give a talk titled “Preparing for the Future: Applying for Grad School, Internships, Scholarships, Conferences” on Tuesday, October 2 at 10:30 in CH-326. All our undergraduate and graduate students are invited. Here are some of the resources for the talk: What do you want to be when you grow up? Older posts on opportunities: Internships, Scholarships, and other Opportunities Nationally Competitive Scholarships and Fellowships Internship category in our blog. Graduate School What is a PhD? Identifying graduate program Funding your graduate studies Applying to graduate programs Timeline: December/January Application Components

Ana Marrero: My life as an intern in Washington D.C.

While my life here in the island is pleasant, I must say I miss Washington D.C. My life as an intern at Capitol Hill, was one for the books. As a Cordova and Fernos student, you get a lot from the experience. From the moment you land into the Capitol, to the moment you go for your first day at the internship, to the day you say your goodbyes. Being away from home while studying at Colegio is a very different experience than to cross the Atlantic to study and do an internship. You don’t have your family as close … Read more…

Interning Crossroads: Imagining Futures in English and Beyond

The Department of English cordially invites its undergraduate students to an activity on Thursday, December 7 in which they will learn about internships and other professional opportunities through the experiences of 4 English majors. The purpose of this activity is to open the eyes of all English majors towards the very real opportunities within their reach. Our four panelists will be sharing the stories of their journeys and the programs they participated in. This event will be held in CH-326 during universal hour (10:30 AM- 12:00 PM). Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to learn about these wonderful research … Read more…

Internships and Scholarship Opportunities: Fall 2017 Edition

This Fall 2017 semester offers several life, finance, and career enhancing opportunities for you to consider and apply for. HACU Internships – Paid semester and summer internships in the Washington DC area. The website currently has old deadlines, but use them as a guideline. Their application system opened on September 1. The Córdova y Fernós Congressional Internship Program – Paid semester long internships in Washington DC. Smithsonian Internship Programs – Paid semester and summer internships in the Smithsonian museums in Washington DC. Fulbright U.S. Student International Exchange Program – Pays for an academic year of study, research, creative work, or … Read more…

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…

Scholarships, Internships, and Exchange Programs: Fall 2016 Update

As you settle into your Fall semester routine and have a little time to plan ahead for your future, you might want to take a look at some scholarship, internship, and exchange program opportunities available to you. 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 this blog via e-mail (you’ll receive 2-3 messages per week from our server Tron), like our Facebook page, or follow our Twitter account. Here are some opportunities and resources worth highlighting at … Read more…

Elicit Innovation Conference with Internship Opportunities

A great opportunity for internships is coming up! The Elicit Innovation Conference and Startup Fair will be held this Saturday, September 3 from 8:30 to 5:00 pm. In addition to talks and workshop activities, there will be a Startup Fair from 2:00-5:00 pm in which companies will be recruiting students for internships in journalism, marketing, Web development, and other great opportunities for English Majors. Space is limited, so you must register for a ticket here. It is free for the whole day (lunch included), and $5 for the Startup Fair only. The event will be held in the Figueroa Chapel … Read more…

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