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UPR Business School to host jobs, internship fair

Prior job fairs have drawn dozens of students looking to match their skills with potential employers.

Prior job fairs have drawn dozens of students looking to match their skills with potential employers.

Looking to establish a link between students and potential employers, the University of Puerto Rico’s School of Business Administration in Río Piedras will host a Jobs and Internships Fair on Sept. 24, with the participation of companies looking to recruit students.

The event sponsored by the School’s ENLACE Program will take place at the UPR’s Student Center, starting at 10 a.m., to benefit current and graduated Business Administration students, as well as the general student population looking to connect with employers to learn about job and internship opportunities available.

The fair seeks to draw in undergraduate students mainly in the areas of Accounting, Marketing Management, Economy, Finance, Operations and Supply Management, Statistics, Human Resources Management, Computer Information Systems, and Office Systems. Similarly, the event is also looking to cater to Master’s degree students in Business Management and Doctorate students in the areas of International Business and Finance.

The ENLACE Program seeks to promote the best opportunities for professional development for current and graduated students through partnerships with nearly 1,000 professional and academic organizations in and outside Puerto Rico.

Program Director Carmen England, urged students who attend “to prepare themselves prior to the fair to get the most out of the opportunities that will be presented and to make sure to leave a good impression on the representatives from more than 25 companies that will participate.”

She suggested that students research the companies beforehand, dress professionally, carry multiple copies of their resumes, and “practice a 30-second speech that conveys their interests and professional history in a concise way.

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