Externship Culmination Tomorrow
Participants of the pilot launch of the externship program of the University of Mindanao will share their experiences of being in the workplace tomorrow, August 30 at the UM Matina Auditorium.
The externship program was launched last April under the External Relations and International Affairs Office as a way to expose students early on in their college education to the possible workplaces that their chosen course will open up for them, in a bid to lessen incidences of students suddenly shifting courses midway in their program because they found that it was not the best suited for them.
It is similar to internship programs except that there are no credits earned for the student, and will last for a shorter duration.
The program is touted as the first of its kind in Mindanao, with the initial batch of students required to have good academic standing, and submit the following to the ERIAO: their Form 1, SPR, parent’s consent, medical certificate, a letter of recommendation from the dean of their college, curriculum vitae, and an essay detailing why they are interested to enter the program.