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UCAM celebrates its Employment and Training Week

The event was inaugurated yesterday, and on Thursday it will host an Employment Forum for students with leading regional and national companies, as well as professional associations.

Inauguration of the 2nd UCAM Employment and Training Week
Inauguration of the 2nd UCAM Employment and Training Week

Once students have completed their university studies, they can continue their education with a postgraduate course, start working as employees, become entrepreneurs, or join a professional association... UCAM is helping them do so through its II Week of Employment and Trainingwhich commenced this morning under the slogan 'Your path to success', and which will last until next Monday on its Murcia Campus.

Antonio Caballero, CARM general director of Universities and Research, inaugurated the activities together with Josefina García, UCAM rector, and Manuel Carlos Ruiz, vice-rector of Quality and Academic Planning. The events are organised by the University's Career Guidance and Information Service (SOIL) and its high-tech incubator in health, sport and food UCAM HiTech.

‘UCAM's DNA includes a link to business’


The director general stressed that these events ‘as well as being very interesting, are extremely necessary’, given that there are three important aspects in a person's working life: ‘The training, through the university; the follow-up that this professional will have throughout his or her life, which is done by the professional associations and, most importantly, the link to companies; and they all have to be related’, adding that ‘UCAM's DNA includes a link to business’. He added that not all universities had this in mind or are willing to make such an effort.

José Luis Mendoza Awards

‘The gap between the student and the company must be narrowed. That is why UCAM incorporated internships in companies into its syllabus from its onset,’ explained Josefina García, Rector of the University, emphasising the formative nature of these work experiences. For his part, Manuel Carlos Ruiz, UCAM Vice-Rector of Academic Planning announced that during the event the 1st José Luis Mendoza Awards will be presented in the categories of Entrepreneurship (graduates), Company-University Commitment (institution) and Third Sector (organisations).

In addition, as part of the event, an Employment Forum will be held on Thursday in the Plaza de Las Pérgolas on the Murcia Campus, where students will be able to be in direct contact with different leading regional and national companies. There will also be information sessions, workshops and round tables to enhance and improve their skills when looking for a job.