UPOU's system of open, online, and distance learning allows you to study while working. Many students have succeeded in working part-time or even full-time while studying at UPOU↪. You do not need the consent or permission from anyone at UPOU to pursue work while you study. If you plan to work somewhere and your workplace requires you to provide proof that UPOU will allow you to work, you can download and print the file at the end of this article. Please note the following:
- We currently do not provide internship or OJT opportunities.
- We do not require students to complete OJTs in order to graduate.
- We are unable to respond to any other requests for institutional endorsements for the purposes of internship, OJTs, or other opportunities for professional or academic advancement. On the other hand, please refer to this article on requesting personal letters of recommendation for professional or academic advancement.
However, if you are looking to build your professional experience, you might be interested in exploring volunteer opportunities instead:
- Contact the UPOU's Ugnayan ng Pahinungod↪ volunteer program at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Search online↪ for volunteer opportunities in general, or media volunteer↪ opportunities in particular.
You might wish to consider is reaching out to the UPOU Alumni Foundation↪ in case there are BAMS graduates who can recommend internship and volunteer opportunities for you.
Please note that that as with internship or OJT endorsements, we are also unable to offer specialized institutional endorsements for volunteering applications.
Participating in Hackathons
One interesting way to volunteer your time and talents is to search for an participate in a hackathon↪. Participating in hackathons can just be as (if not more) rewarding than doing OJTs or internships. There are a number of places where you can find hackathons to join, including Hackathon.ph↪ (which specializes in hackathons based in, or addresses issues related to, the Philippines) and Devpost↪.