Kennedy News

Tracy Young
Kennedy Space Center
(321) 867-2468

Sept. 29, 2003
RELEASE : 82-03
NASA Recruitment Team Travels To Puerto Rico
NASA is searching for students who have the "right-stuff." A team of NASA representatives will hold a series of recruitment workshops at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, Oct. 1-5, 2003.

The NASA Awareness Days are part of an Agencywide approach to addressing the industry need for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) skills. This approach, known as the Corporate Recruitment Initiative (CRI), will attract and maintain a work force that is representative of the nation's diversity and includes the competencies that NASA needs in order to deliver sustained levels of high performance that the Agency's challenging mission requires.

CRI is designed to attract and retain students who possess the following critcal needs competencies: systems engineering; test engineering; mission assurance; human factors; nuclear engineering; integration engineering; design and development engineering; quality engineering and assurance; business management; and mission execution.

Workshop participants will receive information on current NASA vacancies and internship opportunities, participate in student/recruiter consultation sessions, and receive training on how to search for NASA jobs utilizing the NASA STARS automated resume builder.

Eligible participants must be current students or recent graduates of the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, the Universtiy of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedra, the University del Turabo, or the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico.

The University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez is hosting the NASA Awareness Day activities on Oct. 1. Registration begins at 7 a.m. in front of the Figeroa Chapel.

The opening session will feature a keynote address by Jim Jennings, NASA deputy associate administrator for Institutions and Asset Management.

The day's activities include a series of briefings that will provide information on NASA's science and technology pipeline, faculty research, and student cooperative, internship, and fellowship opportunities. A campus tour of NASA-related research facilities will conclude the day's events.

A job exploration day for students and recent graduates of the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras, University del Turabo, and Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico will take place on Oct. 2 at the Mayaguez Resort and Casino Hotel. This full-day event will focus on providing information on current NASA vacancies, internship opportunities, and student/recruiter consultations.

The 15th Annual University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez Job Fair will be held on Oct. 3 at the campus coliseum. Representatives from NASA's Education, Equal Opportunity, and Human Resources offices will be available to answer questions and schedule student/recruiter consultations. Preregistered consultations will take place Oct. 4-5.

CRI's objectives are to strengthen NASA's college recruitment program; increase awareness of and interest in NASA education and employment opportunities; use workforce analysis as a foundation for NASAwide recruitment; and partner with minority, women, and individuals with disabilities professional, scientific research and education organizations to enhance interest and participation in NASA career opportunities.

To submit a resume using NASA's automated staffing and recruitment system visit:

For more information about NASA visit:

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