Students in the UP Program are trained and prepared for competitive employment. They are required to complete four on-campus/off-campus internships/jobs before they receive their UP Certificate of Accomplishment designed to strengthen skills related to career interests. Internships are 10 hours per week lasting a minimum of one semester and a maximum of two.
The UP Career Development Coordinator, Susan Buchanan (pictured left), also networks with employers in communities where UP students reside
after completing the UP Program and assists with employment opportunities. The UP
Program maintains contact with employers for a year after UP students have completed
the program and are living and working in their communities. The career development
coordinator works with employers to assess job skills and helps with reasonable accommodations
For more details on employment, refer to one of the following:
For more about supported employment, visit UP Employers and Supervisors.