As part of the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico’s (UAEM) efforts to improve its educational standards, the institution has created the University Employment System (SUE). The SUE’s aim is to register students in a database where they can upload their curriculum and learn about job offers in the public and private sectors.
The head of the Labor Market Introduction Department at the UAEM, Juana Inés González Aguilar, said the SUE is an excellent tool to allow young students to identify the requirements set by companies and public institutions when offering positions. The system was created to entice students to look for work even from the first semester, which can translate into work experience that could be extremely useful in their future careers.
“This system was born in 2010. Its main goal was to create a bond between students and public and private companies. That way, for instance, students who just graduated or created a company of their own will have the ability to hire people who studied with them,” she said.
González Aguilar pointed out that the database is useful because it allows the student community to be aware of the demands of the labor market, and gives them the guidelines to follow to become a productive asset to Mexico. “When they start working for a company, they experience first-hand whatever it is they have studied. This is a win-win situation because students learn in a real environment and they boost their study skills at the same time,” she noted.
She urged the UAEM’s student body to access the database’s website (http://ping.fm/bDtoh) and take a look at the many job offers there. “There is a test they can take on the website. There, they will learn about their aptitudes and current skills, which will aid them in finding the perfect job,” she stated. “More than 12,000 students have registered with the SUE in the past year and have already uploaded their CVs to the portal.”
González Aguilar said that the UAEM and the Labor Market Introduction Department are always in contact with more than 500 companies that require some type of professional service. “First of all, we check all the facts to make sure that the companies actually exist. Then, we get in touch with the head of the company’s Human Resources Department. We do all of this to ensure that, not only that the companies hire students that best suit their needs, but that guarantees a fulfilling professional experience for the students,” she said.
She urged students and graduates to register with the SUE. “I think it is important to say that the most sought-after professionals are engineers, accountants and administrators,” she concluded.