The Portal's goal is to help students that are entering the job market.
We do this by bridging the gap between university life and the real world -- we want to give you the skills that will let you shape your career on your own terms. We help students who are hungry to learn and eager to make a difference in the world by giving them a unique and exclusive opportunity to train with industry professionals and work with them on real-world projects.
Access to The Portal's coding development training
Learn skills that will complement what you're learning in your classes
Develop both team and customer-facing communication skills
Tackle real problems and develop real solutions
We are a family-focused organization where everyone is driven by their goals and hungry to learn
Work with industry professionals and entrepreneurs and learn what it takes to start a company and build your vision
Students who successfully complete the program will receive a certificate highlighting your experience
After receiving your certificate, you can participate in our job placement opportunities
We'll prepare you for interviews and review your resume and we'll connect you to companies
If you complete The Portal's training course and work as an apprentice for at least one year, we can guarantee you a job offer
What Students Have Said:
"The Portal enabled me to work with real world clients that gave me the opportunity to apply what I learned from my accounting classes. I was also able to work with a professional who mentors me and encourages me to learn and reach out whenever I have questions."
--- Princess Chelsea Manalo, Accounting Program
"The Portal for me has quite literally been 'a portal' - a portal into coding for the real world with the many projects we receive, into learning from entrepreneurs and startups through daily interaction with them or via the regular founder talks that are hosted here. The Portal is unique in that it is molded around students, such that you can prioritize your studies at UCI while learning and applying new technologies everyday at the Portal, something I don't think you get in many other internship experiences. To that end, there is especially a thriving social environment here in that many of us are students who share the same classes, all together in this opportunity wherein we get to freely learn the modern technologies out there while getting a taste of the startup world and the help in the possibility we want to form our own companies as well; overall, it's an individual experience that just can't be compared to the likes of other generic house-name companies like Google or Microsoft."
--- James Hardjadinata, Product Development Program
"The Portal has been a great experience for me to sit down with actual clients to understand their design needs and to communicate it myself. It is imperative for me to know how to communicate design and UI flow in a way that is understandable as a designer."