The Careers Office aims to support the FCH-UCP student community in the conception, implementation and/or assessment of their academic and professional plans and decisions. Conscious of the challenges currently facing Higher Education students, particularly as regards their transition into the workplace, this Office seeks to provide career services suited to the new needs and characteristics of both students and the job market, while mirroring the culture and institutional experience of the Faculty of Human Sciences.
The general goals of the FCH-UCP Careers Office are as follows:
- To be a careers support office that is wide-ranging in its activities and that provides specialized support in various career paths for the FCH-UCP student community;
- To establish collaborative networks involving the FCH Board, teaching staff, administrators, students and alumni, in order to promote the careers of the student academic community;
- To establish career communities based on partnerships with a selection of external institutions, from different sectors, better able to promote students’ aims and to support their academic and/or professional achievements.
The specific goals of the FCH-UCP Careers Office are as follows:
- To promote a proactive attitude in career development and job searches, to provide individual support in career management, peer tutoring programs, career meetups, and workshops, with a focus on self-awareness, exploring opportunities, career planning and guidance, and job search preparation;
- To promote the relationship between students and employers by advertising extracurricular internships, employment and volunteering opportunities; mentoring and job-shadowing programmes; various networking events as well as recruitment activities, that will enable students to acquire a set of skills and knowledge that will help their entrance in the job market;
- To develop studies based on real career markers for needs assessment of career services relating to FCH’s different scientific areas, assessment of the process/results of intervention in the various activities, assessment of the effectiveness of services, and promotion of new forms of intervention.