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More than 2,300 internship agreements in national and international companies
Work placement and internships

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The Work Placement and Employment Service is responsible for the professional orientation and the facilitator of the work placement of the students and the newly graduates from the University. It manages a Job Listing at a national level with more than 2,300 companies associated as International Careers with internships offers and first employment in more than 76 countries. It functionally depends of the Vice-rectorate for Students Affairs.

The 28 years of experience and insertion in the Catalan civil society ease one of the most valued and demanded functions by the students: the adequate incorporation to the professional world.

The transition from the classes to the professional world is not something that can be improvised.

In addition to the basic preparation of the students, and the importance of one's formation as an individual capable of working as a team and reacting to the changes of their settings, the students start to make contact with the professional reality throughout the entire degree.

In order to achieve this, the Service coordinates the following:

  • External internships during the degree
  • Professional orientation

With this knowledge, students will be able to focus better on the search of their first employment, thus channelling accurately their professional career.

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internships

There are two forms of internships:

  • Mandatory internships or Practicum: these programs, included in the study plan, allow the students to apply and complement the acquired knowledge in their academic formation, favouring their future work placement.
  • Voluntary external internships during the degree: these programs are not included in the study plan, without detriment to their posterior mention in the European Diploma Supplement. For the student, voluntary internships represent an opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge to real-life troubleshooting, as well as a chance to know the professional and personal relationships established within a company.
Internship listing

Companies

A simple way our selection of trainees, newly graduated and graduates with a varying level of experience in the degrees we offer.

Students

Many possibilities of getting in touch with the professional work that will ease your successful transition from University to the Company.

orientation

The Work Placement and Employment Service has expanded the scope of the Professional Orientation thanks to the collaboration agreement between the Catalan Occupation Service (SOC) and the Catalan universities.

The goal of the service is to favor the incorporation into the labor market of the beneficiary students with guidance and personal advising. We aim to improve the employability of the student body based on the tool formation and professional competences, necessary for the job search, by the means of individual and group sessions.

Among the activities being offered, we emphasize on:

  • Making and supervising the curriculum
  • The revision of the cover letter
  • The preparation for the job interview
  • The creation of the professional profile

Contact

Patricia Boquete – Office 2.01

Phone number: +34 93 254 09 00

pboquetes@uao.es

   

Programa CEU EPLUS

The program for work competences CEU ePlus promotes the strengths of every student to develop their competences and help them achieve their professional goals. It accompanies the students since the first semester of the first year, and it increases until the last year, in which take place the professional competences workshops and the CertiUni certification.

In addition, the students always have at their disposal the possibility to make an individual coaching procedure.

The programme includes:

The path towards employment

The programme aims to strengthen progressively the professional competences and the labour socialization of the students. This formation will provide the necessary tools for the students to establish their professional goals and address with greater conviction their work placement.

Programme goals

  • Raising awareness among the students about the importance of developing professional competences to improve their employability
  • Facilitating a dynamic and experience-based formation that will allow the student to acquire useful tools for work placement
  • Encouraging self-awareness of one's professional potential that allows to develop a correct labour strategy
  • Increasing their confidence in the face of professional challenges

Contents

  • Figure out your dream and start your pathway
  • Learning to strengthen the personal competences
  • Europass: a competence-based CV
  • Image and non-verbal language in job interviews
  • Social networks and job search
  • Mindfulness
  • Lead your own personal project
  • The importance of smart networking
Professional competence workshops

These workshops are part of the Practicum subject, so they are performed by the 100% of the students. This allows them to self-assess their performance, and develop and have the professional feedback regarding the five more demanded competences for the junior profiles of every degree.

The workshop has a duration of 30 hours (3 ECTS) and is imparted in 2 hours or 3 hours weekly sessions, depending on the degree.

The competences for every degree have been selected keeping in mind the more demanded ones in our Job Listing offers, complemented with the ones in Barcelona Activa Job Listing to have even more information on the matter.

Typology of the workshops and sessions:

  • Session 1. Competence concept, importance and implementation
  • Session 2. Efficient communication
  • Session 3. Empathy and communication
  • Sessions 4 and 5. Change management
  • Session 6. Efficient Feedback
  • Session 7. Troubleshooting
  • Session 8. Teamwork
  • Session 9. Empathy
  • Sessions 10 and 11. Efficient interviews
Competences certification CertiUni

By the end of May, when all students have finished their internships, they will make an individualised assessment of their achieved competence level, by means of tests developed by CertiUni.

These tests have been developed by a team of psychologists and computer technicians from the Instituto de Ingeniería del Conocimiento (ICC), a centre of R&D, located in the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) campus, and they are guaranteed by the CRUE (Conferencia de Rectores de las Universidades Españolas). Finally, each one of them will receive an official certificate with the competence level they have acquired.

The completion of this certification allows the student to face a wide variety of tests, and provides a complete report about their competence profile, very useful to face selection processes.

External internships

These programmes are not included in the study plan, without detriment to their posterior mention in the European Diploma Supplement. For the student, voluntary internships represent an opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge to real-life troubleshooting, as well as a chance to know the professional and personal relationships established within a company.

Individual coaching

Many changes occur in the professional orientation processes of the students: the completion of their studies, and with it, the transition into adulthood, and the attainment of their first employment. In all of these, new emotions appear. The students have to learn to manage these emotions in order to optimise the outcomes.

The goal of these sessions is to promote the well-being of the students, and to guide them towards the realisation of their objectives.

To achieve it, we offer coaching sessions to work on their development and personal growth. To initiate the students in the process, we help them identify their principles, emotions and conducts, to be able to promote the change and foster their abilities and personal resources.

Trust, confidentiality and teamwork must coexist between the psychologist-coach and the student.

ocupation

job listing

Companies

Our Job Listing Service allows you to access in a simple way our selection of trainees, newly graduated and graduates with a varying level of experience in the degrees we offer.

Students

Throughout our Job Listing Service, you will be able to find many possibilities of getting in touch with the professional work that will ease your successful transition from University to the Company.

International Job Listing
Vacation work

With the term "Vacation Work", we refer to the temporary jobs for the periods of Christmas, summer holidays or weekends. Those kind of jobs do not interfere with the academic course and can be accessed by our students since the first academic year. With these jobs, we intend to help our students find a way to obtain some extra income.

These job offers are published on a general noticeboard, accessible to all students that are registered on the Job Listing application, since those jobs do not require a specific profile of a particular degree.

Vacation work offers