Career Development Center (CDC)
The mission of the Career Development Center (CDC) is to provide you with a comprehensive career and development service to help you thrive in your current and future career. We are committed to making you more employable, better at what you do and more aware of the opportunities ahead.
Our vision is to provide you with the best career advice and support possible, in order to help you determine your career of choice and to help you take the necessary steps towards achieving it.
To help students in their current and future career endeavors.
To connect beneficiaries of the center to the job market by equipping them with the right knowledge, skills and abilities.
To aid the IUE’s initiative in becoming a leading university in the region.
To ensure that our academic and non-academic staff keep up-to-date with the industry’s best practices.
To help fulfill the University’s social responsibilities towards the wider community.
The IUE’s current and future students.
The IUE’s alumni.
The IUE’s academic and non-academic staff.
The wider community.
Organizing training and development courses and internships to develop the beneficiaries’ competitiveness in the job market.
Assisting with job searches, CV writing, job interviews and follow-ups
Organizing alumni and networking events.
Organizing job fairs.
Overseeing training courses to aid in the staff’s continuous learning and development.
Providing the public with access to free/paid courses and events as the IUE sees fit.
Annual Plan for the Academic Year 2017/2018
This document summarizes the planned activities of Career Development Center (referred to as CDC in this document) for the year of 2017/2018.
This year, we will be preparing students to participate as volunteers in the International Marathon of Erbil. The CDC was approached by a representative of the International Marathon of Erbil to help them recruit and train volunteers. The marathon is scheduled to be held on 26th of October 2017. All participants will receive training prior to the event and letters confirming their participation afterwards.
Date and venue: 24th of October Exam Hall
Social media marketing
This is a three-day training course focusing on using Facebook and Instagram for advertising and marketing purposes. Topics covered will include content creation and management, attracting and managing the right audience and language.
Fee: 20,000 IQD per participant. Attendance for IUE students and alumni is free of charge.
Date: 20th of November
Excelling at your job
This will be a series of workshops targeted at teaching participants ways to communicate with potential employers to find the best job possible.
Workshop I: Finding the right job
This workshop will focus on how to approach your job search, and will include:
Writing effective CVs
Writing effective cover letters
Date: 10th of December
Workshop II: Job interviews and follow-upsThe dos and don’ts of job interviews
This workshop will focus on:
How to follow up on your application
Date: 20th of December 2017
One-week training in Golden Al Aseel accounting software. This will be presented in association with Accountancy Co. and our Accounting Department.
Fee: TBD in association with the above-named company.
Date and venue: TBD
Helping students with their job search and volunteer initiatives
The CDC maintains an open door policy to help alumni and students who are looking for part-time jobs while studying full-time. In addition, it will try to fully support students who are looking to strengthen their soft skills via internships and volunteer opportunities.
Date: Working days throughout the year
Venue: CDC room
Creating an IUE Alumni Association
The CDC believes that the IUE of should remain in contact with its alumni. One way of doing this is to create an association that represents their interests within the university. The detailed description of the mission and strategies of this association will be prepared and communicated in the near future.
Changing the CDC logo
The CDC has received feedback that the CDC logo doesn’t represent the center effectively. Therefore, the CDC will request approval from the Presidency to change the current logo. It will then be the responsibility of IUE’s students to come up with a logo that best represents the CDC and the university.