Career Development Center (CDC):
The mission of the career development center (CDC) is to provide you with the comprehensive career and development services you need to prosper 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.
VISION: To become your best support for a better career. OBJECTIVES:
To help the students in their current and future career endeavors.
To link its beneficiaries 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,
Making sure that our academic and non-academic staffs stay up to date in regard of the industry’s best practices, and
To help in fulfilling 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 in job search, CV writing, job interviews and follow ups for finding suitable jobs in the future.
Organizing alumni events, networking events.
Organizing job fairs.
Oversee training courses to aid in the staff’s continuous learning and development.
Provide the public with access to the 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, the following activities will be organized. The details will be laid-out later on.
Preparing students to participate as volunteers in International Marathon of Erbil
The CDC was approached by a representative of the International Marathon of Erbil to help them recruit volunteers. Accordingly the CDC will help them recruit and train their volunteers.
The marathon is scheduled to be held on 26th of Oct 2017. Before that date, they will send a team to train our volunteers and will later give them letters of participation.
Date and venue: 24th of Oct, Exam Hall
Social media marketing
This is a three-day training focusing on using Facebook and Instagram for advertising and marketing purposes.
Some of the topics it will cover include content creation and management, attracting and managing the right audience and language.
Fee: 20,000 IQD per participant. The IUE’s students and alumni can attend for free.
Date: 20th of Nov
Exceling at your job
This will be a series of workshops targeted at teaching participants ways to communicate with potential employers to find the best jobs possible
Workshop I: Finding the right job
This workshop will focus on the following
Searching for jobs
Writing effective CV’s
Writing effective cover letters
Date: 10th of Dec,
Workshop II: Job interview and follow up
This workshop will focus on:
The dos and don’ts of job interviews
How to follow up on your application
Date: 20th of Dec, 2017
One-week training in Golden Al Aseel accounting software. It will 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 students who are looking for part time jobs while studying full time and alumni. Also, it will try to fully support students who look to strengthen their soft skills via internships and volunteer opportunities.
Date: working days throughout the year
Venue: CDC room
Creating IUE Alumni Association
The CDC believes that the IUE of should stay in a productive contact with its alumni. One way to do so, is creating 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 late.
Changing the CDC logo
The CDC has receive feedback that the CDC logo doesn’t represent the center in a good way. Therefore, the CDC will try to take the approval from the presidency to change the current logo. Then, it will depend on the IUE’s students to come up with a logo that best represents the CDC and the university.