At UOWD our focus is student employability, and our career development services play an important role in maintaining our high rates of graduate employment.
All students are encouraged to take advantage of our comprehensive range of opportunities for career guidance and employment brokerage from early in their higher education experience. This will allow you to choose the right career path for you, and to develop the competencies required to be job-ready as soon as you graduate.
Our qualified career advisers have an extensive network of employer links to connect you with work experience or internship opportunities while you study, and to help you transition to graduate positions when you’re ready to step into the world of work.
We also arrange career development workshops and career related events to help you succeed in your career path.
Choosing a career is one of the most important decisions you’ll make, and UOWD Careers Service is here to help.
We offer an extensive set of resources for UOWD students and graduate looking to develop their employability skills, hone their interview techniques, and access exciting and rewarding employment opportunities.
The office provides one-to-one career advising sessions, career development workshops and career related activities and events to enhance students’ employability skills. It hosts employer engagement events including on campus recruitment sessions, career fairs, and advertises postings for internships and employment opportunities through a dedicated online portal, exclusive to UOWD students and graduates.
UOWD's careers advisors can assist you with:
- Evaluating career options
- Effective job search techniques
- Developing applications, CVs or resumes, and covering letters
- Interview skills
- Individualized and group career counselling
- Career and occupational information
- Information on local employment opportunities and career events.
UOWD students have access to the Careers Development Platform which helps to improve the employability and career readiness of students and graduates. The platform gives students the autonomy to gain the skills required to succeed in their chosen employment path, and provides them with branded professional content and tools that can be easily accessed online.
- Interactive tools such as CV builder and job search engine
- Career Assessments and Aptitude Tests
- Engaging Career content that includes career coaching videos, employer advice and market sector reports
- Updated weekly content of videos, eLearning courses and career articles
- Periodic alerts about news, jobs and career tasks
Employer Campus Visit Program – The office collaborates with industry partners from various sectors to conduct recruitment sessions on campus and share internships or employment opportunities available at their organizations. Employers are also invited as guest speakers to present information sessions on topics related to professional development. The Employer Campus Visit Program enhances students’ employability skills, job search strategies and networking skills through interacting with various employers.
Career Fair – The UOWD Career Fair attracts dozens of multinationals, as well as leading UAE firms, to recruit students and alumni from all academic disciplines. Our students and graduates have an outstanding record of securing employment as a result of their attendance at this annual event.
Student Employment Opportunities – There is a dedicated careers portal to help students to search for internships, part-time and fulltime employment opportunities. Students are able to upload their CV and apply for a range of job opportunities and internships that are advertised.