Got a Plan for Your Career?
Get actively involved in shaping your future
No matter how close or far you are from your graduation date, it is never too soon or too late to begin preparing for your professional life.
Career planning is a lifelong process that needs to be carefully managed to ensure satisfactory results. Making sound decisions is the underlying foundation to survive in today’s job market.
If you are hesitant about choosing your major, looking for internships, exploring career options, developing job-search skills or looking for corporate resources, the Career Center is your starting point. We support you throughout your career planning process.
The Career Center offers you a variety of services to help you identify your career goals and paths, as well as gain work experience while studying at AUC.
Online career services are provided through a web-based career services management system (CareerWEB). It is your gateway to internship opportunities and full-time jobs. It also keeps you up-to-date with career-related workshops, on-campus recruiting visits and other career-related services. You can access your account 24/7; to get started log onto: http://careerweb.caps.aucegypt.edu
+ Individual Advising Appointments
Our career advisors are available to meet with you individually and assist you throughout your career planning and job-search process. They are certified and trained to listen to your needs, help you increase your self-awareness and job market understanding, and coach you in developing a plan to reach your career goals.
+ Self-assessment and Career Planning
Self-assessment is the foundation of career decision making. The Career Center offers three main tools for self-assessment:
Career Planning is a life-long process. It is about determining your interests, skills and values; clarifying what is most important to you; and choosing a compatible direction. It prepares you for the world of work before you graduate, and puts you on the right track as early as your freshman year.
Choice of Major aids you to answer questions such as “What major should I choose?” or “What minor should I consider?” and “If I choose this major, what careers would it lead me to?” or “What activities should I join at AUC?”
Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI©) is a self-report questionnaire based on Carl Jung’s theory. It is a personality indicator that helps you identify your strengths and unique gifts that match different career choices.
Strong Interest Inventory (SII©) is based on the Holland Theory that helps you understand your areas of interest and their relationship to the working world. It provides information that leads you to greater self-understanding and helps you make sound career decisions.
Skills and Values Skills and values are two integral elements of self-assessment that lead to satisfying career choices. Skills often refer to your talents, aptitudes and capacity to carry out certain tasks. Values could include salary level, corporate culture, working conditions, preferred degree of autonomy and many others.
+ Job-Search Tools
To assist you in successfully marketing yourself to employers, the Career Center provides customized services to help you enhance your job-search process.
+ Career Exploration
Career Day is held every spring and is designed to promote career awareness. It allows you to meet with top professionals, including AUC alumni, in a roundtable discussion setup and explore a wide variety of career options with industry experts to make more informed career decisions.
Internship Program offers practical experience in a professional setting outside of the classroom. Internship duration varies from one to three months in the summer or winter breaks or during the semester.
Job Shadowing introduces you to potential careers by allowing you to shadow individual business professionals (mentors) for one or two days. The experience helps you achieve a better understanding of various careers and focus your career goals.
Work Study Program, provided in collaboration with the Office of Student Financial Affairs and Scholarships, allows you to work in various departments and offices on campus to gain work experience and earn some money in the process. Full-time students typically work eight to 10 hours per week and are compensated for a maximum of 120 hours during the regular semester, 60 hours during the summer session and 30 hours during the winter session.
Volunteer Opportunities allow you to contribute to the community and gain knowledge, experience and soft skills in the mean time!
Challenges and Competitions help you step outside the classroom and try out your skills in an informal and fun setting! You will gain exposure to corporate professionals and teams from other universities in a simulated work environment!
+ Exposure to Career Opportunities
Beginning your senior year, you can benefit from the following recruitment services:
CareerWEB Job Announcements allow you to browse and apply to various work study, internship and career opportunities on CareerWEB, your online career services management system, and keep up-to-date with the job market trends. They also assist you to learn first-hand about corporate recruiting visits, challenges and competitions.
Employment Fair is held annually in the fall and spring. The fair is a one-day recruiting event that provides a forum for cultivating and developing productive relationships between AUC graduates and the corporate world.
+ Resources and Libraries
Career Resources Library is an excellent start to research career options and corporate information, and learn about job-search tools and graduate study opportunities. The library allows you to browse through corporate reference materials, career-planning books, and personal development references; seek information on international graduate programs; and watch videos on job-search strategies.
Online Career Libraries are a set of the best in class career libraries available online by the Career Center to AUC students and alumni for free. You can explore career options through downloading career guides, company information, and industry research and get career advice from various career-related articles and videos.