The Career Development Service is offered to assist students and alumni with career planning and job search. Dean of Student Affairs is available to assist students in deciding their major, assessing their skills and interests, exploring job information, writing resumes and cover letters, polishing interview skill, and developing job-search strategies. The Dean of Student Affairs seeks to assist students by helping them relate their career goals to their educational goals. This process begins in the freshman year through the use of personal interest, values, skills and experiences and expands throughout a student’s university years to resume development, internships, graduate college planning and job search. Career development service is an important resource for all students - not just for job-hunting seniors. All students are encouraged to work with career services throughout their university experience in all career-related matters.
Developing Job Seeking Skills
One of the goals of the Deanship of Student Affairs is to engage students in developing job-seeking skills (i.e. the ability to find jobs) and to provide them with the opportunity to attend training courses or attend lectures, meetings, and workshops, in order to develop career basic skills to help them enhance their motivation & performance; the deanship of student affairs aims to equip students with the appropriate skills and prepare them for future career success through appointments, workshops, and by providing tips and strategies for career development.
Basic Skills Enhancement for Professional and Social Success
Career experience includes a professional side which is associated with the different tasks the individual has to do at work and another social emotional side that appears in the individual`s relationships with his or her colleagues. These factors pose a serious challenge to AFU to develop programs and services to promote social and emotional skills of its students in an effort to help them achieve social adjustment during and after the study period. A student’s possession of the skill of self-awareness helps him/her to become more aware of his thoughts, beliefs, assumptions and emotions and how those thoughts and emotions affect his/her behavior. Similarly, self-regulation assists them in the management of their thoughts, emotions and behavior and expresses them in a socially acceptable manner and in taking big steps toward social & professional adjustment.
Preparation for Interviews
Students can schedule appointment with the academic advisor or Dean of Student Affairs to discuss interviewing skills and procedures. They can also benefit from the opportunity of participating in lectures and meetings on the subject of preparing for the job interview.
Preparation for Resume & Cover Letter Writing
Students can sign-up for resume appointments with the Dean of Student Affairs to get feedback on their resumes or cover letters. Students also have the opportunity to participate in lectures and meetings on the subject of preparing a CV.
The University seeks to encourage students to participate in the career fairs, in addition to organizing a day during the year, in which the various institutions and companies in the country are invited to the university to carry their search for prospective interns/employees. Each student has the opportunity to learn about available employment opportunities and required qualifications.
Successful relationships with internal and external partners rely on frequent communication and on the development and maintenance of a mutual understanding of the value that these collaborations hold for students. The internship/training program is open to all majors. Students can sign-up for Internship appointments in their colleges and deanship of student affairs.