🎓 Employability

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The Work Placement and Employment Service has extended the scope of careers advice thanks to a collaboration agreement signed between the Catalan Employment Service (SOC) and Catalan universities.

The aim of the Professional Careers Service is to favour the insertion of beneficiaries in the labour market through guidance and counselling actions. The aim is to improve the employability of the students through training in professional tools and skills, necessary for the job search, by means of individual and group sessions.

These activities include:

  • Definition of the professional profile and the professional objective
  • Preparation and supervision of the curriculum vitae
  • Preparation of the cover letter
  • Strategies for accessing the labour market (social networks, portals, contacts, etc.)
  • Professional coaching
  • Preparation for the job interview

Silvia Punsoda · [email protected]
Office 3.02 · T. 93 254 09 00



The CEU ePlus Employment Skills Programme brings out the best in each student to develop their skills and help them achieve their career goals. It supports students from the very first semester of the first year and accompanies them through to their final year, when the professional skills workshops and the CertiUni certification sessions are held. Students also have the chance to take individualised coaching sessions.

The programme encompasses:

  • the path to employment
  • professional skills workshops
  • internships and work placements
  • individual coaching

The programme aims to progressively enhance students’ professional skills and work on the social skills students will also need. This training will provide students with the tools they need to be able to define their professional goals and take on the challenge of taking their place on the jobs market with confidence.

  • To help students become aware of the importance of developing professional skills to improve their employability.
  • To foster dynamic, experience-based training that gives students useful tools in finding work.
  • To promote self-awareness in terms of students’ professional objectives in order to pursue the right strategy for them.
  • To increase students’ confidence in taking on professional challenges.
  • Get to know yourself and pursue your dreams 
  • Making a stand-out CV 
  • The keys to finding the job I want
  • How to take on a job interview and succeed
  • Self-awareness and communication (elevator pitch)
  • Introduction to the Linkedin Network
  • Opportunities beyond our borders
  • What about becoming self-employed?

These workshops are part of the Work Placement module, meaning they are taken by all students. 

The workshops consist of two different parts:

1. Effective job hunts: writing your CV, how to enter the jobs market, social networks and how to take on a job interview and succeed.

2. Training and developing key skills for your future profession

The skills have been selected based on employers’ assessments of the most important skills and their satisfaction with new graduates. The opinions of the students themselves and the professors have also been collected.


The workshop is aimed at developing skills and is experience based, focussing on participation; this foster self-awareness, feedback and skills development. Each skill is adjusted and adapted to each particular programme, making it easier for students to find their place in their future profession.

As for tools to help students find jobs, our sessions are adapted to match each profession and sector, offering efficient tools that are constantly updated.


There are two types of internships:

  • Compulsory internships: these programmes are included in the syllabus of degree programmes and allow the student to apply and complement the knowledge they have acquired in their academic training, helping them to find work.
  • Voluntary external internships during the degree: these programmes are not included in the curricula of degrees, though they may be included in in the European Diploma Supplement. For students, voluntary work placements are an opportunity to apply the theory they have learnt to the resolution of real-life problems while learning about the relationships that are created within a company.

During the degree, students will face changes, needs, objectives and motivations, and they will need support and accompaniment in taking on these challenges. A particularly sensitive time is when studies draw to an end and students need to take decisions about getting their first job.

Careers Orientation Service supports students during all stages of their academic life and helps guide them in achieving their professional goals, from the very first year of university to life after graduation.

To do this, we have developed a process of several coaching sessions to help students identify their needs, enhancing their personal resources and providing them with tools to achieve their professional goals through concrete action plans.

The success of the process is based on mutual trust between coach and student, confidentiality and commitment.


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