Whichever degree you study, there’s a career and a goal to aim for. Take control of your employability
Our mission at the Careers Service is to enhance the employability of the University’s students and graduates, by building on the individual talents they already possess. Our commitment to help you build your career can be seen in the range of resources available to you, tailor-made to your needs
If you are a CEU Cardenal Herrera University student or graduate, read on to learn about all the resources available to you with which you can plan and manage your career.
We can also offer a range of services to organizations and institutions: discover our customised solutions to optimize your talent recruitment and retention processes.
At the Careers Service, we can help you to discover how to do this, providing you with solutions, advice and training to achieve your goals.
Set your target
Plan your roadmap
Connect with employers
Stand out by communicating effectively
Grow personally and professionally
The Head of the Careers Service is:
Sonia Cabañas Abelló
Edificio Luis Campos Górriz.
C/ Luis Vives, 1
46115 Alfara del Patriarca
Tfno: 96 136 90 00 Ext: 62021
You can also contact the following people on the different campuses:
C/ Grecia, 31
Ciudad del Transporte II
Tel. 964 37 24 02
Placements and Employment
We believe in our students and in our community. We know that each of you is a passionate individual with so much to offer. We are what we do – that’s what we believe here at CEU – and so, what we can do for you is offer you our advice and innovative resources, so that you can define your career goals. We will carefully consider your range of skills and goals and then help you to get to where you want to go.
We can do this by sharpening your profile, making your CV truly reflect who you are, while also tailoring it to the job offers you would like to apply for. We can help you to prepare for interviews, to define your career goals, to take your career in another direction or to help you find the path that is best for you.
And remember that the advice we can provide at the Careers Service is not only for current students but is also available to any of our graduates who want to keep on developing professionally, take their career in a new direction, or start their own business.
Receive your first projects and work in your specialism today.
Being self-employed often means doing project work and offering your services to companies and this is a great way of working in your specialist area, establishing professional contacts and demonstrating your skills to the business world. It is not the easiest or most straightforward way, as you have to go out and find these projects, manage your own relationships with clients and gain some knowledge of the law and how to run a business. But it is a fantastic way of overcoming the challenges posed by the current job market and of meeting the needs of companies who require flexibility and the ability to call on qualified people with specific abilities on a short-term basis. That is why we would like to make it as easy as possible for you to demonstrate your entrepreneurial talent, by providing you with the right skills and advice. Come to the Careers Service and CEU EMPRENDE and we will give you all the information you need to start this new stage of your career.
Get networking today!
Taking good care of your contacts is absolutely essential in order to find the right placements at companies, to nail down a job and to discover new professional opportunities. Networking is something we can all do. At the Careers Service we can give you useful advice about how to go about it and we can also create opportunities to talk to professionals in the sector you want to work in. We place great emphasis on this because we know that it is the key to your future.
Knowing how to turn knowledge into professional skills is the key to your future. To do this, you need to establish contact with your profession as early as you possibly can. The Careers Service offers you the chance to combine your studies with work placements from your very first year at University. As well as giving your CV a competitive edge, a placement will help you:
The Careers Service has a Ruta De Prácticas (or “Practical Training Roadmap”) just for you – a programme designed to ensure you can undertake placements at companies and start to define your future career. And to help you build your roadmap to your future career, we put all our resources at your disposal, including over 5000 placement agreements with different organizations – all to ensure that the journey takes you to where you want to go.
All you have to do is take advantage of this opportunity. Undertake a placement and improve your CV, build your professional profile, establish contacts and bring your career goals into greater focus. Remember that the more practical experience you gain, the more complete your CV and training will be, and, therefore, the closer you will be to becoming the professional you want to be.
With our Buscamos talento: hoy con… ( “Searching for Talent: Today with...”) programme, companies are able to directly undertake selection processes at the University. The event takes the form of a business breakfast, at which each company presents its offering to a small group of pre-selected students, so that the company can take on students whose profiles really meet their needs.
With these events, you can take part in the recruitment processes of large companies and meet first-rate professionals in your industry.
Some of the companies who have searched for talent at the CEU UCH are:
Every year, another talented and highly skilled group of students graduate from our University, making us a great target for companies looking for new talent with very specific profiles. CEU Career Center enables us to build strong relationships with a wide range of businesses: for companies, we act as partners in their drive to recruit new talent while, for our graduates, we boost their chances of getting their foot on the first rung of the career ladder.
This service is open to both companies and our graduates (Alumni): once you finish your studies, you only have to register with CEU Career Center in order to form part of our talent pool. After registering, you will receive job offers which fit your profile and information on events, grants and activities related to your degree. You can also access a variety of content concerning employability, to help you to gain a foothold in the job market.
Download the JobTeaser app and you will have all this information on your phone.
The Working Meanwhile programme, part of the Employability Enhancement Strategy of the CEU Cardenal Herrera University Careers Service, aims to offer you the chance of combining your studies with employment at the weekend or during the holidays, etc. Working Meanwhile will enable you to develop the skills and abilities which you will need to adapt to the social requirements of the workplace. This will make it easier for you to fit into a professional environment while also enabling you to take home a salary for the first time.
This is how you can access employment, entrepreneurship, and your future. Our aim is to provide you with the opportunity to enhance your CV, by adding transferable skills which will give you an edge in today’s competitive job market. With this goal in mind, and alongside your academic training, the Forward programme can provide you with an extensive programme of activities to prepare you for the world of work. And we can tailor all this to your needs: while some of the training sessions take place in person, most of the content will be available to you online via Blackboard. So, you can access it whenever and wherever you want.
The job market is undergoing constant change: today’s already different from yesterday and tomorrow will be different again.
At the Careers Service, our mission is to enhance the employability of CEU UCH graduates. Together with our colleagues at the Strategic Development and Quality Unit (UDEC), we commission reports and undertake research on skills, practical training, companies and employability. Our goal is to keep on improving by adapting to change.
|REPORTS FROM COMPANIES PARTICIPATING IN PLACEMENT PROGRAMMES
To help our graduates raise their profile amongst their fellow professionals, CEU is pioneering a new approach to enable our graduates to display the skills and competencies they possess on social media. These are microcredentials: the qualifications of the future, which you can gain during your degree.
For many careers, a degree is an essential requirement, but if, in addition, you possess certain skills and competencies, you can stand out from the rest and become the ideal candidate for a vacancy. That is why displaying the skills you possess is so important. During your time as a CEU student, you can gain a range of personal and professional skills which are in high demand from employers. In today’s competitive job market, we can give you the edge by enabling you to display these skills and to impress potential employers.
The interview is a crucial moment in any selection process: a good interview can transform a good candidate into an excellent one.
Being able to demonstrate that you possess these skills is something that can make you stand out from the rest. Versatility, flexibility and an ability to demonstrate initiative can tip the balance in your favour during a selection process.
“Employability is the potential that someone possesses to appeal to employers, and this is based on the contribution that that person can make and the level of confidence they inspire”
Forward-looking, genuine, committed, demanding, results-focused, ambitious, inspired, team-player, adaptable to change, brand-focused, and balanced – these are the characteristics that Spanish employers primarily look for in their managers.