Career services

Careers advice is available to assist students in developing their professional goals and objectives, and regular career workshops are held to provide support in finding employment and preparing for life in the workplace. The aim is to make students career conscious and start building their life skills early on. All students are welcome to attend to start improving their life skills and employability, especially final year students.

In career workshops, students can learn how to create a professional CV, design a cover letter, develop their interview skills, use networking and negotiate an offer.

Our mission

The mission of the Career Services is to make a student’s transition from university to professional life a success story. This is meant to be a shared success; therefore, the Career Center invites you to collaborate and work together with your professors, internship mentors, and use the services and resources of the Career Services throughout your studies. Participate in events, start thinking about your career plans and set SMART career goals from your first year on. The Career Center will work to motivate you to take action and discover your possibilities, using your resources strategically. Throughout all events and one-on-one sessions, we will work on improving your life skills and employability, preparing you to enter the 21st century job market.

How can I benefit from Career Services?

Regardless of year of studies, major or interest, every student can benefit from the following services:

  • Advice on career related matters – job and internship search strategies, setting career goals, objectives and a step-by-step plan
  • Improving career correspondence (CV, thank you notes)
  • Improving profiles and visibility on career platforms
  • Assistance in finding internships, part-time or volunteer opportunities
  • Workshops to develop interview skills, online and offline networking and personal branding
  • Our annual Career Fair to be introduced to companies and organizations

Watch how Career Services can help you get ahead in life

INTERNSHIPS

Choosing a career path can be challenging, and an industry-based internship can help you to explore and evaluate your career options while still at University.

Canadian University Dubai works with a wide range of partner companies to provide students with the opportunity to put into practice the skills and concepts learned in the classroom. The internship is an important experiential and academic component of each program and is compulsory for all undergraduate majors.

During an internship, students work for 150-180hrs (dependent upon the program) either on a part-time or full-time basis. Full-time internships involve 30-35hrs per week and part-time internships involve 15-20hrs per week. The host company/organization provides professional staff members to take the student forward in their learning experience.

Internships at CUD are managed by the Career Services, and all open positions will be communicated to you internally on Moodle under Career Services Section.

If you are about to graduate or are a fresh student, prepare your CV and send it to careerservices@cud.ac.ae for review indicating “CV Review” in the subject.

Where can you find us? Office timings

Career Services office: C106
Email: careerservices@cud.ac.ae
Phone: +971 4 7096 291

  • Appointments between 10.00 am – 5.00 pm, Sundays - Thursdays can be booked via e-mail.
  • To book an appointment, send an e-mail to careerservices@cud.ac.ae,  indicating ‘Career Centre Appointment’ in the subject. List all dates and timings when you are available and the issue(s) you would like to discuss.
  • Use your CUD e-mail ID when writing to careerservices@cud.ac.ae. Personal e-mails (Gmail, Yahoo, etc.) might land in the junk mailbox which could lead to delayed response.
  • Within 24 hours you shall receive a calendar invite. Accept the invitation and arrive on time. Prepare for the appointment by bringing any necessary documentation or prepared questions.