The University of Macau (UM) was founded in 1981. Its predecessor was the private University of East Asia. Through thirty years of development, UM has become a leading university and also the only public comprehensive university in Macao. UM now offers over 130 bachelor, master’s, PhD and other programmes, conducted mainly in English, with some in Chinese, Portuguese or Japanese, through its Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Business Administration, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences, and Honours College, to more than 9,300 students.
The Career Development Centre (CDC) provides further study, career and entrepreneurship services under the Student Affairs Office of University of Macau (UM).
Our objective is to enhance students’ employability and competitiveness, increase their interests and preparation in pursuing graduate studies, as well as strengthen your entrepreneurial skills through various programmes, workshops and advising services.
Through our DREAM pathway and lists of suggested activities, we help students to make informed decisions on their career plan.
STEP 1: DISCOVER – DISCOVER YOUR POTENTIAL
STEP 2: RESEARCH – RESEARCH CAREER OPTIONS AND GRADUATE STUDY INTEREST
STEP 3: EXPERIENCE – EXPERIENCE THE REAL WORLD OF WORK
STEP 4: ACT – ACTION: ACQUIRE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND JOB INFORMATION
STEP 5: MANAGE – MANAGE YOUR CAREER
In order to assist students in exploring their potential and interests, we are always ready for consultation appointments. Students can feel free to make appointment for career advising, mock interviews and resume review. Also, we regularly organize “Career Interest Assessment Workshops” during the semester. Through different assessment tools and a series of self-exploration activities, the workshops can help students better understand their occupational interests and characteristics. Through the above services, we provide timely career guidance to help students catch their dreams.
Every year, we invite companies and organizations from various sectors to the “Career and Internship Fair” in order to provide students with a broad perspective of the job market, employment and internship opportunities. During the fair, the exhibiting companies will hold recruitment talks and conduct on-the-spot job interviews with applicants.
We also organize a series of “Career Training Workshops” so as to enhance students’ job hunting skills and preparation for employment. Topics include resume and cover letter writing, interview skills, networking skills, business etiquette and personal grooming, etc.
In addition to the “Career and Internship Fair” and in-person recruitment talks, we manage the “Job Vacancy E-System” in order to provide employment information to students. The system is an online platform for employers to post their recruitment information which is exclusive for UM students and fresh graduates. By using the system, students are able to look for job opportunities whenever they want. Please refer to the link: https://isw.umac.mo/sjv/search.do to learn more about this system.