The University of Macau (UM) was founded in 1981. UM is an international public comprehensive university in Macao, with a modern governance model. 80 per cent of its faculty members are from outside Macao. With English as the main medium of instruction, the university is committed to producing creative and socially responsible graduates with a global mindset and international competitiveness. Currently, there are more than 12,500 students at UM. For undergraduate students, the university provides a unique ‘4-in-1’ education, which consists of discipline-specific education, general education, research and internship education, and community and peer education. Adopting a credit system and a collegiate system, the university offers around 130 degree programmes at bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels, covering a variety of fields, including literature, language, business administration, marketing, accounting, finance, international integrated resort management, science, education, biomedical science, law, history, economics, psychology, sociology, communication, engineering, computer science, and Chinese medical sciences.
The Career Development Centre (CDC) provides further study, career and entrepreneurship services under the Student Affairs Office of the University of Macau (UM).
Our objective is to enhance students’ employability and competitiveness, increase their interests and preparation in pursuing further studies, as well as strengthen their 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 plans.
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 appointments 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 have face-to-face conversations with students.
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.
Technology helps Job Search – UM Student Job Vacancy E-System
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 to 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://go.um.edu.mo/tjevy0sg to learn more about this system.