The Center for Career Placement and Alumni (CCPA) works closely with Colleges to the
support the different internship programs at UAEU. The Meydan internship services
at CCPA aim to build the bridge between the world of learning and the world of work
- The Meydan Online System: A web-based information system that supports all operations related to internships.
It covers all functions and procedures performed by the students, colleges, and internship
partners. The automated internship operations encompass CV writing, placement, keeping
in contact while on internships, monitoring and evaluation.
Students, College Internship Coordinators and Registered Internship Partners can login
by visiting the Meydan online system link.
The Pre-Placement Workshops: Labor market preparation is perhaps the most important feature of a student’s internship
experience. The unit develops and assists in the delivery of a series of workshops
aimed at students pre-placement preparation. These workshops help students in writing
an effective resume, developing their interview and communication skills and understanding
appropriate work ethics and employers’ expectations.
Internship Partnerships: The Center identifies potential internship placements through establishing solid partnerships
with both private and public organizations in the UAE.
- Workshop I - Steps to Success: Writing An Effective Resume
In this workshop, students are trained on filling out their application forms and
curriculum vitae. Through this workshop, students are prepared to identify and form
their career objectives, and to assess their qualifications (intellectual, professional
and social skills) vis-à-vis the sought-after career skills.
- Workshop II - Career Start-up: Interview Skills
In this workshop the interns are prepared for commitment to their prospective employer
and career choices being sought-after. Through this workshop the interns are also
prepared to market their qualifications for the different career opportunities, to
grasp & maximize what internships offer, and to develop the communication, behavioral
and professional skills needed for job interviews.
- Workshop III: Work Ethics
In this workshop, students will gain some skills about work ethics and employer expectations.
Outstanding Interns Award
The Outstanding Intern Award (OIA) was launched by the Center in May 2010 and was created
as an initiative to increase students' engagement and motivation during their internship
course. The Award is designed to recognize and reward students who demonstrate outstanding
academic excellence and strong practical performance during their internship at the
Internships are an invaluable experience for students that provides them with the
necessary skills needed for employment upon graduating.
Students from all UAEU Colleges that have significantly excelled in their internship
assignments will be nominated by their College to receive the award. The OIA will
be presented every semester during Internship Days.
In addition to the Award, students will be provided with an Outstanding Intern Certificate
that they can add to their CV portfolio to help them gain an edge over other applicants
during their post-graduation job search.