Introduction of CDC:
Rana University Career Development Centre (CDC) established in 2016 by Rana University to provide the different career opportunities to the current students of the university. CDC is one of the leading departments of Rana University which provides the different career development services, advising, retention and career planning to all Rana University bachelors and diploma level students within Rana University. The CDC offers a personalized level of advising to computer science and business administration and other stream students. The CDC staff assists with each student’s growth and development by creating a degree plan that is compatible with the student’s goals. The process is continuous throughout the student’s education within the CBT and is based on frequent personal contact from the CDC advisor. Effective academic advising and career planning is essential to student success and the CDC exists to enhance that experience.
Services offer by CDC:
Rana University Career Development Centre offers different level of career development services to Rana University Bachelors and Diploma Level Students. CDC provides the below mentioned services to the university enrolled students:
Rana University Career Development Centre works under the supervision of Mr. Pardeep Sharma who is qualified as Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Human Resource & Operation Management, Software Engineering and Certified as Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) from Microsoft having 12 years ‘relevant experience in Training Implementation, Project Management and leading the International Academic Affairs in education industry domain at national & International Level.
Mr. Pardeep is having international working exposure of different countries like India, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Bhutan and serving Rana University for the last 04 years as Sr. Project Manager and as Director of International Affairs and having enough experience to deal with small and large scale projects with different donors like NIIT Ltd (India & Bhutan, Maldives), Next Education India Pvt Ltd, Aptech Afghanistan, Ministry of Education Bhutan, Ministry of Education Maldives, USAID (U.S Agency of International Development), World Bank, Ministry of Communication & IT Afghanistan, Care Foundation, EUPOL (European Police Commission Afghanistan), AWDP (Afghanistan Work Force Development Program), DPS (Delhi Public School) etc.
Apart from the above mentioned qualified leadership, the CDC also enjoys the services of the following qualified and experienced personnels:
CDC Location & Working Hours:
Mission of CDC:
Rana University CDC mission is to provide students with the resources needed to prepare for their future career, including professional development courses and internship opportunities.
Academic Resource Centre Activities
CDC Department of Rana University sends regular updates to all undergraduate students of Rana University regarding: job postings from employers who have contacted our office, internship postings from local employers, regular notifications of CDC-specific job and internship opportunities posted by Career Services, course and program information from the advising office and upcoming events. Specific career development events include the CDC Career Fair, Meet the Firms (for Accounting majors), and other networking opportunities as they arise.
Career Development Centre is always assigned specific majors to facilitate accuracy, consistency and customer service. Specification in majors allows advisors to become familiar with the degree plans and to develop closer relationships with faculty and students. All academic advisors are cross-trained to provide assistance to all majors if a student’s assigned advisor is not available.
Choosing a Degree: Academic advisors assist the students with degree selection using a 2-page handout, which includes a description of all the degree programs and skills gained through the field of study in addition to the job opportunities available to the major.
Distinct Degree Plans: The ARC provides students with easy-to-read, color-coded, one-page degree plans to clearly show what courses remain to complete the degree. Updated degree plans are made available to students during office visits and may also be sent to the student’s email address by request for our distance learners.
Advanced Planning: The CDC works with department chairs to produce 2-year rolling schedules, which allow students the convenience of advanced schedule planning. The rolling schedules are posted online, as well as handed out to each advisee who visits the office.
Professional Development Courses
All Computer Science Students must complete a professional development course as part of their degree requirements. Topics and training covered in this required course include:
Development of a s“Professional Brand “, which includes a self-assessment and creation of an elevator speech.
Resume Writing and Cover Letter Development
Creating a professional resume, complete with cover letter and reviewed for quality.
Development of a LinkedIn profile to establish a professional online presence prior to graduation.
Dress for Success:
Instruction in professional attire, preparing students to dress for success.
Participation in a business and dining etiquette dinner to enhance professionalism at social dining events.
Training on negotiating and accepting or declining a job/business offer in a professional manner.
Mock Team Interviews:
Participation in a mock team interview in which local businesses provide a professional interview experience and direct feedback on a student’s interviewing technique.
Internship & Employment Opportunities
Employer Relations Specialist
Rana University Career Development Centre provide university students a direct link connects with different employers with help of Employer Relation Specialist. The Employer Relations Specialist is available to students to discuss career goals and planning.
Internship and job opportunities are communicated to students on a regular basis through email with links to the Patriot Jobs website for direct application.
Internships opportunities are available to students to earn college credit while gaining professional experience within their desired field. Regular email communication is sent to all CBT majors with direct links to the job description and Patriot Job listing information.
International Relation Development
CDC Current Activities
CDC department invited all the time involved in different career activities and at the moment CDC department of Rana University offering different programs to University final semester and first semester students which is mentioned as below:
CDC Future Plan
CDC future plan is to offer twin programs through which students would have the opportunities to have local and international experience and exchange cultural information by studying at international institutes and universities during the program around the world. A part of CDC is that it aspires to be a role model for academic excellence in higher education in Afghanistan. It is deeply committed to create an environment where it will nurture the best minds of the country to be an ethical and responsible human resource for the country. Through its multidisciplinary approach, the university seeks to build bridges across universities and institutions, with international bodies, governmental organizations, NGOs and business organizations to create a vast pool of academic resources to facilitate the process of nation building.
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