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Placement Services for Students and Graduates

The staff of Career Services daily works with employers to develop fruitful relationships to assist students and graduates in finding jobs, internships, and general information about work placements.
The Office provides a wide range of online tools, initiatives and individual services to support students and graduates in defining and reaching their first career goals.

ONLINE TOOLS

Job posting
The online bulletin board collects internship and job opportunities posted by companies.
The board is updated daily and is accessible via login only to students and graduates of the University of Pavia.
Candidates can apply for positions by e-mail or directly through the career website of the posting company.
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Database of graduates’ CVs
The online database contains the CVs of all graduates of the University of Pavia.
Graduates can update their online CVs so that companies can contact the Career Service Office to search the database and offer internships/ job opportunities to potential candidates.
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ONLINE RESOURCES AND INFORMATION: THE WEBSITE

Resources to find professional opportunities
The Office website contains useful information for carrying out an independent internship/job search such as:
- a database of companies actively collaborating with the Career Office;
- useful links to a wide range of associations, companies and resources on the web;
- a list of scholarships, graduation awards and internship programs offered by companies or other universities for which students and graduates can apply;
- a calendar of job market-related events and initiatives organized by universities and companies.

Resources to find career opportunities abroad
A web section collecting helpful information and resources to find internship/job opportunities abroad such as:
- reliable internship and job search engines available on the web (worldwide and single-country oriented);
- useful links to start a career in International Organisations, e.g. the EU and the UN;
- a “ Mobility Handbook ” containing useful links and suggestions on accommodation, language courses and scholarships abroad;
- a special section about seasonal jobs in the UK and other countries , containing useful links to get a job during summer/winter holidays to improve spoken English or other foreign languages.

Online guidelines to prepare for a job interview
Information and tips to write a correct CV and cover letter with sample CVs.
Information is available also in English with more than 30 “CV Handbooks” for most EU Countries.
>>  To prepare a CV in Italian
>>  To prepare a CV in several foreign languages

OFF-LINE INDIVIDUAL SERVICES

Career counseling
Individual appointments with a Career Counselor to identify career interests, explore professional goals and develop personal job/internship search strategies. During the appointment the CV and the cover letter are updated and candidates receive guidance on the online placement services offered by the Office.
Only Students currently enrolled in a degree program or those that have graduated from the University of Pavia can schedule an appointment with a career counselor.
The service is free but available only in Italian. Duration of an appointment: around 30 minutes.
To arrange an appointment please send an email to: corinfo@unipv.it or placement@unipv.it
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OTHER SERVICES AND INITIATIVES

Documents and procedures to start an internship
The Career Service Office assists students and graduates in complying with the procedures to start an internship. Information, documents and reports can be downloaded in Italian and English.
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Annual career day “Porte Aperte alle Imprese”
The event, organized every year in spring, is the biggest meeting opportunity provided to students and graduates of the University of Pavia. The career day brings a wide variety of local and national companies to the University Campus and allows students and graduates to network with employers and find out what job and internship opportunities they can offer. During the event, held in the university courtyards, students and graduates can also be interviewed for open vacancies by the recruiters of the participant companies.
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Job search workshops and company presentations at the University Departments
Throughout the academic year, in collaboration with the University Departments, the Career Office organizes workshops providing students with useful information and skills to write a good CV and cover letter, prepare for job interviews, build connections in specific professional fields, and find job openings using online and off-line placement tools.
Moreover, COR regularly organizes company presentations within University Faculties to strengthen the network between the students and the job market. During these presentations companies can introduce their organizations, core business and mission, their internship and placement opportunities along with their recruitment and selection process.
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Centro Orientamento Universitario - Front Office
The Career Office also offers a daily front office service to support students and graduates in learning about post-academic activities, job opportunities and placements in general.
The Office is located in Via S. Agostino 8 (opposite the main entrance of the Humanities Registry).

Front office hours:
Mondays – Tuesdays – Thursdays – Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
Wednesdays from 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.

To find out more about our services, programs and events please email placement@unipv.it .