FAQs

Q: What is Office of Career Services (OCS) at UMT and what is its role?

Office of Career Services (OCS) is here to facilitate and serve UMT Participants in identifying their career growth and develop their career design according to their specified needs. OCS helps UMT Graduates in identifying their desired Internship/job needs and equip them with the necessary tools which may help them not only in entering the right industry but also assist them with any challenges they might face in their career growth

The core functions of OCS include Personal and Professional Grooming Sessions, CV/Cover Letter Writing and Interviewing Workshops, Individual/Group Advisory Services, Mock Interviews, Recruitment Drives, Job Fairs etc.

Q: How can OCS help me as a currently enrolled Participant/Graduate?

OCS enhances your personal and professional skills via a wide range of career-related activities such as Counseling and grooming sessions about choosing the right degree majors, Resume Writing Techniques and Training Workshops. Graduates are facilitated in obtaining information and recent updates about the job market. OCS also advertises information about vacant internship/job opportunity for participants and graduates both.

Q: Does OCS guarantee Jobs?

No. The OCS does not guarantee jobs; however, it makes every effort that the candidates are well equipped with all the necessary tools to get the right job. OCS posts vacant opportunities at their job portal (http://career.umt.edu.pk/) where participants/graduates register and apply directly by submitting their CV.

Q: How do I come to know about the upcoming OCS Events and Activities?

It is imperative that students should check their UMT Email Account regularly and maintain regular contact with the OCS.. Graduates/Alumni are requested to check their email account which they provide to the OCS at the time of clearance for various upcoming events. Information may also be extracted from the OCS portal (http://career.umt.edu.pk/) and OCS social media platform (https://www.facebook.com/ocsumt/)

Q: When can I visit OCS or meet with a career advisor to discuss career options?

OCS is pleased to provide career information and services at its office from 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM. Participants may also contact the career advisor through personal visit, email and contact number provided at its portal (http://career.umt.edu.pk/) and publications.

Q: When can I begin using Career Services? OR When can I make my first visit to OCS?

Once a participant is enrolled in UMT, he/she should visit OCS and maintain regular contact with advisors, participate in workshops and  must register at the Career Portal (http://career.umt.edu.pk/) to get latest updates about the activities and events being conducted at the campus. .

Q. Does OCS help me in providing information about latest job opportunities abroad?

Yes. OCS has signed a MOU with Bayt.com (The Middle East #1 Job Site). Bayt.com shares a web platform with UMT graduates to connect with them and assist them to explore various job opportunities in GCC Countries. The platform is available and accessible under International Jobs panel at OCS’s job portal or directly at http://studentcareers.umt.edu.pk/

Q: How do I get information on Interview Preparation/CV and Cover Letter Writing?

Participants must pick up an Interview preparation handout from the OCS. Such sessions can be attended by participants and graduates when announced. The information and schedule about the event will be available at UMT’s event calendar (http://events.umt.edu.pk/), at the Career Portal (http://career.umt.edu.pk) and social media platforms.. Participants/Graduates are advised to visit the OCS individually and/or in groups to get guidance on effective CV/Cover Letter development and interview types and techniques.

Q: How can OCS help me find an internship or full-time employment?

OCS conducts a myriad of activities to facilitate the job search. The internship and job opportunities along with upcoming event/activity news are available at the OCS job portal which is accessible to the public. Moreover, OCS recruits interns every two months for its own office to carry out various office related activities and tasks. For further information, participants/graduates may pay a personal visit, email or contact OCS team.

Q. Why only personal branding sessions are done in SBE? Students from other programs will also face the same thing in future so these sessions should also be done in SST and SEN classes. Secondly, there is nothing like an extra course or internship for SST students like media students have @ UMT TV. Hence, OCS should conduct visits of students in different software houses so they could know the current market trends which will help us in future and provide an opportunity for an internship.

OCS strives hard to groom and mentor UMT participants to help them discover, establish and improve their personal brand. OCS successfully conducted and executed PBW in SBE last year and also this year on the request of the school. The takeaway for us was that students need more active engagement in career-related activities and such sessions should be a regular feature for all semesters and all schools. OCS would be willing to conduct such session, subject to desire from the school.

Another initiative of OCS is Innovation Champions Boot Camp and Club (ICBCC) to drive and facilitate UMT students in their innovative entrepreneurial endeavors. ICBCC took around 200 students to PITB- Arfa Karim Technology Park, whereby they visited multiple initiatives including Plan-9, Plan-X, Herself, e-Rozgar and multiple other software houses. During the visit, the business proposal of one of the UMT participants got successfully accepted in Plan-9. OCS is willing to structure solutions to all the emerging needs of the students.

Q: When can I visit OCS or meet a career advisor to discuss career options?

OCS is pleased to provide career information and services at its office from 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM. Participants may also contact the career advisor through personal visit, email and contact number provided at its career portal and publications.

Q. I have recently joined the UMT family as a participant in MS-SHRM program. I am really amazed to see how nicely all departments are contributing to grooming their students by conducting workshops, seminars, training programs, etc. The only thing that I wanted to ask OCS if there is any possibility to conduct these training programs/workshops in evening or weekends as all working professionals who come in the evening are not able to attend these sessions.

We can arrange evening sessions as per the convenience of both OCS and students. As soon as a group of at least 20-25 students is arranged, we will arrange a guest speaker after coordinating with the respective school.

Q. With how many industries have OCS signed MoUs?

OCS has signed numerous MoUs with key industry players. Information about all MoUs is mentioned on our Career Portal under the heading of Corporate Liaison. Few of the signed MoUs are with: Careerz360, Mr. COD, Dar’s Delighto, KUKS App, Pak-Qatar Family Takaful, etc.

MoUs are signed regularly with market leaders and it is a continuous process.

Q. Entrepreneurship or Job, what is more, productive as the career in future? Your comments.

Entrepreneurial executive lifestyle should be your outlook. Self employment is always a preferable option. We have shared a definition of good marketable graduate, please study it in detail.

Q. What is OCS? What is the purpose of OCS?

OCS facilitates participants in identifying their career growth and develop their career design according to their specified needs. OCS helps graduates in identifying their desired market needs and equips them with the necessary tools which help them not only in entering the right industry but also assist them with any challenges they might face in their career growth. OCS core functions are Placement Services, Counseling, Advisory and Advocacy, and Corporate Liaison.

Q. How can OCS help me as a currently enrolled participant/graduate?

OCS enhances your personal and professional skills via a wide range of career-related activities; grooming sessions about choosing the right degree majors, resume writing techniques and training workshops. Graduates are facilitated in obtaining information and recent updates about the job market. OCS also advertises information about vacant internship/job opportunity for participants and graduates both.

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