Career Services

Our mission is to bridge VCUarts Qatar with the art and design industry by providing goal oriented career development strategies that prepare our students to be change makers in the local, regional and global economy.

Through self-exploration, experiential learning and student-centered advising, we promote innovative, critical thinking in order to equip students to maintain a sustainable career in a competitive global landscape. We champion and cultivate community partnerships that engage key stakeholders including students, faculty, the community and industry leaders.

STUDENTS

Career development is an ongoing journey. Not a one time event.

It’s a cycle that begins early in your collegiate career and continues throughout your academic and professional life. When you meet with a VCU Career Services career adviser, you’ll work together to determine your place in the cycle.

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As a VCU student, you have access to a variety of career resources including individual career advisingworkshopsjob search resources and guides and full- and part-time job listings posted specifically for VCU talent to help you navigate every step of your personal career and professional development.

HOW WE CAN HELP

VCUarts Qatar Career Services helps students:

  • Determine personal values, skills and interests to make viable career decisions. 
  • Understand and developing their professional identity. 
  • Become lifelong learners who utilize their research skills to be attentive to labor and industry trends.
  • Enrich their academic learning experience with professional development opportunities that include soft skills that are needed in a 21st century global marketplace. 
  • Create, manage and leverage professional relationships effectively. 
  • Connect students to professional experts and advisers to facilitate in their professional development from student to innovative leader. 
  • Advocate and articulate their professional vision

 

To get started, connect with Career Services through your HIRERAMS account. 

ALUMNI

If you’re looking for general advice, we are here for you.

HOW WE CAN HELP

We are proud of our VCUarts Qatar Ram alumni and want to continue supporting you in your future endeavors.In coordination with the Alumni Relations office, Career Services can helps our alumni identify post-graduate optionsexplore careers, and develop action plans. We can also assist with strategizing your job searchresume reviews and mock interviews.

To learn more about VCUarts Qatar Alumni relations as well as set up your alumni email account (needed to access HireRams), visit: http://www.qatar.vcu.edu/alumni.

HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE

You have been in the same position as many of our current students and you have wisdom to share with those just starting out. Throughout the year, we have programs that you may consider participating as alumni to share your experience. If you are interested in being a guest speaker or a panelist, please visit here.

EMPLOYERS

If you’re looking for the best in emerging creative talent, you’ve come to the right place.

Creativity and innovation are globally needed skillsFortunately, VCUarts Qatar students have it in abundance.

At VCUarts Qatar, we develop students who can think critically and find the most creative design solutions available. Our students graduate with at least one significant internship or experiential learning opportunity. This ensures that our students are able to bridge the gap between student work and professional work before they graduate.

Our community is truly internationalOur faculty and administration staff represent 15 countries while our student body and alumni represent more than 40 countries/nationalities. VCUarts Qatar is committed to a globally diverse learning environment to foster the growth of collaborative opportunities and international partnerships.

HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE

As an employer you can support our students by:

  • Posting a Job or Career opportunities in our career database, HireRams.
  • Participating in the Education City Internship & Career Fair as well promote on our campus
  • Hosting an Intern or providing job shadowing experience
  • Offering mentorship and networking opportunities

SERVICES FOR EMPLOYERS

As a an employer and partner, you will be able to:

  • Identify qualified candidates using our database, HIRERAMS (for employers) to search student and alumni resumes and portfolios to identify potential candidates.
  • Market your company/organization with promotional materials such as flyers, brochures, posters and related recruiting and advertising materials for students.
  • Work with faculty with faculty to offer constructive critiques of students’ work as they finalize their senior portfolios, reels, and presentations.
  • Deliver on campus presentations with information on career development, internships, and employment opportunities.

To connect with a member of the VCUarts Qatar Career Services, please email vcuqcareer@vcu.edu.