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Career & Academic Advisory

OFFICE OF CAREER & ACADEMIC ADVISORY (OCAA)
BRIEF DESCRIPTION
The Office of Career and Academic Advisory services (OCAA) is responsible for providing information and assistance to students who are interested in career advising and development with emphasis on areas related to enhancing their employability and access to internship opportunities. This will be achieved through enhancing their strengths, enriching their self-marketing tools and providing access to the information and resources they need to make the right career choices and paths. Moreover, OCAA seeks to nurture and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with potential employers, other academic institutions and the alumni of the university.  
Vision- A premier career advisory centre preparing graduates to be leaders
Mission- To provide personalized and innovative career counselling, guidance and capacity building to enhance employability and productivity of our staff and graduates.
OBJECTIVES
In seeking to realise its vision and mission, OCAA endeavours to achieve the following objectives:
i. To provide personalized and innovative career guidance and advisory services to enhance employability and productivity of our graduates.
ii. To Support students in establishing career plans and objectives consistent with their educational qualifications.
iii. Organize and execute pre-internship training for all students proceeding on industrial attachment/teaching practice.
iv. To enhance effective planning, organization, and coordination of on-campus career services events such as the annual Career fair.
v. To ensure the establishment and maintenance of an Up-to-date alumni database
ACTIVITIES CARRIED OUT IN 2020
i. First years induction career briefing
ii. Pre- industrial attachment training held for the students proceeding on Industrial Attachment
iii. Career briefings for all the years of study- 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
iv. Created a communication wall for the pioneer group
v. Developed an Alumni Tracking Tool to capture details of the Pioneer class
vi. Prepared the following materials which were shared with the pioneer class (Office Etiquette, Attitude, Interpersonal skills, Mental Health, Writing a Winning CV others)
INITIATIVES FOR 2021
i. Planned career talks targeting St. Michael Primary and St. Michael Secondary School
ii. Sessions on different aspects of life skills targeting the student in session
iii. Organizing a Career Week in the University
iv. Invite a number of institutions to the University
v. Visit a number of institutions both High schools and Technical Colleges to discuss matters on careers

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