AmCham Macedonia Summer 2018 (Issue 58) - Page 20

Cover Story Teodora Atanasova intern in Macedonian embassy in London UACS Business Council UACS Business Council incor- porates more than 170 companies, organizations, NGOs, and govern- mental bodies united in one goal: to foster better education for young students. This is accomplished through several activities: Career Days at University Amer- ican College Skopje - each year, the UACS Career Center organizes Career Days, whose purpose is to connect a large number of employ- ers with potential employees, i.e. UACS graduates and alumni. All third-year students, especially those who are seeking employment, are eager to participate in CV creating workshops, prepare for the first job interview, gain more insight on career planning, learn about the available opportunities for internships and employment, and be provided with career counseling by the best HR managers in Macedonia. The Career Days’ goals and objectives are to contribute to the preparation of dynamic, industry-ready graduates, to inspire the students to launch career paths, and to bring together the academia and the business community. On-campus recruitment - our Career Center always keeps track of the available job opportunities on the market. By e-mail distribution and 20 AmCham Macedonia Magazine Summer 2018 / Issue 58 Summer 2018 / Issue 58 Cover Story Grigorija Gulevska intern in Macedonian embassy in Berlin posting available employment pos- sibilities on the University’s bulletin board, the Career Center provides students with timely information. Furthermore, by participating in the UACS Career Days, companies are able to meet with the students and learn about their expectations, recruit students for jobs and intern- ships, and contribute to the growth and development of future job seek- ers, i.e. the labor market. Credentials management - career services offices sometimes maintain student files containing letters of rec- ommendation from faculty. They can then forward these letters to poten- tial employers and graduate schools upon the student’s request. Resume/cover letter writing assis- tance - the Career Center provides guidance and assistance to the stu- dents in the process of writing their resumes and cover letters. For that purpose, we organize workshops and one-on-one sessions for the purpose of enhancing their skills. Furthermore, the Coordinator at this Center prepares students for their first internship/ job interview. Success Stories UACS Career Center is proud to share various successful stories of its students’ employability and intern- ship experience. These are a few success stories which illustrate the paths our students take. Students at the UACS School of Political Science had the oppor- tunity to do their internships at the Embassy of the Republic of Mace- donia in Paris, the Embassy of the Republic of Macedonia in Lon- don, the Embassy of the Republic of Macedonia in Vienna, and the Embassy of the Republic of Mace- donia in Berlin. Students at the UACS School of Business Economics and Manage- ment had the possibility to do their internships and consequently be employed in the banking sector, as well as some of the 100 top ranked companies in Macedonia. Students at the UACS Computer Science and Information Technology had the possibility to do their intern- ship and get employed at Asseco SEE, Semos, and various local and foreign software development companies. Guided by the University’s mission and vision statement, we will con- tinue to strive for building strong and successful employer and community partnerships for the purpose of cre- ating career opportunities, as well as providing the students with guid- ance, assistance, and counseling in the process of pursuing their goals and paving the road to success. AmCham Macedonia Magazine 21