Careers and Employability

Discover the various activities promoted by the Career and Employability Support Services, from traineeships to practical workshops, as well as the exclusive opportunities and employability platforms that Católica offers.

Lisboa

careerNETwork (Symplicity)

The employability platform is intended for pre-experience undergraduate and master students in management, finance and economics.

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Annual Events

The Careers & Talent Office organizes several career events such as the Career Forum in the first semester, the Volunteer Fair and Startup Fair in the second semester, and the International Career Monday throughout the year.

Contacts | Careers & Talent Office

E-mail:  careers.clsbe@ucp.pt | mariajoaosantos@ucp.pt 
Phone: (+351) 217 21 41 24

Mentoring

The Programme aims chiefly to establish connections between finalists and alumni, in order to encourage the exchange of academic and professional experiences between them.

By participating, finalists can benefit from the experience of alumni, in their different academic and professional paths, so they may validate choices already made, but essentially, so they may reflect on future decisions.

Career Portal

Free for FCH-Católica undergraduate and Master's students, the platform consists of a virtual environment where students can:

  • Access traineeship and job opportunities;
  • Manage search preferences on areas and types of traineeship, companies and recruiting institutions, among others;
  • Receive, via e-mail, a newsletter with information on traineeship and job offers suitable for each student's profile.

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My Career

The annual event aims to address current issues and future challenges in students’ career development. Comprised of conferences, discussion panels and workshops with the participation of guest speakers who are senior staff in leading companies at a national and international level, this event seeks to disseminate the current status of the job market by those who experience it on a daily basis.

Workshops

The Careers Office offers a set of workshops on topics related to employability:

  • Workshop 1: Writing a relevant cover letter
  • Workshop 2: Writing an impressive CV
  • Workshop 3: Preparation for that winning job interview

Contacts | Careers Office

E-mail: careersoffice.fch@ucp.pt
Phone: (+351) 217 21 40 18

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Católica Future | Law

Career platform offered by the School, with the mission to bring students and alumni closer to recruiters.

Through this portal, it is possible to:

  • access internships, summer internships and job opportunities;
  • have direct contact with the Lisbon School's partner companies and law firms
  • submit your CV 
  • participate in workshops, career sessions and open days
  • access useful documents and videos related to professional integration;
  • and even schedule a personalised service with the Careers Office of the Faculty.

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JobShop

Organized annually, usually in November, by the Career Office, it is exclusively aimed at undergraduate, masters and LL.M. students.

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JobShadowing

Designed for undergraduate students from 2nd year on, it aims to make students familiar with the jobs of legal practitioners.

For more detailed information please contact: career_office.fd.sede@ucp.pt

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Mentoring

The programme provides first-year students with 12 months of mentoring by a prestigious and experienced alumnus (Mentor), allowing them to complement their academic training, learn about the main career paths of the course, gain practical knowledge of their future professional activity and start their network of professional contacts.

For more detailed information please contact anagarcia@ucp.pt

Contacts | Career Office

Patrícia Gonçalves
Phone: (+351) 217 21 42 40

Sara Lee Almeida
Phone: (+351) 214 26 97 93
E-mail: career_office.fd.sede@ucp.pt
Schedule: Tuesday and Wednesday (10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) | Thursday (2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.)

 

Career Office

The Careers Office supports each student in a personalised way in the preparation of their professional future. It also organises scientific events and practical workshops such as CV preparation and job interview preparation.


E-mail:  saude.sede@ucp.pt
Phone: (+351) 217 21 40 00

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Career Day

It aims to provide undergraduate, master's and doctoral students with career prospects, as well as privileged contact with prestigious entities from the professional world.

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Mentoring Programme

The programme allows undergraduate or Masters students to benefit from the contact with an alumni (Mentor), meeting 2 to 3 times a year, having the opportunity to discuss their academic progress and career perspectives with their mentor, thus benefiting from his/her recognised experience and insight.


For more detailed information contact secretariado.iep@ucp.pt

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Contacts | Internships and Employability

E-mail: catia.silva@ucp.pt 
Phone: (+351) 217 21 40 61

Porto

Shared service available to students of all faculties on the Porto campus. 

Among others, it provides the following services:

  • Social Support and case-by-case analysis of situations of students with financial difficulties
  • Psychological Consultation
  • Support in study methodologies
  • Employability support
  • Employment portal 

E-mail: ee.emprego@ucp.pt | mlcardoso@ucp.pt

Phone: (+351) 226 19 62 26

Website

Católica Porto Business School Career Platform

Exclusive platform for students and alumni, allowing access to job offers, events, scheduling advisory and career and educational development counselling sessions, as well as resources on topics related to career management and skills development.

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Mentoring Programme

Targeted at Master’s and MBA students, counts with a large number of mentors, namely alumni, with national or international careers.

Skills Development Workshops

The aim is to promote the students' skills development in areas such as: planning and organization, creativity, oral communication, time management, emotional intelligence, case resolution, and communication tools with the labor market.

Highered (EFMD)

Platform available for students and alumni, allowing access to international job offers, assessments, among other features (exclusive to EFMD accredited members).

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Career Day for Undergrads and Masters

It happens annually, bringing together around 200 undergraduates and master’s students from the school, in a process of speed interviews with the wide range of participating companies.

Career Day for Executives

Annual event that brings together Executive Education students and alumni, in a process of speed interviews with headhunters, Executive Search and other companies.

Summer Traineeships

Targeted at undergraduates allowing equivalence to the Final Traineeship Project course.

Curricular Traineeships

Designed for master’s students allowing them to carry out their thesis in an organizational context.

RUMO – Employability Event

Each year RUMO brings together employers from different sectors of activity. It also includes conferences on current topics related to the labour market, sector round tables, face-to-face stands and online recruitment lounges/company spots.
 

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Contacts | Career and Development Office

E-mail:  careers.cpbs@ucp.pt
Phone: (+351) 226 19 62 29 | (+351) 226 19 62 53

Career Services Portal

The CAREER SERVICES PORTAL is available to students and alumni of all Faculties with activity in the Porto campus and to companies that wish to meet them.

Access to:

  • Participation in events;
  • + 1500 videos of professions;
  • Disclosure of internship offers, jobs, trainee programmes and other initiatives (with email alerts);
  • Opportunity to make appointments with the Students and Employability Department.

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RUMO – Employability Event

Each year RUMO brings together employers from different sectors of activity. It also includes conferences on current topics related to the labour market, sector round tables, face-to-face stands and online recruitment lounges/company spots.
 

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Curricular Traineeships

Master's students may choose to do a traineeship, with the nature of the host entities varying according to the type of Master's chosen: more professional (music teaching, conservation and restoration, or creative industries) or more artistic (cinema, photography, or sound and image).

Artistic Residencies Programme

It consists of a period of residence at the School of Arts for the development of research and artistic work in the fields of visual arts, film, new media art, and sound. These Residencies are part of the School's philosophy as an "art centre", in which ongoing activities will foster knowledge and contemporary creation.


For more detailed information please contact artisticresidencies@porto.ucp.pt

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Research Days of the Master in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Goods

The aim of the events is to present the research work and traineeship carried out by the students of the second year of the Master's Degree in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Goods.

It is also a way for students to assess the quality of their work and exchange suggestions and perspectives with colleagues and teachers in preparation for their final defenses.

Conservation in Action! | Conservation and Restoration Summer Campaigns

The campaigns, which take place in close articulation with local communities and host entities, in a logic of knowledge sharing and learning, offer an important complement to the practical training of the students.

They take place annually, in July, from the north to the south of the country, and also in the north of Spain, focusing mainly on the conservation of integrated heritage, from woodcarving, painting, archaeological structures, tiles, stucco and wall painting.

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Pedagogy Congress on Specialised Artistic Teaching of Music

The event is organised, since 2012/13, by the School of Arts and the Faculty of Education and Psychology and its main objective is to bring together teachers, researchers and professionals in the field of music teaching.

The Congress is organised into different themes through the active involvement of participants in workshops, debates, panels, posters, concerts, conferences and research projects. In this sense, the Scientific Committee encourages researchers and music teaching professionals, including students, to submit proposals for papers aligned with the main theme of the conference.

Career Services Portal

The CAREER SERVICES PORTAL is available to students and alumni of all Faculties with activity in the Porto campus and to companies that wish to meet them.

Access to:

  • Participation in events;
  • + 1500 videos of professions;
  • Disclosure of internship offers, jobs, trainee programmes and other initiatives (with email alerts);
  • Opportunity to make appointments with the Students and Employability Department.

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Employability Workshops

The employability workshops offer sessions in different formats (individual, small group and large group) in order to achieve different goals, trying to correspond to the needs of senior students in their transition to the labour market.

RUMO – Employability Event

Each year RUMO brings together employers from different sectors of activity. It also includes conferences on current topics related to the labour market, sector round tables, face-to-face stands and online recruitment lounges/company spots.
 

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FOLIUM | Biotechnology Mentorship

It consists in the individual guidance of students by experienced alumni (mentors), ready to help and guide the academic path, sharing professional experiences and life choices.

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Curricular and non-curricular internships

Opportunities available to undergraduate and masters’ students in order to complete monographs and thesis at external institutions.

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"Think Big in Biotechnology"

Hosted by the School of Biotechnology Alumni Association, the forum brings together recognized experts in bioengineering with students and young professionals. The select range of speakers lift the tip of the veil on the trends and opportunities that the future holds.

For more detailed information please contact fib@ucp.pt

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Training for researchers - Career development

The programme includes a set of workshops and events focused on skills from communication to science management, to writing and project management, to knowledge transfer and personal skills.
It is aimed at PhD students of the Faculty of Biotechnology and researchers of the CBQF, and aims to support their training in soft skills, important for a career both in research and academia as well as in business, and to empower them for future career paths.

For more detailed information please contact careerdevcbqf@ucp.pt

Biotechnology Talks

The annual cycles of talks, focused on current topics and organized in collaboration with the Alumni Association of the Faculty of Biotechnology, offer enriching opportunities for specialist networking and the understanding of less conventional professional paths.

For more detailed information please contact perguntas.esb@ucp.pt

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Biotech Convention

Happens annually with the objective to stimulate awareness on practical applications in the field of Biotechnology. Bioengineering, Nutritional Sciences and Microbiology are the dominant themes of these events. Participants are invited to learn about the work carried out by students and alumni from the Faculty and broaden their horizons – perhaps even to start discussing some startup ideas.

For more detailed information please contact aeesbio@gmail.com 

Career Services Portal

The CAREER SERVICES PORTAL is available to students and alumni of all Faculties with activity in the Porto campus and to companies that wish to meet them.

Access to:

  • Participation in events;
  • + 1500 videos of professions;
  • Disclosure of internship offers, jobs, trainee programmes and other initiatives (with email alerts);
  • Opportunity to make appointments with the Students and Employability Department.

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RUMO – Employability Event

Each year RUMO brings together employers from different sectors of activity. It also includes conferences on current topics related to the labour market, sector round tables, face-to-face stands and online recruitment lounges/company spots.
 

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Employability Workshops

The employability workshops offer sessions in different formats (individual, small group and large group) in order to achieve different goals, trying to correspond to the needs of senior students in their transition to the labour market.

Curricular Traineeships

The traineeships may be credited in the study plan with 2.5 or 5 ECTS, and the portfolio of host entities includes law firms, companies, non-governmental organisations, associations, among others.

Law DNA

Targeted at students, it aims at training more complete and better prepared jurists for the exercise of their chosen profession, developing their political, media and European literacy in the programme - thus promoting more aware, critical and active citizens. The programme focuses on the:

  • Ability to reflect critically on new problems;
  • Creativity to find the solutions to those problems;
  • Spirit of initiative, ability to work in a team;
  • Strong sense of ethics.

For more detailed information please contact adnjurista@ucp.pt

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Law Mentoring

The programme aims to promote individual mentoring of students by experienced alumni (mentors).

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RUMO - Law Employability Event

Exclusively designed for the legal market, RUMO- Law Employability Event is an annual event that gathers professionals, lawyers, students and alumni (both online and in person), including sessions about emerging topics in Law.

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Career Services Portal

The CAREER SERVICES PORTAL is available to students and alumni of all Faculties with activity in the Porto campus and to companies that wish to meet them.

Access to:

  • Participation in events;
  • + 1500 videos of professions;
  • Disclosure of internship offers, jobs, trainee programmes and other initiatives (with email alerts);
  • Opportunity to make appointments with the Students and Employability Department.

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RUMO – Employability Event

Each year RUMO brings together employers from different sectors of activity. It also includes conferences on current topics related to the labour market, sector round tables, face-to-face stands and online recruitment lounges/company spots.
 

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Employability Workshops

The employability workshops offer sessions in different formats (individual, small group and large group) in order to achieve different goals, trying to correspond to the needs of senior students in their transition to the labour market.

Traineeships

The Faculty assures several Curricular Traineeship options through protocols with prestigious institutions in the community. FEP also offers the opportunity to carry out International Traineeships at the end of the Master in Psychology and Master in Psychology and Human Resources Development.

Hands On Practice: Managing and Developing People

Extra-curricular program targeted to Master's students in Psychology and Human Resources Development, from the Faculty of Education and Psychology, developed in partnership with Católica Porto Business School, offering students two closer experiential learning contexts with companies:

  1. the Experiential Workshops, where students have the opportunity to participate annually in a cycle of workshops promoted by Human Resources Professionals who will create, in the classroom, an approach to real work experience;
  2. Link to Business enables job shadowing experiences and observation mini-traineeships in different areas of a Human Resources department.

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EmCarreira Workshops

The Faculty of Education and Psychology hosts this initiative of the Portuguese Psychologists Association (OPP), which aims to promote employability skills, entrepreneurship and career planning, facilitating the transition to the labour market. The workshops are open for all finalists of integrated Masters in Psychology, as well as Psychology graduates.

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OPP Academy

The OPP Academy results from the partnership between the Faculty of Education and Psychology and Portuguese Psychologists Association (OPP). This is a meeting point between the facultys’ future Psychologists and OPP, an approach to the future profession, discovering Psychologists’ role in a changing world, which enhances the discussion of each Psychology career project.

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Psychology Days

Event that aims to explore Psychology emerging themes, through various activities (e.g., conferences, workshops, round-table discussions, forums, commented movie), involving several guests.

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Career Services Portal

The CAREER SERVICES PORTAL is available to students and alumni of all Faculties with activity in the Porto campus and to companies that wish to meet them.

Access to:

  • Participation in events;
  • + 1500 videos of professions;
  • Disclosure of internship offers, jobs, trainee programmes and other initiatives (with email alerts);
  • Opportunity to make appointments with the Students and Employability Department.

Access Here!

Employability Workshops

The employability workshops offer sessions in different formats (individual, small group and large group) in order to achieve different goals, trying to correspond to the needs of senior students in their transition to the labour market.

RUMO – Employability Event

Each year RUMO brings together employers from different sectors of activity. It also includes conferences on current topics related to the labour market, sector round tables, face-to-face stands and online recruitment lounges/company spots.
 

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Braga

The External and International Relations Office (GREI) supports students and former students in finding or creating jobs, developing their entrepreneurial spirit and monitoring their professional situation after graduating.

E-mail: emprego.braga@ucp.pt
Phone: 253 20 61 13

Viseu

Science at the Faculty of Dental Medicine

With the aim of spreading science, the event takes place weekly and includes guest speakers, promoting the widening of partnerships and scientific discussion.
 

For more detailed information please contact asduarte@ucp.pt | mcorreia@ucp.pt

Science and Technology Week

The faculty participates with numerous activities for the dissemination of science and technology within this initiative promoted and coordinated by the National Agency for Scientific and Technological Culture - Ciência Viva (in November).
 

For more detailed information please contact asduarte@ucp.pt | lsantos@ucp.pt

Biomedicine Open Day

Annual event that usually takes place between June/July and aims to present the research developed by students, teachers/researchers of CIIS-UCP and the educational offer of the Faculty of Dental Medicine. It includes online sessions and science workshops in the faculty's laboratories. 
 

For more detailed information please contact asduarte@ucp.pt | lsantos@ucp.pt

World Oral Health Day 

Celebrated internationally on March 20, the Faculty marks the date with lectures on oral health literacy, seminars on oral health, open days with the collaboration of various institutions in the Viseu region and dissemination of various activities and projects under development in the oral health community. It is worth highlighting the collaboration of the faculty with SPEMD, the main scientific society of dentistry in the country. 
 

For more detailed information please contact nveiga@ucp.pt

Dental Medicine Congress

The Congress, now in its 17th edition, is a moment of sharing scientific knowledge demonstrated through the preparation of a scientific programme that aims to be comprehensive in order to "touch" all branches of dentistry. It includes national and international speakers who contribute to the necessary sharing of knowledge and opinions regarding current issues in the field of oral health. This event provides an enriching experience and knowledge update, contributing to the professional and personal development of the participants.
 

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Contact

1st Cycle Coordinator
Maria José Correia
E-mail: mcorreia@ucp.pt
Phone: (+351) 232 41 95 00

2nd Cycle Coordinator
Nélio Veiga
E-mail: nveiga@ucp.pt
Phone: (+351) 232 41 95 00

Management Day

Organised by the students of the Degree in Management, the event takes place once a year (usually in April). It includes conferences with CEOs of companies, Start-Ups and Influencers. It also features stands with job offers, traineeships and volunteering.

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Contacts

E-mail: ppereira@ucp.pt  |  cribeiro@ucp.pt  |  info.viseu.ucp.pt
Phone: (+351) 232 41 95 00