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The Careers Service hosts Industry Weeks for students and graduates, which are regular meetings with representatives of selected industries. These events are designed to familiarize students and graduates with the specifics of working in a given place. We welcome experts and professionals who would like to talk about the ups and downs of their profession, their duties and skills needed to fill a specific position.

Presentations will include HR departments providing valuable guidance on the recruitment process in their companies and explain how to prepare well for a job interview. Additionally, they will also discuss the profile and organizational culture of the company/institution and offer openings for internships, jobs and volunteer positions.  Students can also hear how to build their career path in a given place.

Sample Industry Weeks:

“Not only corporation!”

The Industry Week – “Not only corporation” was designed for Jagiellonian University students and graduates looking for alternative job opportunities to outsourcing agencies or large corporations. The meetings aimed to show that knowledge, skills and job satisfaction can also be gained, working in offices, associations, local government institutions, and smaller companies.

The Industry Week – “Not only a corporation!” hosted the following employers:

  • The Marshal’s Office of the Małopolskie Province, for more information
  • Malopolska Institute of Culture
  • National Labour Inspectorate
  • Targi w Krakowie Sp. z o.o.
  • National Museum in Cracow
  • Siemacha Association
  • EPSO Ambassador – work and internships in EU institutions

“Career with Language”

During the Industry Week – Career with Language, students and graduates of the Jagiellonian University could take part in 10 meetings with representatives of companies looking to hire employees who know various foreign languages. Participation in the event was a unique opportunity for all those who would like to make a career in an international environment.

“Career with Language” Industry Week hosted the following guests:

  • Human Capital Consulting
  • Grafton Recruitment
  • Randstad Poland
  • Atominium Specialist Translation Agency
  • VEO Worldwide Services
  • Tivron
  • State Street Bank
  • Nordea
  • Lufthansa Global Business Services
  • Capgemini

All information about current events is available in the latest events section.

We coordinate and offer lectures and courses at some of the Jagiellonian University departments. These allow the students to learn about various issues related to job hunting, the labour market and broadly defined entrepreneurship. Some examples below:

  • Artes Liberales lectures as part of the “Graduate in the Labour Market” course

A mandatory lecture for students of library science as part of the “Information Management Graduate in a Professional Environment” course.

Mandatory semester courses for the Faculty of Biology and Sciences of the Earth:

  • “Professional career planning”
  • “Graduate on the labour market”

“Career planning for PhDs” - workshop in English for conference participants INsecTIME

Lectures at the Institute of Sociology of the Jagiellonian University as part of the “Sociology Workshop” course:

  • “Self-presentation”
  • “Active job search”

Mandatory semester courses for the Faculty of Biology and Sciences of the Earth:

  • “Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship”
  • “Graduate in the labour market”

Mandatory semester course for the Faculty of Biology and Sciences of the Earth:

  • “Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship”

Lecture as part of the obligatory course in the field ofLibrarianship:

  • “A graduate of library science and information science on the labour market”

Classes in International Cultural Studiesas part of the course “Animation of internships and career paths in cultural studies”

Classes in Public Healthas part of the course “Graduate on the labour market”

This is an opportunity for the student to be a “shadow” of the company’s employee (Expert) for one day. Job Shadow is an opportunity to present the company, its culture and organization to the student. The employee/expert shows the student what a “day in the life” of the person in his position looks like.

The student learns what tasks are performed by the Expert, what the job is like, what requirements are placed on the person in the position and what skills are necessary to meet these requirements.

Job Shadow gives a potential new employee a chance to learn about the company as a future workplace. It should be noted that Job Shadow does not constitute a binding employment commitment for any of the parties.

What do we expect from an Expert

Job Shadow is all about allowing the student to follow you in your daily tasks and therefore requires no special efforts. However, such a day should be pre-planned so that it gives the student the opportunity to learn more about your daily tasks and the knowledge that the company has at its disposal. It is good to check if you are planning any secret/confidential meetings on a given day where the student’s participation would be difficult. We also ask you to be open to questions on that day and be willing to answer them, so as to give the student insight into what he/she feels curious about. Openness should be mutual, so feel free to ask questions so that the mentee brings you closer to the world of students.

To participatein the Program as an Expert please contact us at: kariery@uj.edu.pl

For questions regarding the Job Shadow initiative, you can also write to our e-mail address. 

What the Student-Candidate should know

If you want to know the specifics of working within a given industry and find out how the company functions “on the inside”, this offer is just for you!

If the company looking to hire students for the Job Shadow programme through the Career Office happens to be your dream employer, you have a unique opportunity to see if your ideas about this company and the nature of work are really accurate. It is also a great opportunity to present yourself to the Expert and gain his trust and possible recommendations for the recruitment process.

The student is the ambassador of his/her university, co-creating the university’s image. This means that by participating in events hosted by the Jagiellonian University, the student is obliged to behave professionally during the programme and to comply with the guidelines contained in the Student Statement.

Students interested in participating in the Programme, please contact us at: kariery@uj.edu.pl

We welcome students of the Jagiellonian University for internships at the Career Office! This is a great opportunity to gain professional experience and learn about the labour market – students support us primarily in the area of information and training activities. Follow our website – this is where the call for applications will be announced.

In our office you can use the current information resources on the labour market situation

  • Career magazine
  • Career in Finance and Banking magazine
  • Employers at pracuj.pl
  • Careers in Poland
  • First job
  • Semester
  • Your career
  • Praca.pl guide

The globalization of the labour market and the ability to travel problem-free around the world have allowed many people to pursue their dreams of a professional career abroad. Check what to remember about when looking for a job offers abroad and what to consider when planning the trip:

If you are thinking about studying or working in one of the European Union countries, see the website europa.eu/europass/pl

Dear Foreigners,

the brochures attached below contain useful information for the EU citizens intending to come to Poland, including information on the right of residence, taking up employment, laws governing recognition of professional qualifications, engaging in business activities, social insurance and living conditions in Poland.

Living and working conditions in Poland

Lebens-und Arbeitsbedingungen in Poland

For more information, please go to this website.

Additional useful information relevant to foreigners who want to find a job in Poland can be found at:

www.eurofound.europa.eu/country/poland

Polish Migration Forum - for foreigners and about foreigners in Poland

See also:

National System of Monitoring the Economic Fortunes of University Graduates

Professions Barometer – showing demand for professionals in a given field across districts and provinces in Poland, broken down into three groups: less than needed, just right and more than needed

Labour Market Quarterly -

  •  Department for Persons with Disabilities – check what support the Jagiellonian University offers to persons with disabilities in accessing education; you will find here a catalogue of facility adaptations for persons with disabilities, the latest initiatives for persons with disabilities and information about a special scholarship
  • Safe Student  – learn more about health and safety at work and education, as well as equality and anti-discrimination procedures at the university, interventions in crisis situations and available legal aid;
  • Section for Teaching and Academic Careers, CM – check the latest Collegium Medicum news – including scholarships, dormitory accommodation, internships and stories from alumni;
  • Foreign Students Service Department – see what the Jagiellonian University offers to foreign students studying in Poland and international exchange students – you will find here information on Polish language courses, Erasmus + program and NAVA scholarships;
  • Department of International Cooperation – find out more about the cooperation of the Jagiellonian University with foreign universities and research institutions at the university level – you will find here useful information about foreign exchange procedures, bilateral exchanges and many other opportunities for international cooperation;

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