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Practicals, placements and work

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The University of Barcelona undertakes a series of activities aimed at preparing its students and graduates for a smooth transition between the university and the labour market.

This is the mission of the Feina UB program, which works in two main areas: vocational integration and careers guidance. To carry out these tasks, the UB has a team of careers guidance counsellors and provides opportunities for work placements and a job bank.

Work placements are the first contact that many students have with the world of work. They may be recognized and evaluated within the syllabus.

A strictly academic, rather than an employment, relationship is formed between the student and the company. There are two types of placements: 

  • Placements that are included in the syllabus and are recognized academically.
  • Placements that are not specifically included in the syllabus (education cooperation agreements), which enable students to extend the course’s practical training, under the supervision of the UB school or faculty.

TheFeina UBprogram also offers services and activities to facilitate the transition between the university and the labour market:

Mediation services for employment and work placements

  • Job banks.
  • Placements in companies and in national and international institutions.

Professional careers services

  • Career days.
  • Training courses, workshops and seminars on skills and competences.
  • Online courses in job search:
    - Job search techniques.
    - Personal brand and web 2.0 tools.
  • Club de Feina (Job Club): a space that includes resources and specialized advice for vocational integration.
  • Careers guidance interviews.

Participation of companies and institutions in the UB

  • UB Employment Forum.
  • Participation in job fairs.
  • Company presentations.

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