Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Where are you Located?
We are located at NUST HQ, H-12 Campus, Kashmir Highway, Islamabad. Career Counselor at 051-9085-1211, Career Counseling Appointment Assistant at 051-9085-6218.
Question: How Do I Begin My Job Search?
You should begin using Career Services resources early in your college career. Start by creating a résumé and attending our panel discussions and internship fairs, which are great places to network and meet professionals. Collect business cards and speak with professionals and your career advisor to learn about career paths in your field. An internship is a great way to learn more about a particular career path and gain professional skills. Ask your career advisor about applying for internships.
Question: What are your hours?
All offices are open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Monday through Friday.
Question: What Types of Companies attend your Job and Internship Fairs?
We host many of most popular, sought-after companies in design and related fields. These fairs give students opportunities to meet with company representatives on campus. Companies that have joined us in the past include Nestle’, Schlumberger and Telenor.
Question: When are your drop-in hours?
Our drop-in hours are at the following times and locations: Career & Development Center: Monday and Wednesday, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Drop-in hours are on a first come, first served basis, so please plan accordingly. You can meet with a counselor about your resume, cover letter or general career concerns. Sessions last about 15-20 minutes.
Question: I am a senior and I haven't done much about planning my future career. How do I decide what I want to do and how to get there?
Our professional counselors can provide personal and individual assistance with these important issues. They are attuned to the stresses that seniors experience as they complete their degree requirements and seek employment or admission to graduate school.
Question: What services do you offer at Career Services?
Our services include individual career counseling appointments, drop-in hours, workshops, career resource centers, career assessments, on-campus interviewing, internships, job listings, resume critique sessions.
Question: I am a sophomore and I need to declare a major, how can I figure out what to major in and how it relates to a future career?
It is fairly common for first year students and sophomores to be unsure about their choice of majors and future career plans. Schedule an appointment with one of our career counselors. The counselor will help you explore a variety of major and career options that suit your interests, skills, and personality.
Question: If I am relocating to another part of the country, can Career Services still help?
Yes! We can arrange reciprocal services at most colleges and universities around the country. Contact Mrs. Atiya Zulfiqar, DD CDC at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, major(s), month and date of graduation, and up to three schools where you would like reciprocity. Note: Many Universities may not offer reciprocity to this is going to be done on case to case basis.
Question: I want to major in electrical engineering, but my parents want me to major in civil engineering. They're concerned about future job opportunities with a civil engineering degree. What should I do?
The first step is to request an appointment with a career counselor ASAP. Bear in mind that academic choices and career choices are not the same. If you're a electrical engineering major, that doesn't mean that you must become a electrical engineering. Many employers that recruit at various prestigious companies are more concerned with skills than your major. They are looking for strong communication, writing, analytical, and organizational skills—skills that your civil engineering degree can help you to develop.
Question: I'm not 100 percent confident in my Writing Skills. How can I get Help?
Misspelled words, incorrect punctuation, and grammatical errors will send your résumé straight to the trash: Be sure to have it reviewed by a faculty member, career counselor, or trusted friend with good editing skills before you send it out. The University Writing Center has trained tutors who can help you polish your skills.
Question: Does Career Services offer any skill or interest assessments?
Career Development office offers Skills Inventory, Job Search Strategies. You must meet first with a career counselor to determine your needs.
Question: How do I Find and Internship?
You can find an internship by attending internship fairs, applying to NUST Industry Liaison Office (ILO) and Career Development Centre, (CDC), applying to companies directly, and asking your career advisor or faculty for ideas. Before you apply for an internship, be sure to review the information and instructions posted on the internships section of this site.
Question: Do I need to wear a suit for a mock interview?
We recommend that you come for your practice interview dressed professionally. It helps to better simulate an actual interview and we can offer you advice on your business attire.
Question: What is the Alumni Career Network?
The NUST University Alumni Career Network is a database of NUST graduates who have volunteered to be mentors and share their career experiences with students and other alumni. These individuals have diverse academic backgrounds and represent many career fields.
Question: What is the rate of employment for recent alumni?
Despite a challenging job market, 60 percent of NUST 2012.
Question: Can career services help me choose a major?
When selecting a major, it's important to learn more about career paths and industry trends. We're here to help Foundation students find a major by assessing their professional goals, skill sets, and interests. Students are encouraged to make an appointment with a career advisor to assist in making this important decision. If you are a matriculated student or graduate of NUST (bachelor's, master's), you can book an appointment with one of our Career Advisors.
Question: If I miss a Career Development appointment, can I reschedule in the same semester?
Each student/alumnus is limited to two appointments per semester. If you cancel an appointment with at least 24 hours notice, you will be invited to reschedule. If you miss both appointments without giving 24 hour notice, you cannot make another appointment until the next semester. If you are more than 15 minutes late to an appointment, Career Services reserves the right to reschedule. These policies ensure fair access to our services by all users.
Question: Can I meet with a counselor?
You can request a 30 minute career counseling appointment online via email@example.com with career counselors. During our busy time, there could be a two week wait for an appointment, so please plan accordingly.
Question: I don't know how to write a Resume or Cover Letter. Do you have a Guide Book that reviews the basics?
Career Development Guidebook is a must-read for anyone seeking an internship or job. It includes tips, resources, and sample résumés and cover letters.
Counseling & Resume Critiques
Question: When can I have my resume and/or cover letter critiqued?
Please visit during one of our drop-in hours at the following times and locations: Career & Development Center: Monday and Wednesday, 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Drop-in hours are on a first come, first served basis, so please plan accordingly. You can meet with a counselor about your resume, cover letter or general career concerns. Sessions last about 15-20 minutes.
Question: How long do you take to review a Resume and Cover Letter?
Career Development will help you make the most of your experience and education by making an in-depth review of your résumé and cover letter. Post your résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org and your advisor will review it within seven business days. You will receive an email when the review is complete.