The Career Advising and Student Training Office (CASTO) is a major pillar at the University of Sharjah. It is the University's door to the corporate world and the direct connection between students and the labor market. Our main aim is to build collaborative relationships with government, private and civil society entities to explore and help align program outcomes and the skills of UOS students to secure employment opportunities in the near future.
CASTO offers various workshops and seminars to prepare students for their internships and employment related to portfolio preparations, CV writing and enhancement, interview skills as well as other soft skills. The office prepares students to proactively design their careers and lives in ways that will continue to have a significant impact long after their first internship. With such seminars and workshops, it ensures that UOS students are in par with others and make them competitively employable in the job market.
The office gives students a unique opportunity to apply, implement and execute a variety of skills, theories and concepts learned in class in the real-world environment through the internship program. Students in many majors are required to participate in internship to complete their graduation requirements. CASTO's student training manages the internship experience by assisting to secure training opportunities and liaises between the training agencies, students and academic departments.
Student Employment Program (SEP)
Apart from enhancing students' career prospective, CASTO runs the Student Employment Program (SEP) provides part-time opportunities to enrolled UOS students in and out campus, as well as to build a workforce that is ready to be called upon to serve the needs of the University community.
CASTO have been part of the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE) since the year 2000 with a pool of more than 80-member countries enabling them to gain international experience and sequentially increase the ranking of our University internationally by providing the faculties and research groups with interns from abroad. IAESTE operates a high quality practical training exchange program between members in order to enhance technical and professional development, and to promote international understanding and goodwill amongst students, academic institutions, employers and the wider community.