Alumni - Job Opportunities
Who are we?
Alumni is a Latin word for disciples, students. In Portugal, the term is commonly used to refer to former students of higher education.
For the University of Algarve, the Alumni are lifelong members of the academic community. Thus, we assume a natural relationship of affinity and sharing with all those who once constituted the student community. The academy appreciates the role played by everyone in the institution’s development.
And, since the relationship could not exist without communication, the Alumni UAlg page is one of the main means of publicising the activities, events and initiatives that we promote, as well as a set of products aimed at our alumni, namely the Alumni UAlg card, which has many benefits. In terms of job opportunities, an array of useful information is available aiming the jobseekers and those who are preparing to enter the labor market.
But far beyond the practical aspects, this is a privileged meeting place between the university and its alumni in a perament state of mutual help and close relationship, as this is your university, forever!
If you are not a member yet, register now or update your data in the "Members area / Registrations" tab.
Guiding principles of the Alumni Mentoring Program
This program aims to boost the identification and development of soft skills of the current students of the University of Algarve with the testimony and the help of alumni who have consolidated professional paths.
This way, the alumni mentors:
Give their support to the mentees (maximum 3) advising them on academic and professional decisions based on their own experience. They help them to better understand the labor reality, namely in the different career options, leading the mentees to think about their goals and the professional path they intend to follow, so that they can better prepared for entering the labor market.
Promote the development of soft skills, as an essential tool in personal and professional development. In this way, they advise the mentees whenever necessary, to undertake an extracurricular experiences or to participate in initiatives conducting to obtain information regarding professional opportunities. They help students accessing new opportunities to learn about the labor market and the possibilities to establish professional network.
The program takes place in the second academic semester, from February to July. However, it may continue after this period, for the 1st and 2nd year students if that is their will. If that is the case, then shall be communicated to the Alumni & Career Office;
The program starts at the launch session, to be held at the beginning of February. In this session, mentors and mentees are introduced and clarifications about the program will be provided, mainly regarding to the objectives and guide lines.
A minimum number of contact hours (10 hours) must be met, through at least two face-to-face meetings. The remaining contacts can be established using digital media.
At the end of July, the mentor shall send to the Alumni & Career Office a final report on the program's operation, highlighting the qualitative assessment of the program's results.
The mentees also send a report highlighting their general opinion regarding the development of the program. In the absence of this submission, certificates of participation will not be issued.
The UAlg Employment Portal by Jobteaser is an online platform that allows the UAlg academic community, students and alumni, to find exclusive job and internship opportunities.
The Portal also to obtain useful information on the labor market and employability, consult the profile of companies, learn about events promoted by companies or by UAlg and learn about experiences shared by other colleagues or share its own experience.
To accomplish that, they just have to register through the following link, using the UAlg domain email.
- UAlg students and Alumni
https://ualg.jobteaser.com/ (you must use the UAlg domain email)
The alumni who no longer have access to the UAlg domain, can request it through the email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Companies and Other Entities
After registering on the platform, will be able to publish their job offers and internship opportunities, which enables them to initiate contact with the jobseakers.
We are here to help
A concern of ours is giving support to our students in preparing the search for their first job, aiming, this way their easy integration into the labor market. Here we present a set of information that could be very useful
The time has come to make yourself known to the world of work. For that, it is essential to equip yourself with a set of tools that will help you to be successful. There are many places where you can collect information. We present some, click on the links to access the information:
I finished the course, now what? Where can I find a job?
As a student or as a graduate, you will find in the following links a wide range of offers:
The Alumni Career Award aims to honor and distinguish, a graduate of the courses taught at the University of Algarve. It is intended to recognize the career of a graduate with proven relevance in the following areas: development of society; recognition of the quality of teaching at UAlg.
Who can apply: All graduates, with bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, who have completed their first educational training from 10 years or more and are not contractually linked to UAlg.
How to apply: The entire community (students, academics, non-academic staff, alumni) is annually invited to participate by suggesting the alumni, through the form on the Alumni & Career Office website. Self-proposals are also accepted. Afterwards, the Alumni Council makes the selection, among the eligible candidates. The jury's decisions are entirely its responsibility and no appeal is accepted.
Criteria for assessing candidates: Eligible nominees will be assessed against the following criteria: (1) Career that reveals skills in the development of society in economic, social and cultural terms. Recognized value creation in the field of social welfare; (2) Career that reveals adequate influence in public policies, standing out for its contribution to civil society; (3) Exceptional achievements in its area of activity, highlighting the contribution to its development; (4) Contribution to the recognition of UAlg's teaching excellence. Omitted cases are resolved by the jury and in case of doubt the jury may request further information for the appreciation of the proposals.
General criteria for assessing candidates: (1) The award is not given posthumously; (2) It is given to the same person once; (3) Alumni who are members of the jury are not eligible.
Award delivery: The award has a symbolic character and is delivered in a specific ceremony according to the calendar of the initiative.
Submission of proposals here.