Alumni - Job Opportunities

Alumni are, for the University of Algarve, lifelong members of the academic community because this is their university, always.

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.

Alumni are, for the University of Algarve, lifelong members of the academic community. Thus, we assume a natural relationship of affinity and sharing with all those who once constituted the UAlg student body, thanking each individual for the role played in the institution’s development.

And because 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 relating to looking for a job and preparing to enter the labour market.

But far beyond the practical aspects, this is a privileged meeting place between the university and its alumni in a constant dynamic of mutual help and conviviality, as this is your university, always!

If you are not yet a member, register now and proceed with the registration or update your data in the "Members area / Registrations" tab.

 

 

Guiding principles of the Alumni Mentoring Program

The aim of this program is to boost the identification and development of transversal skills (soft skills) of the current students of the University of Algarve (UAlg) with the testimony and the help of alumni with consolidated professional paths.

Thus, the alumni mentors:

They accompany their mentees (maximum 5) advising them on academic and professional decisions based on their own experience. They help us to better understand the labor reality, namely in the different career options, leading them to reflect on their goals and the professional path they intend to follow, so that they are better prepared for entering the labor market.

Sensitize and streamline 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 experience complementary to academic training or to participate in initiatives conducive to obtaining information regarding professional opportunities.

They contribute towards providing students with access to new opportunities for knowledge of the labor market and the ​ start your network of professional contacts.

The program takes place in the second academic semester, between February and July. However, it may continue after this period, in the case of 1st and 2nd year students and upon the will of both parties, and this decision must be communicated to the Alumni and Professional Departments Office (GASP);

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, with regard to the objectives and guiding principles.

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 should send GASP 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.

Registration of Mentors

To register as a mentor, please fill out the following form.

 

The UAlg alumni card

To be able to print the Alumni UAlg card, simply access the members area and proceed with the registration or update the data. Personal information, contained on the card (name; student number and citizen card number), is automatically inserted. See the associated benefits in the "Benefits" tab.

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We are here to help

Assisting our graduates in preparing the search for their first job with a view to their rapid integration into the labor market is another priority for us. In this space we present a set of information that could be very useful to you.

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:

The UAlg Carreira Alumni Award aims to honor and distinguish, annually, a graduate in one of the courses taught at the University of Algarve (UAlg). 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.

Eligibility : All graduates from UAlg, with bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, who have completed their first training 10 years or more and are not contractually linked to UAlg (equivalent; full time; exclusive dedication) are eligible.

Process stages : The process consists of two phases: (1) consists of the appointment of personalities certified by UAlg. At this stage, the entire community (students, teachers, employees, alumni ) is invited to participate by suggesting a person or persons, using their own form on the Alumni and Professional Opportunities website. Self-proposals are accepted; (2) there is a place for the selection of the winner by the jury, among the eligible nominees.

 

The jury is composed of the Alumni Council. The jury's decisions are entirely your responsibility and there will be no appeal.

 

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 competences of 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 document (s) that it deems necessary for the appreciation of the proposals.

General criteria for assessing candidates:  (1) The prize is not awarded posthumously; (2) The prize is only awarded to the same person once; (3) Alumni who are members of the jury are not eligible.

Award delivery: The prize that will have a symbolic character will be delivered in a specific ceremony according to the calendar of the initiative.

 

Regulations

Submission of proposals here.

Documentos

Regulamento Prémio Alumni
Relatório sobre a Empregabilidade dos diplomados da Universidade do Algarve- 2017/2018
Relatório sobre a Empregabilidade dos diplomados da Universidade do Algarve- 2016/2017
Relatório sobre a Empregabilidade dos diplomados da Universidade do Algarve- 2015/2016
Relatório sobre a Empregabilidade dos diplomados da Universidade do Algarve- 2014/2015
Relatório sobre a Empregabilidade dos diplomados da Universidade do Algarve- 2013/2014
Livro: Preparados para Trabalhar?
Conceção e Operacionalização de um dispositivo de monotorização da trajetória académica (...)
 
 

Initiatives

“The years I spent at UAlg were unforgettable and essential to become the person and scientist that I am today. I dreamed, I contribute to the increase of scientific knowledge, and my research has a direct and real impact on the lives of many patients. No doubt I owe it to UAlg! "

Iris Silva

Biomedical Sciences

"At UAlg, I found the right conditions to train as a professional and citizen. In addition to having access to the best and most rigorous scientific knowledge, I found the availability and resources that helped me develop several projects, aimed at various communities, and that were very helpful in consolidating my training. "

João Rafael

Pharmaceutical Sciences

"Studying at UAlg was a window of professional opportunities that still remains open today. The support I received and still receive, has been essential to go further!"

Pedro Águas

Communication Design

"Studying at the University of Algarve, it was a dream come true! Having received the Academic Merit Award, was the incentive to continue studying with commitment, responsibility and immense pride. Now that the course is over, I am sure that my future goes through continuation of studies at this prestigious university. "

Sandra Farinha

Executive Secretariat

"The choice to be a UAlg student has proved to be more and more correct with time. The University's dynamics, initiatives and innovation capacity have highlighted it both nationally and internationally, revealing the importance it attaches to current trends in academic education."

Durvalino Ribeiro

Hotel Management and Management

"My training at UAlg together with all the academic and associative structures that surround it, allowed me to develop positively at a professional level as a pharmacist but also at a personal level as a citizen and human being."

Ruben Viegas

Pharmaceutical Sciences

"The University of Algarve changed my life. It was not just the almost idyllic location, the environmental surroundings, the modern facilities, the scientific strength and youthfulness of the teaching team, the excellent curricular plan, the audacity to be different and do differently - it was the philosophy of a university that although young, very quickly made a name for itself as unique, innovative and integrative. Thank you very much, UAlg!"

Élio Vicente

Marine Biology

"The quality and commitment of the teaching staff, the good physical conditions for studying, as well as the experiences of involvement in associations, remain a fundamental part of every victory I achieved at a professional level."

Paulo Niza

Dietetics and Nutrition

"It was a privilege to study at the University of Algarve. Marketing was not just a course, it was a pathway. The truth is that 'The Future is also made in the South'."

Catarina Vasconcelos

Marketing

“For me, the University of Algarve greatly contributed to my professional and personal success and to the creation of my networking contacts. UAlg has been a catalyst for innovation and development in the Algarve."

Luisa Salazar

Economics

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GASP, Alumni and Career Opportunities Office at the University of Algarve

Gambelas Campus,
University of Algarve
8005-139 Faro

Building 9, office 3.83

Telephone: 289 244 460;  EXT: 7877
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