Centre for Career Development & Placement

Preamble:

The understanding of the World of Work is beyond the common man’s comprehension and therefore it requires expert guidance due to the fact that new and innovative career and professional opportunities emerge almost every day. The society looks at unemployment or underemployment as a result of non-availability of jobs, but it is not so. The unemployment and underemployment among the youth is mainly due to lack of proper career guidance and counselling.

 

The approach of MLCU towards educating their students is holistic development. While many other components are enlisted in the curriculum, Career Counselling for the students right from the time they join the University is also being addressed. With the passage of time, the University felt that Career Counselling is not something that should be provided just on a one-time basis but it should be provided as a service to the students regularly from one semester to another till they graduate. In such a scenario, where Career Counselling is considered an important ingredient to make a complete package till a student faces the world of work, MLCU intends to broaden its horizon to bridge this gap of supporting the students till they are ready for the job market.

 

Career Counselling aims to facilitate the students to explore the world of employment and new career avenues and also help students in career planning through counselling wherein they gather information about themselves in terms of their interests, aptitudes and abilities so that they can choose their career more effectively. A career counsellor helps an individual to get into the career that suits their aptitude, personality, interest and skills. It is therefore the process of making an effective correlation between the internal psychology of a candidate with the external factors of employability and courses, prioritizing and choosing the best option besides facilitating experienced professionals aiming at career development.

 

MLCU in its effort to address this demand has set up a Center for Career Development to facilitate the students to face the world of work in a more advanced manner.

 

Objectives:

1. To facilitate students to identify the sources of educational and occupational information that enables career decision process

2. To address the individual development / career development and transitions throughout the lifespan.

3. To give proper orientation to students on employability skills which will create more avenues for young people to acquire meaningful employment, including self-employment

4. To follow up on the professional development of the students by training them towards employability skills such as resume building, group discussion and interview skills which in turn can help the students to move into a desired occupation and/or apply in prestigious professional schools for higher studies / employment.

Implementation:

The career guidance for the students will be at all levels of their Semesters which are as follows:

 

Undergraduate Level:

Sl no. Semester Activities
1. 1st Semester Career Orientation
2. 2nd Semester
  • Briefing on the Minors offered by various Departments
  • Guidance for choosing Minors
3. 3rd Semester Follow up on their interest in Minor(s)
4. 4th Semester Follow up on their interest in Minor(s)
5. 5th Semester

Career Planning based on their

  • Interest (Personal Mission Statement)
  • Aptitude
  • Field Placement(s)
  • Future Plans (higher studies / business and others)
6. 6th Semester Placement Semester
  • Recruitment of the passing out students will be done during this semester
  • Corporates, government set-ups, private firms, NGOs, agencies will be invited to do placement for our students
  • The effort will be to schedule these placements on Saturdays


Postgraduate Level:

Sl no. Semester Activities
1. 1st Semester Career Orientation
2. 2nd Semester
  • Guidance for choosing a Specialization from within and outside the Department
3. 3rd Semester

Career Planning based on their

  • Interest (Personal Mission Statement)
  • Aptitude
  • Field Placement(s)
  • Future Plans (higher studies / business and others)
4. 4th Semester Placement Semester
  • Recruitment of the passing out students will be done during this semester
  • Corporates, government set-ups, private firms, NGOs, agencies will be invited to do placement for our students
  • The effort will be to schedule these placements on Saturdays

Mission Statement

To contribute to the sustainable development of Meghalaya and Northeast India, by providing knowledge, skills and values that will enable our students to become global citizens while upholding gender, ethnic and religious equity for all, conserving its bio-cultural heritage, and  by recognizing its Christian legacy and commitment .

Student's Pledge

We the incoming/outgoing students of the Martin Luther Christian University vow to always uphold the principles of Honesty, Sustainability, Tolerance and Respect, Quality, Perseverance, Humility, Teamwork, Leadership, Accountability and Recognition as upheld to us in the University. This pledge we make freely, fully understanding that these values will make us good humans and role models.

Contact Details

Martin Luther Christian University
Dongktieh, Block -1,
Nongrah, Shillong 793006
Meghalaya
Ph: 0364-2535467/0364- 2535437
E-mail: admin@mlcuniv.in , registrar@mlcuniv.in, admissions@mlcuniv.in
Website: www.mlcuniv.in