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Career Guidance and Placement Unit

The Career Guidance and Placement Unit serves as a coordinating body between Open University students and organizations providing academic and career counseling services as well as employment placement services.

The Unit coordinates these services and ensures their operation on the Open University campuses and at the study centers. The Career Guidance and Placement Unit offers the following services:

Guidance - provides counseling and guidance services to students undecided as to their choice of career path and/or academic field through:
  Individual counseling which includes tests and/or counseling sessions.
  Workshops to help students select a career path and an academic field of study. The workshop offers a partially guided experiential group session in which the participants examine the major factors involved in career decisions - professional inclinations, abilities, style of working with others and career goals.
  Use of databases including a library with descriptions of academic disciplines, application criteria and study opportunities.
  Career planning computer software.

Placement - assistance to students in finding employment through:
  Relations with external employment agencies.
  Job search workshops addressing topics such as writing a resume, contacting potential employers and preparing for a job interview, taking into consideration the unique characteristics of the Open University student.
  Employment fairs - employment fairs are held on the Open University campus with the participation of employers and placement agencies offering employment opportunities in various fields. Students and graduates may apply to the various companies.
  Employment offers at the Open University and those received directly from employers are posted in Open Positions (in Hebrew).

The Unit publishes information
  on bulletin boards at the study centers
  in special leaflets accompanying the study materials distributed at the study centers

To receive these services and additional information, please contact Hila Cohen, head of the Career Guidance and Placement Unit, tel: 972-9-7781504, or the Representatives of the Dean of Students at the study centers.