The office of Placement and Career Services (PACS) is located at the Student Centre, 1st Floor, Registrar Wing. The principal Placement and Career office oversees the services of the department. The department is committed to helping students explore their career options, identify and prepare for opportunities in the job market, access opportunities like internships, jobs, and volunteer in partner organizations.

VISION

To be the premier center for lifelong career development and job placement

The office of Placement and Career Services exists to enable students and alumni identify their self-employment potential, job placements and develop strong work ethics and job search skills .

SERVICES

  1. Advising
    • One-on-one career guidance
    • Group career advising
    • Career presentations in SENEX and SUS classes
    • Talks by industry professionals
    • Peer Tutoring Program
    • Peer Advising on career issues
  2. Training
    • Training programs to effectively prepare students for the market place
    • CV & Cover letter workshops
    • Mock Interviews
    • Campus work study placement opportunities
  3. Linkages
    • Linking students to industry
    • Organizing recruitment drives and the annual Career Fair
    • Identifying internships and job opportunities for students and alumni
    • Managing the Career Link portal that advertises jobs and internships
    • Mentorship programs with industry and alumni as well as to peer mentorship.
    • Informational interviews with Industry

FAQs

1.    I'm only a freshman. Should I be thinking about a career already?

It's never too early to start planning for your future and PACS is the place to begin. If you aren't sure where you're going, it's impossible to determine the way. Be sure you start out headed in the right direction. Visit us to explore career options, and to develop goals for your campus life.

2.    What help do you give students to find jobs and internships?

Your Career Advisor will talk with you about your interests, skills, and availability, assist you in preparing a resume and cover letter, and show you how to search for appropriate jobs and internships posted in CareerLink and other platforms.

3.    What is CareerLink?

This is an online platform for students to upload their CVs and access job vacancies directly from employers seeking USIU-Africa students. On CareerLink, students will be able to filter and set job alerts, view hiring companies, respond to job advertisements and interact with PACS staff.

4.    What types of careers do I qualify for with my major and degree?

Your degree can help open up a variety of career opportunities. To understand what types of careers are available to you, we strongly recommend that you conduct industry and company research and gain practical experience either through volunteer or internship experience. A Career advisor can assist you with career exploration and developing a career plan that integrates the education you gain at USIU-Africa.

5.    What does PACS do?

PACS offers one-on-one career advising, access to online job and internship listings on social media and CareerLink, job search assistance programs and workshops, mentorship programs and career testing.

6.    How do I contact PACS with a question?

You can contact PACS by calling 0730116778/779/796 during regular business hours, or email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You may also find us on Facebook at USIU-Careers Page or on twitter @USIUCAREERS. For downloads, visit your student portal, under the Campus Life Tab, and under the Administrative offices section, you will find Placement and Career Services and once you click on it, you will be directed to our page.

7.    Where are you located?

You will find PACS in the Freida Brown Student Center, first floor, middle wing, Registrar’s section.

8.    Is there a cost implication?

No. Our advising services are free of any charge. 

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

At the placement and Career Service (PACS) Office – located at the Freida Brown Student Center - we encourage students to come for guidance with regards to interview skills, resume writing and any other questions you might have regarding careers.

Placement and Career Services Office (PACS)
United States International University
Tel : 0730 116 778/  779 / 796 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.