Students

Dear students,
At the core of Career and Advising Center’s mission is to provide opportunities for students to enhance their career development through self-knowledge, understanding of the world of work and job search skill development.
Career and Advising Center can assist you in all realms of the job search process from providing internships and job-posting resources on CAC CareerNet, to résumé and cover letter writing workshops, to networking sessions with employers, to mock interviews and on-campus recruitment options. This does not guarantee you will get a job, but will provide you all the necessary tools to help make that process more successful.
Operating hours of the Center:
Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Lunch Break: 12.30 p.m-1.30 p.m.
Location: Astana, 53 Kabanbay batyr ave., Block C2, Office 2043.
Career Counseling
EXPLORE MAJORS & CAREERS
Student Professional Development
Make a career counseling appointment
In Career Counseling we:
  • Focus on you
  • Are confidential, safe, and supportive
  • Need you to participate
  • Recommend career information resources
  • Recommend tactics and strategies for finding a job or internship
Appointments are available to students during the business days beginning Fall semester of their freshmen year and covering the questions about :
  • internships
  • job search strategies
  • graduate school
  • resume and cover letter reviews
  • interview techniques
  • alumni matters
To make an appointment login to your profile in the CAC CareerNet using the Career Net Registration Manual, go to Calendar/schedule counseling appointment or use this Manual here for step-by-step guide making appointments.
Dear Student,
The first step in your career plan is to understand who you are, what you’re interested in, and what you’re curious about.
For this purpose Focus 2 online career planning system will help you:
  • Select a major based on your interests and aspirations;
  • Discover occupations matching your personal preferences and attributes;
  • Map out your career plans, present, and future;
  • Make informed career decisions.
With the knowledge gained, choosing a successful and rewarding career path will come more easily.
Check out our exploration resource Focus 2, and schedule an appointment today to discuss the options with the career counselor.
Note: Please use NU CAC access code to create an account.
To explore the career prospects for the majors offered at NU, study the “What can I do with my major?” brochure.
01.Student Professional Development

Employees are constantly being assessed on their knowledge and skills, so never stop learning!

  • Keep your knowledge up to date
  • Improve your Soft skills

NU CAC has a specially tailored Student Professional Development program conducted during the year in collaboration with the employers and CAC staff that includes:

  • Company presentations, profession days
  • Field trips, job-shadowing events
  • Career days/recruitment events
  • Mock interviews
  • Resume/Cover letter-writing workshops
  • Skills development workshops
To participate in the events, follow our announcements or check the updates in the CAC Calendar of Events and register in the CAC CareerNet/Events/Workshops

02.Resumes & Cover letters

Resumes and cover letters are crucial to your job search. Whether you’re looking for a part-time job, internship, volunteer experience, graduate school acceptance, or full-time work, you will most likely need to create and maintain strong professional documents in order to apply. For many opportunities, these documents will be the employer’s first impression of you. When tailored and written well, these documents work together to help you secure an interview.

Please use the NU Resume template as a starting point, make an appointment with a CAC Counsellor to receive a critique on your resume structure and attend our specialized workshops on Resume writing.

Resume Basics

  • Material fits neatly on one page.
  • Font is crisp and clean and at least size 11. Margins at sides and bottom are not less than 0.5 inch.
  • Layout and design are easy to read.
  • Important titles are emphasized by using text enhancements where appropriate (caps, bold, underline, italic), but not overdone.
  • No spelling, grammar or punctuation errors.
  • Action verbs and keywords communicate accomplishments and results.
  • Always use reverse chronological order (most recent experience first).
  • Quantities, amounts and dollar values enhance the description of your job or experience.
  • No personal pronouns.

Cover letter Basics

Cover letters provide an introduction to employers regarding your interest in a position (or in being considered for potential positions) and your perceived fit with a job and organization. Cover Letters are your chance to showcase more of your personality and uniqueness through your writing style and communication skills. Unlike the resume, which can be slightly updated for each position, you will need to write a tailored letter each time you apply for a position.
Need assistance? Make an appointment with a CAC Councellor to receive a critique on your cover letter and attend our specialized workshops on Cover Letter writing.

Our Contacts
Feel free to write and call us!
+7(7172) 70 58 98
cac@nu.edu.kz
Nazarbayev University / Career and Advising Center
53 Kabanbay Batyr, ave.
Block C2, office 2043
Nur-Sultan city, Republic of Kazakhstan, 010000