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Student development

Jumeira University promotes the spirit of learning among students, encouraging them to believe in their potential, emulate authentic leadership, and remain active learners and knowledge seekers in their personal and professional lives. We designed our teaching environment to address the distinct needs, interests, and career aspirations of students. All our efforts are geared towards maximizing student abilities, skills, and learning potential. Our professors, program directors, and student affairs team established an academic advising system to help our students positively address their challenges and resolve them. It is also set up to identify exceptional students and provide them with the right means and tools to further develop their talent. All of this is carried out through Jumeira University Learning and Development Academy (LDA); a department dedicated to providing short- and long-term programs tailored to student development, including skills development and career advising. Students can find out more about these programs from their career advisor or simply by applying through Student Affairs Office.

Academic advising

Program Directors provide academic advising and guidance services to all students throughout their studies in JU. Together they set up a support system that aims to assist students in navigating the difficult academic decisions they face as they set out on their learning journey. New students are assigned advisors, who help the students in the decision-making process, assessing the consequences of decisions, identifying alternatives, and making the best decisions. This support mechanism is intended to lift the student self-esteem through showing them how they can make informed decisions that bring them closer to fulfilling their learning aspirations. On the way, they progress through rewards systems that reinforce these positive experiences. The primary purpose of academic advising is to assist students in the development of meaningful educational plans. Advising takes place at least once a semester to complete registration forms, to review academic achievements and obstacles, but also is available for devising Academic Road Maps, helping students on Probation, assisting students facing challenges in a course, and counselling students thinking of changing majors.

Career advising and internship

TThe Learning and Development Academy (LDA) with the support of the Student Affairs Office provides students with career advising services directed to help them in defining their professional goals and working towards achieving them.

For this reason, JU developed the Degree Completion Plan (DCP) as a detailed method of mapping out a plan of study for each student, based on their abilities and aspirations. This method allows students to accurately track their progress, adjusting their plans as they learn more about themselves. Students choose between the General pathway (G-DCP), where all students start as freshmen, and the Advanced pathway (A-DCP), available for eligible students. The A-DCP aims to seamlessly incorporate academic development within a broader career outlook, constructing a plan that takes into consideration the student's range of abilities and interests.

The LDA also support students as they develop key technical skills, enhance their problem solving and decision making skills, expand their interpersonal competencies and emotional intelligence, and maximize their ability for continued growth beyond their educational experience. Students are informed about potential career options as they pursue their degree, and offered resources to access information for internships and job placements.

Internship placement services

The Internship Committee is responsible for the overall management and administration of the internship programs. This includes the internship administration, internship logistics, and student support.

The Internship Committee ensures that the student taps into the resources available for him/her and effectively administers the internship program. The Committee will provide a central service desk for the internship application process and will serve as the central point for internship information. The commitments of the Internship Committee is outlined below:

  • Manage the annual internship program including publication of the internship calendar and ensure effective administration and execution of internship logistics.
  • Assign Advisor at the time of the internship application submission to guide students with the internship placement and selection.
  • Assign Supervisor at time of internship course registration. The Internship supervisor is responsible for helping students set learning objectives, mentor students, monitor progress, resolve concerns, and provide regular feedback to students.
  • Assign internship panel to review students Internship Portfolios, evaluate the Final Report, Presentation, and validate the overall grade of the internship

Student are highly advised to start their internship application 3 month prior to the start of their internship. Details of the intern application is found on student career and development portal and also in the internship handbook available in electronic version on students portal under handbooks.

Student guidance and counselling

For most students, their time at the institution represents a significant period of transition. Although transitions can be exciting, they also require change and adjustment, which can sometimes be difficult. Student Counselling can assist students in their pursuit of academic and personal growth, helping students gain a better understanding and appreciation of themselves, and supporting students as they make important decisions about their lives.

Counselling Services help students achieve their educational goals, learn the processes of problem solving and decision making, enhance their capacity for satisfying interpersonal relationships, define their life goals, and maximize the ability for continued emotional growth beyond their educational experience.

Counseling helps students overcome their personal difficulties and allow students to complete their educational program successfully. Examples of common issues that students may experience are: adjusting to University life, procrastination and time management issues, confusion about life or career goals, relationship conflicts, depression, anxiety, grief, and loss. The counsellors are prepared to deal with a multitude of issues or concerns.

Personal counselling

The Engagement Office provide students with counselling services through a professional life coach. The services of the Life coach is booked electronically via the student portal. Life coach counsellors are available on campus 4 days a week, from 10 am to 2 pm. Mondays and Wednesdays are allocated for female students. Tuesday and Thursdays are allocated for male students.

Development resources

Jumeira University Career Toolkits

  • Career Orientation Workshops
  • CV Preparation Workshops
  • Interview Skills
  • Job Sourcing Workshops
  • Internship Orientation
  • Internship Placement

LDA development programs

  • Language Development Program
  • Language Placement Test
  • Study Skills Program

For more information please contact the LDA or the Student Affairs Office. Contact details are in the Faculty and Essential Contacts page.