CPSRK FOI is one of 40 examples of good practice in Europe.

Meet us

About CPSRK

The Student Support and Career Development Centre of the Faculty of Organization and Informatics (CPSRK FOI) is the main point for connecting students with employers and the first student stop in their career development.

During the academic year, we actively collaborate with well-known companies, organise numerous career activities and provide students with professional support in their internship.

Benefits for students

What we are offering to students?

Our mission is to help students with their career development, help them build their CVs and support them in their entrepreneurial endeavour.

Student counselling and support during their studies

We are available for in-person or online counselling on various topics – e.g. how to approach an employer, how to write the CV, best personal presentation modes.

Organization of career events – e.g. Career Week

The biggest networking and knowledge sharing event for FOI students with 60+ companies.

Support in the implementation of the professional student internship

Finding the perfect employer, support in the implementation of the internship.

Startup@FOI

Support for FOI students and alumni in starting their entrepreneurial adventure, in collaboration with Techpark Varaždin.

Informing about career opportunities

Promoting and organising career workshops designed to raise the levels of skills needed to face the labour market.

Engaging and collaborating with employers and FOI alumni

Organization of different activities for knowledge and experience sharing and networking.

Support for student initiatives and competitions

We help students apply for and participate in different competitions, project presentations, workshops, both financially and through advice.

Benefits for employers

What we are offering to employers?

We want to build long-term partnerships with employers because we believe that together we can prepare students for the demanding labour market of today. Employers have various activities through which they can take part during the calendar year, of which we especially emphasize our Career Week – the biggest yearly career event organised by CPSRK. The Career Week allows employers to present and connect with students through numerous (in)formal activities such as panel discussions, workshops, networking, among others.

More so, we are glad to include employers in activities such as:

Internship at graduate and undergraduate level

FOI students have mandatory professional internships at the undergraduate and graduate level, and duration and level of difficulty vary according to the level of studies and scope of the internship.

Cooperation on the final thesis topics

To help students better understand the real application of academic concepts in real situations, we connect employers and teachers for collaboration through mentorship on the final and graduate thesis.

Participation in innovative ways of teaching

We connect employers with teachers and help in implementing innovative methods in the classroom – work-based learning (WBL) and work-integrated learning (WIL). Students work on specific tasks set and mentored by the company.

Invited lectures

Spreading and sharing the knowledge with students through lecture on dedicated topic, bringing the company and the experience closer to students.

Organising visits to companies

Facilitating the first-hand experience for students to witness the company’s life, business, meet employees and experience the work atmosphere inside the business premises.

Our working methods

What makes us special?

We use innovative working methods to improve our activities with employers and students, hence we have created a special CPSRK application for easier networking and connecting students and employers.

Due to our long-term and outstanding cooperation with companies, CPSRK FOI is one of 40 examples of good practice in Europe. We enjoy sharing our knowledge and experience with others through workshops, participation in conferences and mentoring other career centres at other higher education institutions in Croatia.

We are here for you

Meet the CPSRK team

Assist.prof. Katarina Pažur Aničić, PhD

Head of the Center
Coordinates all the work of the Centre and works on the creation and improvement of student activities. Collaborates with the Faculty Board and partners taking into consideration the development and promotion strategy of the Centre.

Romina Kelemen

Expert associate

Participates in organization and implementation of career activities for students (workshops, counselling, informing). Provides support in the implementation of the internship on the MA level and communicates with employers.

Amalija Koren Cavaleiro

Expert associate

Creates, organizes and implements career workshops for students. Participates in career counselling and informing students about new opportunities. Coordinates activities connected with BA internship pilot implementation and work-based learning. Responsible for cooperation with employers.

CONTACT

Pavlinska 2, 42000 Varaždin
FOI 1, Ground floor.

Mon – Fri: 08:00 – 16:00

+385 42 390-814
cpsrk@foi.unizg.hr

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