The Professional Development Centre was organized on December 1, 2014 with the aim to combine the work of three departments: 1. Student Career Services 2. Corporate Services 3. Corporate Trainings (Tourism courses, Banking courses)
Since its inception in 2008, the Institute has trained over 4000 specialists, who are currently employed in the fields of tourism and hospitality management, banking and finance, accounting, business and marketing, industrial management, business and enterprise management.
Each year, the Institute performs a placement survey of all MDIS Tashkent graduates. The placement information is obtained through the survey and is supplemented by the data obtained directly from students and employers. Over 20% of students who graduated in 2019-2020 are currently employed in the enterprise sector followed by about 8.4% in the banking sphere and more 63% in public and industrial sectors. In the following two years, with the increased number of graduates (189 in 2011-2012 and 664 in 2019-2020) private and industrial sectors retained popularity by employing approximately two thirds of all graduates. Currently the number of alumni increased almost tenfold in comparison with the first year of graduation whereas the preferences in employment remained unchanged with the major part being involved in entrepreneurship (63.09%) and industry (21.08%).
MDIST Career Planning& Development
The MDIS Tashkent Career Centre is intended to assist students in identifying and developing their future career goals through better self-awareness and preparation techniques. Students are encouraged to take confident steps to build their careers through different job seeking strategies and career development workshops and activities which are offered by the Career Centre.
The MDIS Tashkent Career Centre partners employers in their graduate recruitment efforts, and creates many recruitment opportunities such as Career Fairs and Company Recruitment Speeches for both companies and students to be actively engaged in the exploration of careers.
MDIS Tashkent is a supporter of student internships, which provide students with an opportunity to experience a potential career field or a certain company. Diverse internship programmes are arranged by the Career Centre at a regularly basis.
MDIS Tashkent provides the internship opportunities for its current students by offering various internships for the Y1, Y2 and Y3 students who are interested in obtaining a working experience both in local and international companies operating in Uzbekistan. Internships can be an excellent way for students to acquire necessary skills in a challenging environment provided by employers, as well as an added value to the graduate's CV. Internal statistics shows that graduates who completed internships were offered higher starting salaries by a greater number of employers, as compared to those without internship experience.
In order to receive the internship referral, the successful candidate should fill in a special application form* for further submission to the SSU department. Upon receipt of the written request, the Examination Unit proves the current academic status of the student. Based on the abovementioned document, the Professional Development Centre prepares the referral. The whole procedure is complete within 7 working days.
*kindly refer to the form attached
Currently, career center projects are acknowledged as a discipline, which significantly increase potentials of students in labor market. Main projects are:
- Business Intelligence Development Project
- Professional Development Center Laboratory
- Active student Group
- Banking and language courses
- Field trips
- Professional Thursdays
All the tasks of Professional Development Centre are designed based on students’ needs, as well as considering employers and labor market expectations. In addition, projects focus on supporting MDIS Tashkent students in acquisition of learning skills and developing the competence with a view to improve their personal and professional development.