If you know yourself well, your strengths and development areas, what your interests and motivations are, how you come across and handle relationships, you will be much more successful in your career. It will be easier to invest in the right skills, identify what opportunities make sense to you and what leadership style suits you best.
Career Accelerator Lab is designed to help students in CATÓLICA-LISBON’s Master programs to develop skills that are important for working with and managing people, as well as for approaching the job market, and therefore for lifelong employability and growth.
Career Accelerator Lab is a mandatory requirement for full-time MSc students, who will have to complete a certain amount of ECTS in career activities and workshops. Most activities will grant Points, that will then be converted into ECTS. All students can check how many Points they need to accumulate (to achieve the ECTS needed) and how many Points they are missing here.
Enrollment for activities will happen before each trimester:
|3rd Trimester||The enrollment will begin on January 18, that is, you will be able to enroll after midnight of January 17. From January 14 onwards, you can check available offer.|
The enrollment will begin on March 20, that is, you will be able to enroll after midnight of March 19. From March 16 onwards, you can check available offer.
In order to be able to enroll and check schedules, you will need to access the careerNETwork platform. If you don't remember your password, use your personal email and click Forgot Password, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org beforehand.
After enrolling on workshops on careerNETwork platform, you will have to access Academy platform to attend them. (To access the Academy platform you must use your student's e-mail: email@example.com) Activities may have different duration and they will be delivered in a blended format with asynchronous and/or synchronous moments. In asynchronous moments, you will be required to perform some tasks at your own rhythm within specific deadlines provided by the trainer or the company. The synchronous moments will require you to be present at the set date and time either in a room/location or in an online session (Zoom, Teams, or other video conference platform).
There will be several activities running simultaneously, so you will have to choose carefully. Remember that skipping a Workshop/ Company session is unfair to students that wanted to enroll but weren’t able to due to insufficient slots. On that note, each trimester you will be assigned a Professional Commitment Distinction based on your attendance in workshops and company sessions that can be shared with recruiters!
Workshops will only run if a minimum number of students enroll for it. If the minimum number is not reached, after the registration period ends, enrolled students will be contacted and allowed to enroll in one of the available workshops.
This is our advice on how you should distribute the Career Accelerator Lab points throughout your Master Program:
|1st Trimester||2nd Trimester||
3rd Trimester (including Career Accelerator Bootcamp)
|4th Trimester||Thesis Semester|
|Workshops||Max. 18 Points||Max. 18 Points||Max. 18 Points||Max. 18 Points||Only if you were not able to do everything during the 1st year|
|Company Sessions||As many as you want, to find out more about the job market.|
Check below all activities you will be able to choose throughout the program. Not all activities and workshops will be offered in all trimesters. Before each trimester you will be able to check available offer here
For more detailed rules and guidelines of the Career Accelerator Lab, please check our handbook here.
Career Accelerator Lab absence justifications will only be accepted if you provide an EVIDENCE OF ABSENCE here.
The Absence Form should be submitted within two days after the date of the workshop/activity. If necessary, the justification documents can be provided later, but always within 5 working days after the date of the workshop/recruitment activity. At the end of this time period, the absence justification will be automatically declared invalid.
Since the Certificate of Conclusion does not list all activities completed during the Career Accelerator Lab program, students can request the Careers & Talent Office to issue a Career Lab Certificate that provides all that information.
As such, after the thesis defense, students can ask for this specific certificate by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org