The Career Guidance & Placement Center of GC University Lahore was
established in 2002 with aims to work for
the enhancement and development of students in terms of academic and scholarly
endeavors. It also strives for the placement pursuits of students. The purpose
of the center is to provide up-dated and advanced information to the students
for their academic and professional development. It also helps the students to
make appropriate choices at the right moment and develop insight for appropriate
Career Guidance and Placement Center (CG&PC)
office is led by a trained and full time Clinical Psychologist
aims at providing assistance and guidance to the students for
helping them in making their career choices, academic planning and to explore
future professions and placement opportunities based on their personal needs and
Mission & Scope Statement
Guidance Center provides an extensive set of services focused on
assisting students, in the career planning process. These services
aid the comprehensive identification and promotion of the expertise
and values that GCU students acquire from the academic environment.
Guidance Center offers counseling to students to help them identify
talents, interests and values in making educated career choices. We
conduct workshops and presentations on various topics (interview
techniques, career expectations etc) strengthening students' skills
to better respond to the demands. Student Counselor's career
guidance system designed to examine interests, self-rate abilities,
evaluate experiences, and prioritize values in order to identify
compatible occupations. We try to help students discover career
planning by organizing information about oneself and occupations,
providing ways to bring this information together to make good
decisions. This system also has a complete database of Career
Counseling related areas. The Career Center provides information
about graduate and postgraduate academic programs, subjects
selection, subjects descriptions, career profiles etc.
Our Goal & Objectives
To provide assistance and
guidance to students for making their career choices, academic planning and
exploring future professions and placement opportunities.
To help students make appropriate and realistic career choices
and career direction.
To guide students to develop their academic career interests in
line with their short or long term goals.
To manage and give information regarding scholarships.
To look for the range of career profiles for students'.
To help students prepare for interview and develop their
To organize various activities such as seminars / workshops /
lectures / trainings etc.
Mode of CG&PC
Counseling Services, we use a three stage approach:
Stage 1: Insight
Stage 2: Planning
Stage 3: Action
Stage 1: Insight
This is the fundamental preparation which should be undertaken prior
to making a decision about students’ career and personal
development. It enables to address the questions ‘who am I?’ and
‘what do I want?’ It may include the use of tests, questionnaires
and self-appraisal exercises to help in addressing students':
• Skills (what am I good at?)
• Aptitudes (what am I capable of?)
• Interests (what am I motivated to do?)
• Values (what is most important to me?)
• Personality (what work roles and environments would suit me?)
• Career Drivers’ (what are my key career needs?)
• ‘Past Positives’ (what activities & environments enable me to
Further exercises will enable Student Counselor to clarify these
results, leading to the creation of a ‘Career Template’, a summary
of those key elements a student must have in his/her career life.
This is the point student will reach by the end of Stage 1: Insight.
Stage 2: Planning
With the increased clarity and confidence which Stage 1 can provide,
student will be in the best possible frame of mind to brainstorm
ideas for his/her future. Student Counselor will help you to narrow
down your list, and to produce a focused, realistic and step-by-step
Stage 3: Action
Stage 3 consists of a number of modules. You can take one or more of
these modules immediately following Stages 1 and 2.
Model of Programme Planning of CG&PC
GCU Admissions/ GCU Study Programs
offered through CG & CP
is very important part of counseling service. I do not reveal the
names of my clients to anyone & no one will know if you are using
the Student Counseling Service.
are available from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. weekdays. (Friday 9.00
a.m. to 11.45 a.m)
have to visit the counseling service to make an appointment.
Appointments may be fitted into any gaps in your academic timetable.
or Missing Appointments
appointments and being on time is part of the personal commitment to
counseling you must make.
due to an illness or a rare emergency, you are unable to keep your
appointment, you should contact me and cancel the appointment as far
in advance as possible.
This Office provides different facilities like Career Resource
Library, Computer LAB, Seminar Room and Symposium Hall.
Ms. Iram Sohail
Quality Enhancement Cell
In charge Publications, Placement Office
& Career Counselling
Government College University
Lahore, 54000 - Pakistan
E - mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone #: +92 42 992 13602
Fax #: +92 42 992 14569
UAN: 111 000 010 ext.328
Tel: +92(42) 111-000-010 Ext: 421
The CG&PC office
is located at the Ist Floor of the Student Service Centre
adjacent to the Main Cafeteria.