NUST Supports mental health of students, faculty, staff and their families by providing emotional and psychological counselling, in addition to professional counselling. Centre for Counselling and Career Advisory (C3A) is a unit of NUST that provides primary mental health services. NUST is the only university in Pakistan offering this service, which extends to all the NUST students, faculty, personnel and families of those associated, within and outside the H-12 campus. The core objective of C3A is to provide professional counselling service, for educational, social, emotional or psychological issues that may inhibit personal or professional performance and advancement. The centre also conducts psychological tests for the students. The purpose of these activities is to provide psychological support as well as to meet the growing need of the university to promote the wellbeing and personal development of all associated. C3A consists of a professional staff of qualified psychologists/ counsellors who provide short-term individual and group therapy. The programme provides consultation, psychological testing, psycho-educational programmes, trainings and workshops. Standardised psychological tests are available at C3A, to assess the following: Intelligence Quotient (IQ) Emotional Quotient (EQ) Personality Aptitude Career Interest Stress, Anxiety and Depression Career Development Centre focuses on the capacity building of students through skill development essential for the job market in their field of study. To achieve this end, the model of career development has been custom designed to meet NUST graduates’ needs and the programmes developed are unique as they help bridge employability-skill gaps identified by NUST Placement Office through Employer Surveys. In addition, Career Development Centre helps students acquire requisite skills to compete in the marketplace through career modules, networking events, class presentations, curriculum up gradation and co-curricular activities.
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