Increasingly skills not found in textbooks are valued. They are called soft skills that bring great value to the curriculum vitae. These skills make the difference between a good professional and an excellent one. The lack of these skills is one of the main barriers while searching skilled jobs. Most people consider the ability to communicate properly -both in writing and orally-, the passion and the creativity as the main deficits of young people. These gaps appear even in graduated students with a brilliant academic record.
PEDRALBES HALL OF RESIDENCE ATTEMPTS TO PROVIDE A TRAINING ORIENTED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOFT COMPETENCES, TO THEREBY, BE ABLE TO RESPOND TO NEEDS OF THE CURRENT SOCIETY
Through the activities taught at the university and residence you may develop many transferable skills, we highlight a few:
– Public speaking and writing
– Know how to be: soft and multicultural
– Knowing customer orientation
– Have a spirit of continuous improvement and resilience
– Be thoughtful and able to draw conclusions
– Learn to manage, set goals and priorities
– Self-knowledge and manage one’s life
– Teamwork, lead, motivation and guide others
The educational project of Pedralbes Students Hall of Residence rests on three pillars:
– FOR HIGH SCHOOLS STUDENTS
Culture and Society Foundation in collaboration with other university residence all around Spain such as Pedralbes, provides guidance to the high school students so that they can contact university students and graduated students with the same professional field of interest in order to succeed in choosing their professional career.
University Residence in Barcelona have students very much involved in their careers. Furthermore, there are boys and girls in their last year of High School, who have no clear ideas about their university degree to be chosen. In addition, they usually have very few opportunities to contact outstanding university students who could guide them and answer all their practical doubts. .
Pedralbes is also an excellent opportunity to motivate our students showing them successful professional experiences in their field shown by invited speakers rather than receiving negative impacts.
School and High School-oriented sessions about different aspects that will definitely help them in the near future at University are also provided. One of the main aspects discussed will include “the motivation required for a university student”. Following this session, www.orienta-t.net website will be presented and a tour showing Pedralbes University Residence facilities will also be offered. Lastly, an orientation session given by senior university students from differents degrees will be provided.
Information about any aspect related to university studies is also provided by senior university students through the on-line orientation section in our website.
Furthermore, Pedralbes University Residence offers talks to parents of high school students on the importance of key skills in educating their children for university and a roundtable discussion with university students about the university life in our university residence.
– IN THE RESIDENCE HALL PEDRALBES:
Personalized academic counselling for students of first and second year in Pedralbes Residence Hall. Academic advising is a guiding process for students during the university education through personal contact student-advisor in a friendly atmosphere along with freedom and trust. In that counselling process, information and training that facilitates the development of skills, abilities, attitudes, personal and social values in the academic and personal life are provided.
Professional coaching for third year students or older is also offered. This professional coaching is given by Evaristo Aguado, former Director of Human Resources, Training and Development of Aguas de Barcelona, currently Director of Training and Development, Consulting and Coaching of the International University of Catalonia (UIC).
Coaching is a consistent and validated method for helping students,who are finalizing their studies, to establish their career goals and the best way to achieve them; all this through personalized talks, using the Socratic method, self-reflection and self-knowledge..
We are very proud of our program where we teach the best way to study at University. It is a 6h program. . There are different professional clubs aiming for making the university students getting motivated with their professional career. We have several professional clubs, including law, business, discussion, journalism, engineering and medicine.
The colloquium gatherings with leading figures of society in Pedralbes are also an important factor in our university residence Barcelona. Through talks and discussions, the students from Pedralbes have the opportunity to exchange views with professionals from very different fields such as culture, politics, public opinion and many other areas.
Throughout the academic year, Pedralbes University Residence organizes a range of activities in order to supplement the formal education that students receive in faculties and university schools aiming to integrate the skills and competences in academic programs. As a result, the profile of students of our university residence is richer, making them more suitable for getting new jobs. Their professional profile is improved with skills such as “leadership”, “entrepreneurial spirit”, “ability to generate new ideas” (creativity), etc.
Solidarity actions from the Pedralbes University Residence in Barcelona are the result of the service commitment that Pedralbes and their students have with society. The most significant activities in the university residence, which are conducted by the students themselves, are:
– Night Patrol
– Assistance and support to families in the neighbourhood of Raval
– NGOs Braval 1@1 Program
– NGO Braval Multiethnic Sports Program
– Campaigns to collect food in Barcelona
– International work camps, for example in Ivory Coast
Professional Advisers Network provide experience and professional advice to the students of our university residence in order to decide about their future and enter the professional world with guarantees.
Companies associated with Pedralbes University Residencevalue the training and activities performed in Pedralbes. As a result, these companies facilitate our university students to join attractive professional positions.