The Class of 2018-2019 Employability Survey conducted by the Office of Development & Alumni Affairs (ODAA) during AY 2020-2021, with the support of OIRA, shows a slight year to year improvement of the employability for this cohort, despite the economic instability that was reigning for years now; the employability rate is maintaining an average of 52.66% in the last three academic years, regardless of the link to field of study for undergraduate students. The employability rate for graduate students, before or within 6 months of their graduation is 75% of respondents, among which 26% reported receiving a promotion after their Masters graduation.
In terms of internships and job opportunities, the Department of Career and Placement (DCP) under the Office of Students Affairs (SAO) is securing about 567 internship opportunities for Academic Year 2018-2019 along with 129 employment vacancies, in Lebanon and regionally, serving both students and alumni. ODAA works on actively referring alumni who can offer jobs and internships to NDUers.
Surveyed undergraduate alumni reported a greater support from the Career & Placement in helping them finding a job. The number moved to 18.35% for AY2018-2019, more than the double of the results reported during AY2017-2018 (7%). As for the graduate alumni 4.88% reported receiving support from the Career & Placement department.