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NOVA has been particularly focused on favoring the employability of its students of all study cycles. The university supports students from the first day and all along the way by giving them access to a set of tools and assisting them with the development of competences for an effective job search using NOVA’s Job Portal as well as benefiting from the career offices that exist in each school.

The path followed by the student after obtaining the degree is also examined with particular attention. This study is mostly performed by the ObipNova - Observatory of Graduates’ Transitions into Work at NOVA, launched in 2011. The ObipNova has planned a ten year period, starting in 2010, in which the trajectories of graduates of all the study cycles – bachelors, masters and doctorates – will be observed. 

Every year, a series of phone surveys will be conducted to evaluate the professional activity of those who graduated in the previous year. Every five years, a more in-depth questionnaire is conducted in order to scrutinize the professional evolution of the graduates over that period.