Higher education 'enhances career prospects'
Dubai, April 1, 2008
Students who stay on in education to gain a masters degree fare better in the job market.
This was revealed by a new research conducted by The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).
The study revealed that 23 per cent of workers with first degrees were working in non-graduate jobs three years after completing their courses compared to only seven per cent of workers with postgraduate degrees working in non-graduate jobs.
The British University in Dubai (BUiD) will attend the Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (Getex-Careers) to showcase their world-class education, training and research opportunities to UAE nationals and expatriates looking to advance their career path, the university said in a statement.
“Getex –Careers is an exceptional platform for BUiD to sell its world-class education, training and research opportunities and provides a chance for employers to search for talented individuals and graduates to explore work opportunities” said BuiD vice-chancellor Dr Abdullah Alshamsi.
BUiD offers fulltime and part-time Masters Degree programmes and continuing professional development courses in industry sectors relevant to the region including business, informatics, education and engineering. All BUiD programmes have accreditation eligibility from the UAE Ministry of Education and Scientific Research.
Getex is the largest education exhibition in the Middle East and Asia and focuses on student recruitment, education equipment, technology, careers and training.
In the UAE, Getex is hosted under the patronage of Higher Education and Scientific Research Minister Sheikh Nahayan Bin Mubarak Al Nahayan and will be held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from April 2-5, 2008.
“Increasingly, students are looking to stay on at university to develop their professional expertise and improve their post-graduate job prospects. Most of the students at BUiD already have full-time jobs and are often supported by their employers,” added Dr Al Shamsi. – TradeArabia News Service