Dubai varsity’s career event a success
Dubai, March 15, 2010
Representatives of some of Dubai’s leading companies in various business sectors took part in the first career fair held by the University of Dubai (UD), a major academic institution established by Dubai Chamber.
The recently concluded two-day event was organised by the university’s Internship and Career Development Centre at the UD campus.
“This event provides an invaluable opportunity for both students and prospective employers to directly interact and gain a first hand account of what each side expects,” said Dr Omar Hefni, president of the University of Dubai.
“In a rapidly changing world, where technological progress bridges time and distance, awareness remains the key to growth,” he added.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Juma Al Maktoum, president of the UD Alumni Association, said: “We hope this two-day career fair will lead young graduates to follow up their personal interviews by continuing to demonstrate to the employers, their skills and suitability for the position on offer.”
“Looking at the success rate in today’s UD career fair we intend to make it an annual feature and involve more companies and even the community that we operate in.
“This is a part of our corporate responsibility to the UAE community through offering the services of our qualified UD graduates.”
The students greatly benefited from the career fair as they were able to meet company representatives, gain valuable business contacts and also network with professionals, a statement said.
Participating companies also interacted with both current and newly-graduated students from the business administration and information technology fields, who might be suitable to fill their current and future vacancies.
Fresh graduates demonstrated the skills they had acquired during their respective courses which are current and based on academic excellence.
Some were considered a good fit for the organizational structures of the participating companies and were even invited for follow-up interviews for showing commitment and problem solving ability, the statement added. – TradeArabia News Service