ADU opens career fair
Abu Dhabi, November 2, 2010
The Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) second annual Career Fair opened today (November 2) for students of the university to meet with leading institutions from across the UAE, who are seeking out new talent.
More than 30 companies from both public and private sectors in Abu Dhabi and the UAE participated in the exhibition opened by Sheikh Nahyan Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, UAE.
Participants from various economic sectors including aviation, hospitality, business management, information technology and engineering came to the fair which offers over 100 career and training opportunities to ADU students and graduates.
“This event is considered as an important platform to allow ADU students and graduates to directly communicate with local companies and organisations and learn firsthand different career and intern opportunities in addition to know interviews and job market requirements,” said ADU chancellor, Dr Nabil Ibrahim.
He added that ADU’s academic programmes correspond to Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030, which is to develop a knowledge-based economy.
Dr James Mackin, ADU provost, said: “Abu Dhabi University, since its establishment, has been committed to produce competent and talented graduates who can make significant contributions to the UAE’s economic prosperity.”
“For years, ADU strives to become one of the region’s premier universities by partnering with the best international universities in Germany, USA, Canada, UK, France and Australia as well as constantly updating its offerings to students.”
“According to a statistics report conducted by the summit, ADU students enjoy up to 90 per cent of job placement, a very high rate of employment particularly in sectors such as management, marketing, finance, IT and engineering,” he added.
Representing an array of prominent industries across the emirates, including banking & finance, tourism, oil & gas, IT & computing, construction, and engineering, members from nearly 35 different organisations took to the ADU’s Career Fair to seek out the right candidates to fill new positions in their companies.
Day two of the Career Fair welcomes only female students to come in and give personal interviews and pursue their job search. – TradeArabia News Service