ADU graduate employment reaches 96pc
Abu Dhabi, April 5, 2011
The graduate employment rate of Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has grown to 96 per cent this year for students who graduated in the fall of 2009-2010.
The Spring 2010 graduate employment rate has climbed to 87 per cent and the employment rate for graduates from Summer 2010 has already reached 80 per cent, a statement said.
ADU recently graduated its fifth cohort of students and is now on its seventh year.
Employment sectors that have seen an increase in ADU graduate recruitment include IT and commercial fields including banking, finance, sales and marketing, with placing also in the field of translation.
Some graduates secured employment between four to six months after graduation. Records indicate that at least 90 per cent of ADU graduates are employed within 6 months after completion of studies.
ADU and SUMMIT, ADU’s career management affiliate, provide ADU students with the core skills and competencies required by employers, the statement said.
Recruitment services will diversify and target new fields in the upcoming semesters, such as civil engineering, interior design, and environmental science.
Services offered to ADU students include 1-to-1 career guidance interviews, career management workshops, aptitude and personality assessment, recruitment services, internships, and employer panel discussions.
An annual careers fair is being held at the Abu Dhabi campus to provide students with a unique opportunity to meet and greet hiring managers from a broad spectrum of organizations, to learn about potential career and internship opportunities, and to widen the students’ networks of contacts, ensuring promising futures for all students.
The careers team also invites companies on a regular basis to speak to students through a series of employer discussion panels. – TradeArabia News Service
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