More than 65 students and 25 alumni of Texas A&M University at Qatar (Tamuq) took part in the institution’s annual Career Networking Night, held recently at Education City.
In a statement, Tamuq noted that the attendees met with 65 representatives from 35 companies in the region who are offering internship and employment opportunities.
The event was sponsored by Dolphin Energy and organised by the Student Engineers’ Council (SEC) at Tamuq, in co-operation with the Office of Development, Engagement and Outreach. The SEC provides professional development opportunities and avenues for career advancement for students.
“Since 2007 we’ve graduated more than 950 students who have contributed significantly to Qatar. Our students are well-rounded and have a track record of leadership and excellence,” Tamuq dean Dr Cesar O Malave said.
Tamuq said the event aims to shorten the gap between the classroom and the corporate world and assist students to build connections with representatives at companies that they want to intern for or
Tamuq’s manager of industry engagement and alumni affairs Sarah Aboulhosn said: “I appreciate the effort put forth by employers, and their continued support of our students and institution, as well as the hard work and dedication that students display in preparing
themselves for their careers.”
“Companies are eager to meet and discuss potential career opportunities with our students as much as our students are eager to network with and learn from them,” she added. “This networking event makes that
Aboulhosn stressed the necessity of such events to help students transition from the classroom to the workplace.
“Internships are such an important learning opportunity for students. These experiences allow students to implement the technical knowledge and skills learned in the classroom, as well as experience the professional environment of the workplace,” she noted.
“The Career Networking Night is an opportunity for students to explore internship and employment opportunities at companies that match their career interests,”
Aboulhosn pointed out.
She said the employers responded positively toward Tamuq, which allowed students to make valuable connections.
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