The 14th Career Fair of Qatar University (QU), which opened Sunday, will continue until March 11 at the College of Business and Economics Building. The Planning and Statistics Authority chairman HE Dr Saleh bin Mohamed al-Nabit, QU president Dr Hassan al-Derham, and the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs assistant undersecretary Abdullah Musallam al-Dosari inaugurated the event.
There are about 70 information booths from government and private organisations.
The aim is to provide QU students and alumni with the opportunity to meet and interact with employers and representatives of companies to seek employment and training opportunities. High school students will have the chance to interact with employers and get an insight into the labour market’s needs and employers’ expectations as well as the various training services and internships they can follow to develop their skills, abilities and professional experience.
Student Success and Development associate vice president Haya al-Attiya said the QU’s Career Fair is one of the most important events at the institution. The fair has been divided in to two phases. The first is for students seeking sponsorship and the second includes employment opportunities for graduated students. QU’s Career Development Centre director Maha al-Marri described that the event highlights QU’s commitment to provide the local labour market with highly qualified graduates. “This event will educate students to explore their options and choose to specialise in the field of their interest.”
There are activities and training workshops to help the students in preparing professional life. These workshops will include the methods of writing CVs and tips for interviews. While Monday the event will be open for male students, the remaining two days, entry is for female students, from 9am to 2pm.
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