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KU Career Fair 2019 Attracts Leading Government and Corporate Recruiters

January 24, 2019

Local and International Companies Attend to Recruit Upcoming Khalifa University Graduates, Attract Interns, and Explore Research Collaborations

The Khalifa University Main Campus attracted some 50 leading government organizations and international corporate majors who were on a talent-hunt to recruit the best students with diverse skill sets during the annual Career Fair 2019 on 23 January.

Local organizations including the Abu Dhabi Investment Council (ADIC), Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), Etisalat, du, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC), the UAE Ministry of Education, Etihad Airways, Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre, DP World, and Raytheon Emirates, participated in the fair, which was organized by the KU Career Services department.

Major international companies that were part of the event included Schlumberger, Diehl Group CISCO, Samsung Engineering, Siemens, SNC-Lavalin, and ABB Industries. The annual event aims to establish links between upcoming graduates and potential employers.

These local and international companies and governmental organizations were attracted to KU’s annual Career Fair due to its top international ranking and the caliber of its graduates. At present, the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Subject Rankings for Engineering & Technology, has placed KU among the top 200, out of a total of 900 institutions assessed across more than 70 countries. KU shares the top spot with 11 other select international institutions in the ‘industry income’ pillar, which signifies knowledge transfer, according to the 2019 THE World University Rankings.

The Career Services department organizes this event each year to give KU students the opportunity to identify appropriate placements for future internships and raise their awareness about various career opportunities in today’s competitive job market. At the same time, the event also opens opportunities for organizations and companies to contribute to the Emiratization efforts by giving them access to top-class Emirati students, while seeking the right candidates who have the potential to become future leaders. The Career Fair also offers KU faculty an opportunity to interact with organizations for collaborative research and scholarship prospects.

Clarence Michael
News Writer
23 January 2019