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Over 60 Government Institutions, Companies and Private Sector Organizations Explore Talent at Khalifa University Career Fair 2020

February 12, 2020

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More than 60 government institutions, companies and private sector organizations participated in the Khalifa University of Science and Technology annual Career Fair 2020 to identify and recruit talented students and future leaders, capable of becoming full-fledged professionals and contributing to the UAE’s growth.

Organized by the Khalifa University Career Services department at the Main Campus, the annual Career Fair 2020 witnessed the participations of organizations including Etisalat, UAE Ministry of Education, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), UAE Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRA), Abu Dhabi Transmission and Despatch Company (TRANSCO), Abu Dhabi Investment Council, Abu Dhabi Municipality, Abu Dhabi Police, DP World, du, Dubai Asset Management, Emaar Group, Emirates Steel, Etihad Aviation, National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC), Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre, RAK Properties, Smart Dubai, Strata Engineering, Tadweer and Tawazun Economic Council.

Other participants included ABB Industries, Aramex, Baker Hughes, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Diehl Defence, EMITAC Healthcare Solution, Ernst & Young, GE, General Motors, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, Mott Mac Donald, Petrofac International, Samsung Engineering, Schlumberger, and Schneider Electric.

Each year, Career Services organizes the on-campus Career Fair to create mutual links between upcoming graduates and potential employers. The event provided students with the opportunity to explore careers in a wide range of industries, including healthcare, biotechnology, clean energy, nuclear engineering, aerospace, oil and gas, as well as other advanced technology sectors such as robotics, artificial intelligence, supply chain logistics, and 3D-printing.

Dr. Ahmed Al Shoaibi, Senior Vice-President, Academic and Student Services, Khalifa University, said: “We are delighted to witness the participation of a very high number of government institutions, companies and private sector organizations in our annual Career Fair 2020, hunting for the right talent. We realize that most industries today are going through transformation at the dawn of the fourth industrial revolution and therefore Khalifa University has taken the initiative to offer academic programs which prepare our students for the jobs of the future by equipping them with 21st century skills. Khalifa University has the resources and assets to achieve this because our faculty lead cutting-edge research in their fields. Our students have the distinct advantage of having access to these top researchers and their labs, and therefore they are exposed to the latest technologies as part of their educational journey in Khalifa University.”

Shireen Al Romaithi, Head of Scholarship, Talent Acquisition, ADNOC, said: “ADNOC and Khalifa University have a strong and long-established strategic relationship that facilitates closer engagement during participation at events and exhibitions, including the Career Fair. ADNOC seeks to support young Emiratis keen to pursue their graduate studies, and obtain degrees in technical disciplines that meet with ADNOC Group’s future vision. We aim to achieve this through providing academic scholarships to talented students who look for new majors, including different engineering specializations.”

A significant number of Khalifa University students have received employment, training or internship offers in the last few years when the annual career fairs were held on campus. Career fairs offer employers an easy way to begin building their recruiting efforts on-campus, while providing a valuable platform for them to interact with students, as Khalifa University remains a key enabler for talented and skilled future professionals.

Additionally, such interactions also bring together emerging entrepreneurs, industry experts, and students to continue working towards rapidly changing the market landscape of the future, thus providing an impetus to the UAE’s knowledge economy transformation efforts.

Moreover, on-campus career fairs also facilitate graduate placements while enabling talented students to seamlessly integrate with the national workforce amid the rapid redefinitions of careers driven by technology. In addition, these fairs also help students in obtaining internships, and inspire them to chart their future career map.

Clarence Michael
News Writer
12 February 2020