HE the Minister of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs
Dr Issa Saad al-Jafali al-Nuaimi yesterday inaugurated Qatar University
(QU)’s 12th Career Fair.
Organised by the QU Career Services Centre, the event is being held
until March 8 and aims to provide high school and university students
with the opportunity to meet and interact with employers and
representatives of companies to seek employment, training and
The career fair was inaugurated by HE Dr al-Nuaimi and QU vice-president
for Academic Affairs Dr Omar al-Ansari in the presence of French
ambassador Eric Chevallier, QU officials, deans, department heads and
The event is open to QU male students until today and female students tomorrow and on March 8.
The event features over 75 information booths from government and private organisations.
Students can 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, QU has said in a
They will also get a chance to explore 1,700 employment opportunities, 400 internships and 60 academic sponsorships.
HE Dr al-Nuaimi said, “I would like to thank Qatar University for
organising the career fair. This event contributes to raising student
awareness on the labour market’s needs, whether in the private or public
“At the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social
Affairs, we offer the government scholarship programme for high school
students, which provides them with sponsorship and then with employment
“Additionally, the ministry’s Department of National Human Resources
Development serves to provide Qatari nationals with employment
opportunities in the private and public sectors.”
QU assistant vice-president for Student Success and Development, Haya
al-Attiyah, added: “The career fair aligns with QU’s strategic goals to
promote the spirit of entrepreneurship among students and to equip them
with the necessary entrepreneurial skills, which will contribute to
driving economic development and diversification in Qatar.
“In this regard, the QU Career Services Centre gathered a number of
emerging companies and business incubators to raise the student
awareness about entrepreneurship and its impact on the country’s