1,700 job openings on offer at QU Career Fair

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

sponsorship opportunities.

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

sustainable development.”

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