Over 70 firms offer jobs in Education City career fair

Over 70 organisations from Qatar are showcasing various career options

and opportunities for graduates from Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU)

and the partner universities at the 4th edition of the Education City

Career Fair that got under way yesterday at the Student Centre of HBKU.

The fair was inaugurated by HE the Minister of Administrative

Development, Labour and Social Affairs Dr Issa Saad al-Jafali al-Nuaimi

and saw high-level ministerial attendance at the opening ceremony.

The two-day fair sponsored by Shell Qatar brings together students and

alumni of HBKU and all Education City partner universities with

prospective employers from more than 10 different sectors.

“We have got a great response from various sectors of employers. Over 70

organisations including ministries, semi-government organisations as

well as private companies are participating in the fair this year. The

students and the alumni will have a great opportunity to discuss with

them exciting options for their future,” Adam Ahmad al-Saadi, director,

Community Outreach and Student Relations, Student Affairs, HBKU told

Gulf Times on the sidelines of the event.

“This year, we had an intensive training for the students and the alumni

to make them more prepared for the fair. We had a full-day programme

with a ‘Get Prepared Event’ for a whole day with employees from Shell

Qatar. We also provided them training in CV review as well as mock

interview. The first and second-year students were prepared with the

necessary skills for prospective jobs.

After every career fair, we collect feedback from the students and the

exhibitors and accordingly, we make the changes in the fair,” added


At 2017 career fair, more than 75 students and alumni had successful

access to summer internship opportunities and more than 20 students were

able to secure jobs through the employment fair and take their careers

to the next level. As per participation requirements this year, all

organisations in attendance have declared vacancies and/or internship

opportunities against which they are seeking qualified candidates. In

this edition, more than 50 companies have provided full-time

opportunities for Education City graduates and approximately 40

companies have extended summer internship opportunities.

Prospective employers represent a diverse range of industries, including

airlines, banking, beverage, broadcasting and media, education and

research, management consulting, oil and gas, sports, technology, and

telecommunications sectors.

Michael Sandaluk, vice president of HR Operations at Qatar Shell, said,

“Qatar Shell is committed to contributing to the objectives of Qatar

National Vision 2030 through the development of national talent and

capabilities. We are proud to participate in the Education City Career

Fair, which is an ideal platform for us to connect with students and


“Our aim is to become the employer of choice for the graduates who will

help Qatar Shell, the energy industry and the State of Qatar in

delivering the national vision.”

This year, a wide number of career opportunities have been made

available. From amongst the participating organisations, 46 companies

have made full-time opportunities available; 11 companies are looking to

fill part-time vacancies; 52 companies are offering various

internships; 14 companies are extending scholarships and sponsorships

and 12 companies have developed job-shadowing opportunities.

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