HCT Fujairah Women’s College students hold first ever Women at Work Conference

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HCT-Fujairah Women’s College students recently held a conference showcasing the success of a number of Emirati businesswomen, enabling the students to gain valuable insights into the world of business.

The Applied Business and Technology and Health Office Technology diploma students had been working towards the event, held on Thursday 23rd December, throughout the first semester of this academic year.

A culmination of several business projects; the student organized event featured a number of rousing presentations and discussions from a panel of eight highly successful Emirati businesswomen from a variety of industries in the UAE.

The panelists were selected following a meticulous effort from the students during their projects, where they spent some considerable time and dedication in conducting company reviews and interviews with over sixty successful businesswomen.

Following their hard work the students selected the following people to make up the eight panelists: Amna Ali Al Naqbi; an engineer at ZADCO, Mona Saeed; Supervisor at Fujairah National Insurance Company, Kulaithem Abdalla; Student Affairs Senior Officer at Fujairah Men’s College, Wasmiya Malalla Hassan; a Sales Executive at Du, Ahlaam Khalifa Jassim; Senior Officer at the National Bank of Umm Al Qaiwain, Halima Al Bloushi a Branch Manager for Sharjah Islamic Bank, Sameera Mohamad Al Boloushi a Branch Sales and Service Manager at Emirates NBD Bank and Salwah Yousif Ibrahim; a nurse at Fujairah Hospital.

During the course of the hugely successful event, the panelists gave the student and faculty audience tremendous insight into the world of work here in the UAE.

Julie Wasilewski, Chair of the Diploma Programs at HCT-Fujairah, was extremely pleased with the impact that the event had on the students at the college.

‘The conference provided students with an opportunity to see that they could achieve much more than they thought they were capable of. The career success of the panel participants confirmed for students that they too could aspire to great heights,’ Julie said.

The advice and guidance the panelists gave was well received by the students and will undoubtedly help them prepare for their own future in the job market; building the foundations to enable them to face issues and deal with them effectively.