Al Ain Women’s College hosted three successful graduates who shared their experiences with students on Thursday November, 25.
The first speaker, Maryam Hamad Al Darmaki, Al Ain Branch Manager of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, started her talk by saying that she believes that Emirati women can achieve their dreams once they set goals and focus on their studies at college, while also enjoying student life.
This was followed by a talk from Layla Shaker Al Shimmari, Training Officer at Tawazun Subsidaries, who mentioned how the Higher Colleges of Technology has had a great impact on her life and career. She talked about her studies, culminating in a Bachelor of Education Degree in 2005, and her subsequent work as a teacher in a government school for 2 years. She later travelled to Australia and was able to complete a Master’s Degree in Education in 2009.
Layla’s advice to the students was to, “enjoy life at college and make sure that your work is always done to the best of your ability”.
The third speaker was Aysha Al Ketbi, Deputy Manager at the UAE Environment Agency. Aysha has a Master’s Degree in Business and advised students to follow their dreams and to fulfill them one by one.
She added that they should, “start small and build your career and try your best to also meet your personal needs.”
All the graduates agreed on the high quality of the time they spent at college and how the teachers and administration proved to be a source of inspiration.
The college is proud of all its graduates who continue to be in great demand in the UAE workforce. The skills these graduates, and others, developed both in the classroom and through involvement in other activities and events have helped them to establish and pursue flourishing and successful careers.