DWC Alumnae mentor 172 new Foundation students

8 years

Dubai Women’s College (DWC) recently held the “2nd Alumnae Big Sisters’ Talk” event attended by 17 DWC Alumnae.

This event was organized for the second time and is part of an ongoing commitment to reconnecting DWC Alumnae with the College. The 17 Alumnae volunteered to mentor 172 Foundation level 3 students, sharing their DWC education and professional experience to help pave the way for the Foundation students to succeed at DWC and beyond.

Organized by DWC Alumnae Association, Foundation Department and CAREERS, the “2nd Big Sisters’ Talk” was a good platform to many of the new students to start thinking about their future programs as they had the opportunity to listen to students presentations on different academic programs delivered at Dubai Women’s College.

Rabia Bekhazi, Supervisor of CAREERS, said: “In this increasingly competitive employment market there is no substitute for one-to-one advice, guidance and resourcefulness from people who went through the college experience and were transformed into successful professionals.”

In her welcome speech, Tarifa Ajaif, DWC Alumnae Board Member, a BA graduate of Business Administration (2000), and currently working on her PhD, encouraged new students to start building their profiles by making use of every valuable opportunity, especially getting involved in voluntary work. Tarifa also emphasized the importance of gaining and enhancing soft skills such as professionalism, punctuality and self-management.

Sabiha Belyouha, Head of Marketing Events in Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, and DWC BA graduate in Information Management (2009), was a source of inspiration to the group she mentored during the event. She shared valuable information and success stories with students, and advised them to study the programs that are highly desirable in the current job market.