Students at the HCT-Al Ain Men’s campus (AAM) have been given a major boost searching for full-time employment, internships, summer work, sponsorships and volunteer work when the campus hosted its 2017 Career Fair on January 23.
The campus’s Library and Independent learning Center were hives of activity as representatives from 10 government and private organizations participated in the day-long event, where they met with students and alumni regarding a host of opportunities and potential vacancies.
Registered organizations represent a wide range of fields, and employers include VeBes O& M Company, General Civil Aviation Authority, National Petroleum Construction Company, Al Foah, Seha/ Al Ain Hospital, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Al Ain Distribution Company, Agthia Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company and Higher Colleges of Technology’s Central Services HR Department.
Students of all majors, including first-year and Foundations students, as well as AAM alumni were encouraged to attend, with close to 650 students actively participating. They were encouraged to also attend the Career Center workshops related to CV building prior to the fair, offered by Sana Tobeh, and to review tips on how to prepare for the Fair.
Dr. Yahya Al Ansari, AAM Director, said: “the Fair caters towards students of all disciplines … it is a great way for students to make connections with prospective employers.”
“The Career Fair is an opportunity for our students to be exposed to the latest trends in the job market,” he added.
Sana Tobeh, AAM Career Advisor, said: “It was made clear to all students that it is important for Fair attendees to prepare by having an updated version of their resume, be dressed professionally and to make a positive impression. Students were encouraged to visit the Fair, even if organizations at this time are not recruiting their particular major.”
Students showed interest in the fair and attended enthusiastically, introduced themselves to prospective employers, asked specific questions and made many connections with employers.
The employers were impressed with the organization of the career fair, the venue, the number of students in attendance and their interaction. It enabled employers to offer a number of opportunities to students, including full-time employment, summer jobs and sponsorship, much to the benefit and pleasure of the students.