The HCT-Dubai Women’s campus (DBW) Career Advising team recently organized a Programme Choice Day for over 150 Foundations students, who were introduced to the wide variety of majors offered at DBW for the 2016-2017 academic year.
In addition, students were given the opportunity to explore their interests, values, skills, personality and to see how they relate to different careers under each academic programme.
Ten industry experts representing top UAE employers, including Serco/Dubai Metro, Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects, Al Futtaim Group/Al Futtaim Automotive and flydubai, dedicated their time at the event and offered students valuable information on the careers available in the UAE job market. As a result the Foundations students were equipped with the right knowledge to make informative decisions, when selecting their academic majors.
Each academic programme highlighted the key features of their majors, followed by networking sessions with the Academic Programme Chairs, faculty and senior students. The Foundation students actively engaged in open discussions to learn more about DBW’s programme offerings and to share the experiences and success stories of its current students.
Prior to the Programme Choice Day, DBW Career Advisor, Dina Abuljebain, conducted a variety of career advising sessions, utilizing career coaching and self-assessment tools, for the grateful students. These sessions ensured the students attended the event fully prepared and able to network with the academic advisors and participating employers, as well as to collect information and ask relevant questions.
Ms Abuljebain said that enriching students’ knowledge about DBW academic programme offerings, and identifying matching careers in the UAE labour market will lead to them enjoying a successful academic life and professional career.
Dr. Nadia Alhasani, DBW Dean of Academic Operations, said: “Equating one’s studies with a career is instrumental to the success of an individual. We are eager to facilitate this learning process at DBW by bringing the academic programmes and future employers together in one event. It is rewarding to see the number of students who represented their academic programmes become peer mentors to our Foundations students.”