SJW Students Whet Appetites for Future Careers with Feast of Employment-Focused Activities

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The week April 16, 2017 was a busy one for faculty, staff and students at the Sharjah Women’s campus (SJW) as the Career Service team hosted several prominent employers for students to meet and network with, while the campus also hosted its Senior Farewell address.

The keynote speaker for the farewell address was SJW alumna, Fatima Al Shehhi, who is currently the Director of Reyadaa at Her Highness’ Executive Office in Sharjah. Fatima heads the THATI Leadership program at the organization. THATI was launched five years ago, and the first three students selected for the program were all SJW graduates. The three hold very impressive roles within HHEO.

Every year, THATI officials visit the campus to recruit more leaders for the program. This year, they aim to select a minimum of five graduates who will compete with graduates from other universities for the positions. Best of luck to all applicants!

Another activity on April 17 was at the Mashreq Bank booth, located in the campus, where bank representatives interviewed potential applicants for their new call center, which is due to open in Ras Al Khaimah. Then on April 18, the campus welcomed Charlotte Edwards, Campus Recruitment Consultant for Ernst and Young, who had a very busy day meeting with Accounting, Engineering and IT students who were interested in joining E&Y Advisory or Audit Internship Programs. Charlotte gave the students insightful information about the organization and the application process.

Starting in September 2017, the Career Center will begin hosting two organizations a week. Students need to prepare their CV’s and be ready for interviews. The aim is to secure employment for graduating students and provide sponsorships for everyone else.