The HCT-Dubai Women’s campus (DBW) hosted its first employer organization, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), as part of the new ‘Employer on Campus’ initiative.
The ‘Employer on Campus’ will host one specific employer on given days throughout the semester so that students gain an insight into the skills and proficiencies those employers seek. They also enable students to be exposed to the various companies and their offerings through part-time or full-time jobs, work placement, internships or sponsorship opportunities.
With the new concept, the employer can:
- Offer networking opportunities to inform DBW students and alumnae of the companies’ job openings and their hiring processes
- Offer job interviews on the day for full time and part time jobs
- Work placement and voluntary work
- Conduct information, Q & A sessions and career workshops
On September 6, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management, introduced their Graduate Training Program which was brought about to enhance the JLL Emiratization strategy across the UAE region.
Sally Alkatat, Analyst, who joined JLL through the graduate training program explained saying: “The 2-year program allows you to switch between four different departments for 6 months each. This gives you an opportunity to explore the different business lines within the real estate industry.”
Debbie Roy, Talent Acquisition Manager, emphasized on what employers look for while hiring graduates. “We look for energetic, vibrant and ambitious graduates. It is important to have the right attitude as we believe that technical skills can be taught,” she said.
JLL also offers Internship opportunities, such as summer internship and work placement.
Dina Abuljebain, Senior Specialist Work Placement, noted that: “The ‘Employer On Campus’ initiative is a new HCT concept. It aims to improve the relationship of the campuses with the employers to boost our graduate employment.”
HCT DBW ‘s Career Services, Work Placement and Advising is a diligent team providing resources and programs that assist students and graduates to realize career opportunities, personal growth and academic success.