Gulf University for Science and Technology Holds 20th Annual Career Fair
GUST held its 20th Annual Career Fair today on its campus. The event, which hosted over 57 different entities from various sectors, aims at connecting GUST students and alumni with potential career opportunities. The event was opened by Professor Salem Marzouq Al-Tuhaih, GUST Chairman of the Board of Trustees, attended by the university’s top management, and held under the patronage of the Secretary General of the Private Universities Council, Professor Habib Taher Abul.
Sponsoring this year’s event are National Bank of Kuwait, Gulf Bank, Boubyan Bank, Ooredoo, Kuwait Finance House, Zain, VIVA, Kuwait Industrial Bank, Ahli Bank of Kuwait, MGRP, Nestle, KPMG, and GUST’s Student Association. Companies from a wide variety of business sectors participated in this year’s Career Fair and include: Ernst &Young, ACICO, AlBabtain Group, Ali Abdulwahab, AlSawan, Asnan Tower, ITS, Partake, RSM Albazie, Skillrate Advisors, SOS HR Solutions, AlRai Logistica, Loyac, Kuwait Oil Company, Mabanee, Bayt.com, Price Waterhouse Cooper, Boursa Kuwait, TAP, Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre, Kuwait Company for Process Plant Construction & Contracting, GUST’s Center for Professional Advancement and Continuing Education, Hisba, Inshaa, Deloitte, and Agility Logistics.
The Career Fair is one of the most prominent events the university organizes each year as it helps ensure a smooth transition for students into the work force after graduation. GUST continuously works on improving the fair by providing a wide variety of different employers to cater to graduates’ interests and talents. The diversity keeps growing to include more institutions from the education, technology, public relations, media, and the industrial sector. Corporations were present for GUST graduates, students and alumni to network with and apply to for internships, full-time, and volunteer positions on location. Potential employers offered their services, market insights, advice, collected CVs, helped students apply online for possible job opportunities, and conducted on-site interviews with candidates.
GUST Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Professor Salem Marzouq Al-Tuhaih, said, “At GUST, we put a lot of emphasis on preparing our students for their future not only on the academic side which they receive in the classroom, but also in venturing outside the classroom in activities that shape their personality, and strengthen their character. The Career Fair is a prime opportunity for students and employers to connect, and potentially start a successful journey together.”
The university took a step further for the 20th Career Fair this year and introduced the ‘Alumni Zone’, where alums were able to promote their businesses to the GUST community. This allowed alumni to publicize their services, get insights and ideas from their peers and professors, as well as seek potential collaborations, and students interested in internships and other employment positions. The idea is a testament to GUST’s keenness in ensuring their students’ success, even after graduation.
GUST also organized sessions and discussions that focused on how to achieve success in your business. The presentations were led by successful entrepreneurs, including: Abdulwahab Al-Essa, of Boutiqaat, and three GUST alumni, Tarek Al Jasem of of Hisba Accounting & Financial Advisory Firm, Bader Al Sanousi of Corbit Company, and Abdulrahman Al Duaij of Holistic Development. These sessions added a distinctive factor to the event, and proved beneficial to students and alumni.