GUST held its 21st Annual Career Fair today on its campus. The event, which hosted over 45 different entities from various sectors, aims at connecting GUST students and alumni with potential career opportunities. The event was opened by Mohammad Al-Bahar, GUST Chairman of the Board of Trustees, attended by the university’s top management, and held under the patronage of the Ibrahim Mohammad Al-Kandari, Director General of the National Fund for Small and Medium Enterprise Development.
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. This year’s participation also included, for the first time, international banks and financial institutions. 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, Mohammad Al Bahar, 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.”
Before officially inaugurating the fair, Ibrahim Mohammad Al-Kandari, Director General of the National Fund delivered his keynote session titled “The National Fund’s Services and Programs for Fresh Graduates”. GUST also organized sessions and discussions during the second day of the fair that focused on providing useful insight to its students. The first presentation was led by Wael Ghaddar, SME Relationship Manager at Bayt.com, and was about “Job Search Strategies”. This was followed by a session from Investment Manager at Gulf Bank, Ahmad Al-Fuwaires which was titled “Invest Wisely”. These sessions added a distinctive factor to the event, and proved beneficial to students and alumni.
Sponsoring this year’s event are Alghanim Industries, National Bank of Kuwait, Boubyan Bank, Kuwait Finance House, Gulf Bank, Ooredoo, Zain, VIVA, Al Hasawi Group, Kuwait National Fund for Small and Medium Enterprises, Ahli Bank of Kuwait, Boursa Kuwait, Manpower and Government Restructuring Program, Commercial Bank of Kuwait, Huawei Technologies, and Nestle.
Companies from a wide variety of business sectors participated in this year’s Career Fair and include: AlSawan Co., Mabanee, National Aviation Services, GUST Professional Advancement & Continuing Education, Ali Abdulwahab Al Mutawa Commercial Co., LoYAC, Mezzan Holding Co., RSM Albazie & Co., International Turnkey Systems, Kuwait Industries Union, Partake Group, Studygram Education Consultancy, Smart Mind Institute, Tap Payments, Baker Tilly Kuwait, Ghalia, Alghanim International General Trading & Contracting Co., Holistic Development & Consulting, Ernst & Young Kuwait, FAWSEC Educational Company, Global Markets, Asnan Tower, Citibank Kuwait, Insha’a Holding, Keepers Advisory Services, Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait, Bayt.com, and Kuwait Oil Company.
The Career Fair is a yearly event open to all students and alumni for free. It will be held for a total of two days, and opening times are from 8:30am – 3:00pm. For more real time information, follow @gust_official on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat.