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The University of Doha for Science and Technology (UDST) recently hosted a much-anticipated Career Fair 2023. The opening ceremony was attended by Chairman of UDST’s Board of Trustees (BoT) and former Minister of Energy and Industry HE Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada; Vice Chair of UDST’s BoT and Managing Director and CEO of Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO) Dr Mohammed Yousef Al-Mulla; President of UDST Dr Salem Al-Naemi; Ambassador of Canada to the State of Qatar HE Isabelle Martin. The event also witnessed a visit from Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education Dr Ibrahim bin Saleh Al-Naimi.
The two-day event, organised by UDST’s Student Central Services Department, took place on the University’s vibrant campus and was well-attended by current students, alumni and graduating high school nationals. The career fair gave attendees invaluable opportunities for networking, exploring career paths, and connections with potential employers. It gave the participating companies unparalleled access to talented students from UDST.
UDST President Dr Salem Al-Naemi said: “Our University has always been at the forefront of educational excellence in Qatar, and our commitment to both students and alumni extends beyond the classroom. The UDST Career Fair 2023 is a testament to our dedication to their professional growth and success. I am thrilled that we can provide a platform for them to interact with industry leaders, opening doors to promising career opportunities, while forging valuable partnerships with industry players.”
Over 80 companies and organisations were represented at the career fair including government, semi-government, and private sector organisations spanning a range of industries including energy, banking and finance, and technology. The event reflected UDST’s solid commitment to fostering connections between its students and industry leaders, and empowering the wider University community by bridging the gap between education and employment.
To prepare attendees for the networking and career exploration opportunities at the event, a series of career-related workshops and preparatory sessions were held on campus in the three weeks leading up to the career fair. Facilitated together by UDST and several prominent companies.The workshops helped prepare students to get the most out of the career fair and equipped them with the competencies and knowledge necessary to interact with, and impress, potential employers.
The UDST Career Fair 2023 successfully built on the University’s strong track record in facilitating meaningful connections and career growth for its community. Success this year was seen not only in its impressive array of participating companies, but in the event’s sustainability, inclusivity and innovative use of technology.
The event was paper-free, reinforcing UDST’s commitment to environmental responsibility, and ensuring every student, alumnus, and high school national had the same access to networking opportunities and resources. UDST also introduced an innovative AI-driven platform that served as a useful tool to assist attendees in exploring the career options on offer. The platform reflects the strong emphasis that UDST places on cutting-edge technology and helps participants match opportunities with their interests.