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AUK Holds 15th Annual Career Fair

23rd Apr 2019 | by the Office of Public Affairs

The American University of Kuwait (AUK) held its 15th annual Career Fair. Each year, an array of employers from leading companies across Kuwait visit the University campus to discuss future employment opportunities with AUK students and graduates. This initiative is part of the University's commitment to providing its students and alumni with opportunities to meet face-to-face with future employers and explore possible career options.

 The Career Fair was organized by AUK's  Office of Alumni Affairs & Career Development, under the Division of Student Affairs. Held in the AUK gymnasium,  24 local and multinational companies in Kuwait discussed their various full-time employment and internship opportunities with the AUK community.
 
This year’s event was sponsored by Al Ahleia Switchgear Company, and Kuwait Finance House as platinum sponsors; KAMCO Investment Company, Cinemagic, Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait, Kuwait Danish Dairy Company, and Alghanim Industries as gold sponsors; and Commercial Bank of Kuwait, Ali Abdulwahab Al Mutawa Commercial Co., and ACICO Group as silver sponsors.

AUK President, Dr. Rawda Awwad, inaugurated the Fair with a welcome speech and a tour of the participating organizations, where she explored their job offerings and required student qualifications.
 
In her opening speech, Dr. Awwad explained what distinguishes AUK’s education, “We are driven by a mission that places our students at the center of this institution while placing this institution at the center of this nation and region when it comes to national and regional development and change.”

She continued to praise the skills that AUK students have gained, and their ability to transform them into action that will sustain the growth of organizations as qualified future employees. She said, “Your potential employees see the value in taking individual initiative, collaboration, teamwork; they are capable of managing projects, they have experience in leading teams, they have shown instances of empathy and compassion:  in other words, they are not motivated by ego-centrism and selfishness; they have become aware of the broader challenges that any society faces; and they have engaged in debates on how we as individuals and as communities can move forward. Our students have learned how to learn:  as such, no matter what, they will be quick and nimble to adjust when change is inevitable.”

Dr. Rawda also recognized the importance of participating organizations at the career fair in mutually benefitting the development of both the students and the organizations, saying, “Give them an opportunity, and they will make the difference that all of us are seeking.”
 

Platinum sponsor, Kuwait Finance House
 

Platinum sponsor, Al Ahleia Switchgear Company
 

Gold sponsor, KAMCO
 

Gold Sponsor, Cinemagic
 

Gold Sponsor, Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait
 

Gold Sponsor, Kuwait Danish Dairy Company
 

Gold Sponsor, Al-Ghanim Industries
 

Silver Sponsor, Commercial Bank of Kuwait
 

Ali Abdulwahab Al-Mutawa Commercial Co.
 

General photo of the Career Fair

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