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AUK Holds 10th Annual Career Fair

The American University of Kuwait (AUK) held its 10th annual Career Fair for AUK students in April 2014. Each year, employers from leading companies around Kuwait visit AUK to discuss future employment opportunities with AUK students. This initiative is part of AUK's commitment to provide its students with the opportunity to meet face-to-face with future employers and explore career options. The Career Fair was organized by AUK's Career Services and Wellness Center (CSW).

The Career Fair took place in the AUK Auditorium, where 23 local and multinational companies from around Kuwait met and spoke with AUK students about possible career paths.

AUK President, Dr. Nizar Hamzeh, inaugurated the Fair with the traditional cutting of the ribbon ceremony. In his opening speech, he welcomed all the participants to the 10th Annual Career Fair, which coincides with AUK's 10-year anniversary.

AUK is proud to have obtained several American programmatic accreditations, Hamzeh explained. "ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs) for all programs in the College of Business & Economics and currently the College is under consideration for the AACSB( Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)," said Hamzeh. He also explained that AUK's College of Arts and Sciences received accreditation from AALE (American Academy for Liberal Education) for Arts & Graphic Design, Humanities, Social Sciences , as well as accreditation from the Commission on English language Accreditation (CEA) for its Intensive English Program. "Currently, we are working on ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) accreditation for Engineering programs and NASAD (The National Association of Schools of Arts and Designs for Arts and Graphic Design program in the College of Arts and Sciences," he added.

This event was open to AUK students and graduates and was sponsored by the platinum sponsors Gulf Bank and National Bank of Kuwait (NBK); the gold sponsors KIPCO Asset management and Alghanim Industries; and the silver sponsors 4fest and 4films Printing Group, United Real Estate Company, and Alshaya.

"This year's Fair felt extra special," said Abir Itani, AUK Career and Personal Counselor at CSW. "It was exciting to recognize that some of the companies participating in the Career Fair were being represented by our own alumni. This made the experience so much more personal, as we had the opportunity to see our former students in action."

During the event, students had an opportunity to explore career paths and receive advice on their resumes from professionals and various corporate representatives. Speaking as an AUK graduate, Mariam Bin Nakhi, who was at the Fair representing Al-Ahli Bank, explained she felt proud of AUK students, and the institute's commitment to continuously deliver opportunities to its students.

The Career Services and Wellness Center (CSW) aims to promote wellness education, serve as a resource for students, staff and faculty, and provide counseling for students and alumni. Counseling follows American Counseling Association (ACA) standards which require confidentiality between client and counselor. Career services provide career counseling, professional trainings, and job readiness. Personal counseling addresses a wide range of academic, personal and social concerns. Disability services offer reasonable accommodations and assistance for students. The CSW is committed to help students learn, think and become...

AUK President, Dr. Nizar Hamzeh Cutting the Ribbon with the Sponsors

AUK President, Dr. Nizar Hamzeh Giving Opening Speech

AUK Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Carol Ross, Giving Opening Speech

AUK President, Dr. Nizar Hamzeh, with Platinum Sponsors National Bank of Kuwait (NBK)

AUK President, Dr. Nizar Hamzeh, with Platinum Sponsors Gulf Bank

AUK President, Dr. Nizar Hamzeh, with Gold Sponsors KIPCO Asset Management

Gold Sponsors Al Ghanim Industries

Silver Sponsors 4fest and 4films Printing Group

AUK President, Dr. Nizar Hamzeh Cutting the 10th Year Anniversary Cake with the Sponsors

General Images from the Career Fair

Released by the Office of Public Affairs on the 30th April 2014

Photography by the Office of Public Affairs (C) 2014

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