Career Development Services

The career services staff provides solution-focused support for current students and alumni. The following services are available:

  • Assistance with graduate school applications
  • Interviewing skills
  • Personal Statement reviews
  • Mock interviews
  • Cover letter, resume, and CV critiques
  • Career counseling and assessment
  • Plan and access to on-campus interviews
  • Access to job postings
  • Access to employer's database
  • AUK Career Fairs
  • Assistance in locating internships
  • Access to career-related workshops

AUK students can explore different occupations and locate internships with potential employers and/or graduate school opportunities at AUK Fairs.

All AUK students/alumni are eligible for free career guidance. If students/alumni need assistance, they can request a meeting with the career coordinator.

AACD services for careers include:

  • Interviewing skills
  • Mock Interviews
  • Resume/CV critiques
  • Cover Letter critiques
  • Career Assessment Tools
  • Information about local employers
  • On-campus interview coordination
  • Internship assistance
AACD services for graduate school include:
  • Assistance with graduate school applications
  • Personal Statement reviews
  • Resume/CV critiques
  • Interviewing skills
  • Mock Interviews

The Alumni & Career Services periodically emails job posts to students as they are received. Each vacancy is associated with a Job Reference Number. To apply to a certain position, follow the instructions provided in the email for each application process.

This program provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate their capacity for leadership, teamwork and business activity in the context of work experience. AACD and The College of Business and Economics have collaborated on Resume/Interview skill workshops for the Internship Program, making it mandatory for interning students to attend prior to applying for an internship. These workshops are the first step to help prepare the interns entering the business world. The workshops are conducted either by AACD staff or by prospective employers where the faculty supervisor is responsible for approving the internship and supervising the student during the duration of their placement.

Students applying for internships should:

  • be referred to their academic division for internship handbooks and contracts.
  • have a specific GPA in order to qualify for an internship for academic credit, depending on their major.
  • Complete 120 hours of supervised internship work in order to receive 3 academic credits.
Note: If a student double majors or wants to obtain a double degree, they need to complete separate 3 credit internships.

In addition, the AACD coordinates with other 3rd parties to offer students and alumni access to workshops and courses, such as the agreement with the Manpower & Government Restructuring Program (MGRP) and the discounted rates at the Center for Continuing Education (CCE).

AUK students have had opportunities to intern in organizations such as NBK, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, Al Ahli United Bank, Eminds Project Management, Baker Tilly, Grant Thornton, Alghanim Industries, RSM Al Bazie, Gulf Bank and many more.

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