Hamad bin Khalifa University (HBKU), a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), in collaboration with its partner universities, Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, Georgetown University - School of Foreign Service in Qatar, Northwestern University in Qatar, HEC Paris in Qatar, and UCL Qatar hosted the first joint Education City Career Fair on 1 and 2 February at the HBKU Student Center.
The career fair, sponsored by Qatar Shell, enabled students and alumni from universities across Education City to connect with representatives from more than 90 Qatar-based companies and organizations in order to obtain information on internship and employment opportunities.
Many of the companies in attendance invited students to take part in on-site interviews and company sessions. The inaugural event presented students with the perfect opportunity to explore the many ways through which they can develop their post-university careers while at the same time learn how they could play a valuable part in contributing to Qatar’s vibrant and growing economy.
In excess of 800 students and alumni attended the Education City Career Fair. Organizations taking part represented both the public and the private sectors. Among them were oil and gas companies, financial services companies, technology specialists, media specialists, and education and research organizations.
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