Student Career Gathering tomorrow

 03 Sep 2014 - 2:15

Young participants with officials at the camp.

DOHA: Qatar Career Fair (QCF), a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), will hold a semi fair tomorrow, the last day of Second Summer Career Camp. 
The ‘Student Career Gathering’ will be attended by high-profile representatives from QF as well as senior executives from over 20 of Qatar’s leading organisations. 
Guests will discuss initiatives and career development opportunities for Qataris. 
The two-week camp with around 50 students included more than 15 workshops, including specialised sessions on crucial topics such as leadership. 
Young nationals are being taught to identify styles of leaders and the most valuable attributes to have in a workplace. 
They are also benefiting from practical courses to improve skills in public speaking, presentations and resume writing. 
They are making visits to leading organisations such as QF, Sidra Medical and Research Centre, Qatar Petrochemical Company, RasGas and Aljazeera Network, among others, to explore professions. The aim of the trips this week is to give students first-hand insight into the real world of employment.
During the first week of the programme, students attended informative workshops at Recreation Centre in Education City, creating the ideal environment for interaction and teamwork among attendees.
The first week also included educational lectures by senior representatives from QF member centres, including Qatar Debate and QCF, as well as Bedaya Centre for Entrepreneurship and Career Development.
Abdullah Yousef Al Horr, a student participating in the camp, expressed delight at being part of the engaging workshops and group discussions. 
He said: “It was an enriching experience and proved to be very useful to myself and fellow students. The workshops and courses helped us clarify requirements for vocations and facilitated our search for a career that is best suited to our potential and capabilities. 
“This experience was insightful as it gave me a clearer picture of what I hope to achieve in the future.”
In addition to learning about the needs of Qatar and the labour market over the coming years, participants are also training in the methods of turning their ideas into effective business models and how to perform well in a job interview.