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AUS to hold Virtual Career Fair connecting students and alumni with leading regional employers
Despite the challenges brought about as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, American University of Sharjah (AUS) is providing students and alumni with opportunities for career planning and connecting with leading regional companies and government entities at the first Virtual Career Fair organized by the university on April 20.
As one of the most prominent events in the university’s calendar, the annual AUS Career Fair will be hosted this year on a virtual platform. On the day of the event, students and alumni will be able to connect with top recruiters via video or text chat; browse booths; check the posted vacancies and apply; attend webinars, auditorium sessions, panel discussions; and network with recruiters from any location using their laptops or mobile phones. Students and alumni can be interviewed remotely in real time.
Participating organizations will have access to a range of digital tools that support their efforts to identify and recruit talented AUS students and alumni. Employers will be able to search resumes and have access to a diversified set of candidate skills, experience levels and backgrounds.
The AUS Office of Advancement and Alumni Affairs (OAAA) is committed to providing a platform to that allows AUS students and alumni to connect, explore a host of career opportunities— full-time and internships, and interview with leading employers from around 35 national and multinational companies at the local, regional, international private, semi-government and government levels.
Speaking about the event, Professor Kevin Mitchell, Chancellor of AUS, said:
“The university benefits from long-standing mutually beneficial relationships with employers, and we are grateful to the corporate partners who have contributed to making sure that the AUS Career Fair is successful. We are committed to working with employers across a range of sectors to provide possibilities for students and alumni to demonstrate how their education has provided them with the knowledge and skills that can be applied to new ways of working.”
Charles A. Diab, Executive Director of the Office of Advancement and Alumni Affairs (OAAA), urged AUS students and alumni to join the AUS Virtual Career Fair to explore a broad range of employment opportunities on offer at the event. He said:
“As AUS continues to introduce the best practices of cutting-edge technologies, we are facilitating the hiring process for our students and alumni through the first AUS Virtual Career Fair. Join this virtual event to meet online with many employers, learn about career opportunities, acquaint yourself with the process of online interviewing, and attend virtual auditorium sessions by employers.”
Over the years, the AUS Career Fair has been supported by leading corporate entities. Crescent Enterprises, which has been a key AUS partner and the custodian of the Jafar Center for Executive Education at the university, is this year’s event strategic partner.
Speaking about the event, Dimitris Tsouroplis, Director of HR, Crescent Enterprises, said:
“The digital transformation of the workplace is no longer simply an option. As we enter the recovery phase of the current crisis, we will see an expansion in virtual work capabilities. The traditional workplace model is evolving, and the future workplace will integrate physical and virtual environments. Graduates must undertake the necessary preparation to enable them to understand the capabilities required to scale their roles digitally both now and in the future.”