Alumni and Employment

Participation of the College of Engineering in King Saud University’s Employment Day Booth: October 23, 2015

Among the events that took place in King Saud University’s Employment Week in the period from 25-29/12/1435 (19-23/10/2014), an event sponsored under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz, and emerging from the Objectives of the Alumni and Employment Unit with regards to “Offering various services to the College’s new alumni that would assist in developing their skills and directing them towards available job positions,” the College of Engineering participated in the company booth that was established as part of the event in the university’s main lobby. As instructed by the dean of the college, Prof. Khalid Al-Humaizi, the college was represented by both the head of the Quality Unit (Dr. Mohammed Sharaf) and Head of the Alumni and Employment Unit (Dr. Ahmed El-Sherbeeny), who visited many of the company booths embodying numerous employment opportunities currently available in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Some of the more prominent companies included “Saudi ARAMCO”, “SABIC”, “Advanced Electronics Company (AEC)”, “Saudi Electricity Company”, “Saudi Telecom Company (STC)”, “Saudi Industrial Development Fund (SIDF)” and several other Saudi Arabian companies and institutions that are currently recruiting engineers. This was also an opportunity to open communication channels between the college and each of these companies, where from one side both the heads of the Quality Unit, and Alumni and Employment Unit distributed brochures illustrating the college’s different objectives, specializations, and activities, while, on the other side, companies introduced their activities and commitment to providing practical training and job opportunities for college students and graduates. Furthermore, contact information was exchanged to facilitate direct correspondence with the companies, as well as sending to them updated student and recent graduate lists containing student contact and academic information that will assist in providing training and job opportunities for college students. Such is also expected to serve in possible future visits by company representatives to the college or field visits from college representatives to those companies in order to deepen the principles of collaboration with various sectors of the society.