Alumni and Employment

Participation of the College of Engineering in King Saud University’s Employment Week: January 31 - February 04, 2016

Among the events that took place in King Saud University’s Employment Week in the period from Sunday 21- Thursday 25/04/1437 (31/01 – 04/02, 2016), an event sponsored under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman 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 the college’s Vice Dean for Development and Quality (Dr. Waleed Zahid), the Head of the Alumni and Employment Unit (Dr. Ahmed El-Sherbeeny), and the secretary of the Alumni and Employment Unit (Mr. Saleh Al-Hijji). Several college graduates and representatives presented information regarding the college as well as the Alumni and Employment website, in addition to demonstrating three sample posters and roll-up stands regarding distinguished senior design projects, including a multidisciplinary project (involving both the Chemical and Mechanical engineering departments), the Electrical Engineering Department, and the Industrial Engineering Department.

The Head of the Alumni and Employment Unit also 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 “SABIC”, “BAE System – Saudi Arabia”, “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 the head of the Alumni and Employment Unit invited company recruitment specialists to join the college’s newly established Alumni and Employment Website, while, on the other side, companies introduced their activities and commitment to providing job opportunities for college students and graduates. Furthermore, contact information was exchanged to facilitate direct correspondence with the companies in an effort to facilitate the process of providing 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.

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