Alumni and Employment

Second Forum for Graduates: 5 May, 2014

Sponsored by the Rector of King Saud University Prof. Dr. Badran AlOmar, the College Vice Deanship for Development and Quality organized a meeting of the College of Engineering graduates under the theme “The Second Forum for Graduates of the College of Engineering” on the evening of Monday 5 May 2014 in Madareem Crown Hotel, as part of efforts carried out by the college to strengthen the relationship and communication with its alumni. About 250 graduates attended the meeting. It is worth mentioning that the college had previously organized the first meeting of graduates in the last year the night of the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the College.
The ceremony began with a recitation of the verses of the Holy Quran and then a word by the College Dean Prof. Dr. Khalid Humaizi, a word of graduate students delivered by the student Mohammed Omran, President of the Student Council of the College, and then a word of the sponsor of the event delivered on his behalf by Prof. Abdulaziz Al Ruwais, the University Vice Rector. Afterwards Dr. Ahmed El-Sherbeeny, Head of the Alumni and Employment Unit of the College Vice Deanship of Development and Quality, explained the components of the Website of the unit and how graduates and companies can register. This was followed by words of the keynote speakers: (1) Eng. Saleh AlZahrani, Director General of the Western Branch for Saudi Saline Water Conversion Cooperation and a graduate of the Department of Chemical Engineering; (2) Eng. Abdul Rahman bin Ibrahim Al-Fayez from the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, the supervisor of maintenance and operations in the Ministry and a graduate of the Department of Petroleum Engineering and Natural Gas; and (3) Eng. Ahmed Bin Mohammed Al-Issa, Assistant Vice President of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities for licenses, and a graduate of the Department of Civil Engineering. The speakers presented their practical experience and professional acquisitions. After that, Dr Waleed Zahid, the Vice-Dean for Development and Quality opened the door for dialog.
Following that, Eng. Tariq Alqosaibi, the sponsor of Tariq Alqosibi award of excellence in Civil Engineering in Saudi Arabia, gave a speech in which he praised the efforts of the College in support of scientific research. Then the winners of the prize and the keynote speakers were honored. Eng. Tariq Alqosaibi was also honored for his inception of the award as well as Prof. Dr. Abdul Mohsen Al-Sheikh, a former faculty member of the Department of Civil Engineering and former Vice Dean for Graduate Studies and Research, for his support of scientific research. Outstanding graduates in the first and second semesters of this academic year 1434-1435 were also honored. The number of outstanding students who had excellent rating (GPA of 4.5 and above) were about 50 students. All graduates were presented by certificates of congratulations on graduation (477 graduates).