Qatar First Investment Bank (QFIB), Qatar’s first independent shari’ah compliant investment bank authorised by the QFC Regulatory Authority, concluded its first summer internship program for high school students. The three week program which started in early July attracted eight students from various high schools in Doha and the internship is expected to develop into an annual summer program.
By educating high-school students on the various facets of QFIB’s business, the program offered an exclusive glimpse into the world of investment banking, as envisaged by a banking leader. Students who just completed the program also benefited from QFIB’s high calibre team of departmental specialists, who acted as the students’ mentors, while providing insight into their respective functions.
The Youth Company, which provides youth development programs and facilities for Qatar’s youth, also contributed to QFIB’s summer internship program by delivering workshops that enhance the students’ communication and leadership skills.
Emad Mansour, CEO, Qatar First Investment Bank commented, “In-line with the Qatar National Vision 2030, which aims to sustain a knowledge-based economy, QFIB is dedicated towards cultivating a highly skilled workforce by investing in national talent. Our summer internship program is designed to provide an enriching learning experience, to the students and equips them with crucial business and banking fundamentals.”
Saeed Al Naimi, one of the students who completed the summer internship program said “I’d like to thank QFIB for offering us this great opportunity to experience how an investment bank operates. During the internship I learned about the different departments in the bank and their functions. I also understood the difference between commercial and investment banks. Our mentors were very helpful and tried to explain everything and answer our questions.”
The summer internship program complements the already existing QFIB Executive Program that targets university graduates. This is a year-long comprehensive program which sees graduates gain in-depth knowledge and banking expertise by working closely across all QFIB’s departments.
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