Posted on March 26, 2014

The seventh annual Careers’ Fair at The Gulf English School (GES) was opened yesterday (25th March) by Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani, and attracted leading names in business and academia in Qatar.

Entirely planned and organized by International Baccalaureate (IB) students from GES, the Fair welcomed hundreds of students over the day, keen to meet and talk with key Qatar businesses and universities face-to-face. In addition to the GES community, ACS and Modern Indian School also attended the Fair.

Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani, the patron of GES, was greeted by Reception pupils Saad Al Kuwari and Noor Al Naemi, both four years old, who presented him with flowers before he officially opened the Fair, touring the stalls and talking with students and representatives from participating organisations.

Gold sponsors of the Fair included RasGas, Ezdan Real Estate, Al Faisal Holding, Aamal and the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning, while Al-Ahli Hospital and Gelato were Bronze sponsors. Other participating organisations included Ooredoo, Qatar Islamic Insurance Company (QIIC), Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIB), Tadmur Trading, Hamad bin Khalifa University, Qatar University, Stenden University Qatar, Qatar Aeronautical College, Community College Qatar and Tajmeel Beauty Academy.

Gulf English School Careers 2 [].jpgThe Fair showcases the skills and talents of GES students to the most high-profile businesses and universities in Qatar, further developing GES pupils’ 21st Century skills of leadership, teamwork, organization and planning of events which will support them in their progression to higher education and careers with leading institutions nationally and internationally.

IB student Haziq Ruzali was in charge of the technical requirements for the event. He said: “I had a lot of responsibility – meeting all the participants and making sure they had everything they needed for their stalls. I was also in charge of ensuring the room itself was fitted out appropriately. I have been really nervous, but I have learned a lot – particularly in terms of communicating with my teachers and peers. It has been a great experience.”

Nadia Shaw, training and development specialist from Ezdan, said: “Ezdan has always focused on career development from High School level. We have just introduced summer internships for graduating High School students, to offer them training and development and give them an insight into the kind of career Ezdan could offer them. The GES Careers’ Fair is an excellent opportunity to meet students and talk to them about the range of exciting careers they could have at Ezdan.”