Posted on March 22, 2017

For the tenth consecutive year, Gulf English School (GES) organised the GES Career Fair 2017. The fair was inaugurated at 9 am with the ribbon cutting ceremony by HE Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani, chairman of “Al Faisal Holding” in the presence of representatives from participating partners.

The Gulf English School’s annual career fairs bring together Qatar’s leading and established public and private sector institutions,  offering them the opportunity to showcase their career advancement opportunities, vacancies and businesses to prominent Qatari talents. The event serves as a networking and knowledge exchange platform, whereby local competencies learn about changing job market dynamics across Qatar’s key growth sectors, explore career choices, and connect with the country’s leading players and organisations for future employment opportunities. GES invited students from Year 9 upwards from other Qatar schools to attend the 10th edition of the fair to meet with companies and universities and to understand what they could offer in terms of careers or courses.

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A good number of schools attended the fair and ensured that their students benefit from this opportunity and get to know more about the participating parties and to have a closer look on the opportunities they are providing. The participating parties included “Baladiya, Al Faisal, Aamal and Ezdan” as platinum sponsors, “Tadmur & Al Ahli Hospital” as a gold sponsors, while “Al Khaleeji Bank and QIIC” were silver sponsors in addition to 37 other parties varying between embassies, universities and commercial companies and institutions.

On this occasion, Mona El Helbawi Principal of Gulf English School and Advisor to the Chairman said,:” We are extremely delighted to witness the great participation in the 10th version of the GES Career Fair 2017. The school has been organising this event annually to highlight the skills of Gulf English School students in front of high profile companies and universities in Qatar, as well as developing students' leadership skills, teamwork, organisation and planning of key events that will support their progress in higher and vocational education with leading national institutions and entities.”

The GES Career Fair aimed to give older students in Qatar the opportunity to meet potential employers and colleges where they may choose to study.  By opening it up to students from other schools, GES managed to attract a host of excellent sponsors and companies who set up their stalls including many universities.