Posted on August 14, 2016

Bedaya Center for Entrepreneurship and Career Development (Bedaya Center), a joint initiative by Qatar Development Bank and Silatech, launched today its internship program. Which targets university graduates in the state of Qatar and will continue till October 30, 2016.

Bedaya's internship program aims to contribute to the preparation of young graduates and their transition to the work environment. It will provide them with the appropriate expertise, skills and foundation to join local institutions in the future as soon as they graduate. This practical training will also help students in identifying their career goals, build their self-confidence, learn about the work culture and apply what they have learned in a real-life process.

Bedaya launches Internship Program [].jpgSpeaking on the occasion, Reem Al-Suwaidi (pictured), General Manager of Bedaya Center, said: “This internship program offers university graduates access to many local institutions and will help them in building valuable relationships with their future workplaces as well. Through this program, the students will have a real simulation of the work environment, opportunities for employment, professional skills, and possible career options. Moreover, this program will give them the advantage of having awareness of the nature of jobs and consolidate the relevance between school education and work requirements.”

During the first week of the program, career guidance sessions will be held for graduates to raise awareness about the professional and career development topics. This will be followed by specialized workshops throughout the second week. During the third week, all graduates will be trained on the English language and computer skills. They will then be assigned certain institutions based on their specializations.

From her side, Ola Abdin, Career Development Manager at Bedaya said: "The internship program is an effective business experience that helps graduates to develop their knowledge, skills and experience. They will also be able to develop a clear understanding of the values, norms and standards adopted by institutions and companies in the State of Qatar. The program allows the graduates to access theoretical concepts and apply their skills in a realistic work environment. This will also give them an understanding of how to develop relationships with employees and customers alike. Hence, it is a temporary experience to get a better understanding about preferred professional fields. The program will offer graduates the advantage of trying and testing several areas of work, besides helping them gain experience of real and tangible opportunities in every area."