Inaugurating an event held via visual communication technology, the President of Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, opened up the activities of the 16th Career Guidance Week and the "My Job from My University" exhibition, with the participation of 28 local and international companies.
This annual event, organized by the Careers Guidance Office at the Deanship of Admissions and Registration, aims to build bridges with the labor markets, open communication channels for PSUT students and graduates with the public and private sectors, present outstanding graduation projects, hold workshops on establishing companies, and teach the foundations for dealing with the needs of the labor market.
In his opening speech, Prof. Al-Refai said, "What makes PSUT stand out is that it does not support its students only until graduation, but rather stays by their side, lending its full determination and strength to follow them in their working life, seeking with them so that every graduate has the opportunity at a job that suits his ambitions and abilities." He added that the University is currently working in various ways to implement an idea that he has been fostering for some time under the title “My Job from My University”.
Al-Refai confirmed that PSUT, under the guidance of HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, Chair of its Board of Trustees, sought to link its specializations with the labor market by forming advisory committees in its Schools. The aim is to create a map of that market and its needs. He emphasized that PSUT graduates enjoy a competitive advantage among many local and international companies, and that the percentage of those who find employment within the first six months of graduation now stands at 90%.
PSUT’s Dean of Admissions and Registration, Dr. Abdul Ghafoor Al-Saidi, said that the Careers Guidance Office provides opportunities for graduate students to communicate and network with employers and companies, and learn about available job opportunities. It also guides students to the positive behaviors that they need to adopt, the challenges that they will face, and the skills that employers are looking for.
Notably, in March of this year, PSUT organized the fourth annual conference on “Harmonization between Academic Programs and Labor Market Requirements”, with wide participation from representatives of the public and private sectors, and local and international institutions and companies, under the subtitle “Skills Development to Support Graduation Certificates”.