The Alumni and Career Placement Center at the Australian College of Kuwait (ACK) successfully held its first Virtual Career Fair on the 26th and 27th of May 2021. The Fair witnessed the participation of more than 50 companies from different sectors in Kuwait, and served as a great platform for networking, career, and internship opportunities for its students and alumni. The Fair was also successful because of the generous contribution and sponsorship of its Platinum Sponsors such as Kuwait Finance House, Boubyan Bank, National Bank of Kuwait, The Kuwaiti Danish Dairy Company, Gulf Bank, and AlSayer Facilities Company and Gold Sponsors AlAhli Bank of Kuwait, Khibra, Commercial Bank of Kuwait, and Alargan International Real Estate Company.
Continuing on the footsteps of the Annual Career Fair, this year’s Virtual Career Fair sought to give students and alumni the same opportunity to be in touch with companies and recruiters despite the challenges presented by the global pandemic and the shift from a traditional fair to a digital platform.
The move in platforms has provided many benefits to both students and employers, and streamlined the career application process. Students were able to easily submit their resumes online and get in touch with recruiters directly, and recruiters were able to update their vacancies in real time. Besides the tools to ease the application process, the Fair also included various workshops and webinars to further enrich attendees. The Virtual Career Fair Platform will remain online until 30 June 2021 for students and employers to continue benefiting from it.
Commenting on the success of the Fair, Dr. Ayad Salhieh, Assistant to the President for Student Relations, said: “I am utterly pleased with the positive feedback we received from the companies and attendees on how we did despite the unprecedented challenges of the global pandemic, which required outstanding dedication and innovative efforts from the Alumni and Career Placement team who has never failed to continuously improve their services”.