Presentation on theme: "Nahlah A. Al-Jubeir Director Center for Career Development."— Presentation transcript:
Nahlah A. Al-Jubeir Director Center for Career Development
The Center was established in March 2013 to assist Saudi students in: broadening their skill sets deepening their professional experience by: connecting them with potential internship and training opportunities in the US helping them find jobs in the Kingdom with Saudi and international companies.
Number of Graduates in 2013: 7,283 Total Number of Students in the US: 82,547 Average Annual Increase in Number of Students: 32%
Business and Management Engineering and Engineering Industries Information Technology
Opportunity for translating classroom learning into practical experience. Exposure to potential employers before making a final commitment about their future. Cultural exchange between company employees and Saudi students/graduates.
Access to a large pool of well-educated Saudi students. Lower overseas training costs of future employees. Opportunity to know prospective employees before offering permanent employment. Cultural exchange between company employees and Saudi students/graduates.
Access to a large pool of well-educated Saudi students. Lower hiring costs. Decrease in overseas training costs of future employees. Familiarity with American business practices & proficiency in the English language.
Examples of Positive Internships and Training Programs
Alanoud, a second year software engineer student, was asked to test a software program. Whenever she tried to run the program, it would crash. She was able to find seven bugs that were affecting the program.
Jafar worked in business development and performed an analysis of the training market opportunities for a Fortune 100 company. His recommendations were well received by senior leaders across the company.
A major U.S. company offered summer internships to over 20 students. The following year the company offered employment to most of these students. Students will go through a two-year training program before being assigned to their jobs at the company’s Saudi operations.
Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission Center for Career Development 8500 Hilltop Road Fairfax, VA website: