Presentation on theme: "Center for Career Development"— Presentation transcript:
1Center for Career Development Nahlah A. Al-JubeirDirectorCenter for Career Development
2Center for Career Development The Center was established in March 2013 to assist Saudi students in:broadening their skill setsdeepening their professional experienceby:connecting them with potential internship and training opportunities in the UShelping them find jobs in the Kingdom with Saudi and international companies.
3Data Number of Graduates in 2013: 7,283 Total Number of Students in the US: 82,547Average Annual Increase in Number of Students: 32%
4Top Three Majors Business and Management Engineering and Engineering IndustriesInformation Technology
5Benefits for Students Training in the US 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.
6Benefits for Organizations Providing Internship and Job Training in the US 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.
7Benefits for Organizations in Saud Arabia 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.
8Ways to Connect with Saudi Students AdsJob Board (www.jobsearch.sacm.org)Job Fairs
9Internships and Training Programs Examples of PositiveInternships and Training Programs
10Example 1: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.
11Example 2: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.
12Example 3: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.
13For more information, please contact the Center for Career Development Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission Center for Career Development Hilltop Road Fairfax, VA website: