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IT Career Fair 2016

15/03/2016

Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics (DCEI) and Career Office @ MDX Dubai organized IT Career Fair on 15th and 16th March 2016. This two-day event witnessed amazing speaker line-up, workshops and panel discussion from various verticals like Banking, FMCG, IT, Retail and others. Various companies including start-ups from eminent incubation centers offered internships and full time positions. With participation from EMC, Ericsson, Facebook, Cisco, McKinsey Jones and other MNCs, students had great opportunities to network and pursue excellent career options.

On day one, series of workshop were organized and esteemed speakers included: Vises Kith  – Director of IT Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Ahmed Khan – Human Resources Manager Lenovo, Hakeem Mojadidi - Strategic Program Director Ericson and Rachad Tohme – HR & Admin Manager Arabtec Engineering Services . On the second day, extremely insightful panel discussion was held, and experts from various verticals gave practical advice to the students about employability and role of IT in various sectors. Our esteemed panelists included Walid Issa- CISCO, Juno Srivastava - Al-Futtaim Group IT, Asish Patel - Euphoria Consulting and Vikrant Bhansali – Standard Chartered Bank.

This year, in addition to the volunteers from the CES, 15 students from the DCEI volunteered and constituted the Placement committee who did a superb job of coordinating the entire event. These were Allen Mathew, Shivani Kumar, Mustafa Campwala, Ali Sajjad, Arjun Anil,  Abdulkadir Kollere, Monil Dawda, Aneela, Anusha Promod, Joby John, Jasmita malik, Joytika Thukral, Tarun, Umair Khan and  Livia Jacob. These students are also the founding members of the MDX Computing Society.

The event was coordinated by Dr. Fehmida Hussain, Dr. Krishnadas Nanath and Career Office.

The full agenda of the event was as follows:

Information Technology Career Fair Agenda Day 1

Tuesday, 15th March 2016

Time

Speaker

Room Allocation

10:00 am -10:15am

Dr. Fehmida - Campus Program Coordinator Computer & Communications – Middlesex University Dubai

Welcome Message

Oasis Theatre, Block 16

Dubai Knowledge Village

10:15am -10:55am

 

Vises Kith Complex Director of IT Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide

Topic: First Steps in IT Career

Oasis Theatre, Block 16

Dubai Knowledge Village

10:55am -11:40am

Ahmed Khan – Human Resources Manager Lenovo

Topic: Career in IT Industry

Oasis Theatre, Block 16

Dubai Knowledge Village

11:40am to 12:15pm

Hakeem Mojadidi - Strategic Program Director Ericson

Topic: ICT Transformation

Oasis Theatre, Block 16

Dubai Knowledge Village

12:15pm to 12:45pm

 

Rachad Tohme – HR & Admin Manager Arabtec Engineering Services

Topic: Interview Skills

Oasis Theatre, Block 16

Dubai Knowledge Village

12:45pm to 1:15pm

Alumni Talk

Oasis Theatre, Block 16

Dubai Knowledge Village

1:15 – 1:30 pm

Dr. Cedwyn Fernandes- Campus Director Middlesex University Dubai

Closing Remarks

Oasis Theatre, Block 16

Dubai Knowledge Village

1:30 pm-2:00pm

Alumni Networking/Lunch

Room 003, Block 16

Dubai Knowledge Village

2.00pm -4.00pm

Employer Interview (Startups)

Room 007, Block 17

Dubai Knowledge Village

 

Information Technology Career Fair Agenda Day 2

Wednesday, 16th March 2016

9.00am to 9.15am

Dr. Krishnadas- Senior Lecturer –Department of Computer Engineering and Information Science- Middlesex University Dubai

Welcome Message

Oasis Theatre, Block 16

Dubai Knowledge Village

9:30am to 10:30am

Panel Discussion ( Panelists: Walid Issa - CISCO, Juno Srivastava - Al-Futtaim Group IT, Asish Patel - Euphoria Consulting and Vikrant Bhansali – Standard Chartered Bank)

Oasis Theatre, Block 16

Dubai Knowledge Village

10:30am to 1:30am

Employer Interview

Room 007 and 009. Block 17

Dubai Knowledge Village

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Lunch

Room 008 , Block 17

Dubai Knowledge Village

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