On 25th May 2022, our Careers and Employability Services (CES) department ended another successful series of Career Days for the 2021-2022 academic year. The ten insightful sessions were well-received by students from the participating departments, which were: Law & Politics, Business, Tourism, Fashion Design, Media, Graphic Design, Psychology, Education, Computer Engineering and Informatics and Accounting & Finance.
Teaching vital careers skills and providing industry-specific insights
Each event was programme-specific and garnered great participation, with many students joining sessions delivered by industry professionals, who shared their perspectives on career growth in each industry. Alongside covering potential career pathways for particular programmes, sessions were also dedicated to vital employability skills all students need, such as CV writing, building a personal brand, public speaking and more.
Some of these notable sessions were delivered by:
In preparation for the Career Days, Ms. Clarise Morris, Human Resources Manager at Leviton, delivered an informative session entitled Building Your Professional Brand. Following this, Mr. Albert Johnson, HR Manager at Middlesex University, Dubai, delivered sessions on CV and resume writing, LinkedIn optimisation, and interview training with mock sessions. The participants for these sessions were then sent a Career Kit containing useful tips for creating a CV, writing a cover letter, interview preparatory questions, and Dos and Don’ts for interviews and in a workplace.
Building their industry networks and meeting with potential employers
Our students also took this opportunity to actively participate and network with company representatives about how to achieve their dream jobs in the Networking Sessions that took place at each career day.
Top employers in the UAE who participated in these Networking Sessions include:
MDX Dubai alumni share their inspirational stories
There were also various panel discussions throughout the series of Career Days, with our alumni providing current students with insights about corporate culture, the current status of their industry, and employment opportunities for future graduates. We would like to thank the active and enthusiastic alumni for sharing their inspiring stories.
A University-wide effort
CES facilitated the sessions with support from Mr. Mohammad Meraj, Head of Academic Professional Services and Quality; Dr. Lynda Hyland, Head of Careers and Employability Services; Ms. Amanda Fernandes, Assistant Manager – CES; and Ms. Marwa Iqbal, Coordinator – CES.
Our Faculty Career Liaisons and CES interns Ms. Kathrynne Alday and Ms. Canris Mendoza also supported the organisation of both the on-campus and Virtual Career Days with participants from different areas of the world.
We would also like to thank our students from the International Foundation Programme and all Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes for their interest and participation.