Zayed University Successfully Hosts "Sustainable Success: Navigating Campus to Career" Conference

05 Feb 2024

Zayed University recently hosted a major conference, "Sustainable Success: Navigating Campus to Career," at the Zayed University Convention Center, Dubai Campus. The event addressed challenges and solutions during the transition from campus life to the professional world.

The conference featured insightful panel discussions, engaging circle sessions, and influential speakers, providing attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the journey from university to employment. Participants connected with career experts, employers, and representatives from the ZU Career team, making the event a valuable resource for those seeking sustainable success in the job market.

Prof. Michael Allen, Acting Vice President of Zayed University, commented, "This conference exemplifies our commitment to empowering students for successful transitions into their professional lives. It's a testament to the collaborative efforts of academia and industry."

As the distinguished keynote speaker, Mr. Essa Al Mulla, Chief of National Workforce Development at the Emirates National Development Program, said, "We take pride in acknowledging the efforts made in attracting more UAE Nationals to the workforce. This success is a result of unprecedented partnerships between UAE Nationals and non-nationals in the development of the UAE. Let's not overlook Dubai's visionary goal to reduce unemployment among UAE Nationals to below 1%."

The first panel, titled "Bridging the Gap - Challenges and Solutions," showcased fresh graduates sharing experiences and obstacles in transitioning to the professional realm. Distinguished panelists highlighted the crucial role of universities in shaping their journey to employment, providing valuable advice for student transitions and ensuring a smooth onboarding process.

The second panel focused on "Challenges Faced by Employers Regarding New Recruits - Insights into the Hiring Gap." Attendees gained valuable insights into the employer's perspective on recruiting fresh graduates, covering hiring approaches, qualities sought in new recruits, and measures to support their transition.

The conference also featured a panel discussion on "The Impact of AI in Shaping Career Paths," exploring the essentials of AI and its role in the job market. Discussions extended to leveraging AI's potential at universities and in the workplace, uncovering the transformative power of AI in shaping the careers of tomorrow.

Zayed University extends gratitude to all participants, including PwC Middle East, Standard Chartered Bank, Unilever, Mohammed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence, UAEU, du, Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University and Higher Colleges of Technology, and wishes to anticipate more events in the future.