26 March 2019
Under the patronage and in the attendance of His Excellency Prof. Hamid M.K. Al Naimiy, Chancellor of the University of Sharjah, the Career Advising and Student Training Office (CASTO) organized the annual "Internship and Career Fair 2019" for the University's students and graduates from the various disciplines. The Fair this year featured over 60 participating government and private entities in the UAE targeting the Colleges of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Law, Sciences, Engineering, Business Administration, Fine Arts and Designs, and Communications.
Prof. Elsiddig Ahmed ElMustafa El Sheikh, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, attended the inaugural ceremony along with Mr. Majid Al-Jarwan, Vice Chancellor for Public Relations; Dr. Hussein El Mahdi, Dean of Academic Support Services; and a number of College Deans, Centers' Directors, faculty and staff members along with students. This annual exhibition aims at creating internship and career opportunities for students and graduates at the present time or in the future, as well as facilitating the entry of students to the labor market and supporting them by all means available to develop their potential for their careers. This is by taking advantage of the advice and guidance provided by the participating parties.
For her part, Rana Kabani, Coordinator of the Career Advising and Student Training Office, said that CASTO works to educate students on the importance of acquiring training and functional skills by organizing a series of training workshops and lectures throughout the year to qualify students and graduates to prepare a CV and have interviews to join the labor market.
Of the main participating entities were the Sharjah Telecommunications Authority, Sharjah Radio and Television Authority – Sharjah Media Training Center, Publishing Sector - Dubai Media Incorporated, Sharjah Directorate of Public Works, Sharjah Finance Department, Sharjah Directorate of Town Planning and Survey, Expo 2020 Dubai, and the Alumni Association at the University of Sharjah.