GUST Hosts Head Start Program by INJAZ

Date: 
Jul 16, 2017
Location: 
W6-200

Kuwait City, 16th July, 2017: Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST) hosted the latest instalment of INJAZ program from the 16th to the 27th of this month on its university campus. This year’s subject, “Head Start: Boosting Your Employability”. The program is open to all university internship students and was moderated by Program Coordinator at INJAZ, Abdulwahab Al Zankawi.

                                                    

The dialogue focused on providing students with engaging and academically enriching material that provided new insights as to how to be ready for work.  The program consisted of three volunteer-led sessions: “Writing Your Resume”, “Interviewing”, and “The Internship”. Students gained valuable knowledge on resume writing, insider tips on being interviewed, and were introduced to ways in handling work duties during internships.

 

Abdulwahab Al Zenkawi, Program Moderator, said, “This program is a great opportunity for students to be ready to penetrate the employment market, as it enhances their soft skills needed for work readiness.”

 

This is the first year where the INJAZ’s program has been integrated with GUST’s College of Business Administration as part of its internship program.

Deputy Director of Centre of Business Development & Corporate Relations, Eng. Nahed Al Obaid, said, “As a university, we have a role that extends beyond the classroom. By setting up programs such as these, we hope to prepare our students for the job market and what’s to come, and equip them for the important role they will be playing in the development of their country. This program will endorse our students with practical and valuable life skills that will prove useful for many years after graduation.”

INJAZ is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to empower youth to own their economic success, and to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in an ever-changing world. Their discussions, seminars, and programs are regularly held at GUST, they also work with other organisations to instigate change and motivate youth to become positive forces within their communities.