Around 400 high-school students from 8 governmental and private schools attended today Dubai Women's College Open Day.
The event aimed at enhancing relations with DWC various target audiences, and allowing prospective high school students to visit the institution and experience the exciting university's atmosphere first hand.
High school students were familiarised with the majors that qualify them for getting a job that suits their interests and inclinations after graduation. Such an approach can guide students to the suitable program and majoring where they can distinguish themselves. Thus, the higher education sector will get well-qualified graduates without students majoring in fields, which do not suit them. In other words, students, their families as well as the country will be spared the trouble of having students moving from one major to another or getting bogged down into unsuccessful studies, which will result in a waste of money.
The Open Day event began with a welcome speech by DWC Health Sciences & Student Development Dean Dr. Amna Al Mazam. Following, the students had a full day of 15 workshops held by each of the DWC academic departments – Applied Communications, Business, Education, Health Sciences and Information Technology. Workshops were hands on and introduced the various programs and project-based learning to high school students. DWC students and staff members were on hand to give a campus tour, including DWC world-class facilities such as the gym, library and cafeteria, as well as answer questions on degree program offerings and campus life.
For her part, Hamda Bin Reda, DWC Recruitment Coordinator, pointed out that DWC Open Day is organised for the third year in a row due to the great success it made last year. "One of the key objectives of holding the Open Day is to introduce the high school students to different specialisations offered at Dubai Women's College and emphasize the importance of students making the right majoring choice," she said.
In addition, the high school students were acquainted with the healthy lifestyle that DWC offers its students in the campus as only healthy food is served in all facilities.