Dubai Women’s College (DWC) held recently a special Graduate Evening where recent Higher Diploma alumnae were invited back to the college to speak to the current crop of Higher Diploma Year 2 students. The purpose of the informal question and answer session was to provide an opportunity for DWC Year 2 students to gain valuable feedback from the alumnae concerning their choices of academic majors in Year 3 and their career prospects. Year 2 students are at a crucial junction in their studies when they have to decide whether to major in Marketing, Financial Services, Accounting, Human Resources or Tourism and Event Management.
The event was extremely helpful to all participants as it allowed them to interact in a friendly atmosphere while addressing important issues regarding their future. Judging by the enthusiastic reaction from DWC Year 2 students, the evening was a great success. Sumayya Suhail, a DWC Year 2 General Business student commented that “it was interesting and useful and it helped us to consider other majors and which jobs they could lead us to.” Indeed, as another DWC Year 2 General Business student, Maryam Mahmood, added “it was also great to find out something about the actual workplace and what it is like.”
The DWC Year 2 students will soon have to finalize their choice of major and it would be safe to say that, thanks to the Graduate Evening, they are now in an even better position to make a more informed choice. The final word goes to Dr. Monica Gallant, Chair of the Business Programs at DWC, who concluded, “Graduate Evening is an excellent opportunity for DWC Higher Diploma graduates to offer career advice to the Business students in year 2 to help them choose their major of study. The informal nature of the event generates a lot of useful discussions that greatly benefit the students”.
DWC is proud of its 5536 graduates since its inception in 1989. In the last 20 years, DWC has continued to enable young Emirati women to participate on every level of country building. DWC graduates are working in Dubai’s top organizations, including Etisalat, Dubai Municipality, Emirates Airlines, Emirates Bank Group, Tanmia, Eppco, Dubai Financial Market, National Bank of Dubai, HSBC, Dubai Internet City, Dubai Media City, Mashreq Bank, The Executive Office and many others. DWC now offers Bachelors degrees in Applied Communications, Business, Education, Health Science and IT.
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