The President of Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, met with, via visual communication technology, a number of PSUT graduates who have distinguished themselves in the labor market. Some of them hold top positions in the companies and institutions in which they work, while others have established their own companies.
The meeting, which was attended by the two vice-presidents, and organized by the Careers Guidance and Alumni Affairs Office at the Deanship of Admissions and Registration, is part of PSUT’s strategy of maintaining continuous communication with its graduates in order to support them, in addition to identifying current labor market requirements and linking them to the teaching and training curricula.
Al-Refai expressed his pleasure at meeting with graduates who earnestly devote themselves to enhancing PSUT’s good reputation and constantly strive to demonstrate the leadership and capabilities they acquired while studying at the University. He added, "The role of the University does not end with the presentation of graduation certificates to its students. Rather, it actively follows their career paths to support them and benefit from their observations in preparing its students to enter the labor market.”
Al-Refai also affirmed that the University, under the directives of HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, Chair of its Board of Trustees, is working on proving its excellence on the international scene, to develop quality programs in fields required by the labor market, and to seek to build relationships with local, regional and international companies to facilitate their graduates’ entrance into the labor market.
The Dean of Admissions and Registration, Dr. Abdul Ghafoor Ibrahim Al-Saidi, stated that the aim of the meeting is to enhance the graduates' role in building close relationships with the labor market with the aim of producing academic outputs capable of dealing with scientific and technological developments and meeting their career ambitions at the local, regional and international levels.
During the meeting, discussions took place on ways in which PSUT and the companies the graduates work for can cooperate in order to provide training and job opportunities for fellow students and recent graduates. Participants looked closely at how to best develop and support the relationship with PSUT graduates, and the need to maintain communication with them so that the University can be made aware of any new career advancements.
Notably, PSUT established an Alumni Club in 2004 to keep the channels of communication and cooperation open, and to benefit from graduates’ observations in developing study and training plans, with the possibility of arranging social and academic activities.