The President of Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, inaugurated the fifth annual exhibition of outstanding graduation projects by PSUT students. The exhibition is among the activities of the Career Guidance Week, which is organized by the Gifted Students Office at the Deanship of Admissions and Registration, in coordination with the deanships of the University’s Schools.
The exhibition included 20 projects from various disciplines, judged by a specialized committee consisting of the Director of the Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship Mohammad Obaidat, the Director of the Business Incubator at the Royal Scientific Society (IPARK) Sireen Al-Duwairi, and Mohammad Diab from the Royal Scientific Society.
Prof. Al-Refai praised the high standards of the participating projects and their ability to touch the demands of contemporary life. He stated that the graduation projects represent a bridge for students to cross over to the banks of useful technical practical application, and form an important exercise to test the students’ ability to keep pace with the labor markets and their requirements, which falls in line with the University’s vision of putting its outputs to service in everyday life.
Al-Refai pledged to support and honor the owners of the best of these projects and to present them to the appropriate specialized companies in order to find opportunities to apply them in the local and global labor markets.
The Dean of Admissions and Registration, Dr. Abdul Ghafoor Al-Saidi, said that PSUT places great importance on graduation projects, as they are the first opportunity for students to actively experience working life, as well as providing them with an opportunity to step into the world of innovation and scientific research. He pointed out that these projects are unconventional and directly related to labor market problems and how technology can be used to solve them.
Every year, the Career Guidance Office at PSUT’s Deanship of Admissions and Registration, organizes the activities of this week to open up direct channels of communication for its students and graduates with the public and private sectors. The Career Guidance Week also serves to present outstanding graduation projects, hold workshops on how to start new companies, and teach students the principles of dealing with labor market needs.