Virtual event opened by UAE Ambassador to the United States, Yousef Al Otaiba and attended by leading Emirati Corporations such as Mubadala, ADIA, ADNOC and Mashreq Bank.
Washington, D.C. (September 28, 2022) - On Sunday, September 18, 2022, the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Washington, D.C. hosted a Virtual Career Fair for Emirati students based in the United States. The event which was attended by over 200 students and 24 Emirati corporations connected Emirati students with leading industries across a range of strategic sectors in the UAE.
The full day event, which was opened with remarks from UAE Ambassador to the United States, Yousef Al Otaiba, was broken into core segments including introductions and networking, industry overviews, interviews and resume exchange. During the live event, students engaged with UAE industry leaders, getting a glimpse into the country’s growing and diversified economy.
Speaking about the event, Ambassador Al Otaiba said “The UAE Embassy in Washington, D.C. is honored to play its role in connecting Emirati talent with some of the world’s leading industries in the UAE. In 2022, Emirati students are qualifying across a range of sectors, from energy to finance, technology to space and are ready to take their place in the UAE’s knowledge-based economy”
The virtual career fair is not the first time the UAE Embassy has hosted such an event. In 2009 and 2017, the UAE Embassy hosted career fairs for Emirati students in Washington, D.C., with many going on to secure employment with prospective employers. With the challenges of in-person events due to Covid-19 and based on the success of this year’s virtual event, the UAE Embassy has plans to expand the virtual program next year, the aiming to support employment opportunities for as many Emirati graduates as possible.