On February 11, the King’s Academy Advancement Office in cooperation with the school’s Parent Council organized the second annual Career Fair, which took place in the HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Library. Over 80 representatives of different companies, industries and careers participated at the event — almost double the number of participants at the school’s first career day — providing Upper School students with an invaluable opportunity to get an up-close and personal view of a diverse selection of careers.
Students took advantage of the opportunity to speak directly with professionals — some of whom were King’s parents or alumni — about their jobs and fields of work, what they need to study to qualify for those fields, what a routine day looks like, how to pursue a business idea and see it through to success, and much more. Whether students knew the career path they want to take, or are still undecided, the Career Fair provided plenty of ideas, information and inspiration to prepare them for entering the workforce.
This year, the Career Fair also featured seven panel discussions during which professionals led question and answer sessions to give students an in-depth look into the industries. Industries represented in the breakout sessions included: architecture; the tech industry, science and sustainability, and the finance and banking field whose panel was led by five CEOs of major banks and finance companies. Insights were also provided into United Nations’ careers, while a life coach offered guidance on how to determine a career path. A special parents-only session was held on the subject of student wellness, led by the school’s counseling, health services and advisory program.
Some of the diverse and exciting fields represented at the Career Fair — many represented for the first time — included: accounting and auditing; architecture; art, design and culture; aviation; banking and finance; education; engineering and sustainability; entrepreneurships and startups; insurance; law; media and broadcasting; medicine including clinical psychology, embryology, hip and knee reconstruction, holistic alternative healing, laboratory, nutrition, orthodontistry, pharmaceuticals, plastic surgery, stem cells, and veterinary medicine; as well as development and non-governmental organizations; product design; software and coding; and tourism and hospitality.
Professionals and students alike enjoyed the lively discussions, questions and presentations at the well-attended event. King’s Academy extends its thanks to the Parent Council and all the professionals for their time, support and enthusiasm at what proved to be a highly informative and successful event.
- Parent Council