- Over 17 leading UAE universities joined representatives from the Military Academy to help students explore their academic and career opportunities
- RAK Bank also attended to help students prepare for their financial futures
- The event supports the UAE leadership’s progress in strengthening its knowledge-based economy through an educated and empowered youth
Abu Dhabi, UAE – January 24, 2019: ADNOC Schools yesterday hosted its inaugural Careers and University Fair at the Madinat Zayed campus to help guide Grade 10, 11 and 12 students towards a future as the UAE’s next leaders of industry.
The event saw 17 leading UAE universities join members of the UAE’s Military Academy to provide students with personal guidance on their higher education and career options, helping them choose a path that aligns to their skills and passion.
University representatives also gave students and their parents practical advice on applying for their preferred institution and program, alongside a comprehensive view of the breadth of study options available in the UAE. Institutions including New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), Al Ain University of Science and Technology, UAE University, and Gulf Medical University shared their insight with approximately 150 ADNOC Schools students and their families.
RAK Bank also attended to assist ADNOC schools’ 2019 graduates in setting up student bank accounts before they embark on the next stages of their educational journey.
“Having the nation’s leading educational institutes gather under one roof to share such valuable insight is an unmissable opportunity for our students and parents,” said Wendy Birch, Principal of ADNOC Schools Madinat Zayed campus. “I’m proud to see such curiosity and enthusiasm from all our students as they look to broaden their horizons, challenge themselves, and ultimately help build a prosperous future for their country,” she added.
The leading school network, which operates four campuses across Abu Dhabi and the Western Region, provides students with a STEM-focused education that will ultimately enable them to make a transformative contribution to the UAE’s knowledge economy.
“Today’s event is one of many ways ADNOC Schools has helped us prepare for our next step, and the community has always been a supportive influence,” commented Sara Mohamed Al Mansoori, a Grade 12 student at ADNOC Schools Madinat Zayed campus who hopes to study Chemical Engineering at Khalifa University. “We see the school councilors more as mentors – they’re always available to talk about our ambitions and help us set SMART goals to achieve them,” she added.
“The fair has been a valuable opportunity to really understand just how many opportunities I have for higher education in the UAE, and where that will lead me,” commented Nahyan Hamdan Al Mansouri, a Grade 12 student who plans to study Computer Engineering at NYUAD. “We’re a small town here, but the school has helped us all to think big and feel confident going after whatever we’re passionate about,” he added.