20 April 2009

VCUQatar Hosts Career Day and Senior Students’ Exhibition

Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar is hosting its sixth Annual Career Day on 22 April 2009 followed by the final exhibition of the academic year, the ‘Senior Students Exhibition’.

Career Day serves as a link to the business community while giving VCUQatar senior students, who are entering the workforce this year, the opportunity to meet professionals in their field of study. Students benefit immensely from this experience as the interviews provide them with many job opportunities upon graduation. It also gives the business community an occasion to see what students are doing and to identify emerging stars for future employment.

Qatar-based employers have been invited to participate in the event this year with students setting up booths to showcase their work. Students will also receive career advice, tips and techniques in CV writing and the opportunity to participate in a networking session with industry professionals. Registration starts at 2:30 PM and the event is open from 3:00 to 6:00 PM.

Career Day is followed by the much anticipated Senior Students Exhibition that will run until 20 August, 2009. A reception will be held at the Gallery at 6:30 PM and the event is open to the public.

This  juried exhibition showcases the final thesis projects plus a selection of the best  work of VCUQatar senior students from the Fashion, Interior and Graphic Design Departments while highlighting their creativity and innovation. The range of media used by students includes illustration, photography, typography and publication.

“This year we looked for examples of excellence and professionalism,” said Kevin Woolley, Interim Chair of the Interior Design Department. “The students have showed a lot of creativity and ingenuity in their designs,” he stated. “Students start with a particular source of inspiration and explore possibilities through their design ideas,” said Sandra Wilkins, Chair of the Fashion Design Department. “They are making an identity statement, really,” she added.

A reception will be held at the Gallery on 22 April, 2009 at 6:30 PM. The exhibition is scheduled from 22 April to 20August, 2009. The exhibition is open to the public. VCUQatar Gallery is open Sunday - Thursday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

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