Gradberry signs knowledge agreement with American University in Dubai
Dubai, UAE, March 20, 2012— Gradberry, the Middle East’s leading careers portal, has signed a knowledge agreement with the American University in Dubai, one of the first such knowledge exchange partnerships in the region.
As a part of the agreement, AUD students will be actively encouraged to use the portal, both for finding jobs and obtaining career advice through Gradberry’s blog, the Fruit Bowl. “The University knowledge agreements strengthen our commitment to actively help students and graduates in starting their careers,” said Gradberry CEO Iba Masood, “AUD is one of the leading institutions in the Middle East, and we’re excited to have their students find opportunities through the portal.”
In addition to this landmark agreement, Gradberry is participating in AUD’s Act Now career fair, to be held on Mar. 20 at the AUD campus. The fair enables students to take part in the sharing of ideas, and receive the latest industry insights and employer feedback. Last year, the fair attracted over 300 students and 60 companies, making it one of the biggest such university fairs in the country.
“In our continuous efforts for professional knowledge and industry expertise sharing with the AUD student and alumni community, we are very excited to have Gradberry in our “Knowledge Partner” program. This is just the beginning of more initiatives to come through our collaboration with Ms Iba Massod, whose fresh business idea can be a role model for young aspired entrepreneurs. As the Middle East’s first career portal exclusively for student internships and graduate placements, AUD students have now access to a very useful resource to assist them with their job search,” comments Ms. Stella Mandehou, AUD’s Career Services Manager.
The partnership with Gradberry highlights AUD’s commitment to graduate career services, and is an example of knowledge sharing between the career services department of AUD, Gradberry, and employers. By signing the agreement, AUD has joined Gradberry’s growing university network, which facilitates exchanging of resources to benefit students.
Gradberry at the AUD Career Fair
Founded in 2011, Gradberry is the Middle East’s first career portal exclusively for students and fresh graduates. Gradberry aims to help employers in finding the right graduate for their organization and has successfully recruited over 35 graduates for multinationals and SMEs in the UAE.
AUD’s curricula across its degree-granting disciplines are skill-directed and career-oriented. Everything, from academic advising to the approach to faculty-student interaction in- and outside the classroom, in addition to career counseling, is implemented with attention to the needs of the individual student. With this in mind, AUD Career Services through its partnership with Gradberry is offering a channel of communication to AUD candidates to reach out to employers from all across the Middle East.