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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Professional Day in Qatar Helps Students Kick-start Careers

Qatar Fashion ShowCarnegie Mellon Qatar's 7th annual Professional Day recently highlighted a yearlong of career development efforts for students.

Carnegie Mellon Qatar's continuous commitment to prepare students for the workplace stretches from résumé building to fashion tips. The cmBA business fashion show showcased formal business outfits designed to help students impress potential employers.

During the year, many alumni returned to the university to help current students transform their education into professional success.

Dana Haidan (TPR'09), head of corporate social responsibility at Vodafone Qatar, spoke to students about the importance of participating in extracurricular activities. Hamad International Airport's Zaid Haque (DC'12) briefed potential employees on professional branding, and Shahriar Haque (CS'10), a software engineer at GE, mentored aspiring computer scientists on trending subjects in the industry.

Carnegie Mellon Qatar's cmBA fashion show, organized by business administration students, helps students to prepare for the professional realm. Asmahan Ghaly, a sophomore in Business, helps demonstrate that first impressions matter.

By: Piper Staff, opdyke@andrew.cmu.edu