Middle Eastern carrier Qatar Airways said it acted as Gold Sponsor for the inaugural Qatar Career Fair hosted by the Embassy of Qatar in the United States.
Held at the Marriott Washington Wardman Park in Washington, DC, this three-day event gave hundreds of Qatari students, currently living the United States, the inspiration and opportunity to explore future employers in Qatar, the airline said.
As part of the Qatari National Vision 2030, Qatar´s most prominent companies and government entities, including Qatar Airways, were in attendance, conducting interviews and presenting sponsorship opportunities designed to empower the next generation of leaders with the experiences needed to guide the future of Qatar.
One of the highlights of the festival was the Qatar Airways Nationalization Department booth.
According to the carrier, the Nationalization Department found a unique way to engage prospective students. Thirteen students, currently sponsored by Qatar Airways, were given iPads loaded with QHIRE, a custom-built application, which provides interactive promotional materials and guidelines on them 23 different majors and nine educational sponsorship programs offered by Qatar Airways.
These students were then able to act as ambassadors for the Department, proactively engaging students throughout the event.
Qatar Airways said it currently supports 102 students around the world, 13 of which are currently studying in the United States. In total, there are 733 Qatari students in the United States. Qatar´s Higher Education Institute sponsors 328 of them, and 405 are self-financed.
Find out more at www.qatarairways.com.