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|09 November, 2018

CMU-Q hosts top technology employers to share expertise

Students and Qatar employers network at the annual Careers Platform: Technology Edition

CMU-Q hosts top technology employers to share expertise

Doha, Qatar: Representatives of organizations from various industries within Qatar visited Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) to network with students studying computer science and information systems. The event, titled Careers Platform: Technology Edition, provided a venue for employers who hire for technical positions to share information about their firms, while meeting with potential recruits.

Michael Trick, the dean of CMU-Q, thanked the employers for coming to Careers Platform, and encouraged students to approach the event as a learning opportunity: “Students, you should think of these representatives as more than potential jobs: they are a resource. Ask questions about what they do and what they look for in prospective employees. Ask about areas of growth in their fields. Sometimes a small piece of information can open up a new world of career possibilities.”

Technology is a key aspect of all CMU-Q degree programs, and the specific focus of programs in computer science, computational biology and information systems. Students in these programs learn to work in interdisciplinary teams, analyze problems using a theoretical framework, and apply the tools of technology to create solutions.

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Employers who shared their knowledge with CMU-Q students at Careers Platform: Technology Edition included Cisco, Huawei Technologies, Malomatia, Mazars, MediHealth Solutions, the Ministry of Transport and Communications, Qatar Airways, Qatar Central Bank, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar Development Bank, Qatargas, Qatar Science & Technology Park, Qatar Shell, Regency Group Holding, SH AlMana, Senseta and the State Audit Bureau.

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About Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar

For more than a century, Carnegie Mellon University has challenged the curious and passionate to imagine and deliver work that matters. A private, top-ranked and global university, Carnegie Mellon sets its own course with programs that inspire creativity and collaboration.

In 2004, Carnegie Mellon and Qatar Foundation began a partnership to deliver select programs that will contribute to the long-term development of Qatar. Today, Carnegie Mellon Qatar offers undergraduate programs in biological sciences, business administration, computational biology, computer science, and information systems. Nearly 400 students from 38 countries call Carnegie Mellon Qatar home.

Graduates from CMU-Q are making a deep impact in Qatar and around the world. Most choose careers in top organizations, and many have completed graduate studies. A growing number are pursuing entrepreneurial projects. With 11 graduating classes, the total number of alumni is nearly 800.

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