At the second job fair at the Deutsch International School Dubai (DISD), students received valuable tips from more than 60 dedicated professionals.
Former DISD Principal Helmut Jolk launched the idea in 2018, as it is sometimes difficult for students from German schools abroad to obtain information about the German-speaking job market.
Prior to the event, a survey was conducted among Grade 8 to 11 students to determine which occupations interested them. On this basis, various companies and professionals were contacted in the school community and with the help of the German Consulate General in Dubai and the German Chamber of Commerce, AHK. Finally, representatives from many industries were present, including medicine, law, engineering, tourism and event management, foreign affairs, computer science, and aviation.
The school’s sponsor Audi Volkswagen Middle East, was represented by a team that provided information on various professions in the automotive industry, whilst a further sponsor, Sky Clinic, advised on futures in the dentistry profession. Dubai Police also supported this year’s job fair, presenting three of their departments.
Feedback from the students and their parents was very positive, and it was also an exciting evening for the professional practitioners, as they gained insights into what the younger generation expects from working life.